Are you thinking of entering the Queensland Regional Art Awards? Don’t know where to start? Here are some resources to get you thinking about your entry!
Details for this year’s competition
Queensland is a state full of diverse ecosystems, wildlife, places, people and personalities. This year, artists are encouraged to explore the diverse elements and qualities that make up their own communities and locations within Queensland.
The theme is to be addressed in an accompanying artist statement of 100 – 150 words.
Early bird entries close July 2. Final entries close July 30.
How to Excel in Art Competitions
Creating your Artwork
The theme for this year’s Queensland Regional Art Awards is State of Diversity. Your artwork is more likely to be chosen for an award or to tour if it adequately addresses the theme. Artworks that don’t address the theme may be deemed ineligible.
- How to address the theme of an exhibition/competition
- 12 ways to defeat creative block and generate new ideas
- Inspiration is everywhere! Just take a look around…
Crafting your Artist Statement
You have 100 – 150 words to provide additional context for your work, and address the Queensland Regional Art Awards theme. Here are some guides to get you started.
- Just one Artist Statement? Why not write a statement for each piece?
- The importance of writing a clear artist statement
- How to write an artist’s statement to accompany your paintings
- How to write an artist’s statement that doesn’t suck
Photographing your Work
The photograph/s you submit is used in the first round of judging, so it is important that it show your artwork at its best. Submit one work for 2D artworks, or up to 2 images for 3D artworks.
Your photograph/s may also be used in the exhibition catalogue, if your work is chosen to tour, so we highly recommend that you take a large, high quality photograph to document your work. You can always resize the photograph to meet submission guidelines later.
Pricing your Artwork
Do you know how to price your artwork? If your work is selected to tour, it will be seen by thousands of art-lovers across Queensland. When you enter the Queensland Regional Art Awards, you will have the opportunity to nominate a price for your artwork.
Making your artwork tour ready
If your artwork is selected to tour as part of the State of Diversity exhibition, it will need to meet certain requirements before it hits the road. You only need to make your work tour ready if it is selected for exhibition.
The requirements are as follows:
- D-rings must be installed for hanging works.
- Works on paper, photographs and thin stretched canvases must be framed. All framed works must use perspex – glass will not be accepted.
- Artists must arrange for delivery of their artwork to the Flying Arts Office in Brisbane and for collection of their works on conclusion of the tour, at their own expense. Flying Arts will be responsible for freight during the touring exhibition.
Previous Queensland Regional Art Award Winners and Touring Artists
View the winners and touring artists of previous years of the Queensland Regional Art Awards.
- 2018: QRAA – Wanderlust
- 2017: QRAA – Iconic Queensland
- 2016: QRAA – Colours of Queensland
- 2015: QRAA – Cream of the Crop
- 2014: QRAA – Vital Signs
- 2013: QRAA – Living Change
- 2012: QRAA – Essential Character of Queensland
- 2011: QRAA – Connection
- 2010: QRAA – Our Place