Main navigation

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Entries Open: Queensland Regional Art Awards 2017

3 Apr @ 8:00 am - 24 Jul @ 5:00 pm

$25 - $35
Iconic Queensland thumbnail

The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland. The program aims to provide a platform for further professional development.

In 2017, the QRAA theme is ‘Iconic Queensland’. Queensland is rich with iconic structures, people, locations, events and lifestyles that shape the State’s identity. Artists are invited to consider the unique and iconic elements within their own regions, to produce works that reflect our diverse Queensland communities.

The theme is to be addressed in an accompanying artist statement of 100 – 150 words. All entries are eligible for the $10,000 Flying Arts ‘Art for Life’ Award and for selection in the touring exhibition.

Enter Now

You can also Download the print entry formView full detailed entry information and Determine your location eligibility

2017 Judging Panel

Henri Van Noordenburg
Project Officer Regional Services, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art

Mike Mitchell
Mitchell Fine Art

Sandra Conte
Gallery Network Operations Leader, Libraries Galleries & Museums, Moreton Bay Regional Council

2017 Curator

Henri Van Noordenburg
Project Officer Regional Services, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art

2017 Awards and Prizes

Please note, you are only eligible for entry if you live outside of the Brisbane City Council Area.

Award Name

Award Prize

Flying Arts ‘Art for Life’ Award $10,000 cash, acquisitive

The Annie Tan Memorial Watercolour Award
Thanks to Annie Tan

$2,500 cash, non-acquisitive

Betty Crombie Young Artist Development Award
Thanks to Betty Crombie

$2,000 cash, non-acquisitive

Textile Art Award
Thanks to Janet de Boer and Art for Life donor

$1500 bursary to attend Blue Mountains Contextart

People’s Choice Award
Thanks to Ironlak Art and Design

Adult – $1250 Ironlak art materials voucher
Youth – $750 Ironlak art materials voucher

Digital Art Award
Thanks to SLEEP & CO and The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Fully funded one week residency at The Edge, SLQ valued at $4,000

Regional Artist Award
Thanks to The Johnson (Art Series Hotel Group) and Jugglers Art Space

Fully funded one week residency at Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane valued at $2,500

Remote Artist Award
Brought to you by USQ Artsworx

Fully funded one week residency at McGregor Summer School (Jan 2018) valued at $2,500

All entries are eligible for the Flying Arts ‘Art for Life’ Award and People’s Choice Award.
** For watercolour artists who have not previously won a major State or National art prize or award and do not have current gallery or agent representation.
^ Digital art means any artwork that has been created or enhanced by digital technology.
^/^^ Residencies include return airfare to Brisbane from your nearest airport or equivalent, accommodation and per diem. Must use within six months of receiving prize.
^^ Open to artists who live outside of the South East Queensland local government areas
^^^ Open to artists who live in remote Queensland, more than 300km from an urban centre

One Prize per entry.

All entries will be featured online for People’s Choice voting. The judging panel will view all entries, select the prize winners and short-list artworks to include in the touring exhibition. View full detailed entry information.

Enter Now


3 Apr @ 8:00 am
24 Jul @ 5:00 pm
$25 - $35
Event Categories: