Open for Entries: Queensland Regional Art Awards 2019

07may(may 7)9:00 am30jul(jul 30)5:00 pmOpen for Entries: Queensland Regional Art Awards 2019


May 7 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - July 30 (Tuesday) 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time


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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.

The Queensland Regional Art Awards is open to all Queensland artists living outside of the Brisbane City Council area.

Eg, Artists in neighbouring city council areas such as Logan, Ipswich, Somerset, Moreton Bay and Redland City are all eligible to enter. Only one category requires entrants to live further afield – the ‘Remote Artist’ category (please see below).

Theme: State of Diversity:

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.

All entries that meet competition requirements are eligible for the $10,000 Holding Redlich ‘Art for Life’ Award, People’s Choice Award, and for selection in the touring exhibition.

Entries Now Closed. People’s Choice Gallery opens soon.

You can also View the print entry form and View Full Eligibility and Entry Requirements

Resources to assist you to enter the Queensland Regional Art Awards

Young Artists aged 15 – 26: $25*
Early Bird Entries (before July 2): $35* ($30* for Members)
Final Entries: $40* ($35* for Members)

2019 Awards and Prizes


Holding Redlich ‘Art for Life’ Award*

$10,000 cash, non acquisitive, thanks to Holding Redlich.

The Annie Tan Memorial Watercolour Award**

$3,000 cash, non acquisitive, thanks to The Booth Memorial Fund of Annie Tan (Yuh Siew) and the Geoff Booth Foundation

Betty Crombie Young Artist Development Award***

$2,000 cash, non acquisitive, thanks to David Crombie

Textile Art Award

$1,500 cash, non acquisitive, thanks to Janet de Boer and Art for Life donor

People’s Choice Award*

Adult – $1,250 Ironlak art materials voucher
Youth*** – $750 Ironlak art materials voucher
Thanks to Ironlak

Digital Art Award^

Fully funded one week residency at State Library of Queensland, The Edge, including 7 nights accommodation at Art Series – The Johnson, valued at $4,000, thanks to The Edge, State Library of Queensland, The Johnson and Flying Arts Alliance

Remote Artist Award ^^

Fully funded one week residency at McGregor Summer Retreat (Jan 2020) valued at $2,500, thanks to USQ Artsworx

Artists must nominate their artwork for prize categories and meet the award criteria to be considered eligible for category prizes.


* 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.
*** For artists aged 16 – 25 years
^ Digital art means any artwork that has been created or enhanced by digital technology.
^/^^ Residencies includes 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 in remote Queensland, more than 300km from an urban centre.

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