On Saturday 22 February, Flying Arts Staff, Board members, exhibiting artists, their families and guests gathered at QCA’s POP Gallery to celebrate the the metropolitan launch of State of Diversity, the touring exhibition of the 2019 Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA).
The metropolitan launch is an important stop on the exhibition tour, allowing Brisbane audiences to view the exhibition before it leaves for locations in regional Queensland until 2021.
See the full details of the Brisbane launch event below.
We would again like to congratulate the following award winners:
- Resource Removal, Rose Rigley with Pamela Kusabs (Whitfield) – The Holding Redlich ‘Art for Life’ Award, thanks to Holding Redlich – $10,000 cash, non-acquisitive
- Too much, too little, we are all at the mercy of water, Emma Ward (Gracemere) – The Annie Tan Memorial Watercolour Award, thanks to The Booth Memorial Fund of Annie Tan (Yuh Siew) and the Geoff Booth Foundation – $3,000 cash, non-acquisitive
- DREHAMPTON, Dre Adams (Rockhampton) – Betty Crombie Young Artist Development Award, thanks to David Crombie – $2,000 cash, non-acquisitive
- and will the blue skies go on forever?, Barbara Stephenson (Toowoomba) – Textile Art Award, thanks to Janet de Boer and Art for Life donor – $1,500 cash, non-acquisitive
- Organic Organisms, Lillian Whittaker (North Maleny) – Digital Art Award, thanks to State Library of Queensland – The Edge, Art Series – The Johnson and Flying Arts – Fully funded one-week residency at The Edge, SLQ including 7 nights accommodation at The Johnson, valued at $4,000
- Maramaka, Madge Bowen (Hope Vale) – Remote Artist Award, brought to you by USQ Artsworx – Fully funded one-week residency at McGregor Summer School (Jan 2019) valued at $2,500
- Embracing Azariah, Catherine Boreham (Yeppoon) – People’s Choice Award (Adult), thanks to Ironlak Art and Design – $1250 Ironlak art materials voucher
- K’GARI, Caitlin Broderick (Toowoomba) – People’s Choice Award (Youth), thanks to Ironlak Art and Design – $750 Ironlak art materials voucher
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.
Entries for the 2020 QRAA will open on 5 May.