The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is Flying Arts’ signature annual art awards for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland. The award aims to showcase artwork whilst providing a platform for artists to further professional development and opportunities.
In 2022, the QRAA is an invitation to explore the concept of ‘Reframe’, calling artists to enter work which draws upon experiences and observations, reflecting upon the past year or two and responding to our changing world.
‘Reframe’ is an opportunity to see our current situation from a different perspective, to inspire problem solving and decision making and apply learning, whilst constructively responding, shifting and evolving.
Flying Arts are pleased to be partnering for a third year with Queensland Poetry to deliver The QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge which invites Australian poets to respond to the prize winning artworks of the Queensland Regional Art Awards.
Selected by esteemed judge Marjon Mossammaparast, we are proud to announce the winners of The 2022 QRAA Ekphrasis Challenge!
2022 Queensland Regional Art Awards Judging Panel
Aven Noah Jr., Curator, NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Bulmba-ja Arts Centre, Cairns.
Rebecca McDuff, Gallery Director, Bundaberg Regional Galleries, Bundaberg.
Elisabeth Findlay, Director, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.
Hamish Sawyer, Independent curator and writer, Brisbane.
2022 Queensland Regional Art Award Prize Winners
‘ART FOR LIFE’ AWARD
Kellie O’Dempsey, Wish You Were Here 1
$10,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Holding Redlich.
$10,000+ in-kind print and digital editorial opportunity thanks to Artist Profile.
THE MERVYN MORIARTY LANDSCAPE AWARD
Jan Strudwick, Sunday Morning – Ukraine
$4,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Consolidated Properties Group.
THE ANNIE TAN MEMORIAL WATERCOLOUR AWARD
Jule Polkinghorne, The Swimming Lesson
$3,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to The Booth Memorial Fund of Annie Tan (Yuh Siew) and the Geoff Booth Foundation.
ART EDUCATOR AWARD
Rose Rigley, Cataloguing Absence
$2,500 non-acquisitive cash prize thanks to Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
ENVIRONMENTAL ART AWARD
Julie Field, Signed Planet Earth
$2,000 non-acquisitive cash prize thanks to Turner Family Foundation.
FIRST NATIONS ARTIST AWARD
Rosella Namok, My Place (Sea Green)
$2,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Mitchell Fine Art.
TAKE FLIGHT ART AWARD
Alexandra Baxter, I Know How You Must Feel, Brad (1 of 5 prints)
$1,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Onespace Gallery.
$1,000 in-kind career development opportunities, including editorial promotions and a career consultation with Onespace Gallery Director, John Stafford. For artists aged 15 – 25 years.
TEXTILE ART AWARD
Karike Ashworth, Who Gives a Crap
$1,600 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to an ‘Art for Life’ Donor.
REMOTE ART AWARD
Helen Dennis, Resilience
$1,600 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Woolloongabba Art Gallery.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Christina Lowry, New Normal
$1,250 non-acquisitive cash prize for Adults, thanks to TAFE Queensland.
Mikayla Parrotta, Moments Before Disaster
$750 non-acquisitive cash prize for Youth Artists (aged 15 – 25 years), thanks to TAFE Queensland.
The Mervyn Moriarty Landscape Award Finalists
All artworks that are selected as finalists in this category will be exhibited in the Consolidated Property Group office in Brisbane for a period of 12 months.
Aaron Butt, Mangrove Sandstone Point, 2022, Oil on board, 37 x 27 cm.
Carmen Beezley-Drake, Still Life with Nature, 2022, Acrylic on paper, 61 x 54 cm.
Coreen Reading, Kunawuna Wirrkaja (Children Dance), 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 90 cm.
Dolly Loogatha, King Alfred’s Makarrki, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 60.5 x 101.2 cm.
Helen Dennis, Resilience, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 76 x 61 cm.
Jan Strudwick, Sunday Morning – Ukraine, 2022, Textile, 90 x 71 cm.
Janet Ambrose, Winter Solstice, 2022, Oil on canvas, 61 x 91 cm.
Jo Williams, Tassie Road Trip, 2022, Pen on paper, 35 x 35 cm.
Kylie Stevens, One in Two Hundred Years, the Scale is Increasingly Irrelevant, 2022
Floodwater, earth, copperleaf, charcoal, acrylic on canvas, 92 x 92 cm.
Rosie Lloyd-Giblett, Nature is Wiser Than Human, 2021, Mixed media on paper, 102 x 105 cm.
Suzanne Furness, Toxic Relationships, 2021, Silk and wool, 88 x 69.5 cm.
Thomas Gilmore, From T.I. to Tangerang, 2022, Watercolour and ink on paper, 30 x 21 cm.