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.
QRAA Winners Announcement Event
Thank you to all the artists who submitted entries to this years QRAA and to everyone who has placed a vote for the Peoples Choice Awards.
The final winners of the ‘People’s Choice Award’ and all other ‘Award Prize Categories’ will be officially announced and displayed on 28 October 2022 at a gala event at Old Government House, QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane City when we will also celebrate the conclusion of Flying Art’s 50th Anniversary year.
2022 QRAA Judging Panel
Judge and Curator – Aven Noah Jr.
Curator, NorthSite Contemporary Arts, Bulmba-ja Arts Centre, Cairns.
Judge – Rebecca McDuff
Gallery Director, Bundaberg Regional Galleries, Bundaberg.
Judge – Elisabeth Findlay
Director, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane.
Judge – Hamish Sawyer
Independent curator and writer, Brisbane.
2022 QRAA Award Prize Categories
‘ART FOR LIFE’ AWARD
$10,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Holding Redlich.
$10,000+ in-kind print and digital editorial opportunity thanks to Artist Profile.
All entries eligible.
THE MERVYN MORIARTY LANDSCAPE AWARD
$4,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Consolidated Properties Group.
For landscape artworks in any medium. All artworks selected as finalists in this category will be exhibited at the Consolidated Properties Group office in Brisbane for 12 months.
THE ANNIE TAN MEMORIAL WATERCOLOUR AWARD
$3,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to The Booth Memorial Fund of Annie Tan (Yuh Siew) and the Geoff Booth Foundation.
For watercolour artists who do not have current gallery or agent representation.
ART EDUCATOR AWARD
$2,500 non-acquisitive cash prize thanks to Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
For visual art educators at primary, secondary, or tertiary educational institutions, or arts educators in the private sector.*
ENVIRONMENTAL ART AWARD
$2,000 non-acquisitive cash prize thanks to Turner Family Foundation.
For artists working in materials and/or themes that meet the definition of environmental art.**
FIRST NATIONS ARTIST AWARD
$2,000 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Mitchell Fine Art.
For artists who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
TAKE FLIGHT AWARD
$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
$1,600 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to an ‘Art for Life’ Donor.
For textile artists.
REMOTE ARTIST AWARD
$1,600 non-acquisitive cash prize, thanks to Woolloongabba Art Gallery.
For artists living 300 kilometres outside a major metropolitan centre e.g. outside Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Brisbane etc.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
$1,250 non-acquisitive cash prize for Adults, thanks to TAFE Queensland.
$750 non-acquisitive cash prize for Youth Artists (aged 15 – 25 years), thanks to TAFE Queensland.
* Art Educators in the private sector must have an ABN where the primary business activity is visual art education and be willing to supply this upon request.
** Environmental art is understood as a range of artistic practices that approach the use of nature in art, as well as ecologically motivated artworks.
2022 QRAA People’s Choice Award – NOW CLOSED
Voting for the People’s Choice Awards in this year’s Queensland Regional Art Awards opens 5pm Monday 22 August and closes Monday 12 September 2022.
There are two categories within the People’s Choice Award thanks to award partners TAFE Queensland. Your vote will determine the winners of the following prizes:
Adult – $1,250 non-acquisitive cash prize for Adults.
Young Artist – $750 non-acquisitive cash prize for Young Artists (aged 15 – 25 years).
- Voting is restricted to one vote each for adult category and youth category per person.
- Click on the individual artwork to read the artist statement and reveal the voting link.
- To vote you must provide your name and email address for confirmation.
- A confirmation email will be sent to your nominated email address to confirm your vote. You will need to ‘confirm your vote’ through this email to validate and confirm your submission. If you do confirm your vote it will not be valid.
- Any artist’s promotion that incentivises votes through the provision of goods and/or services will be deemed ineligible for the People’s Choice Award.