|6 October, 4pm AEST
|People’s Choice Voting opens
|Finalists Artworks due at Flying Arts Alliance Office
|10 November, 4pm AEST
|People’s Choice Voting closes
|Award Winners Announced at a Gala Reception at the Judith Wright Arts Centre
Flying Arts Alliance is delighted to announce that its much-anticipated annual signature event, the Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA), will open for entries on 11 August 2023 with a record prize pool of over $140,000 (an increase of $100,000 from last year) across 10 award categories.
The increased prize pool for the prestigious annual QRAA run by Flying Arts Alliance elevates the awards to one of the most valuable art awards in Australia for regional artists, offering substantial non-acquisitive cash prizes together with in-kind prizes. The in-kind prizes include residencies and solo exhibition opportunities giving Queensland regional artists valuable avenues to engage in professional development.
Launched by the not-for-profit in 2010, QRAA are an important highlight on Queensland regional arts calendar, providing a high-profile opportunity for emerging and established artists located outside of the Brisbane City Council area to showcase their artwork and reach an audience beyond their locality.
Flying Arts Alliance Chair, the Hon Anthe Philippides, stated – “I am delighted that a wide range of sponsors have generously come together to support Queensland’s wonderful regional artists in offering a very significant prize pool in terms of both cash and in-kind prizes. The prize pool for the 2023 QRAA, now in its 13th year, properly recognises the amazingly talented established and emerging Queensland artists living outside the Brisbane City Council area and their importance to our community”.
Each year, the QRAA feature diverse visual arts categories responding to a selected theme. This year the theme is “Perspective”, inviting artists to consider the concept in its many facets, viewpoints and nuances. The theme plays on a term familiar in the visual arts, and central to our modern society, reflecting different individual and collective viewpoints and opinions, stemming from varying life-experiences, perceptions, understandings, memories and emotions. Flying Arts Alliance is looking for stimulating entries that address this broad concept through the visual arts and share story-telling that extends notions of individual and collective perspective.
Among the awards offered in the 2023 QRAA are the Art for Life Award with a total prize pool of $40,000, the Mervyn Moriarty landscape Award with a total prize pool of $28,900, and prize pools of $15,000 for each of four award categories – the First Nations Artist Award, the Remote Artist Award, Emerging Artist Award and Environmental Art Award.
Entries for the 2023 QRAA will open at 4pm on 11 August 2023, closing at 4 pm on 6 October 2023.
Banner Image: Resource Removal. Rose Rigley and Pamela Kusabs. Paper, Mixed Media, Copper Wire. 2019.