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1st Prize - Scott Breton - An Echo of Space# 2

2nd Prize - Mark Feiler - Reclining Girl (Mara) # 11

3rd Prize - Frances McKennariey - Study of a moving figure # 40

 

Highly commended works:

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Highly Commended for Etching
Kay Watnabe's etching " Thrust"
This etching contains an effortless motion, it reminds me of how music can move through opposing directions in it's own sonic space : a simultaneous rising and falling.

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The Harold Richardson Drawing Award was instigated in 1984 by the Royal Queensland Art Society, shortly after his Passing. Richardson himself wasn’t an artist, but had a passion for the visual arts. Both Harold and his wife Agnes, (they were married in 1953) contributed greatly to the art scene in Queensland, and in particular to the Royal Queensland Art Society.

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A New Initiative from the Royal Queensland Art Society

RQAS Biennial comprises three feature competitions:

 

RQAS Members Annual Exhibition (from 16th August) is a long-standing event on the RQAS calendar and this year will have $5000 prize money on offer along with a market day with morning tea and live music.

 

Queensland Figurative 2016 (from 6th September) is an open competition calling for artists to create works that have the human figure as an integral part of the composition. A huge success in 2014, attracting more than 150 entries which were judged by Archibald-winner Wendy Sharpe. Total prize money for this year’s event is $11,500.

 

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by Sue Gleeson, President RQAS Inc

At the recent RQAS Inc AGM, I was delighted to welcome Marion and Philip Ham as Honorary Members.  Philip has been coming to RQAS for 33 years and Marion for nearly as long.  They have been friends of and keen supporters of RQAS Brisbane, collecting many, many of our members work from our Annual Exhibitions along the way.

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3 Long standing RQAS members of the  Brisbane Branch have donated the Prizes to this months Watercolour show, Ruby Eaves, Glen Gillard and Gallery Director Peter Hubbard.

The Official opening by Peter Hubbard and awards presented by respected tutor and watercolorist Helen Beaver will be held on Saturday the 7th November 1 for 1.30pm.

Come along to see some wonderful examples of a vibrant medium.

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This was a marvellous opportunity for RQAS members as we have deep connections with artists who have their portrait painting exhibited in the Supreme Court. There was a good role up of members to do the tour and we were extremely well looked after by two representatives of the Court.
 
They greeted us at the door and conducted us first of all to the Banco Court where we were able to see the latest addition to the Court’s portrait collection. This was the portrait by Robert Hannaford of his Excellency Paul de Jersey, previously Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland and now, as Governor of Queensland, the Royal Queensland Art Society’s Patron

 


 

This was a marvellous opportunity for RQAS members as we have deep connections with artists who have their portrait painting exhibited in the Supreme Court. There was a good role up of members to do the tour and we were extremely well looked after by two representatives of the Court.

 

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RQAS ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW 2015

JUDGE: Dr Rhyl Hinwood AM

 

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As part of the RQAS Annual members Exhibition, The Petrie Terrace Gallery will be open on Sunday 26 July, from 8:30am to 2:00pm, for our bi-annual Art Market.

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 The history of the Royal Queensland Art Society “Fellows” began in the late 1960s when grading of membership was discussed by council, although it was put on the continual backburner for a couple of decades. The Society did have Honorary Life Members as well as Honorary or Privileged Members, the latter often awarded to folk who supported the RQAS for long periods of time.

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Governor of Queensland opens
The 125th Annual Art Prize RQAS

Exhibition Opening Wednesday 15th July, 7 for 7.30pm.

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Prize Winners

 

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Our Peoples Choice prize produced 3 winners on Sunday 15th February 2015!

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Hi Life Drawers!

An update on the Life Drawing Sessions times:

Tuesdays 4 to 6pm sessions will be on 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd December, then restarting on the 20th January 2015.

Friday 10.30 to 1.30pm sessions will be 5th, 12th, 19th December, then restarting on the 23rd January 2015.

 

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The Judges Comments  -from Wendy Sharpe

 

It was an honour to be asked to judge the inaugural Queensland Figurative Art Prize. It was wonderful to see such a range of different approaches and ideas.

I would like to congratulate all the artists who entered and to pass on to those who were not hung this year - don't be disheartened - try again next time.

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Congratulations!!

 to all all our Finalists for the Queensland Figurative 2014

 

Pauline Adair Embrace

Pauline Adair Play of Light

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Congratulations to our Winners from Wednesday night Opening of the RQAS 124th Annual Exhibition!

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Entry Date to Queensland Figurative EXTENDED by popular demand to 8th September.

 

Non Acquisitive Prize of $10,000

People’s Choice Prize    $1,000

 Terms and Conditions 

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The Entry form for the Queensland Figurative 2014 Prize in September are now available here!!

If you have any questions please contact the Gallery.

$10,000 non-acquisitive award open to Queensland artists for a work containing the figure as an integral aspect of the composition 

The key dates are:

Entry Forms and Fees: to be received by Monday 1 September 2014

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QF2014

 

Watch this space, RQAS will be hosting the Queensland Figurative Prize this year!! more details to come soon.

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