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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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