Winners of the 125th RQAS Annual exhibition
RQAS ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW 2015
JUDGE: Dr Rhyl Hinwood AM
SECTION 1 PAINTING (ACRYLIC AND OIL)
1st PRIZE: (103) "ELEPHANT ROCK" OIL David Ladley
Excellent draughtsmanship and representation of a sunny Queensland scene.
2nd PRIZE: (68) "METROPOLIS" Acrylic Christine Groh
Striking composition and colour choice with careful application of the medium.
HIGHLY COMMENDED (76) "CHAINS OF ENDEARMENT" Steve Hillier
A very professional representation of a beautifully drawn nude.
HIGHLY COMMENDED (12) "BRISBANE RIVER" Acrylic Robyn Bauer
A complicated subject well conceived and colourfully executed.
SECTION 2 (WORKS ON PAPER)
1st PRIZE: (100) "LIFE SKETCH 2" Christine Kirkegard
An outstanding work in oil with a very confident representation of the anatomy with minimal detail. A very well presented artwork.
2nd PRIZE: (69) "TANGLES" Watercolour Christine Groh
Striking selection and arrangement of subject and vibrant colour.
HIGHLY COMMENDED (90) "END OF THE DAY" woodcut Owen Hutchinson
An interesting original concept professionally executed in a difficult medium.
HIGHLY COMMENDED (95) "BULIMBA CREEK" Kay Kane
Contrasting warm and cool colours successfully capture a peaceful mood.
SECTION 3 (PHOTOGRAPHY)
1st PRIZE: (201) "DOWN BREGAGH ROAD" Don Wotton
The repetition of interlocking branches is well captured in a delicate scene.
2nd PRIZE: (5) "EMBRYO" Dean Armstrong
An imaginatively devised subject captured professionally in black and white.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: (128) "DAYS' END" Sue O'Sullivan
Back lighting constraints are manipulated to produce an interesting image.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: (184) " THE GOOD EGGS" Susan Turner
The pale oval forms contrast nicely with soft grey of the lattice.
SECTION 4 (SCULPTURE)
1st PRIZE: (171) "FLIGHT" Peter Steller
A perfectly finished 3D form full of movement from every angle.
2nd PRIZE: (2) "SURF HORSE" Craig Ronald Amos
Exuberant modeling of an exaggerated form evokes a wild marine environment.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: (31) "FEELING HOPEFUL" Mela Cooke
A beautifully modeled subject evocative of the title. Perfectly cast in bronze.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: (176) "PIPER" Terry Summers
An original subject full of character cast in white bronze.
CHAMPION OF THE SHOW
(68) LIFE SKETCH 2 Christine Kirkegard