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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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