The Art of Imagination 2023 – Prize Winners

The Art of Imagination 2023 – Prize Winners

Congratulations to all the award recipients in the 2023 Art of Imagination.

Thank you also to all of the participants in this years exhibition, as well as our judge Rachel Favelle, Fellows Selector Dr Kay Kane FRQAS, and sponsor Art Shed Brisbane.

First Prize


by Laura McCormack


A complex and detailed narrative which utilises innovative approaches to technology and media. A strong sense of personal style is evident in this work.

Second Prize

A New Era

by Natasha Zraikat


Beautiful application of paint to highlight soft contours and forms of the subject. An effective combination of realism and fantasy elements.

Third Prize

Delivering Spring

by Robbie Erskine


Subtle colour palette and attention to fine detail in a well resolved painting. Clever choice of symbolism in response to the theme of the exhibition.

Highly Commended

Daemon and Eidolon

by Jared Fountain


A highly emotive piece that highlights the importance of light and darkness in creating drama. A sophisticated use of media that utilises texture for effect.

Young Artist Excellence Award

Kevin the Koala

by Chris Corish


Effective exploration of shapes and colours in a stylistic representation of a koala. Simplistic composition that draws the eyes to the subject.

Fellows Recognition Award

Between the Sun and Moon

by Dave Groom


While all art is, in the end, a product of an imaginative mind, this landscape, with its innovative approach fulfils perfectly the brief of this exhibition, while exhibiting a thorough understanding, both technical and conceptual, of the basic tenets of creating a work of art.

People’s Choice – Announced at end of exhibition

The Royal Queensland Art Society is proudly supported by

Brisbane City Council