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133rd Members Annual 2023

14 June 2023 - 23 July 2023

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14 June 2023
23 July 2023
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Welcome to the 133rd Royal Queensland Art Society’s Members Annual Art Exhibition! This year’s exhibition showcases the incredible talent and creativity of our members across six sections of entry.

Section 1 features stunning paintings in acrylic and oil painting, while Section 2 highlights beautiful watercolour paintings. In Section 3, we have captivating photography, digital paintings, and digital manipulations. Those interested in sculpture and 3D art can explore Section 4, while Section 5 showcases impressive drawings in any media. Finally, Section 6 offers an exciting mix of 2D artworks in a variety of other media, including pastel, printmaking, encaustic, and resin.


We invite you to experience the beauty and diversity of our members’ artwork in this year’s exhibition. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the world of art through the eyes of some of Queensland’s most talented artists.


You are cordially invited to attend the 133rd Royal Queensland Art Society’s Members Annual Art Exhibition, Opening & Awards event is on June 17th at 1pm.

Daily Entry to the Gallery is Free but please book your tickets to the Awards Ceremony Eventbrite

The Royal Queensland Art Society is proudly supported by

Brisbane City Council

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Event ActivityDate
1Entry forms submitted to RQAS by:Wednesday 10th May
2Bring in day-Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:Tuesday 6th June to Saturday 10th June 10am to 12pm
3Exhibition Opens to Public:Wednesday 14th June 10:00am
4Opening EventSaturday 17th June 1:00pm
6Exhibition closes:Sunday 23rd July, 3:30pm
7Bump out Day - pickup your work:Monday 24th July, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Entry FeeDescription
$30Per Artwork - RQAS Brisbane Branch Members


PrizesTo The Value Of
Best Artwork$2000
First Prize in Each Section$500
Second Prize in Each Section$250
Youth Prize (aged 30 or under)$250
Peoples Choice12 Months free RQAS Brisbane Branch Membership
Section 1:

Painting (Acrylic & Oil)

Maximum 1 entry per artist

Section 2:

Painting (Watercolour)

Up to 2 entries per artist

Section 3:

Photography, Digital Painting, Digital Manipulation.

Up to 2 entries per artist

Section 4:

Sculpture, 3D (all media)

Up to 2 entries per artist

Section 5:

Drawing (all media)

Up to 2 entries per artist

Section 6:

2D Artworks (any other media),

INCLUDES for example printmaking  collage, and pastel.

EXCLUDES painting in oils, acrylics and watercolour.

Up to 2 entries per artist


Terms & Conditions

Entry is open to Brisbane Branch Members of the RQAS.

1.1 Entry fee per artwork $30.  Entry fees are not refundable.

1.2 Completed entry forms are to be returned, with the entry fee to: entries@rqas.com.au or Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace Brisbane by Wednesday, 10th of May, 2023.

1.3   The successful completion and submission of this form and payment will be considered as receipt of payment and entry form. The gallery will email you to confirm your place in the exhibition or if we need further information about your entry.

1.4   A selection process may be implemented, based on the quality of artworks, their relevance to the brief, or if the number entered exceeds the gallery capacity. When all entries have been received, artists will be notified if a selection process will be implemented, and all artists will be advised if they have been selected as a finalist or not.

1.5 Artwork must not have won a prize in any other competition. Artwork must not have been entered in an RQAS sponsored competition in the last two years.


2.1 Artworks to be delivered to the Gallery at 3/162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, on Tuesday, 6th of June and on Wednesday, 7th of June from 10am to 12pm.

2.2 If you are not able to deliver at this time please contact the gallery to make alternative arrangements once your entry form has been submitted.


3.1 Entries must be the original work of the exhibitor, and not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party. If you are submitting a portrait the entrant must have the subject’s consent to enter the artwork in this exhibition including ensuring they understand the artwork may be displayed to the public.

3.2 Exhibitors agree to images of their work being reproduced in print and online for promotional purposes, to this end please include a digital jpeg file with your online entry or email to entries@rqas.com.au. Save file as “yourname_artworktitle”

3.3 All works need to be easily carried by 1 person.

3.4 Each artwork must not exceed 1m in width

3.5 Artists permitted only one entry in Section 1 and up to two entries in any other Section.

3.6 Entries are accepted, displayed, and returned at the owner’s risk. Freight and insurance are also the owner’s responsibility. All care will be taken, but no responsibility accepted for loss or damage.

3.7 Any questions artists have during installation must be addressed to the Creative Director or their representative.

3.8 Should any dispute arise where no specific ruling is laid down the committee’s decision is final.

3.9 Our gallery is open to the public & they may take photographs of your artwork, you will not hold the RQAS responsible for such photography.


4.1 Artworks MUST be clean, dry and professionally finished (such as but not limited to: squared up, un-warped, no damage to work or frame). Any artwork not professionally finished will not be able to be placed on display.

4.2 Stretched canvas must be framed or the edges must be cleanly finished

4.3 Framed artworks and works on canvas (or otherwise mounted) must be ready to hang on the wall using “D” rings placed approximately 5cm from the top of the frame. Wire or string is not required.

4.4 Label placement for 2D artwork:  Place an artwork label on the back but hanging below the edge on the lower right-hand side as seen from the front.

4.5 Label Placement for 3D artworks: Place label so it can be seen without lifting the work.

4.6 Clearly mark the artist’s name, contact details, title of work, and price on this artwork label.

4.7 Artworks will only be displayed at the discretion of the Gallery, we will not display artwork deemed unsafe, offensive, or unsuitable.


4.5 Any questions artists have during installation must be addressed to the Creative Director or their representative.


5.1 Artwork must be for sale, please allow for RQAS commission and any applicable GST when setting price. Artists aged 17yrs or under DO NOT have to list their artwork for sale, but must notify gallery at time of entry.

5.2 The gallery will charge 27.5% commission (including GST) on all sales.

5.3 We offer 3-month lay-by options for buyers. Any lay-by not finalised within this time will have the artwork returned to the Artist.

5.4 Artists will be paid for any sales after the end of the exhibition OR when any lay-by is paid in full.

Pick up/Bump Out

6.1 Entries may ONLY be picked up at the end of the exhibition. Bump out is Monday, 24th of July 2023 from 10am-12pm.

6.2 Works not collected within three months of the exhibition closing date may be disposed of at the discretion of the RQAS Management Committee.

Events & Prizes

7.1 Opening event is Saturday 17th June 1pm. All entrants and their guests must book in to opening event.

Prizes to the value of:

Best Artwork $2000
First Prize in each section $500
Second Prize in each section $250
Youth Prize (aged 30 or under) $250
People’s Choice will be awarded at the end of the Exhibition.  Winner will receive free Membership to RQAS Brisbane Branch for 12 months.

RQAS reserves the right to reduce the prize money if there is insufficient quality of artwork or there are fewer than fifteen entries in any section.

Finishing and Professionalism for Artwork Entered into RQAS Exhibitions


When entering artwork into RQAS exhibitions, the artworks need to be presented and finished in a professional manner. This helps the gallery to create a cohesive exhibition with a professional look, as well as ensuring the hanging process is easy and safe for our staff and volunteers.


Artworks must be clean, dry and professionally finished before being delivered to the gallery. This includes cleaning the glass and wiping off any dust that may have accumulated while in storage.

To download guidelines and view images please click here

Painted Edges & Framed Works

If works on stretched canvas are not framed the edges of the canvas must be cleanly finished. Artists may choose to paint the edge a single colour such as grey or a colour that complements the artwork, see  Figure 1, or you may complete the artwork in the “round” as in Figure 2. In the “round” means to extend the painting around the edge of the canvas. Essentially, the edges should not have random marks, such as fingerprints or paint drips.

D Rings

Framed artworks and works on canvas (or otherwise mounted) must be ready to hang on the wall using medium or large sized “D” rings placed approximately 5-10cm from the top of the frame. Attach hooks facing upwards and on the outside of the canvas frame, as pictured in Figure 3. Wire or string is not required. However, if you would like to add wire or string, please see Figure 3. As you can see the wire is further down the canvas and is not attached to the top “D” ring.

Squaring Up

To determine if a rectangular or square canvas is “square” or “squared up”, measure the diagonal of the canvas/artwork, and it should be the same length both ways. Please refer to Figure 4.

Foxing & Mould

Foxing is an age-related process of deterioration that causes spots and browning and can appear as brown, yellow, or red stains on the paper or canvas. If it appears on an artwork mat, the work must be reframed with a new mat. If it appears on the canvas or paper, it must be treated and repainted, so it is not visible.

Artwork Labels

Clearly mark the artist’s name, contact details, the title of work, and price on an artwork label, to be placed on the back of the work. We need this information to easily identify your artwork before the exhibition labels (didactics) and catalogue are printed for the exhibition. Some artists choose to write this information on the back of the frame/canvas directly. You may also choose to include this on a removable/temporary label, or on a permanent label or “Certificate of Authenticity”.