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134th Members Annual 2024

6 June 2024 - 14 July 2024


6 June 2024
14 July 2024
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Welcome to the 134th Royal Queensland Art Society’s Members Annual Art Exhibition! This year’s exhibition showcases the incredible talent and creativity of our members across seven sections of entry.

From paintings to photography; drawing to sculpture; and everything in between, artists are invited to submit their work in a theme of their own choosing. Full details on sections available for entering can be found in the terms and conditions tab below.

The Members Exhibition will be divided into two 3 week exhibitions featuring different sections in each. After all entries have been received artists will be notified of the relevant exhibition dates for their work.

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

Daily Entry to the Gallery is Free but please book your tickets to our events through Humanitix.

The Royal Queensland Art Society is proudly supported by

Brisbane City Council

Click on the buttons below to view prizes, event dates and entry fees:


Event ActivityDate
1Entry forms submitted to RQAS by:Entries extended until 11:00am on Saturday, 11th of May. No further extentions.
2Bring in day-Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:After the entries have been finalised entrants will be notified of the relevant Delivery and Installation dates for their work as this Exhibition will be split and judged in 2 parts. Exhibition 1: Tuesday 4th June 10:00am-12:00pm Exhibition 2/Artwork Swapover: Monday 24th/Tuesday 25th June
3Exhibition Opens to Public:Thursday, 6th June, 10:00am
4Opening EventsExhibition 1: Friday 7th June 7:00pm Exhibition 2: Saturday 29th June 2:00pm
6Exhibition closes:Sunday 14th July, 3:30pm
7Bump out Day - pickup your work:Exhibition 1: Monday 24th June 10:00am-12:00pm Exhibition 2: Monday 15th July 10:00am-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)

Section 2: Painting (Watercolour)

Section 3: Photography, Digital Painting, & Digital Manipulation.

Section 4: Sculpture, 3D (all media) for free-standing works to be displayed on a stand or plinth

Section 5:  Drawing (all media)

Section 6: 2D Artworks (any other media) INCLUDES printmaking, collage, encaustic, resin and other media.

EXCLUDES artworks where the majority of the work is completed as a painting in oils, acrylics, pastel or watercolour.

Section 7: Pastels

Artists permitted up to 2 entries in any section, and no more than 4 works overall.



  • If RQAS is unable to hang all works entered, entry fees will be refunded for works not hung.
Entry Fees:  $30 per artwork. Open to current RQAS Brisbane Branch Members Only

1.2 Entry forms can be completed either:

  • on the RQAS website,
  • emailed to: entries@rqas.com.au
  • or are to be returned to Petrie Terrace Gallery at Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace Brisbane.

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

1.4 Image Format: Image(s) of your work need to be submitted as a digital jpeg file.

Save the file as “yourname_artworktitle”

1.5 Artists permitted up to 2 entries in any section, and no more than 4 works overall.


2.1 Any 2D or 3D media may be submitted in the sections listed above.

2.2 RQAS membership must be current & financial until 14th July 2024

2.3 This exhibition does not accept entries that were completed in whole or in part by artificial intelligence.

2.4 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.

 Judging & Prizes:

3.1 Prizes come to the value of:

First Prize in each section $600
Second Prize in each section $300
Youth Prize (aged 30 or under) $250
People’s Choice will be awarded at the end of each Exhibition. The winner will receive free Membership to RQAS Brisbane Branch for 12 months.
Young Artist Winner $150 & free Membership for 12 months

 3.2 The Judge/s decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Permissions & Copyright:

4.1 Exhibitors agree to images of their work being reproduced in print and online for promotional purposes.

4.2 Entries must be the original work of the exhibitor, and not infringe the copyright, moral rights or other rights of any third party.

4.3 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.


5.1 Artworks must not exceed 1.5m in width.

5.2 All works need to be easily and safely carried by 1 to 2 people.

Delivery, Installation & Pick-up:

6.1 Artworks to be delivered to the Gallery at 3/162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, QLD, 4000.

6.2 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.

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

6.4 Should any dispute arise where no specific ruling is laid down the RQAS Committee’s decision is final.

6.5 Entries may ONLY be picked up after the end of the exhibition.

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


7.1 The work must be suitably presented and ready to be safely displayed with the appropriate hardware, as well as being clean and dry. Any artwork not professionally finished will not be able to be placed on display.

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

Commission & Sales:

8.1 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.

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

8.3 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.

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


9.1 All entrants and their guests who wish to attend the opening event must book/purchase a ticket.

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”.

Entries for all sections are now closed.