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Abstraction 2022

10 March 2022 - 3 April 2022

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10 March 2022
3 April 2022
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Back again in 2022 is the RQAS Abstraction Exhibition!! 

Artists are invited to submit Abstract artworks in their own media and style. 

This may range from art which includes recognisable forms as well as more expressive styles and pure abstraction, or the entrant may be inspired by art movements such as Fauvism, Dadaism or Cubism. 

To view the winners of this exhibition click here

Entry to exhibition is free during gallery opening hours.

RQAS appreciates and needs the support of volunteers; if you would like to volunteer at any events, or during the exhibition please visit https://airtable.com/shrFw7EYgs8aGendl to book in a shift or call the gallery on 07 33671977.

The Royal Queensland Art Society is proudly supported by

Brisbane City Council

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Event ActivityDate
1Entry forms submitted to RQAS by:Tuesday 1st March
2Bring in day-Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:Tuesday 8th March, 10:00am to 12:00pm
3Exhibition Opens to Public:Thursday 10th March 10:00am
4Opening NightFriday 18th March 7:00pm
6Exhibition closes:Sunday 3rd April, 3:30pm
7Bump out Day - pickup your work:Monday 4th April, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Entry FeeDescription
$45Per Artwork
$30Per Artwork - RQAS Brisbane Branch Members


First Prize$500
Second Prize$250
Peoples Choice12 Months free RQAS Brisbane Branch Membership

Terms & Conditions


1.1 Entry fee $45 per artwork (RQAS Brisbane Branch Members $30)

1.2 Entry forms can be completed online at www.rqas.com.au OR returned, with the entry fee to: entries@rqas.com.au or Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace Brisbane Tuesday 22nd February 2022

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   If the number artworks entered exceed gallery capacity, a selection process may be implemented. 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 Entry fees are not refundable.

1.6 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 8th March, 10am – 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 The Artwork must be 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 Our gallery is open to the public & they may take photographs of your artwork, you will not hold the RQAS responsible for such photography.

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

3.5 Each artwork must not exceed 1.5 m in width.

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 Director or their representative.

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


4.1 The work must be suitably presented and ready to be safely displayed with the appropriate hardware.

4.2 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 to 10cm from the top of the frame. Wire or string is not required.

4.3 Clearly mark the artist’s name, contact details, title of work, and price on this artwork label, to be placed on the back of the work.

Example of Artwork Label:

Abstraction 2022


Artwork Title_____________________

Medium_________________ Price__________________

4.5 Artworks MUST be dry and clean.

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



5.1 Artwork must be for sale, please allow for RQAS commission and any applicable GST when setting price.

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 4th April between 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 Night is Friday 18th March 2022 at 7pm. We request all entrants and their guests’ book for opening and other events via Eventbrite.

First Prize $500
Second Prize $250
Third Prize $100
People’s choice will be awarded at the end of the Exhibition.

Winner will receive free Membership to RQAS Brisbane Branch for 12 months.

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