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Art of Imagination 2021

8 July 2021 - 1 August 2021

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8 July 2021
1 August 2021
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Awards Night to be held at 7pm on Friday 23rd July 2021 all bookings via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/152049027735


This exhibition will showcase Art that portrays mythological, magical, supernatural, spiritual or mystical themes and experiences. As well as including such styles that can be described as  fantastic realism, visionary and inspirational art.

Artists throughout the ages have communicated abstract ideas and feelings through symbols in their artwork. Art uses symbolic images, forms, colours and indirect suggestions to represent mystical ideas, emotions and states of mind. The poetic expression in the artwork creates hidden meaning beyond straightforward depictions of people, objects, places and makes inner truths visible.
Artists are invited to submit artworks in their own choice media including both 2D and 3D.

Judged by Patrick Jones https://www.pjartworks.com/new-gallery-1

RQAS appreciates and needs the support of volunteers; if you would like to volunteer at any events, or during the exhibition please use our booking form to book in a shift via this link, 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:Extended to Thursday 1st July, 12:00pm
2Bring in day-Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:Tuesday 6th July, 10:00am to 12:00pm
3Exhibition Opens to Public:Thursday 8th July 10:00am
4Opening NightPostponed until further notice
6Exhibition closes:Sunday 1st August, 3:30pm
7Bump out Day - pickup your work:Monday 2nd August, 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 Completed entry forms are to be returned, with the entry fee to: entries@rqas.com.au or Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace Brisbane Wednesday 23rd June

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 NOT contact you to confirm your place in the exhibition. We will only contact entrants if we need further information about your entry or if your artwork is not accepted for exhibition.

1.4 Entry fees are not refundable.

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 July, 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 Entries must be the original work of the exhibitor.

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 1.5 m in width.

3.5 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.

3.6 Any questions artists have during installation must be addressed to the gallery director or their representative.

3.7 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 “D” rings placed approximately 5 to 10cm from the top of the frame. Wire or string is not required.

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

4.4 Label placement for 3D artworks: place label so it can be seen without lifting the work.

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

Example of Artwork Label:

Art of Imagination  2021




4.6 Artworks MUST be dry and clean.

4.7 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 2nd   August 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 Wednesday, 14th July 7pm. All entrants and their guests must book in to opening event.

See prizes tab for details of prizes