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Brisbane Landmarks, Landscapes and Personalities 2023

12 May 2023 - 4 June 2023

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12 May 2023
4 June 2023
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Back in 2023, the ever popular Brisbane: Landmarks, Landscapes & Personalities exhibition will include the popular Paintout event as well as featuring southeast Queensland’s places and people. 

Artists are asked to engage with the unique heritage and characters of Brisbane, the surrounding cities and hinterland: from Noosa down to the border and out to the Great Dividing Range, show us what you love about South-East Queensland and its many attractions.

Artists are invited to submit artworks in their own choice of media including both 2D and 3D.

Additional Opportunity For Artists!

This year we are delighted to be able to partner with Ryan’s On The Park, a restaurant located in the heritage surrounds of Treasury Brisbane, as part of the BLLP. Approximately 10 works will be selected from the finalist exhibition to be on display at the restaurant at the conclusion of the exhibition. We would like to thank Ryan’s and Star Entertainment for their support of the RQAS and this exhibition. If you would like your BLLP entry to be considered for this opportunity, please indicate this in the relevant section on the entry form.

Important Information about Ryan’s exhibition:

Dates on show: Friday 9th June – Friday 7th July 2023

Delivery: Artworks will be professionally couriered to and from Petrie Terrace Gallery to Ryan’s On The Park

Hanging: Will be supervised by RQAS staff

Pick Up: Artworks will be able to be picked up from Petrie Terrace Gallery from Tuesday 11th July.

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

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 sponsored by

Brisbane City Council

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


Event ActivityDate
1Entry forms submitted to RQAS by:Wednesday 12th April
2Bring in day-Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:Wednesday 10th May, 10:00am to 12:00pm
3Exhibition Opens to Public:Friday 12th May 10:00am
4Opening NightSaturday 13th May 6:00pm
6Exhibition closes:Sunday 4th June, 3:30pm
7Bump out Day - pickup your work:Monday 5th June, 10:00am to 12:00pm


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


PrizesTo the value of
First Prize$2500
Second Prize$1500
Peoples Choice$250 + 12 Months free RQAS Brisbane Branch Membership

Terms & Conditions

 1.1 Entry fee per artwork $45 (RQAS Brisbane Members $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 Tuesday 11th of April, 2023.

1.3   The successful completion and submission of this form 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   A selection process may be implemented. After the submissions, all artists will be advised if they have been selected as a finalist or not. Selection is based on the quality of artworks, their relevance to the brief  and  the gallery capacity. Only finalists will have their work exhibited in the Gallery.

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  Wednesday, 10th of May, 2023 from 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, 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 Artworks must not exceed 1.5m 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.

3.8 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 The work must be suitably presented and ready to be safely displayed with the appropriate hardware. Any artwork not professionally finished will not be able to be placed on display.

4.2 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.

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

4.6 Artworks MUST be clean, dry and professionally finished (such as but not limited to: squared up, un-warped and if on stretched canvas the edges must be painted) .

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. 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  Wednesday, 7th of June, 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, 13th of May, 2023 at 7pm. All entrants and their guests must book in to opening event.

7.2 Prizes to the Value of

First Prize $2500
Second Prize $1500
Third Prize $750
People’s choice will be awarded at the end of the Exhibition. The winner  will receive $250 + free Membership to RQAS Brisbane Branch for 12 months.
Artists 30 and under are eligible for the Young Artist Recognition Award
Current RQAS Members are eligible for the Fellows Recognition Award

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

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”.