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Brisbane Landmarks, Landscapes and Personalities 2024

3 May 2024 - 26 May 2024

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3 May 2024
26 May 2024
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An art exhibition to celebrate all things Brisbane: the places, people and events that make Brisbane such a unique and vibrant city to live in and visit.

With a wide variety of artists represented, even familiar landmarks are given new takes, making this an exhibition that continues to surprise and delight visitors every year.

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.


For information on any events being held during the exhibition, please visit Humanitix.

In 2024, the RQAS are again delighted to partner with The Star Entertainment Group, to display a selection of works from the Brisbane: Landmarks; Landscapes; and Personalities exhibition at Ryan’s on The Park in the heritage surrounds of the Treasury Hotel.

Information and dates for this exhibition can be found below, and to register your interest in being considered, please indicate in the relevant field on your entry form.

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 3rd April, 3:30pm
2Bring in day-Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:Tuesday 30th April, between 10am - 12pm
3Exhibition Opens to Public:Friday 3rd May, 10:00am
4Opening NightSaturday 4th May, 7:00pm
5Paint out in the Park & Closing EventSaturday 25th May
6Exhibition closes:Sunday 26th May, 3:30pm
7Bump out Day - pickup your work:Monday 27th May, between 10:00am to 12:00pm

For more information on events during our exhibition, or to purchase tickets, please visit Humanitix

Dates for exhibition at Ryan’s on the Park

Event ActivityDate
1Exhibition Opens to Public:Thursday 30th May, 10:00am
6Exhibition closes:Tuesday 9th July, 3:30pm
7Bump out Day - pickup your work:Wednesday 10th July, between 10:00am to 12:00pm


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


PrizesTo the value of
First Prize$3000
Second Prize$1500
Young Artist Award$750
Peoples Choice$250 + 12 Months free RQAS Brisbane Branch Membership

Terms & Conditions

  • Entry fees are not refundable and non-transferable.
Entry Fees
$45 per artwork
$30 per artwork – RQAS Brisbane Branch Members


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”


2.1 Any 2D or 3D media may be submitted.

2.2 Members and Non-Members may enter this exhibition.

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.

 Selection, Judging & Prizes:

3.1 A selection process may be conducted. After the submissions have been processed, all artists will be advised if they have been selected as a finalist or not. Only finalists will have their work exhibited in the Gallery.

3.2 Prizes come to the value of:

First Prize $3000
Second Prize $1500
Third Prize $750
Young Artist Award $750
People’s Choice $250
People’s Choice will be awarded at the end of the Exhibition.
Artists 30 years and under are eligible for the Young Artist Recognition Award
Current RQAS Members are eligible for the Fellows Recognition Award

 3.3 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 Artwork can only be picked up after the Exhibition concludes.

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”.

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