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Harold & Agnes Richardson Drawing Prize 2021

18 March 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11 April 2021 @ 3:30 pm

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18 March 2021 @ 10:00 am
11 April 2021 @ 3:30 pm
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This prize celebrates the practice of drawing, a foundational skill to good artistic practice.

Artists are invited to submit drawings completed in a variety of media including (but not limited to) pencil, charcoal, or pen. Artists entering a 2D drawing may also enter a supporting sketchbook to be displayed in the finalists exhibition.

Judged by Bill Platz

To view the winning artworks click here.

Special Event: Life Drawing Extravaganza, Sunday 28th March. Click here for more information.


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

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:


Please note the Gallery will be closed from 2nd-5th April for Easter.

Event ActivityDate
1Entry forms submitted to RQAS by:Monday 1st March, 12:00pm
2Bring in day-Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:Tuesday 16th March, 10:00am to 12:00pm
3Exhibition Opens to Public:Thursday 18th March 10:00am
4Opening Night:Friday 19th March 7:00pm
5Life Drawing Extravaganza:Sunday 28th March - more information coming soon
6Exhibition closes:Sunday 11th April, 3:30pm
7Bump out Day - pickup your work:Monday 12th April 10:00am to 12:00pm


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


First Prize$1200
Second Prize$600
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 by Monday 1st March

1.3 Please note the successful completion and submission of this form and payment of entry fee should be considered as acceptance to exhibit in this show – 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 16th 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 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 or otherwise mounted artworks must be ready to hang using “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 the artwork.

4.4 Place an artwork label on the back but hanging below the edge of the 2D artwork on the lower right-hand side as seen from the front.

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 12th April  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 19thMarch, 7pm. All entrants and their guests must book in to opening event.


First Prize $1200
Second Prize $600
Third Prize $400
People’s choice will be awarded at the end of the Exhibition.

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

Gallery Hours

10am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Sunday & Closed public holidays.

Gallery contact information

Phone: 07 3367 1977

Email: gallery@rqas.com.au       www.rqas.com.au