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Materially Designed 2023

4 August 2023 - 3 September 2023

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4 August 2023
3 September 2023
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Petrie Terrace Gallery
3/162 Petrie Terrace
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
07 3367 1977

The Interplay of Fashion and Art will be explored in this new RQAS Exhibition and Fashion Parade.

We can’t deny the impact art has on fashion or fashion has on art, both can inspire our imaginations, and be a celebration of colour, shape and form.  We invite artists to submit their creations for the inaugural exhibition and fashion show with a difference!

Exhibition on Show: Friday, 4th Aug August to Sunday, 3rd September 2023

Fashion Parade: One Night Only on Saturday, 5th August at 7pm

Awards Night: Friday 11th August at 7pm

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The Royal Queensland Art Society is proudly supported by

Brisbane City Council

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Event ActivityDate
1Entry forms submitted to RQAS by:Wednesday 5th July
2Bring in day-Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:Section 1: Tuesday 1st August, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Section 2: Thursday 3rd or Friday 4th August. Time TBA
3Exhibition Opens to Public:Friday 4th August 10:00am
4Fashion Parade:Saturday 5th August 7:00pm
5Opening Night:Friday 11th August 7:00pm
6Exhibition closes:Sunday 3rd September, 3:30pm
7Bump out Day - pickup your work:Monday 4th September, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Entry FeeDescription
Section 1 Exhibition:$45 Per Artwork ($30 RQAS Brisbane Branch Members)
Section 2 Fashion Parade:$65 Per Artwork - ($50 RQAS Brisbane Branch Members)


Total Prize Pool for Sections 1 & 2 is to the value of $1500

Section 1:  Exhibition

Fabric Design (A)

Artworks submitted in this section may be already printed on fabric, a 2D artwork or a digitally printed design.

Any media or theme is allowed, & all entries must be mounted/framed and ready to be displayed on the wall.


2D Work (B)

Including drawings, paintings, textiles and other 2D artworks.

All entries must be framed/mounted and ready to be displayed on the wall.


3D & Sculptures (C)

Non-wearable sculptures with a fashion theme which will be displayed on plinths during the exhibition.

When entering please let us know if you will be supplying your own plinth (if appropriate to your work this may also be a mannequin, stand or other display).


Jewellery (D)

A collection can include up to 5 pieces for a single entry fee.

When entering please let us know if you will be supplying your own plinth or display stand.


Section 1 Delivery

1 August 2023: 10:30 am to 12 noon.


Section 1: Entry Fee: $45 ($30 for Members) per artwork or Jewellery Series


Section 2: Fashion Parade

Wearable Art & Clothing Design (E)

Artworks submitted in this section will be on show during the fashion parade. If you would like to have the work on display during the whole exhibition please also enter Section 1.


Entry fee per collection $65

($50 for members). Multiple works can be submitted for selection.


Section 2 Delivery:

3rd  or 4th  August 2023 Time TBA


Section 1 & 2 Prizes

Section 1 & 2 have a joint prize pool to the value of $1500.
People’s Choice will be awarded at the end of the Exhibition.

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


Terms & Conditions

1.1 Completed entry forms are to be returned, with the entry fee to: entries@rqas.com.au or Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace Brisbane Tuesday, 4th of July, 2023.

1.2 Entry fees are not refundable, regardless of whether the artwork is accepted or not.


2.1 Exhibition Artworks to be delivered to the Gallery at 3/162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, see individual section for delivery times.


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. Each artwork must not exceed 1.5 m wide or 2.5m tall.

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 Creative 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, see Finishing & Professionalism  document for more details.

4.2 All artworks designed to be displayed on the wall MUST be ready to hang with large-sized “D” rings placed approximately 5cm 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.

4.6 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.


5.2 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 Artist 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 be picked up at the end of the exhibition. Bump out is Monday, 4th of September, 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.

Exhibition Events

7.1 All entrants and their guests must book into exhibition events separately from their exhibition entry. Guest Speakers and Prize Winners will not need to purchase tickets.

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”.