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Members Annual 2021

11 June 2021 - 4 July 2021


11 June 2021
4 July 2021
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The 131st Members Annual exhibition is an opportunity for our members to celebrate being part of a diverse and eclectic art community that is the Royal Queensland Art Society. The role that the RQAS plays in creating a sense of inclusion and friendship is never so important as it is now, and the Members Annual is the perfect opportunity for our members to exhibit their work. To celebrate this diversity, members are invited to submit works in their own unique style and media.

Judges: Roger Clarke, Eric Whisson, Karl de Waal


Tickets to all the following exhibition events are now available.

  • Opening Event Session 1: 2pm Saturday 12th June – Awards presented to Overall Winner and Section 1 prize winners (SOLD OUT)
  • Opening Event Session 2: 3:30pm Saturday 12th June – Awards presented for the Young Artist Award and all other Sections
  • Wine and Cheese Afternoon and closing event Saturday 3rd July, 2pm.

To secure your spot at any of the above events click here


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: https://airtable.com/shr7mdkV2xZbRnQSG 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, entry fees and terms and conditions:


Event ActivityDate
1Entry forms submitted to RQAS by:Monday 24th May, 12:00pm
2Bring in day-Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:Saturday 5th June or Tuesday 8th June, 10:00am to 12:00pm
3Exhibition Opens to Public:Friday 11th June, 10:00am
4Opening Events:Session 1: Saturday 12th June, 2:00pm (SOLD OUT) Session 2: Saturday 12th June, 3:30pm (SOLD OUT)
5Closing Event - Artist Talk, Wine & Cheese AfternoonSaturday 3rd July, 2:00pm
6Exhibition closes:Saturday 3rd July, 3:30pm
7Bump out Day - pickup your work:Monday 5th July, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Entry FeeDescription
$30Per Artwork - RQAS Brisbane Branch Members


Prizes are awarded in the following sections:

Section 1: 

Painting (Acrylic & Oil) 

Section 2: 

Painting (Watercolour) 

Section 3: 

Photography, Digital Painting, Digital Manipulation. 

Section 4: 

Sculpture, 3D (all media) 

Section 5: 

Drawing (all media) 

Section 6: 

2D Artworks (any other media) 

Best Artwork$2000
First Prize in each section$500
Second Prize in each section$250
Youth Prize$200
Peoples Choice12 Months free RQAS Brisbane Branch Membership

Terms & Conditions

Entry is open to Brisbane Branch Members of the RQAS.

1.1 Entry fee per artwork $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 24th May.

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  Wednesday 9th June, 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 The combined area of works submitted by one person must not exceed 2 square metres (height multiplied by the width= square metres, for example: 1.3m x 1.5m= 1.95 m2).

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 an 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:

Annual 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 Friday 5th July 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 12h June, 2pm. All entrants and their guests must book in to opening event.


Best Artwork $2000

First Prize in each section $500

Second Prize in each section $250

Youth Prize (aged 30 or under) $250

People’s choice will be awarded at the end of the Exhibition.

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

RQAS reserves the right to reduce the prize money if there is insufficient quality of artwork or there are fewer than fifteen entries in any section.