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Queensland Figurative 2022

28 July 2022 - 21 August 2022


28 July 2022
21 August 2022
Event Category:

Non-Acquisitive competition open to Queensland Artists for paintings in which the human figure is integrated into the composition.

Part of the The RQAS Biennial that also includes the Young Artist Award, the exhibition will be officially opened by Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland.


The Gala event will feature prize presentations, live music and canapes. Drinks will be available for purchase with your first drink free.

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:


Event ActivityDate
1Entry forms submitted to RQAS by:Tuesday 28th June
2Bring in day-Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:Tuesday 19th July, 10:00am to 12:00pm
3Exhibition Opens to Public:Thursday 28th July 10:00am
4Gala Opening NightSaturday 6th August 6:00pm
5Open DaySaturday 13th August 11:00am - 3:00pm
6Closing Event - Panel DiscussionSaturday 20th August 2:00pm
7Exhibition closes:Sunday 21st August, 3:30pm
8Bump out Day - pickup your work:Monday 22nd August, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Entry FeeDescription
$50Per Artwork


First Prize$10,000
Second Prize$1,000
Peoples Choice$500

Terms & Conditions


1.1 Entry fee $50 per artwork

1.2 Entry forms can be completed online at www.rqas.com.au OR returned, with the entry fee to: entries@rqas.com.au or Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace Brisbane by Tuesday 28th June  2022

1.3   The successful completion and submission of this form and payment will be considered as receipt of payment and entry form. The gallery will email you to confirm your place in the exhibition or if we need further information about your entry.

1.4   When all entries have been received, artists will be advised  if they have been selected as a finalist or not. Only finalists will have their work exhibited in the Gallery.

1.5 Entry fees are not refundable and are associated with administration expenses.

1.6 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.

1.7 Entrant must be over 18 and a Queensland Resident, Proof of Address or Personal ID may be required.


2.1 Artworks to be delivered to the Gallery at 3/162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, on  Tuesday 19th July, to Saturday 23rd July 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.


  1. The artwork must be painted in Oil Paint, Acrylic (or other water based media), Mixed Media, Pastel or as a digitally painted image.


3.1  A suitably framed and mounted Giclee image is acceptable as an entry for a digitally painted image. A digitally painted image must be a unique artwork, therefore an edition artwork will not be accepted as an entry.


3.2  Drawings will not be accepted.



3.3 The Artwork must be 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.

3.4 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”

3.5 All efforts will be made to ensure the necessary acknowledgements of authorship are made.

3.6 Our gallery is open to the public & they may take photographs of your artwork, you will not hold the RQAS responsible for such photography.

3.7 Artworks should not exceed 2 square meters (including frame). Stretched canvas is considered to be framed. (example 0.93m wide x 1.6 high=1.488 sq m).

3.8 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.

3.9 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 medium or large sized  “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 this artwork label, to be placed on the back of the work.

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.

4.7  Any questions artists have during installation must be addressed to the Director or their representative.



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 33% 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 22nd August between 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 5th August 2022 at 7pm. We request all entrants and their guests’ book for opening and other events via Eventbrite.

Dress code: Dress to impress!


First Prize $10,000
Second Prize $1,000
People’s choice $500
People’s choice will be awarded at the end of the Exhibition.


Selection and Judging

8.1 Selector/s will view all the digital images and select the finalists for the exhibition from the images received. Artists will then be informed if they have been selected as a finalist or not.

8.2 The Judge will award the prizes from the finalist exhibition.

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