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Queensland Figurative 2020

8 September 2020 - 4 October 2020

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8 September 2020
4 October 2020
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As part of the RQAS Biennial we are delighted to host The Fourth Queensland Figurative Award again in 2020.

The QLD Figurative is a non-acquisitive Art Award open to Queensland Artists for 2D works in which the human figure is integrated in the composition. 

The exhibition will be judged by Andrew Bonneau with winners announced at the Biennial Gala Opening on Saturday 12th September.

The Royal Queensland Art Society Brisbane Branch is proudly supported by

Brisbane City Council

To purchase tickets to the Opening Night Gala for the RQAS Biennial please click the button below.

This event is also the Awards ceremony for the Queensland Figurative and Young Artist Award.

When: Saturday 12th September, 6:00pm

Where: The Paint Factory, 115 Hyde Rd, Yeronga QLD 4104

·    You are waiting on test results for COVID 19
·    You have had a fever, cough, sore throat, or shortness of breath in the past month
·    You have had contact with anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 in the past month
·    If you have recently returned from overseas in the past month

Please be aware that the RQAS has the right to refuse service and anyone with these symptoms must leave the venue.

If you are unable to attend for the above reasons and have purchased a ticket, all money will be refunded as long as the RQAS is advised by an email to gallery@rqas.com.au prior to the event, or staff are advised at the door.

·    Please use hand sanitizer provided
·    Please maintain a 1.5 metre distance from other family groups
·    Please be seated while eating and drinking
.    Please alert RQAS staff if you feel unwell during the evening.

Click on the buttons below to view prizes, event dates and entry fees:


First Prize$10,000
Second Prize$1,000
Third Prize$500


Event ActivityDate
1Entry forms submitted to RQAS by midnight:Friday 14th August
2Finalists will be notified by:Tuesday 25th August
3Bring in days - Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:Tuesday 1st September from 10:30am to Friday 4th September 12.30pm
4Exhibition Opens to Public:Tuesday 8th September 10:30am
5Official Opening and Award Presentation:Saturday 12th September 6:00pm
6Exhibition closes:Sunday 4th October 3.30pm
7Bump out Day - to pickup your artwork:Tuesday 6th October 10am to 12 noon
8People’s Choice AwardSunday 4th October


Entry Fee TypeFee
Entry Fee per artwork$50

Terms and Conditions of Entry

How to Enter:

1.1 Fill out the entry form, which is available online at rqas.com.au or at the Petrie Terrace Gallery.
1.2 Post, deliver or email your entry form and images to Unit 3, 162 Petrie Terrace, Petrie Terrace 4000 or entries@rqas.com.au
1.3 Image files (in jpeg format only) no larger than 3MB and 300 DPI must accompany each entry. Digital files can be emailed to entries@rqas.com.au or supplied on a clearly labeled CD or USB/Flash Drive. Image files MUST be titled as follows: Your Surname_First Name_Title of Artwork.jpg.
1.4 Payment and Entry forms must be received by the Gallery by Friday 14th August 2020

General Conditions:

2.1 Entries must not have won a prize in any other competition. Entries must not have been entered in an RQAS sponsored exhibition in the last two years.
2.2 All fees are non refundable and are associated with administration expenses.
2.3 Paintings submitted must not be substantially different from the image entered.
2.4 Exhibitors must allow their work to be reproduced, and all efforts will be made to ensure the necessary acknowledgements of authorship are made.
2.5 Entrant must be over 18 and a Queensland resident.
2.6 Proof of address or Personal ID may be required.
2.7 It is expected that exhibitors attend the Opening Event/ Awards Night. Please confirm attendance to opening night, Dress code: Dress to impress!

Preparation of Paintings for Exhibition:

3.1 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).
3.2 “D” Rings of the appropriate size must be securely attached so the loop hangs approximately 5cm from the top of the frame.
3.3 The RQAS reserves the right to not hang or display paintings.
3.4 The artwork must be painted in Oil Paint, Acrylic (or other water based media), Mixed Media or as a digitally painted image. 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.
3.5 All works must be for sale, and include GST if applicable to the Artist. RQAS will charge 33% commission on all artwork sold.

Selection and Judging

4.1 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.
4.2 The Judge will award the prizes from the finalist exhibition.
4.3 The decision of the Judge is final and no correspondence will be will be entered into.


5.1 Artworks 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.

Displaying your artwork:

Framed artworks and works on canvas must be ready to hang using “D” rings placed approximately 5cm from the top of the frame. All artworks must be clearly labelled with the Exhibition, Artist Name, Artwork Title, Medium and Price. Labels can be printed by downloading the Hardcopy Entry Form above. Please locate your artwork label on the back but hanging below the edge of the Artwork on the lower right hand side as seen from the front.