Winners – 131st Members Annual 2021

Winners – 131st Members Annual 2021

The Royal Queensland Art Society would like to congratulate the winners of the 131st Members Annual,

judged by Roger Clarke and Karl de Waal.

Exhibition continues in Petrie Terrace Gallery until Saturday 3rd July.


Overall Winner – Best Artwork

Crookneck

by David Ladley

Oil

Judges Comments:

The perfect landscape painting. Delightful composition, use of light, freedom, brushwork and tone. Enough lightness to take the work to the next level.

Young Artist Award

Arthur

by Lucy Andrews

Judges Comments:

Superb technique. Lucy is a very talented artist and well deserving of the Young Artist Award.


SECTION 1: Painting – Oils & Acrylics

First Prize

The Magic Forest

by Rod Cassidy

Acrylic

Judges Comments:

Freedom of brushwork. Joyous, expressionist, colourful, open and inexplicably right.

Second Prize

Kalbar

by Nigel Gillespie

Oil

Judges Comments:

Brilliant composition and form, and freedom of expression, colour, looseness and confidence in stroke.

Highly Commended

Toys

by David Fenoglio

Oil on Linen Panel

Judges Comments:

Great technical ability, form and a lovely use of brushwork and light.

Highly Commended

Something Lovely

by Adele Bevacqua

Acrylic

Judges Comments:

A great talent. Lovely composition and technique.


SECTION 2: Painting – Watercolour

First Prize

A Symphony in Green (Waterfalls in Paluma Range)

by Pradeep Pillai

Watercolour

Judges Comments:

Highly skilled tonal rangling difficult composition for watercolour. Great Technique

Highly Commended

Far North

by Tony Walker

Watercolour

Judges Comments:

Technically superb. Great Colourisation.


SECTION 3: Photography, Digital Painting & Digital Manipulation

First Prize

Hocus Sulcus

by Anna Gonzalez

Archival Inkjet Print

Judges Comments:

Draws you in. You search for the answer amongst the clues.

Highly Commended

Ripples

by Chris Seymour

Photography

Judges Comments:

Excellent cropping, contrasts and detail


SECTION 4: Sculpture – 3D works all media

First Prize

Setter

by Katia Strounina

Bronze

Judges Comments:

Exceptional fluidity & movement that captures the subject, Rawness vulnerability & immediacy. Love for the animal.

Highly Commended

A Big Problem Needs a Great Big Silver Bullet

by Bill Gale

Steel, Apoxie, Wood

Judges Comments:

Nice concept. Contrast free form against the harshness of the bullet.


SECTION 5: Drawing – All Media

First Prize

Untitled II

by Scunge Princess

Ink on cotton rag

Judges Comments:

That certain unquantifiable rightness that makes it stand alone.

Second Prize

Truth is Beautfy – Fig Tree (Sandgate Road)

by Robyn Bauer

Charcoal

Judges Comments:

Great skill. Movement in the still.

Highly Commended

Artist At Work

by Lucy Andrews

Pastel & Charcoal

Judges Comments:

Excellent work, particularly around the face.

Highly Commended

Where the Vines Grow, There Sip I

by Dr Susan Turner

Pastel

Judges Comments:

Great technique and light.


SECTION 6: 2D Artworks – Any Other Media

First Prize

Lunchtime in the Bottle-Tree Scrub

by Owen Hutchison

Judges Comments:

Beautifully worked trees. Surprises, technical ability and purpose.

Second Prize

Nude on a Chair

by Glenise Clelland

Mixed Media

Judges Comments:

Great colourisation. Brilliantly structed freeform. Organic in nature.

Highly Commended

Who Am I?

by Grace Mijin Yeon

Mixed Media

Judges Comments:

Whimsy and technique. Humorous and interesting. Lovely painting detail.

Highly Commended

Remember That Day?

by Elisabeth Ruiz

Mixed Media

Judges Comments:

Evocative and atmospheric


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