Announcing the Prize Winners for the RQAS Biennial Exhibitions 2020 – Queensland Figurative and Young Artist Award.
Congratulations to all artists who entered these Exhibitions and a very special mention to those who were awarded prizes and commendations! Judged by Andrew Bonneau the standard was incredibly high across all sections of the Biennial.
See the full exhibition in the Petrie Terrace Gallery until 4th October.
To view the full Queensland Figurative Exhibition online click here
To view the full Young Artist Award Exhibition online click here
Punktverschiebung (Point Shift) by Ryan Daffurn
Oil and Wax on Linen $5000 120x84cm
JUDGES COMMENTS: A clear and sophisticated understanding of form. An evocative atmosphere with multiple light sources. A very clearly defined rational yet somewhat irrational space. A narrative that keeps you engaged – the logic of a dream.
Sunshine Lady by Purple Change
JUDGES COMMENTS: Great sense of colour balance, engagement with the model and huge variety of watercolour brushwork.
Yaron in the Studio by David Fenoglio
Oil on Linen, Mounted on Panel
JUDGES COMMENTS: Great sense of atmosphere and active brushwork.
Missy & Stan by Steve Gorman
Oil on Canvas
JUDGES COMMENTS: Excellent use of horizontal and diagonal in the composition. There is a beautiful sense of connection too.
Admiration by Rachelle Kavanagh
Oil on Canvas
JUDGES COMMENTS: Fascinating contrast between the space in the room and the paintings on the wall.
Dreaming by Philip Davis
JUDGES COMMENTS: Excellent foreshortening. Sense of form suggested with line. Colour used in a more emotional way.
YOUNG ARTIST AWARD
Section 1: 18-30yrs
The Myth of Cad Goddeau by Brittany Blackie
Pen & Watercolour
JUDGES COMMENTS: Masterful use of hatching, fascinating organic forms and an almost hidden narrative.
Tuesday Evening (faasina) by Peter Stevens
JUDGES COMMENTS: Mysterious sense of narrative and atmosphere.
Old Mill Road #1 by Penelope Dryden
JUDGES COMMENTS: Great attention paid to reflected light and varieties of surface.
No. 2 To Uncreate by Zosia Zoltkowski
Acrylic on Canvas $1310
JUDGES COMMENTS: Subtle use of translucency and gesture. Evocative and intelligent use of red.
Section 2: 17yrs & Under
The Waiting by Chloe Liu
JUDGES COMMENTS: Terrific integration of the figure and landscape. Great use of a variety of blues and evocation of different textures.
Emotions by Lilah McMahon
Pencil NFS 42cm
JUDGES COMMENTS: A great observation of the particular forms of the hands.
Contemplation by Katura Halleday
JUDGES COMMENTS: Very subtle use of modelling on the face.
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