The Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland. The program aims to provide a platform for further professional development.
In 2020 the Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA) celebrates 10 years, a decade of rewarding and celebrating Queensland regional arts and the wealth of creativity and imagination thriving in the regions.
Decadence may invite notions of luxury and self-indulgence. It may evoke ideas of wanton excess or wastefulness, perhaps with a casual or deliberate disregard of consequence. Dependent on circumstance, personal definitions of decadence can shift quite suddenly.
In 2020, artists were encouraged to explore the complex notion of decadence within their own communities and households across Queensland – both in times of shortage, and in times of plenty. The theme was addressed in an accompanying artist statement of 100 – 150 words.
2020 Judging Panel
Dr Campbell Gray – Director, The University of Queensland Art Museum Alison Shaw – Arts and Cultural Officer, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council Tracy Heathwood – Director, Artspace Mackay
Each work in the series comprises a painted triptych exhibited alongside an abstract sculpture. Faithfully reproduced as a realist painting, each abstract sculpture is then re-interpreted in two other, painted elaborations.
Through the genre of still-life painting, Schoenheimer poses questions about what it is ‘to make pictures’, mining a broad span of stylistic references throughout her work. Schoenheimer’s whimsical use of found objects and pieces of brightly coloured timber toys spark familiarity and joy. Seductive colour harmonies tie her complex works together and are fundamental to providing both a delicious viewing experience and the creation of meaning in Iterate|Elaborate.
Iterate | Elaborate exhibition was developed by Leigh Schoenheimer in partnership with Onespace Gallery, Brisbane.
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