3 SEPT to 31 OCT 2021


Queensland Regional Art Awards 2020 Touring Exhibition

OPEN FRI 10am to 2pm
FRI SAT 6pm to 9pm
SAT SUN 1pm to 6pm

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.


JUNE 21-25 2021 AIR: Our Perfect New World Project
Two artists : Cathy Condon & Fiona Quin : each spent 5 days delivering Artist in Residence workshops at Charters Towers Schools, with selected student art to be displayed as part of the DECADANCE art exhibition SEPT-OCT 2021.
a World Theatre collaboration with Flying Arts funded by Arts Qld.

Flourish, LeAnne Vincent (Ipswich) – The Flying Arts ‘Art for Life’ Award, thanks to Holding Redlich – $10,000 cash, non-acquisitive and Spotlight Award, a professional text to be written by visual arts essayist and consultant Louise Martin-Chew, PhD valued at $1,000, thanks to Onespace Gallery and art words

Outback, A Sense of Place, Katrina Goldsworthy (Cornubia) – The Annie Tan Memorial Watercolour Award, thanks to The Booth Memorial Fund of Annie Tan (Yuh Siew) and the Geoff Booth Foundation – $3,000 cash, non-acquisitive

Worth the Cost?, Erin McKenna (Mackay Region) – Young Artist Development Award, thanks to Turner Family Foundation – $2,000 cash, non-acquisitive

I seem more award of subtleties in my space, Melissa Spratt (Gold Coast) – Textile Art Award, thanks to an Art for Life donor – $1,500 cash, non-acquisitive

REAP, Donna Davis (Ipswich) – Digital Art Award, thanks to State Library of Queensland, The Johnson and Flying Arts – Fully funded one-week residency at State Library of Queensland, The Edge, including 7 nights accommodation at Art Series – The Johnson, valued at $4,000

Seagull and Crane – a traditional Lardil story from Mornington Island, Joelene Roughsey (Gununa, Mornington Island) – Remote Artist Award, thanks to Woolloongabba Art Gallery – $1,500 cash, non acquisitive

Shimmering Gold, 2020, Paul Perry (Bargara) – People’s Choice Award (Adult), thanks to TAFE Queensland – $1250 cash, non acquisitive

A Time Before, Edwin Hamill (Buderim) – People’s Choice Award (Youth), thanks to TAFE Queensland – $750 cash, non acquisitive


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

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3 SEP to 31 OCT