DECADENCE

DECADENCE

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

3 SEP to 31 OCT 2021