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Bundaberg Region artists called to enter QRAA

Regional art awards
Bargara Artist, Paul Perry’s with his art work Shimmering Gold that was received this year’s People’s Choice Award in the Queensland Regional Art Awards.

Bundaberg Region artists are being encouraged showcase their creativity in The Flying Arts Alliance annual Queensland Regional Art Awards (QRAA).

Entries are now open with the 2022 theme ‘Reframe’, asking artists to submit work that draws upon experiences or observations from the past year or two in response to our changing world.

Flying Arts Alliance CEO Kerryanne Farrer said the high level of works produced by regional artists continued to impress each and every year.

“Queensland artists constantly surprise us with their unique and innovative entries each year,” she said.

“We know that artists look forward to the QRAA coming around again, not only for the opportunity to win a prize, but it is also a way that artists across the state connect, support and learn from each other.

“The concept ‘Reframe’ is an opportunity for artists to see their current situation from a different perspective, to use their problem-solving and decision-making skills to respond and potentially engage in new ways of making art. We encourage anyone in regional Queensland to enter.”

Key dates for the Queensland Regional Art Awards include:

  • Monday 25 July: Entries close
  • Monday 15 August: People’s Choice Award voting opens
  • Monday 12 September: People’s Choice Award voting closes
  • Mid-October: QRAA winners announced

This year’s competition offers participating artists a chance to win over $36,000 worth of prizes across eight award categories and the opportunity to be considered for a potential touring exhibition in 2023.

A $10,000 non-acquisitive cash prize will be awarded to the major prize winner.

The Queensland Regional Art Awards has been a familiar highlight on the regional arts calendar for over ten years, offering a significant opportunity for artists located outside of the Brisbane City Council area to engage in professional development and reach an audience beyond their locality.

You can find out more about the Queensland Regional Art Awards and how to enter here.

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