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d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards and Exhibition is at Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall, Gold Coast. The Doyle family continues the allegiance with the talented artist organising each year an art exhibition in his honour. This year is the 16th d'Arcy Doyle Exhibition Award, a most anticipated event on the Gold Coast and beyond.

Established artists, emerging artists and junior artists can make their entry into the prestigious exhibition. There are awards for Landscape, Portrait and Still Life categories. The exhibition lasts 12 days, so the people won't miss out on this awesome event!

  • Opening Night 24th June 2021

  • Entry Forms Due 26th May 2021

  • Artwork delivery 20-21st June 2021

    d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards Exhibition is at Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall, 62 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba.

    At the same time as the art exhibition, the Gold Coast Spinners and Weavers decorate Mudgeeraba with lots of their yarn works, adding colours and fun! There is plenty of carpark in the shopping centre. From the carpark, the art exhibition is few steps away.

    2019 Exhibition this portrait won the 1st Prize. "Trevor Wright and Bert"


    "Trevor Wright and Bert" painted by Poppy Ross. Trevor Wright is the proprietor of William Creek Hotel, South Australia. Oil on Canvas. The vibrant colours express the fondness of the man for the dog. This portrait was exposed in 2019 and won the first prize in Portrait and Figure. Photo by Author.

    Gold Coast Mudgeeraba D Arcy Doyle Art in Gold Coast Art Exhibition
    Painting in the 2019 exhibition. Photo by Author.



    The d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards was established in 2004, attracting interest from many artists! Many artists have the opportunity to show their work to the public and to contribute to the creative world of art.

    2019 Exhibition "So close", acrylic paint, by Robin Wilson. Photo by Author.


    The d'Arcy Doyle Art Awards aim to encourage artists in pursuing a career in the arts and to express themselves in form of different styles.

    2019 Exhibition, "Once upon a view", by Karen Knight-Mudie expresses clearly the taking over of urbanization on the land. This painting was exposed in 2019. Photo by Author.


    Gold Coast Mudgeeraba D Arcy Doyle Art in Gold Coast Art Exhibition
    2019 Exhibition, a beautiful Australian Landscape. Photo by Author.


    2019 Exhibition, highly commented, "Boab"by Lorraine Rogers. Photo by Author.


    Gold Coast Mudgeeraba D Arcy Doyle Art in Gold Coast Art Exhibition
    2018 Exhibition, a powerful painting. Photo by Author.


     the Gold Coast Spinners and Weavers Gold Coast Mudgeeraba D Arcy Doyle Art in Gold Coast Art Exhibition
    Just outside the art exhibition, there is a bicycle cover in colourful knitted patches by the Gold Coast Spinners and Weavers. It is possible to see many knitted items all around town. Year 2018. Photo by Author.


     Gold Coast Spinners and Weavers Gold Coast Mudgeeraba D Arcy Doyle Art in Gold Coast Art Exhibition
    Knitted handmade doll, year 2018. Photo by Author.


    After admiring all the paintings in the amazing art exhibition, you can visit the Gumnut Bakery/Cafe. The bakery is located in the Mudgeeraba Market Shopping Centre, practically behind the art exhibition building. It has a huge selection of bread, pastries and pies! Gumnut Bakery/Cafe is at 25 Swan Ln, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213.

    Gumnut Bakery/Cafe Mudgeeraba Shopping Centre Gold Coast Mudgeeraba D Arcy Doyle Art in Gold Coast Art Exhibition
    Hmm, time for a snack and a hot drink! Photo by Author.


    A bit of history

    DARCY DOYLE
    1932-2001

    d'Arcy Doyle is a much loved Australian painter, an iconic artist who self-taught to paint, hence his remarkable style.

    The paintings of d'Arcy Doyle are strongly inspired by the Australian outback and life in the country, especially in the post-war times. He painted children playing, horses running free and horses pulling carts. He painted the life in the rural areas, when children use to go to school riding a horse and not wearing shoes.

    d'Arcy Doyle was a prolific artist and produced many different paintings. He was very successful and sold lots of his art.


    Gold Coast Mudgeeraba D Arcy Doyle Art in Gold Coast Art Exhibition
    'Off to School', by d'Arcy Doyle. The soft golden light, the little boy helping the little girl on the horse, the pet dog watching carefully all the scene make this a gorgeous painting.


    Gold Coast Mudgeeraba D Arcy Doyle Art in Gold Coast Art Exhibition
    'Street Games', children play on the street. The paintings are in a surreal light, with red soil, with the delicate violet of the Jacaranda trees.


    Gold Coast Mudgeeraba D Arcy Doyle Art in Gold Coast Art Exhibition
    'The man from the Snowy River', by d'Arcy Doyle. d'Arcy had a way in painting exquisitely beautiful horses and many other animals. The action is clear with the horses having to run in the cold waters of the creek. The horseman has to hold on tight.


    Gold Coast Mudgeeraba D Arcy Doyle Art in Gold Coast Art Exhibition
    'Naming the new Foal', a very idyllic scene, with beautiful horses, green grass and flowers, the omnipresent Jacaranda trees.


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    Where: Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall (62 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba)
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