The Queensland Figurative has been held successfully every 2 years since 2014 and offers over $10,000 in prizes. With each passing year, the Queensland Figurative continues to gain traction with Queensland artists and art lovers alike. The unique brief calls for artists to create paintings that incorporate the human figure as an integral part of the composition.
The Young Artist Award (which was introduced in 2016), is continuing, in line with the society's commitment to encouraging and supporting young people. The YAA is an open competition for artists aged 30 and under. Promoting engagement with schools and art colleges, this open competition offers an exhibition platform for young artists, offering a $2500 prize pool for Queensland's emerging fine art champions. Young artists are invited to submit a two-dimensional artwork of a subject (taken from life), genre and stylistic approach of the artist's choice.
Guests will be entertained by the vocal delights of Ashleigh Denning, gourmet canapes provided by Phillip Johnston catering, a free drink on arrival, an auction of a weekend for two at Spicers Retreats and a lucky door prize. Of course, the most important event of the evening is presenting the awards to the winners of the Queensland Figurative and Young Artist Award. This is a ticketed event.
Product demonstrations with sponsor Eckersley's, artist talks including the winners, live music, drinks & Devonshire Teas.
"If you had the chance to have dinner with either Leonardo da Vinci or a group of Bauhaus artists - who would be better?" People's Choice winner will also be announced. This is a ticketed event.
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