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The RQAS Supporting Qld Artists since 1887
The Brisbane Branch of the Royal Queensland Art Society (RQAS) will be hosting its 127th Members Annual Art Exhibition at its Petrie Terrace Gallery during August. You and your guests are invited to the 2017 Members Annual Opening and Awards Presentation evening at 7.30pm on Wednesday the 16th of August . Entry is free.
Brisbane's first female Lord Mayor, Sallyanne Atkinson AO, will be the special guest and she will open the event. Brisbane Branch Members will be exhibiting a range of artwork including Sculpture, Photography, Drawings, Paintings and much more. The Prize for Best Artwork is $2000 and there's a total prize pool of over $5000. This year an additional prize has been added to feature Youth Members, eligible for those artists who are aged between 18 and 30.
Showcasing works by local Southeast Queensland artists, there will be a range of quality artworks and gifts available to view and purchase. This Art Exhibition will continue until Saturday 2 September culminating in a closing event from 2pm to 3.30pm when the People's Choice prize will be awarded.
John Reichelt (RQAS website)
Two special events will be held in the Gallery during the Members Annual Exhibition. A puppet theatre The Ugly Duckling will be staged in the Gallery to entertain all age groups on Saturday 19 August at 2pm at $10 per ticket. Bring your family, neighbours and friends along for this traditional performance art.
Vashti-Sita (RQAS website)
On Sunday 27 August the RQAS will be holding an Open Day from 10am to 2pm. Entry is free, with all day Devonshire teas available for $5 and tours throughout the day. This will be followed by the Members' Gathering from 2pm to 4pm and entry is $5. Joanne Heath will present a talk called "From Matisse to Marvel" and she will be joined by Sue O'Sullivan to discuss volunteer guiding at QAGOMA over two decades. To add to the interest, you will be able to participate in a hands on demonstration of Windsor and Newton watercolours and Arches and Fabriano fine paper, courtesy of Lindsay MacMahon from Jasco.