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See luminous landscapes, seascapes, abstracts & still lifes
Queensland's leading watercolourists will be holding their popular, five day annual exhibition from Wednesday 21 August to Sunday 25 August at the beautiful Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and you're invited to view the approximately 200 paintings on display.
At the Watercolour Society of Queensland's Exhibition you can surround yourself with luminous landscapes, atmospheric seascapes, bold abstracts, striking portraits and thoughtful still lifes. All works in the exhibition are originals by accomplished artists. They have all been beautifully framed and all are for sale at realistic and affordable prices.
This is not merely an exhibition but a competition too. Three judges will be awarding prizes in a range of categories. You can view all the winners and even vote for your favourite in the 'People's Choice' Awards. Australia' most famous art exhibition, the Archibald, has the 'Packers Prize' where the people in the packing room vote for their favourite from amongst the entries. Well, the Watercolour Society of Queensland is not to be outdone, with their very own 'Hanger's Prize'.
You can also buy tickets in a raffle where the prize is a painting by one of Australia's leading watercolourist, Ross Paterson.
10am to 4pm from Wednesday 21 to Friday, 23 August 9.00am - 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday, 24 - 25 August.
Watercolour is probably the most popular of artistic mediums. For the art lover it presents beautiful and delicate effects of light and texture and for the painter it offers the convenience of working with brushes, paints and paper without the need for extensive preparations and finishes. Some of art history's most notable watercolourists include the 16th Century German painter Albrecht Durer and the 19th Century Romantic visionary, J M W Turner.
You can view some of the paintings shown in previous exhibitions online here. If you are interested in painting, and would like to learn more or meet up with other painters you can join the Watercolour Society of Queensland. Download an application form here.