RQAS Queensland Figurative


Entries have now closed for the Queensland Figurative 2018

5th – 21st September 2018

at Petrie Terrace Gallery

Winner of the Queensland Figurative 2016

A Selection of This Years Finalists

Queensland Figurative 2018

The inaugural event in 2014 was judged by prominent artist Wendy Sharpe and attracted around 150 entries.

The Queensland Figurative is an open competition offering Queensland artists an excellent opportunity to participate in a major art event. Entrants must submit paintings containing the human figure contextualized as an integral part of the composition. To clarify – The central theme of this award is the integration of the human figure (s) into the composition, the composition being the central theme. Broadly stated, knowledge and skill in representing the human form will also be a key factor. The Queensland Figurative will include talks from high profile artists, workshops, and demonstrations run in a celebratory atmosphere during the event.

Download a PDF entry form here.

Date: Tuesday 5th to Sunday 23rd September 2018

Major prize $10,000 | Second prize $1,000 | People’s choice prize $500

Judge: Lewis Miller 

Melbourne born artist Lewis Miller is considered one of this country’s leading figurative and portraiture artists. He studied at the Victorian College of Arts in the late1970s completing his post graduate studies in 1982 the same year he was awarded the College’s Hugh Ramsey Portrait Prize.  In 1998 he won the prestigious Archibald Prize with his entry of fellow artist and friend Allan Mitelman.  In all, he has been a finalist in the Archibald fifteen times. In 2000 Miller was awarded the Sporting Portrait Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, with his painting of AFL icon Ron Barassi.  More recently in 2007 he won the James Farrell Self Portrait Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Victoria.  In 2003 Deakin University’s Stonington Stables Museum of Art curated an exhibition of the artist’s work Lewis Miller: selected portraits 1983-2003.  In 2003 Miller was appointed Official Australian Artist to the conflict in Iraq by the Australian War Memorial.  He spent three weeks in the Middle East recording the service of the RAN, RAAF, and Army. Miller’s work is represented in numerous collections both in Australia and abroad including the National Gallery of Australia; National Portrait Gallery, Canberra; Australian War Memorial; Art Gallery of New South Wales; National Gallery of Victoria; University Art Museum, University of Queensland; University of New South Wales; Monash University; Deakin University Art Collection; Auckland War Memorial Museum; Bibliotechque Nationale de France; Karolyi Foundation Collection, Vence, France; and the Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, Long Island, New York.

The Queensland Figurative Finalists for 2018.

  • Craig Amos “The Long Lunch”
  • Jessica Anderson “The Composer”
  • Paul Anthony “ Tim and Nat (Diptych)
  • Olga Bakhtina “Siesta”
  • Robyn Bauer “Australian Gothic”
  • Revee Bendixen “No More Hiding”
  • Casey Charles “Christmas Morning, the Sapa, Northern Vietnam”
  • Boyd Craig “The Word in Human Evolution”
  • Ryan Daffurn “Alpha Beta Gamme”
  • Bronwyn Doherty “Life is not a box of Chocolates, life is a washing machine”
  • Susan Dryden “Sleeping”
  • Benjamin Dutton “Triple Scoop”
  • Michael G. Felix “The Critique (Max Butler)”
  • Robin Finlay “The Passenger”
  •  Josephine Palmee-Gabe “The Studio”
  • Peta Harvey “Hide and Seek”
  • Shereen Hahmoud “A Marionette Choosing #2”
  • Sarah Hickey “Birds (of a feather)”
  • Steve Hillier “Never mind the Pollacks, madam!”
  • Steve Hillier “Welcome to Clarkesville, (in memoria John Clarke)”
  • Peter Hubbard “Mirror Image”
  • Dylan Jones “Contemplating”
  • Kay Kane “Precipice”
  • Caitlyn Knight “Unknown Woman #1”
  • David Ladley “Olympian Ron Clarke”
  • Nick Leavey “Japonaise”
  • Nick Leavey “The Red Shoes”
  • Kathryn McGovern “Self Portrait with Lifetime of Pets”
  • Kathryn McGovern “Park Lovers, New farm”
  • Gabi-Mika McNaughton “My Selfless One”
  • Alan Morrison “A Dilemma of Choice”
  • Samaneh Mohtadi “Determined”
  • Laura Phillips “Dream”
  • Laura Phillips “Argenta”
  • Irene McKean “Coffee break”
  • Carolyn Morgan “The Woman Unzipped”
  • In Sun Park “Bananas”
  • Anton (Adolphe) Piche “Whats Unknown Between Us?”
  • Rebecca Porter “Uma Painting”
  • Graham Preston “Liberty”
  • Anne Price “My Mother”
  • Lesley Shelley “Contemplating Bibliphilia”
  • Rawdon Slater “The Shagettes ‘tend Bar”
  • Kathy Sullivan “Blue China Girl”
  • Beverley Tainton “Walking my Buddy”
  • Wilna Ten Cate “Hurry up Daddy!”
  • Margarita Iakovleva “Dolphin’s Play”
  • Elena Ventura “Lady in the Market”
  • Anne-Marie Zanetti “The Longing”

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