RQAS Queensland Figurative


5th – 21st September 2018

at Petrie Terrace Gallery


Queensland Figurative 2018

Image: 2016 First Prize “Virtue and Power a (Persistent Dilemma)” by Kay Kane

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. The Queensland Figurative will include talks from high profile artists, workshops, and demonstrations run in a celebratory atmosphere during the event.

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.


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NOTE: the Queensland Figurative is open to Queensland residents only.
Image files (in jpeg format only) no larger that 3MB and 300 DPI must accompany each entry. Please email your jpeg images to entries@rqas.com.au. Image files MUST be titled as follows: YourSurname_First Name_Title of Artwork.jpg. Please check the box to confirm if you have emailed your jpeg images.


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