16th August – 2nd September 2016
at Petrie Terrace Gallery
The RQAS Members Annual Exhibition has been a long-standing significant event in the RQAS members’ calendar, with 2016 being the 126th anniversary of this event. The RQAS Members Annual Exhibition allows practicing Queensland artists to showcase their best works. Artists are encouraged to submit works in a range of media. All artworks will be eligible for the overall Champion of the Show. The total prize money for this event will be $5000.
A market day will also be held on the 21st August, during the RQAS Members Annual Exhibition where artists demonstrate their skills, display their works and make them available for sale at very reasonable prices, as well as serving Devonshire teas and providing musical entertainment.
Section 1: Works on Canvas & Board | Section 2: Works on Paper
Section 3: Photography/Digital Painting/Digital manipulation | Section 4: Sculpture/3D
Open to: RQAS Members only (Metro Membership is $97 a year)
Champion of the Show $2000 | First Prize in each section $500 | Second Prize in each section $200 | Peoples Choice $200
Judged by: Craig Douglas
Dr Craig Douglas has been a visual arts teacher and university art history lecturer for 40 years. He began his career teaching as a secondary art special in Queensland secondary schools, before moving to teaching the visual arts to hearing impaired children.After completing an art history major at the University of Queensland he was appointed an an education officer at the Queensland Art Gallery. Following he was invited to the USA where he completed an internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. On returning to Australia and Brisbane he was appointed as the first director of what is now Griffith University Art Gallery, previously the QCA Gallery – a position he held from 1981-1988. He returned to London in the late 1980s to complete a Masters in Arts Administration. He resumed a lecturing position at the Art College a few years before it became a faculty college of Griffith University in the early 1990s. In subsequent years he completed a doctoral study of regional art museums in Australia. In recent years he has continued to lecture at the QCA Griffith University, supervise doctoral students and lead visual art study tours to Europe.
Thank you for your interest in the RQAS Members Annual Exhibition; 2016 Entries have now closed.
Please join us in celebrating another wonderful year of RQAS Talent, at the official opening on Wednesday 17th August 2016 at 7pm.
Petrie Terrace Gallery -Brisbane