RQAS Young Artist Award


Entry form due date now extended to 2nd September 2016

27th September – 8th October 2016

at Petrie Terrace Gallery


Young Artist Award 2016 Entries

Young Artist Award

The Young Artist Award is an initiative of RQAS Brisbane in 2016 and is open to all Queensland residents aged 17 to 30. The award is designed to encourage and support young artists in the pursuit of excellence.

Royal Queensland Art Society promotes engagement with schools, tertiary institutions, art colleges and organisations, galleries and the general community. The RQAS are proud to enable young artists to participate in the Young Artist Award.

Young artists are invited to submit two-dimentional artworks in the categories of painting and drawing of a subject created and observed from life, with the subject, genre, stylistic approach and medium of the artist’s choice.

Artists may submit up to two digital images of their artwork for pre-selection for the entry fee of $33. Selected finalists will be required to frame their work.

All entrants will be granted RQAS Membership for 1 year.

Date: 27th September 2016 to the 8th October 2016

1st Prize – $1000 cash, $500 vouchers from Eckersleys.
2nd Prize – $250 cash, $250 vouchers from Eckersleys.
All prize winners and highly commended will receive a certificate for a digital subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud.
All entrants will receive a gift bag from Eckersleys worth $25.
All entrants receive RQAS membership for one year.

The selection of finalists and all prizes awarded will be at the judge’s discretion.

Judged by: Dr. Kay Kane & Dr Christine Kirkegard.

Dr Christine Kirkegard, PhD,MCA,BAFA,ADFA,DT

  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy Visual Arts & MCA Master of Creative Arts
  • Professional Visual Art Educator Lecturer University QCA Director Arts Academy EQ (1990 – 2011)
  • Exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions since the 1980s
  • Works have been shown in numerous Prestigious National Award Exhibitions
  • Finalist Qld Regional Galleries & Tattersall’s Landscape Prize
  • Award winner Westpac, RQAS, H&A Richardson Art Prizes


Dr. Kay Kane, DFA (CSAD) (Lond); BAFA (hons) (Lond); DVA (Bris.QLD)

Kay gained a Diploma and B.A. in Fine Art (Painting) at Central School of Art & Design, London, and a Doctorate in Fine Art Painting at Queensland College of Art. She has exhibited widely in Australia and Europe, including in the John Player Portrait Prize, National Gallery, London and the Alice Bale Art Award, Glen Eira, Australia. Kay has extensive teaching experience across all disciplines, including at The Arts Academy Brisbane and Queensland College of Art.

Thank you for your interest in the Young Artist Award; 2016 Entries have now closed.
Please join us in celebrating this Biennial Exhibition, at the official opening on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at 7pm.
Petrie Terrace Gallery -Brisbane

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