Queanbeyan City Regional Art Awards

The Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Art Awards 2017

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council extends an invitation to all artists and craftspeople who reside in the Queanbeyan-Palerang, Cooma Monaro or Yass Valley Local Government Areas to enter the QPRC Art Awards 2017.

The non-acquisitive awards aim to enhance the recognition and support of Queanbeyan-Palerang and region artists and craftspeople, particularly from emerging artists to mid-career artists.

The awards will highlight, expose and promote the myriad of talented visual artists residing in the region.

Award Categories:

The QPRC Art Award
Form Studio & Gallery Award for Professional Practice (valued up to)
Highly Commended Award
People's Choice Award

Important dates

  • This years exhibition will be held from 8 August-2 September 2017.  
  • Entry form, entry fees and artworks to be delivered to The Q, Wednesday 26 July 10am – 4pm
  • Opening night and announcement of awards, Tuesday 8 August 6pm
  • Pick up of unsold artworks from The Q, Monday 4 September 11am – 4pm

Conditions of entry 

  1. Entry is open to all artists and craftspeople who reside in the Queanbeyan, Palerang, Cooma Monaro or Yass Valley Local Government Areas – entry not open to A.C.T residents or staff and families of employees of QPRC.
  2. There is a limit of 1 entry per artist at a non-refundable entry fee of $30 per artwork.
  3. All artworks must be for sale, and priced to include the 22% commission payable to ‘The Q’ from the sale of artworks.
  4. Artworks priced over $5,000 will not be accepted.
  5. The size of wall mounted artworks must not exceed 2m x 2m, sculptures/object based work must not exceed 2m x 1.5m x 1.5m
  6. Artwork must be delivered ready for display/installation, framed works must have d rings attached to the rear of the piece, and photographs and other works on paper must be suitable mounted or otherwise prepared for display.
  7. Special arrangements may have to be made to include works that weigh over 30kgs. If you believe you have any special requirements related to the presentation of your artwork call 6285 6170.
  8. Artwork must be an original work by the artist, have not previously won an award, and have been completed within the last 3 years. It is the artists’ responsibility to ensure there is no infringement of copyright laws.
  9. Organizers reserve the right to reject artworks they feel do not meet exhibition standards or pose OHS problems.
  10. Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council nor any of its employees, agents or volunteers will not be responsible for any damage to, or loss of, a work however caused, whether by accident, negligence or otherwise. Works are delivered to and left with ‘The Q’ at the artists’ risk, and should therefore be appropriately insured by the artist.
  11. Sold artworks must remain on display through the entirety of the exhibition. Artists whose work is selected for entry authorise and agree to permit images of artwork to be used for promotional purposes; artist will retain copyright and be attributed.
  12. An artwork can be a work on paper, photograph, sculpture/object based, painting and others.

Entry forms available from 8 June 2017 at The Q, Queanbeyan, Braidwood and Bungendore Libraries and Customer Service offices. Alternatively contact Cultural Development Officer Georgina Perri on 6285 6170, or email Cultural.Services@qprc.nsw.gov.au

Winners of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council's Art Award

  • 2008 Timo Nest
  • 2009 Claire Primrose
  • 2010 June Roblom
  • 2011 Timo Nest
  • 2012 Sharon Field
  • 2013 Debra Boyd-Goggon
  • 2014 Sonja Kalenjuk
  • 2015 Claire Primrose
  • 2016 Sally Simpson