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2016 Redland Art Awards finalists announced


Fifty entries – including four Redland-based artists and two Quandamooka artists currently residing outside the City – have been shortlisted for the Redland Art Awards, an acquisitive biennial painting competition presented by Redland Art Gallery.

With more than 400 entries received this year from across Australia, the judges had a tough time shortlisting the works. Winners will be announced on 14 October and an exhibition of the finalists on show from Sunday 16 October to Sunday 27 November 2016.

Offering more than $20,000 in prize money, the long-running competition features four awards this year, including a people’s choice award to be announced on 17 November.

This year’s judges are:

  • José Da Silva (Senior Curator and Head of Australian Cinémathèque Collections & Exhibitions, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art)
  • Judy Watson (Award-winning Australian artist)
  • Emma Bain (Director – Exhibitions and Programs, Redland Art Gallery)
  • Stephanie Lindquist (Director – Collection and Public Art, Redland Art Gallery)
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Jose Da Silva, Judy Watson and Emma Bain have been busy judging this years Redland Art Awards.

Visit Redland Art Awards to learn more or view the shortlist.

Entries open for the 2016 Redland Art Awards


Entries are now open for the prestigious Redland Art Awards, a contemporary biennial painting competition presented by Redland Art Gallery and open to all Australian artists.

Redland Art Gallery director Stephanie Lindquist said the long-running competition featured four awards this year, with more than $20,000 in prize money on offer.

“With a thriving arts community and strong cultural appreciation, the Redlands has developed a reputation as a significant regional arts centre in Australia and these awards are highly regarded, drawing interest from distinguished artists nationwide,” she said.

“First held in 1981, the Redland Art Awards was established by a small group of local artists known as the Redland Yurara Art Society, which is among Queensland’s oldest art societies.

“In 2014, the awards attracted 250 entries from artists across the country, with 49 finalists featured in the exhibition and the major prize awarded to acclaimed Indigenous artist Margaret Loy Pula, for her geometric bush potato artwork Anatye.

Margaret Loy Pula's award winning artwork Anatye

Margaret Loy Pula’s award winning artwork Anatye

Ms Lindquist said the awards accepted paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel and mixed media, with the winning entry awarded an acquisitive first prize of $15,000.

“There is also $4000 for the runner-up, $2500 for the winner of the Local Environment Prize and $500 for the Meredith Foxton People’s Choice Award, which is sponsored by the Redland Yurara Art Society,” she said.

“Birkdale visual artist Anita West won the Peoples’ Choice Award in 2014, with Kevin Chin winning second prize for a four-panel artwork and Jun Chen winning the Local Environment Prize for his portrait of the Brisbane River.”

This year’s judges are Kyla McFarlane (Acting Curatorial Manager of Australian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art), Judy Watson (internationally recognised Indigenous artist and winner of the 2015 Australia Council Visual Arts Award) and gallery directors Stephanie Lindquist and Emma Bain (Redland Art Gallery).

Entries for the Redland Art Awards close on Friday 12 August 2016, with the winners announced on 14 October and a free exhibition of short-listed works on show from Sunday 16 October to Sunday 27 November. Visit the Redland Art Awards website to download an entry form or contact Redland Art Gallery on (07) 3829 8484.

Presented by Redland Art Gallery, the Redland Art Awards are an initiative of the Redland City Council in conjunction with event sponsors Stark Creations and Redland Yurara Art Society.

Entries called for new Redland Art Awards


Entries are now open for the prestigious biennial Redland Art Awards.

This national painting prize is now presented by Redland Art Gallery as a major Redland City Council initiative.

First held in 1981, Redland Art Awards was established by a small group of local artists known as Redland Yurara Art Society, which is among Queensland’s oldest art societies.

The contemporary painting competition, which offers a prize pool of more than$20,000, is open to all Australian artists.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Council’s support for the long-running competition underscored the City’s reputation as a significant regional arts centre.

“That this event is now in its 29th year is testament to our thriving arts community and strong cultural appreciation in the Redlands,’’ Cr Williams said.

“It is why the Redland Art Awards have become so popular with artists across Australia as well as residents who appreciate and enjoy our galleries.’’

Redland City Arts, Culture and Innovation spokesman Paul Bishop said 390 entries were submitted for last year’s competition, with 45 short-listed for display.

“We are expecting that to be exceeded this year,’’ Cr Bishop said.

“This is a highly regarded competition with an acquisitive first prize of $15,000 and $4000 for the runner-up,’’ Cr Bishop said.

“There’s also $2500 for the winner of the Local Environment Prize and $500 for the Meredith Foxton People’s Choice Award, which is sponsored by Redland Yurara Art Society.

“The real highlight though comes on Sunday 12 October when all the finalists go on display at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.’’

This year’s judges are Maud Page (Acting Deputy Director, Curatorial and Collection Development, Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art), Joe Furlonger (award-winning Australian artist and former recipient of Moet & Chandon Fellowship) and Stephanie Lindquist (Director, Redland Art Gallery).

Entries for the Redland Art Awards close on 29 July.

Download an entry form or contact Redland Art Gallery on (07) 3829 8484.