Budding artists have a chance to win big prizes

TALENTED Southern Downs artists have the chance to enter their work to share in $15,000 in cash and prizes.

The Queensland Regional Art Awards is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland.

The program aims to highlight the wealth of creative talent located outside the capital city and provide a platform for further professional and career development.

In 2014 all participating artists will be featured in the QRAA Online Gallery and have the opportunity to win an award and be selected for the touring exhibition, to be curated by Dr Lisa Chandler (artist, curator and academic).

The exhibition will tour to key centres around Queensland including Brisbane.

Awards include:

The Wayne Kratzmann Award: $10,000 acquisitive award, plus a funded residency in Brisbane

Brian Tucker Young Artist Development Award: $1500 non-acquisitive

The Edge Digital Art Award: Fully funded residency at 'The Edge', State Library of Queensland

Art Shed Brisbane People's Choice Award: $500 Open, $250 Youth, art supplies

Gray Puksand /TAFTA Textile Award: $750 plus attendance at a TAFTA forum

Entries close Monday, July 21 with an online exhibition and people's choice voting opening Monday, August 11.

For more information contact program@flyingarts.org.au, call us on 32161322 or visit www.flyingarts.org.au/qraa



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