Moreton Bay Region Art Awards

The Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards is an annual acquisitive exhibition proudly sponsored by Council.  This year the Art Awards offered an acquisitive prize of $8000, four category prizes of $2000 each, and two supplementary $1000 prizes for a Local Artist and a People's Choice Award.


Saturday 18 May to Sunday 26 May 2019
Open from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM every day
Strathpine Community Centre - 199 Gympe Road Strathpine - View map

Find out how to enter the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards with information and submission requirements, the categories and prizes.

Date: Friday, 17 May 2019
Time: Doors open 6:00 PM
Location: Strathpine Community Centre - 199 Gympie Road, Strathpine (access via Mecklem Street)



Oils, acrylic, watercolour and mixed media

I will go quietly

Annie O’Rourke
Artist statement: This work is one of a series depicting women in the unfamiliar role of perpetrators of destruction and violence. Up until its revolt, the typical perception of women was challenged in the early 20th century when militant suffragettes burnt down public buildings and took part in a variety of protests. Even today, the outrage motivating these actions disrupts the common perception of women as carers and peacemakers.

Works on paper

Any work on a paper substrate including but not limited to: Pen, pencil, ink, collage and mixed media.

Scarborough Quilt 2

Kathryn Blumke
Artist statement: ‘Scarborough Quilt 2’ is inspired by the red cliffs of Scarborough which jut against Moreton Bay. As part of my PhD Visual Art research I investigate the abstract landscape, visualising feeling and the feminine.

Photo digital

Any photographic works either digital or analogue including digital art.

Hiding Spot (Bathroom)

Sam Scoufos
Artist statement: This is from a new series that I started in collaboration with my 3-year-old daughter. We love playing hide and seek together and it always makes me chuckle the places she ends up hiding. We work together on finding the locations, usually I will find a visually pleasing place to take the image and then I let her hide within the frame. It's great to see the spontaneity that comes from this.

3D works

Including sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and wood work.

Pair of double walled vessels

Peter Biddulph
Artist statement: Firing unglazed Ironstone and Los Altos clays in strong reduction in a gas kiln causes the clay to react with the atmosphere in the kiln and emulate weathered surfaces. The interplay of the seemingly weathered surface on the precise geometrical forms of these double walled vessels, creates a tension between the ordered, predictable curve of the form and the random marking of the surface.

Local Artist Prize

Work in any category by an artist living in the Moreton Bay region.

Martin in Strathpine

Martin Edge
Artist statement: I frequently walk down Gympie Road with my friend Winston. I have lived in Strathpine for over twenty years. I enjoy the winding path and many pine trees that follow the length of everywhere I need to go.

Moreton Bay Art Award

Overall winning work in any category (Acquisative).

Some Sort of Growth

Bridie Gillman
Artist statement: Painting has become a meditative act of recalling my experiences of a place through abstract response; an emotional reaction rather than a representation of place. 'Some sort of growth' is in response to my studio surroundings. By looking closer, spending time and responding, I am hoping to nurture a deeper connection to the environment I am situated in.

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