Annual Art Award

Sally Simpson's sculpture 'Fragile Equilibrium'

The Art Awards started in 2008 following a partnership with the Queanbeyan Art Society dating back to 1975.

Council sponsored a major acquisitive prize at the society’s annual exhibition and the prize-winning artworks form the bulk of council’s art collection. The collection also contains additional works acquired at these exhibitions and others that have been gifted, and totals approximately 130 works.

Since 2008 the Art Awards have been a non-acquisitive exhibition sponsored and managed by QPRC and held in The Q-Exhibition Space, in Queanbeyan.

2022 Art Award exhibition

The Art Awards Exhibition is currently on The Q Exhibition Space until Saturday 11 June. The exhibition is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

Voting for the People’s Choice Award is underway and open to all visitors until the close of the exhibition, with the announcement taking place the following week.

2022 QPRC Art Award winners

The winners for the 2022 Art Awards were announced on 12 May at The Q.

Frank Lindner with his photo Virus Prepper - winner of the 2022 QPRC Art Award acquisitive prize

Winner of the 2022 Art Award Acquisitive prize Frank Lindner with his photograph 'Virus Prepper'

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  • The QPRC Acquisitive Art Award: $5,000 - Frank Lindner for 'Virus Prepper'
  • Youth Emerging Artist Award: $2,000 -Mahala Hill for 'Mutated I'
  • 3D Award: $3,000 - Karen Warburton for 'UPCYCLE'\
  • Bendigo Pick Award: $1,000 - Kate Curruthers for 'Rain on the way'
  • People’s Choice Award: $1,000 - Rebecca Lee for 'Regeneration'

Previous Winners of the Regional 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
  • 2017 Harriet Schwartzrock & Suzanne Moss
  • 2018 Gunther Deix & Erin Conron
  • 2019 Linda Dening
  • 2020 not awarded
  • 2021 Sally Simpson
  • 2022 Frank Lindner