Two artists share top honours

Published on 09 August 2017


The 10th annual QPRC Regional Art Awards were announced last night at The Q in Queanbeyan to a large number of excited artists and art lovers. This year’s prize pool was over $5000 in cash and prizes; including the inaugural QPRC Exhibition Award valued at $1,000.

This year’s judges, David Maclaren from the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery and Claire Primrose from Queanbeyan’s Form Studio and Gallery, had a difficult job determining the winners from over forty art works from the region’s artists; so much so, that the top award was shared for the first time ever.

2017 Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Art Award: Shared by Queanbeyan artists Harriet Schwartzrock for her blown glass piece Flexible and Suzanne Moss for her painting titled Flowers for a room of one’s own

The Highly Commended Award: Roland Aronsen for Old Brown Eyes

The inaugural QPRC Exhibition Award: Cheryl Hodges for Chestnuts, Castanea Sativa

Form Studio & Gallery Award for Professional Practice: Gail Nichols for Tales of a Scribbly Gum

“We are very fortunate to have so many talented artists in our region. This annual award is one way Council offers support and encouragement to our artists and helps to foster that talent,” Cultural Development Officer, Georgina Perri said.

Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to cast their vote in the $500 People’s Choice Award until 2 September. Winner will be announced on Monday 4 September.

For further information contact Cultural Development Officer Georgina Perri on 6285 6170, or email