About the Art on Show Awards
The Mackay Show Association is proud to introduce the Art on Show Awards, non-acquisitive art competition and exhibition. The prestigious Art on Show Awards event was established by the Mackay Show Association in 2006, and now celebrates fifteen years of competition and Arts excellence. From humble beginnings in 2006 this event has matured into one of Queensland’s prominent high profile arts events, previously held in conjunction with the annual Mackay Regional Show. 2021 presented as a stand-alone cultural event, with entries received from renowned and up and coming artists Australis wide.
Previously judged by: Directors from our regional gallery Artspace Mackay, and New England Regional Art Museum, curators from the Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Wales, acclaimed Australian artists, G.W Bot, Joe Furlonger, Ron McBurnie, Rona Green and David Fairburn.
The diverse exhibition is open to the public for viewing and purchasing high quality works. An impressive showcase of our local artistic talent and interstate work during the four days of Art on Show event..
Total Prize Money 2021: $11,000
Deanna Hitti, nationally acclaimed Australian artist, and recipient of the 2018 Fremantle Art Centre Print Award.
Key Dates 2021:
Entries Open including Online Entries: Friday 2 April 2021
Entry form/fees close: Friday 25 June by 12.00 noon
Delivery of works: Friday 30 July by 4.00pm Upper Level, 500 Pavilion, Mackay Showgrounds (Entrance via Milton Street)
Judging: Thursday 5 August
Presentation of Awards & Exhibition opening: Friday 6 August 2021 Commencing 6.30pm
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Friday 6 August 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Saturday 7 August 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 8 august 10.00am - 4.00pm
Monday 9 August 10.00am 3.00pm
Exhibition Close: Monday 9 August 3.00pm
Collection of Work: Tuesday 10 August 9.00am - 5.00pm
All works are available for sale. Please contact Melissa Broadhurst on 0408 074 283 for all enquiries.
Art on Show Events
2021 Woollam, Art on Show Awards Exhibition and Awards Presentation Opening Evening
Art on Show Awards 2021 Official Presentation & Exhibition Opening
Friday 6 August 2021 - Commencing 6.30pm
2021 Ticketed event.
Art on show tickets available online Monday 5 July 2021
buy your tickets HERE
This is a covid-19 safe event presented by Mackay Show Association
Limited tickets book early
Officially announced by the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk the winner of the Woollam Constructions Art on Show Awards for 2019 is: Mackay Artist Stephen Homewood with his work entitled Convict Landscape
Mackay Show Association and the Art on Show team would like to extend our congratulations to all winners and our thanks to all entrants in the 2019 Woollam Constructions Art on Show Awards (for more winners click here past winners )
Sliding Screen Image credit: Jim Cullen, Photographer | www.jimcullen.com.au
Clinton Barker, Smithereens.
Bernhardine Mueller, Woman with a Past.
Avril Makula, Green
Yvonne Maloney-Law, Under Capricorn - Keppel Bay