Welcome to the Woollam Constructions Art on Show Awards Art Prize and Exhibition 2019

Mackay’s prestigious art awards and three day exhibition, presented by Mackay Show Association. Celebrating arts excellence and fourteen years of competition.

Welcome to the Woollam Constructions Art on Show Awards Art Prize and Exhibition 2018

Mackay’s prestigious art awards and three day exhibition, presented by Mackay Show Association. Celebrating our thirteenth year of competition and over a decade of arts excellence.  

Welcome to the Woollam Constructions Art on Show Awards Art Prize and Exhibition 2018

Mackay’s prestigious art awards and three day exhibition, presented by Mackay Show Association. Celebrating our thirteenth year of competition and over a decade of arts excellence.  

Welcome to the Woollam Constructions Art on Show Awards Art Prize and Exhibition 2018

Mackay’s prestigious art awards and three day exhibition, presented by Mackay Show Association. Celebrating our thirteenth year of competition and over a decade of arts excellence.

Welcome to the Woollam Constructions Art on Show Awards Art Prize and Exhibition 2018

Mackay’s prestigious art awards and three day exhibition, presented by Mackay Show Association. Celebrating our thirteenth year of competition and over a decade of arts excellence.

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 fourteen 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, held in conjunction with the annual Mackay Regional Show. Entries received from renowned and up and coming artists Australia 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 three-day 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 three days of Mackay Regional Show.

2019 celebrates fourteen years, each year showing increased strength, at attractive overwhelming interest, regionally and nationwide. In 2018 a record year for entries coupled with dramatically increased art sales and heightened popularity with over 40,000 show patrons, and art lovers, attending annually.

The Mackay Show Association is committed to supporting and celebrating Australian artists, and the initiative behind establishing The Art on Show Awards takes the arts to a higher level of professionalism within the context of a public/community art competition in the show “arena”. Our continuing aim is to seek a very significant level of participation from artists nation-wide, provide a high standard of presentation where art may be viewed, studied and criticized, play an integral part in our regions cultural future, as a high-profile arts prize, and provide an educational role, raising awareness and promoting the arts to over 40,000 patrons attending the Mackay Regional Show.

 

Total Prize Money 2019: $11,000

 

2019 Guest Judge:

Lucy Belle Tesoriero, Curatorial of Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville Queensland

Key Dates 2019:

Entries Open including Online Entries:  Friday 22 February 2019

Entry form/fees close: Friday 24 May by 12.00noon
(Online or hard copy)

Delivery of works: Wednesday 12 June by 4.00pm
Upper level, 500 Pavilion, Mackay Showgrounds
(Entrance via Milton Street).

Judging: Sunday 16 June

Presentation of Awards & Exhibition opening:

Tuesday 18 June 2019: Commencing 6.30pm

2019 Ticketed event.
AOS Tickets available online - 1 March 2019
www.artonshow.com.au

Exhibition Opening Hours: 

Tuesday 18 June 6.30pm – 8pm
Wednesday 19 June 10am – 8pm
Thursday 20 June 10am – 3pm

Exhibition Close: Thursday 20 June 3.00pm

Collection of Work: Friday 21 June 9.00am – 5.00pm

All works are available for sale. Please contact Melissa Broadhurst on 0408 074 283 for all enquiries.

 

Art on Show Awards 2019 Official Presentation & Exhibition Opening
Tuesday 18 June 2019 - Commencing 6.30pm

2019 Ticketed event.
Art on Show Pre-paid Tickets available online Friday 1 March 2019

Buy your tickets HERE artonshow@mackayshow.com.au
Receive ONE FREE DRINK ticket on entry to the grounds when you purchase a Special $10 Art on Show Pre-paid Ticket.
Present your ticket at the gate to receive pre-paid Art on Show ticket

Offer only available until 5.00pm Wednesday 12 June 2019

 

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 )

Art on Show Winners 2019

 

Sliding Screen Image credit: Jim Cullen, Photographer | www.jimcullen.com.au

Artist Images:

Clinton Barker, Smithereens.
Bernhardine Mueller, Woman with a Past.
Avril Makula, Green
Yvonne Maloney-Law, Under Capricorn - Keppel Bay