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QPRC June News – What’s Happening Over There?

by | 10 Jun 2022 | NEWS, MEMBER NEWS, Blog post

Click HERE: to download the QBN Art Society’s June Newsletter.

Cultural Services News
2022 QPRC Art Awards Winners
Congratulations to all the 2022 Award winners and all the exhibiting finalists :

The QPRC Acquisitive Art Award – Frank Lindner for Virus Prepper
3D Award – Karen Warburton for UPCYCLE
Emerging Artist Award – Mahala Hill for Mutated 1
Bendigo Pick Award – Kate Carruthers for Rain on the Way

Please vote for the People’s Choice Award at The Q! Winner receives $1000!

Exhibition: Fri 13 May – Sat 11 June
Venue: The Q Exhibition Space QBN
Viewing Times: 10am to 4pm Tues – Sat

Image: From L to R –  K. Carruthers, F. Linden, K. Warburton and M.Hill

Proudly supported by the Braidwood & Bungendore Community Branches of
QPRC Arts Trail to return this OCTOBER
The QPRC 2022 Arts ‘Treasure’ Trail will be a re-boot of the council’s past event that has been held annually since 2006, firstly in Queanbeyan then expanding after amalgamation to include Braidwood, Bungendore and the wider LGA. The Trail was suspended during 2020 & 21 due to Covid but we are reigniting it in October 2022 over three big weekends. Art Galleries, Artist Studios and Creative Practitioners will be invited to participate in throwing open their doors or activating spaces to engage the visiting public to experience the wealth of talent that resides in the QPRC region.
This will be a fully supported event with additional funding coming from the Reconnecting Regional NSW funding program.
For full information, Terms & Conditions and link to online participant registration form please email cultural.services@qprc.nsw.gov.auImage: ‘Coffee at the Albion’ by Rebekah Rice-Hamilton – past Arts Trail participant
Outside the Square – Artist Call out 
Calling for artists and photographers to help create a honeycomb pattern of art in The Queanbeyan Hive this October.
As part of the 2022 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Arts Trail, this exhibition will be a People’s Choice exhibition with great prizes to be won. Artwork must feature as a hexagon shape and can be created in any medium. Cost to enter is $20 and you can purchase a canvas through The Qbn Hive (at cost price) when you enter.First Prize $1200   13-18 years $600
12 & Under $200Final submission of artwork: 18th September
More information and registration visit: www.qbnhive.buzz
or call Helen on 0403 994446
Prize money kindly donated by Recruitment Hive Tech Specialists.
Image: Artist Vee Malnar, the first to register and collect her canvases.
Warped and Twisted ExhibitionWhere: Chifley Health and Well-Being Hub, 70 Maclaurin Cres, Chifley, ACT
When: 3-12 June 2022
Open: Daily 10am – 4pm
Official opening by Tara Cheyne, ACT Minister for the Arts 2pm Saturday 4 June
More info & Contact:
Regional Exhibitions & Events

3% 2022
Mandy Ord, Jodie Zutt and Dennis Mortimer

An exhibition by three artists working in a variety of media; Mandy Ord, Jodie Ohm Zutt and Dennis Mortimer who attended Canberra School of Art during the early 1990s. The exhibition title ‘3%’ refers to a statement made by the Art School director Dr David Williams from his welcome to 1st-year students’ speech.
‘…five years after graduating, only 3% of graduates will have an art practice & only 1% of the 3% will be living wholly off their art practice.
Where: Fever Ward Gallery
87 Collett St, Queanbeyan, NSW
When: 4 – 25 June
Opening: 2-4pm Saturday 4 June

Image: Blue Pieces of Paper to Get Food by Jodie Zutt

Exploration of Space
Paul MartinA series of paintings based on actual exploration of space in both oil and water colour media. Martin began this series in recognition of human evolution and ingenuity. He states that if we can do space exploration we can address climate change and human rights issues – this exhibition references this.Where: Fever Ward Gallery
When: 2 – 23 July
Opening: 2-4pm Saturday 2 July
Creative Opportunities
for Mural ARTIST – facilitator 
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has secured a grant from the NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities Grant Scheme. This project will involve local youth working with a professional mural artist to design and paint a mural inside the Moore Park Skate-bowl in Queanbeyan.
Contract Fee: $15,000.
Program Dates: August – November 2022
EOI Deadline: COB July 6 – 2022
For full details and criteria document email: Cristina DeJongh community.team@qprc.nsw.gov.au
EXHIBITION CALL OUT for 2023 shows
Artists are invited to submit a proposal  for Rusten House Art Centre’s exhibition program 2023. Exhibitions run for 3 weeks and there is a choice of two gallery spaces, fees apply.
To discuss your proposal or find out more please phone our Cultural Services team on 6285 6170,
email Cultural.Services@qprc.nsw.gov.au  or come and visit us at 87 Collett St, QBN between 10am – 4pm Wed – Sat.
Apply here:
QPRC Cultural Grants – open for application
The Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council continues to make our Cultural Grants available to individual and groups of practitioners in our region. Grants are available from $500 – $3000. For more information go here
Please contact Culture & Arts team leaderJanita.Byrne@qprc.nsw.gov.au to discuss your proposal before applying.
Applications are open throughout the year, or until funds are exhausted
Other Prize & Grant Opportunities
Lester Prize closes 17 June
National Capital Art Prize closes 30 June
Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award closes 1 July
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize closes 8 July
2022 National Print & Drawing Acquisitive Awards closes 15 July
John Leslie Art Prize for landscape painting closes 22 July
Calleen Art Award closes 25 July
Ceramic Break – Triennial Acquistion Sculpture Prize closes 31 July
Paddington Art Prize closes 5 SeptemberCultural Grants  QPRC gcultural Grants program is to assist local arts and cultural groups to develop their own projects. Open throughout the year or untill funds are exhusted.Spread the word – add your event to the Visit Queanbeyan Palerang website here or join the QPRC Virtual Market for local makers on the regions premier tourism website  https://investqueanbeyanpalerang.com.au/virtual-market/
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See what’s on in our region 

If you have an upcoming local event please send the details through to Cultural.Services@qprc.nsw.gov.au so we can add it to future newsletters.Visit and bookmark the Culture and Arts section of Council’s website.

For upcoming shows and exhibitions at The Q visit: www.theq.net.au