North Queensland Ceramic Awards

Image: Mahala Hill, <i>Armoured Mist Frog</i>, 2020The biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards has long aimed to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation. A showcase for both well-known and emerging artists, this competition displays the diversity of ceramic art currently being produced in Australia.

The City of Townsville Art Collection Award of $10,000 continues to provide both opportunities for artists to become a part of one of the nation's most significant ceramic collections, as well as ensuring the continued growth of this important subsection of the City of Townsville Art Collection.

Selected works will be on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from 22 July to 25 September 2022 and will be eligible in various categories beyond the major City of Townsville Art Collection Award.

Image: Mahala Hill, Armoured Mist Frog, 2020
Bone china, porcelain, stoneware, volcanic glaze, 8 x 17 x 15 cm
Major acquisitive prize winner of the 2020 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards. City of Townsville Art Collection

Entries open

Monday 1 November 2021

Entries close

5pm, Tuesday 19 April 2022

Exhibition dates

Friday 22 July - Sunday 25 September 2022

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery


  • City of Townsville Art Collection Award - $10,000 (Acquisitive)
  • Emu Sportswear Award - $1,000  (Acquisitive)
  • David & Phyllis (Leong) Rainford Award - $500 (Acquisitive)
  • Award in memory of Betty Jackson - $1,000 (Acquisitive)

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Presenting Partner

North Queensland Potters Association Inc

Sponsors & Supporters

Pack and SendEmu SportswearDavid & Phyllis Rainford