North Queensland Ceramic Awards
|Entries into the 2020 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards have now closed.|
The 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 opportunity 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 31 July - 20 September 2020 and will be eligible in various categories beyond the major City of Townsville Art Collection Award.
Please read as key information has changed.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the North Queensland Ceramic Awards will now be installed at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, no longer at Pinnacles Gallery.
Following the Federal and State Government’s advice and restrictions for slowing the spread of Covid-19, this exhibition will be closed to public until further direction, and will instead be made available as an online virtual tour.
Conditions of entry
Terms and conditions have changed. Please read the updated Conditions of Entry.
|Applications Close||Monday 20 April 2020|
|Artists Advised of Selection||Monday 4 May 2020|
|Delivery of Art Works||by 4pm, Friday 3 July 2020|
|Virtual Exhibition Dates||31 July – 20 September 2020|
|Announcement of winners||Friday 31 July 2020|
|Collection of Artworks||Between 9am - 4pm, Wednesday 23 September 2020|
Sandra Black is a ceramic artist who has been influential over many years for her imaginative work in porcelain and bone china, and especially her innovative techniques in piercing and carving clay.
Sandra Black has now been working for around 45 years as a ceramic artist, with at least 31 solo exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. She has participated in over 280 invitation exhibitions in many countries including India, Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, China, UK, New Zealand, Germany and Singapore. She has taught consistently in a range of places and contexts nationally and internationally and has won awards such as the Fletcher Challenge Award in New Zealand.
Her work has been published in numerous prestigious international journals and books including “Masters of Porcelain” published by Lark books in 2008. Her work is held in many public and private collections throughout Australia and overseas.