North Queensland Ceramic Awards

Image: Simone FRASER Landscape Series (single) 2017 Clay and dry glazes 63 x 27 cm Major acquisitive prize winner of the City of Townsville Art Collection Award, 2018 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards, Townsville. City of Townsville Art CollectionThe 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.

Image: Simone Fraser, Landscape Series (single)  2017, clay and dry glazes, 63 x 27 cm
Major acquisitive prize winner of the City of Townsville Art Collection Award, 2018 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards, Townsville.
City of Townsville Art Collection

Exhibition Dates

Friday 31 July - Sunday 20 September 2020

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NQ Ceramic Awards 2020 Winners Announcement

View the official announcement of the winners of the 2020 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards announced by Councillor Liam Mooney.

Winners

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Important Updates

Please read as key information has changed.

Venue

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the North Queensland Ceramic Awards will now be installed at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, no longer at Pinnacles Gallery.

Conditions of entry

Terms and conditions have changed. Please read the updated Conditions of Entry.

Delivery instructions

Read the updated Delivery & Collection Instructions and download the Delivery Label Template.

Key Dates

Applications CloseMonday 20 April 2020
Artists Advised of SelectionMonday 4 May 2020
Delivery of Art Worksby 4pm, Friday 3 July 2020
Virtual Exhibition Dates31 July – 20 September 2020
Announcement of winnersFriday 31 July 2020
Collection of ArtworksBetween 9am - 4pm, Wednesday 23 September 2020

Judge

Sandra Black, 3 Etched Bowls, thrown and pieced cool ice porcelain, various sizes. Photograph: Victor FranceSandra 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.

Image: Sandra Black, 3 Etched Bowls, thrown and pieced cool ice porcelain, various sizes. Photograph: Victor France

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