North Queensland Ceramic Awards

2024 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards

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 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 18 October 2024 to 2 February 2025 and will be eligible in various categories beyond the major City of Townsville Art Collection Award.

Key Dates

  • Applications close: 11am  Tuesday 16 July 2024 (AEST)
  • Artists advised of selection: Friday 16 August 2024
  • Delivery of artworks: Tuesday 1 October 2024 to Sunday 6 October 2024
  • Winners announcement and official opening: 6pm Friday 18 October 2024
  • Exhibition dates: 18 October 2024 to 2 February 2025
  • Collection of artworks: 6 February 2025 to 7 February 2025

Award Categories

City of Townsville Art Collection Award: $10,000 Acquisitive
People's Choice Award: $1,000

Administration Fee

All applicants must agree to pay the non-refundable administration fee of $25.00 AUD per Entry. A maximum of three (3) entries per applicant may be submitted. Payment can be made over the counter or by phone at the Townsville Civic Theatre on (07) 4727 9797, located at 41 Boundary Street, South Townsville Queensland 4810. Alternatively, you can pay online before 11am Tuesday 16 July 2024 (AEST).

Please reference your Smarty Grants application number and code CERAMIC when paying. Failure to make payment by the due date will result in the application being rejected from entry.

Presenting Partner

North Queensland Potters Association Inc