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Speaker's Art Prize

Speakers Art Prize

Speaking of Art - Christmas comes early for Queensland Artists

Queensland Artists received some Christmas cheer today with the announcement of the Speaker’s Art Prize by Hon Fiona Simpson, Speaker of Queensland Parliament.

Open to artists across Queensland, the Speaker’s Art Prize offers $9,000 for a painting, drawing or sketch of Queensland Parliament House and is open for submissions from today.

Speaker Fiona Simpson said, “This art prize is an opportunity to promote and nurture the arts in Queensland and for the Parliament to own a unique work.”

“The Parliament is one of Queensland’s most recognisable and beautiful buildings and yet it’s been a long time since we had a work done which captures its beauty. This art prize will benefit the Parliament and support the career progression of the successful Queensland Artist,” said Speaker Simpson.

Speaker Simpson also expressed her thanks for the advice provided by Flying Arts Alliance who will be providing the logistical support to facilitate this competition. 

Flying Arts Alliance has extensive experience in facilitating arts projects and events and supporting the careers of Queensland artists. Their input into this initiative has been very welcome and their willingness to provide the logistical coordination of this competition ensures that artists will be able to easily access this initiative,” said Speaker Simpson.

President and Chair of Flying Arts Glenda Sacre said that the prize was a significant opportunity for a Queensland artist.

“Opportunities like this are rare and it’s wonderful to think that the work of a Queensland artist will be chosen to commemorate the significance of this historic building become a valued legacy for the State.”

Artists interested in making a submission should go to www.flyingarts.org.au and follow the links to the Speaker’s Art Prize.