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Thank you for your entry into the inaugural $10 000 Kingaroy Biannual Sculpture Prize. Up to date information on the Prize will be available on the Gallery's web and Facebook pages. Facebook/kingaroyregionalartgallery

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The Kingaroy Arts Team Inc. (KAT) is a not for profit community based organisation founded in early 2015 with the twin objectives of growing the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery into a south east Queensland arts hub, and placing Public Art based on our history and heroes, lifestyle and broad achievements at the centre of development and renewal in Kingaroy and the South Burnett region. We now have pleasure in launching The inaugural $10000 Kingaroy Sculpture Biannual for March 2017 as the first step towards turning our second objective of promoting Public Art into reality.


Dr. Rhyl Hinwood AM

A 1986 Churchill Fellow, Rhyl was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Queensland in 2001 for her outstanding contribution to
the University and to the Visual Arts in Queensland and appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2006 for her service to the Visual Arts. In 1976 she won a commission to complete the carvings in the Great Court of the University of Queensland and since 1990 over three hundred of her carvings have been listed on the Registers of the National Estate and Queensland Heritage. As a professional sculptor with over forty years experience, she has worked almost exclusively on the design and production of over seven hundred commissioned public artworks for institutions, the churches, corporations, organisations, federal, state and local governments as well as for private clients.


$7000 cash, acquisitive

All entries are eligible for the Sculpture Award.


$2000, acquisitive

Open to artists who live within the South Burnett geographical area, including the South Burnett Regional Council area, Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council area and adjacent Yarraman and Goomeri districts.


$1000, non-acquisitive

All entries are eligible for the Encouragement Award.


20 January 2017. One prize per entry.


Conditions of Entry Eligibility

  1. For the purpose of the Kingaroy Sculpture Biannual, sculpture is defined as a freestanding, non-site specific, three-dimensional object. Only freestanding works will be accepted for selection.

  2. Entries should not exceed 2 metres in any dimension, and must have a stable base. Overall weight and dimension must allow for easy transportation, and not exceed the carrying capacity of two average persons.

  3. Artists may enter a scale version of an artwork which, in final execution, may have a larger presence.

  4. All entries must be the original work of the submitting artist and must have been designed or completed within two years prior to March 2017.

  5. There is no limit to the number of entries an artist may submit. A separate application form and entry fee must accompany each entry. KAT reserves the right to show only one work per artist in the exhibition.

  6. A non-refundable entry fee of $50 must accompany each work entered. Entry fees contribute towards the cost of staging the sculpture competition. KAT reserves the right to cancel or postpone the Competition and Exhibition, in which case entry fees will be refunded.

Selection Process

  1. It is anticipated that a maximum of approximately
    40 sculptures will be displayed at the KRAG exhibition. The actual number will depend on the size of individual entries.

  2. If an appreciably larger number of entries is received, making it impossible to display all entries at KRAG, a pre-selection process will take place as soon as practical after entries close on Friday, 20 January 2017, with notification of display finalists by 31 January 2017.

  3. All works must be available for display during the full exhibition period of Friday, 3 March to Friday, 31 March 2017.

  4. The Judge will select the winners of the 2017 Open Award, the Local South Burnett Award and the Encouragement Award from the works selected for exhibition. There will be only one prize per entry.

Other Exhibition Criteria

  1. Artists selected for exhibition are responsible for the transport of their work to and from the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery. This includes freight and transport costs in both directions.

  2. Artists selected for exhibition must have provided two print quality images (minimum resolution of 300dpi at approximately A4 size) of their final work and an artist statement by 20 January 2017.

  3. All works exhibited in the Kingaroy Sculpture Biannual will be for sale. KAT will deduct a commission of 20% from the sale price of any works sold through the Kingaroy Sculpture Biannual exhibition.

  4. The sale price listed on the entry form will remain as the final sale price on all promotional material if an entry is selected as a finalist.

  5. All care will be taken when handling artwork, however KAT will not be responsible for loss, theft or damage. Artists are responsible for the shipping and insurance cover of their entries.

  6. The placement of all finalists’ works within the exhibition will be at the discretion of the appointed curator/ curatorial team.

  7. Artists grant KAT and its licensees the right to reproduce their work and biographical material by any means in any media for archival and promotional purposes. The artist and their gallery (if applicable) will be properly acknowledged in such material.

  8. Artworks that are not collected by 28 April 2017 will become the property of KAT, unless arrangements have been negotiated and agreed in writing, without any liability to KAT. After this date, KAT may use or dispose of the work as it determines.


  1. Do I need to be a resident of the South Burnett to enter?

    No, the competition for the Open Award and the encouragement award are open to all artists, whether they reside locally, nationally or internationally. Entry to the South Burnett Award is only open to artists living in the defined South Burnett Area.

  2. When and where can I obtain an entry form for the Kingaroy Sculpture Biannual?

    Download at

    Email for a PDF or a hard copy posted to you.

  3. I do not have enough space on the official entry form to complete the required information. What can I do?

    Additional pages may be utilised to complete your entry details. Please include the signed declaration on the official entry form as a record that you have read and understood the conditions of entry.

  4. What are the maximum dimensions of the sculpture to be able to enter?

    The entries cannot exceed 2 metres in any dimension and must have a stable base.

  5. Does ‘freestanding’ sculpture mean that the sculpture cannot be fixed to a wall?

    Yes, all artworks submitted to the Kingaroy Sculpture Biannual are required to stand on a flat base.

  6. Can I submit more than one entry?

    Yes, more than one entry per artist can be submitted.
    A separate entry form and fee is required for each work submitted.

  7. Can I submit more than one piece in the same entry?

    Yes, a single entry may consist of more than one free standing related piece as long as the maximum size requirements are adhered to (under 2 metres in any dimension).

  1. Can I enter a work that has specific technical requirements?

    There are opportunities to display finalists’ works that have specific requirements such as power. Please contact the prize convener on sculptureprize@ prior to submitting your entry.

  2. What is the difference between the ‘artist’s statement‘ and the ‘artist’s biographical statement’?

    The artist’s statement is a short paragraph detailing some information about the submitted work such
    as background to the work and what the work represents. The
    artist’s biographical statement is a short paragraph which may include some details on the artist’s educational, career, exhibition, commissions or collections history.

  3. Does any shortlisting of entries occur before the judges are involved?

    No, the judge conducts the entire pre-selection process and final judging. This means that every single entry submitted will be reviewed by the judge.

If I am selected for exhibition:

1. Can I supply my own plinth?

There is flexibility for finalists to negotiate the use of their own plinths if required (e.g. if the work needs to be fixed or mounted in a unique way). If a custom made plinth is part of the work, then the plinth will be included in the overall dimensions of the artwork.

2. If I am unable to collect my work in person, how can I have it returned?

It is the responsibility of the artist to arrange all transportation and payment of transportation costs associated with their work. Artists have the option to return courier their work, as well as use Australia Post if their work is of suitable size. There is no typical company used as it depends on the work and artists’ delivery preference. If your work is of significant size and will require specialist transportation please contact the Prize Convener prior to submitting your entry.

3. If my work is purchased during the exhibition, am I responsible for delivery of the work to the buyer?

In most cases, KAT will facilitate any delivery communication between artist and buyer if required.


PDF Entry Forms are all available on the Gallery's web site.


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