The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2017

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The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2017



The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2017, supported by local industry, business and the community.

The Art Awards will be judged in the following 4 categories:

  • Section 1: Easel Paintings
  • Section 2: Works on Paper
  • Section 3: Three Dimensional and Fibre Works
  • Section 4: Digital Works

For more information, visit Art Awards.


Entry form OUT NOW:

Download the 2017 Entry Form and accompanying Art Awards Brochure below.


Channel 7 Local News Interview (8 September 2017):



Calling for Submissions: 10am - 5pm, Thursday 5, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October 2017

GRAGM Closed for Install: 10am - 5pm, Monday 9 - Friday 13 October 2017

Exhibition Opens: 10am, Saturday 14 October 2017

Judge’s Floor Talk, followed by Artists Lunch: 11am, Saturday 14 October 2017

Judge’s Illustrated Lecture: 2pm, Saturday 14 October 2017

Official Opening and Awards Presentation: 6pm, Saturday 14 October 2017

QAL People's Choice Voting available: After exhibition launch on Saturday 14 October - Thursday 30 November 2017

Art Awards, Artist Talks - FREE Public Program: 10.30am, Saturday 2 December 2017 

QAL People's Choice Awards Announced:  Monday, 4 December 2017

Exhibition Closes: 5pm, Thursday 7 December 2017

Collection of Works: 10am - 5pm, Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Monday 11 December 2017


Meet this YEAR's Judge:

Patricia (Pat) Hoffie is a Queensland based artist. Since her first solo exhibition in Brisbane in 1974, she has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally.

For many decades Pat has worked as an academic and writer and a regular contributor to national arts journals and contemporary art debate and development.

Pat recently left her position at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, to concentrate full-time on her own art practice. In acknowledgement of her long dedication to research and teaching, the University awarded her the title of Professor Emeritus.

For more information on the 2017 Art Awards Judge, download the flyer below.


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