Ipswich Art Awards

Important Dates

Entries Close 5pm Friday 16th March 2018

Personal Delivery of art work between 12pm to 4pm Saturday 7th April 2018

Opening Night ticketed function  6pm to 9pm Wednesday 11th April 2018

Exhibition opens to the public 10am Thursday 12th April 2018

Exhibition closes 1pm Sunday 22nd April 2018

Works to be collected between 2pm & 4pm Sunday 22nd April 2018 (there is no storage facility. All works must be collected on this day)

All Courier Deliveries to be received at the Ipswich Art Gallery main entrance d'Arcy Doyle Place Ipswich by COB Friday 6th April 2018.  NOTE no personal deliveries at this venue.


NOTE: Exhibition Theme: "Figments of your Imagination" (chosen from the listed categories if nominated by entrant)


City of Ipswich Ipswich Festival


The Ipswich Art Awards (the Awards) has operated since the year 2000. During that time it has become a huge success cementing itself into the position of being a major event in the Ipswich Festival calendar. Most works are received from artists throughout South-east Queensland and Northern New South Wales. It has also attracted attention from artists Nationally.

The Ipswich Art Awards is among the top prize giving art exhibitions in Queensland.

The Awards link with other Ipswich Festival events including: the Ipswich Festival Parade, Street Party and the Wine and Jazz Festival. Linking the awards to these events ensures the greatest number of visitors possible to view the exhibition.

During the festival time the awards help provide a creative hub in the centre of the city by linking with exhibitions in the Ipswich Art Gallery and the Ipswich Community Art Gallery. The Ipswich Arts Foundation and the Awards provide additional art work to the city’s art collection by providing an acquisition prize.

The local media promotes the event to larger catchments of readers, thereby providing our sponsors with the best possible exposure.

The event has taken a strong hold on the imagination of the local community as well as appealing to visitors to the Ipswich Festival. We see the Art Awards adding to the lifestyle and recognition of Ipswich, presenting it as a dynamic and creative city in which to live.

Our vision for the future of the awards: "that they become a prestigious event that is nationally recognised."

We would like you and your company to be a part of this wonderful event in our city as we move towards what the Queensland Times once described as the "Arts Capital of Queensland".