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 in South Australia, Western Australia and Northern Queensland.
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 through their intrastate publications, 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".