Welcome to The d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards
Established in 2004 by Mudgeeraba identity Earle Hinschen, The d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards immediately proved itself as one of the top visual art awards, not only in Queensland but further afield.
Now 10 years on, ‘The Doyles’ as it is colloquially known has become an important Australian Art Festival for artists nationwide and art collectors. Over the years, winners have gone on to become professional artists and they still continue to enter their works in our exhibition.
The primary category is ‘Landscape’, as Doyle himself was a noted landscape artist, with other categories being ‘Still Life’ and ‘Portrait/Figures’.
The 1st Prize winner of the 2011 Landscape Award, Geoff Hale, said “over the past few years I have watched ‘The Doyles’ grow in size and reputation, and it has rapidly become an important cultural event for Mudgeeraba as well as
the emerging and professional artists nationwide who participate. The quality selection of artworks exhibited at this event each year is certainly a drawcard.”
Despite the wet night more than 300 people braved the weather to attend the opening of the 2013 d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards at the Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall. The event was opened by Gold Coast City Councillor Glenn Tozer. One of the judges, Lorraine Rogers, spoke of the exceptionally high standard of the 400 works on display while the Event Director, Earle Hinschen, sang the praises of the local Gold Coast artists competing against so many interstate and international artists.
“The d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards 2013 Video” by John Mobbs. (click here)
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the “d’Arcy Doyle Arts Festival” has been created, incorporating three venue of Art and Sculpture exhibitions. This exciting step will bring art lovers to the Southern Gold Coast during the month of July. Details are coming soon, so watch this space.
In order to promote the 2014 Awards, we will kicked off with “d’Arcy Doyle Invitational Golf Day” on Sat 21 June. Detailed information will become available closer to the date.
Thank you to Tallai Country Golf Club for their continuous support towards The Doyles.
62 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213
The “History of Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall”. (click here)
We invite you to take a look at our Gallery and enjoy the quality of the art presented for this prestigious Awards.