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Welcome to The d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards

d'Arcy Doyle Art AwardsEstablished 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.”

The opening of the 11th d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards was attended by over 300 people, anxious to hear which of the high quality paintings the judges had chosen as winners. 300 entries from 181 artists from throughout QLD, NSW, SA and WA are exhibited, attracting up to 300 people a day. The 12-day event had record sales resulting from the quality and variety of works displayed.

Both the Junior d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards and the “Artist in Residence Programme” proved to be very successful and we will expand the Junior awards in the following years.

 

Click here to view the venues & dates for 2015 Arts Festival.

 

A sample of the fine art on display

The 2016 Awards is scheduled to be at:
Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall
62 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213
(next to Bendigo Bank at Mudgeeraba Market Shopping Centre)

 

Earle Hinschen (Event Director) is on “Culture Champions Wall of Fame”. (click here)

We invite you to take a look at our Gallery and enjoy the quality of the art presented for this prestigious Awards.

 

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