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.”
The opening of the 10th 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 and UK are exhibited, attracting up to 200 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”, which were introduced last year, proved to be very successful and will become a fixture in future Doyles.
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 brought art lovers to the Southern Gold Coast during the month of June and July.
In order to promote the 2014 Awards, we kicked off with “d’Arcy Doyle Invitational Golf Day” on Sat 21 June.
Thank you to Tallai Country Golf Club for their continuous support towards The Doyles.
62 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba QLD 4213
Click here for 2014 information.
We invite you to take a look at our Gallery and enjoy the quality of the art presented for this prestigious Awards.