D’arcy Doyle Art Prize 2021

D'arcy Doyle

The 16th d’Arcy Doyle Art Awards and Exhibition is on in Mudgeeraba 23rd June – 4th July and is set to draw through thousands of people.

The Landscape Art Awards were established to honour artist d’Arcy Doyle who passed away in 2001.

Committed to sport and renown for his murals, d’Arcy is a famous Australian artist who’s works included The Cricket Game, Hockey Players and Taking it Serious. All depicting typical and “quintessential” Aussie back yard sport which is the back bone of all Australian sport today.

The Cricket Game d’Arcy Doyle

After a successful life as an artist in Sydney, d’Arcy and his wife moved Mudgeeraba in the 1970s calling the Gold Coast home.

The annual exhibition is considered one of Australia’s premier art awards with the main landscape category offering a $10,000 first prize is supported by emerging artists, professional artists and those wanting a challenge. Other categories include Portraiture and Still Life.

Judges this year include Anthea Polson, Joel Rea and Sam Cretyon. All established and well revered for their contributions to Australian art. More on the judges here.

Selected artists, including the author of this piece, Samantha Beau, will be holding residencies over the 12 days. A residency gives the artist an opportunity to show case their works, talk with people and demonstrate their techniques. Sam’s residency is 130pm – 5pm on Saturday 3rd July. Be sure to pop by and say hello and watch Sam in action.

With over 500 works hung every year and $20,000 in the prize pool, this is an art show to explore and enjoy.

Opens 23rd June and finishes 4th July.


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