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The Bayton Award 2019 - the biennial art award for Central Queensland Artists

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Bayton Award finalists are all eligible for the People's Choice Award valued at $1,000 cash to the artist and artwork that received the most votes from the free public people choice.
 
The Bayton Award is open to artists residing in the following regions and shires: Rockhampton, Livingstone, Gladstone, Banana, Woorabinda, Central Highlands, Isaac, Barcaldine, Blackall-Tambo, Longreach, Winton, Barcoo, Diamantina and Boulia.

The Bayton Award is an initiative of Rockhampton Art Gallery Philanthropy Board, Rockhampton Regional Council and hosted by Rockhampton Art Gallery valued at $17,000 of cash and in-kind contributions and is open to artists of the Central Queensland region.

Judged by the Philanthropy Board and Rockhampton Art Gallery Director the Bayton Award for Central Queensland artists is a biennial, acquisitive Award celebrating the diversity and excitement of visual arts in Central Queensland. 

The winner of the Bayton Award receives:
  1. $5,000 cash prize for the acquisition of the winning work as first right of refusal to the Rockhampton Art Gallery collection.  
  2. An international artist in residency in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China in 2020 arranged by Rockhampton Art Gallery consisting of in-kind and cash contributions to the value of $5,000.
  3. Time to develop a new body of work for the residency undertaken, in the year 2021.
  4. Solo exhibition at Rockhampton Art Gallery in 2022 consisting of in-kind and cash contributions to the value of $7,000 with Rockhampton Art Gallery undertaking first right of refusal on one of the exhibited works for acquisition to the Rockhampton Art Gallery collection without further payment.

    This award has an entry fee of $30.00, payable at the end of this entry form. This fee entitles the artist to up to three entries.

Rockhampton Regional Council / Rockhampton Art Gallery is collecting the personal information you supply on this form for the purpose of administering the 2019 Bayton Award.  Some of your personal details (eg professional details such as name, details of your arts practice and CV, may be released to the media as part of the announcement of entrants, finalists and the winner.)
Important dates

Entries close
Monday 1 April 2019

Entrants notified of selection
Friday 26 April 2019

Delivery of works
Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 June, 9am – 4pm

Exhibition installation
Week of 10 June 2019, concluding Friday 21 June 2019

Exhibition opens
Friday 21 June 2019, 6.00pm
 
Exhibition closes
Sunday  4 August 2019

Collection of unsold works
Tuesday 6 August & Wednesday7 August 9am – 4pm

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