The biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards has long aimed to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation. A showcase for both well-known and emerging artists, this competition displays the diversity of ceramic art currently being produced not only in Australia but also overseas. The $10,000 acquisitive City of Townsville Art Collection Award continues to provide both opportunity for artists to become a part of one of the nation’s most significant ceramic collections as well as ensuring the continued growth of this important subsection of the City of Townsville Art Collection.
2020 finalists’ works are on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from 31 July to 20 September 2020 including winners:
City of Townsville Art Collection Award – $10,000 (Acquisitive)
Mahala Hill, Armoured Mist Frog (2020)
Pack & Send Townsville Award – $1,500 (Acquisitive)
Mollie Bosworth, It’s Not Dark Yet (2019)
Loloma Jewellers Award, in memory of Betty Jackson – $1,000 (Acquisitive)
Annette Bukovinsky, Fall (2020)
Emu Sportswear Award – $1000 (Acquisitive)
Warren Ogden, Monolith (2020)
Rainford Family Award – $500 (Acquisitive)
Cecily Willis, Striped Pyjamas (2020)
Winners of the 2020 North Queensland Ceramic Awards were selected by guest judge and ceramic artist Sandra Black, who has been influential over many years for her imaginative work in porcelain and bone china, and her innovative techniques in piercing and carving clay.