Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Judging To Commence For Art On Show

The Woollam Art on Show Awards is celebrating 17 years of art excellence in 2023, with the prestigious exhibition and arts event right around the corner.

Taking public and community art to a higher level of professionalism, the Mackay Show Association continues to seek a very significant level of participation from artists locally, interstate, and nation-wide, providing a high standard of presentation, playing an integral part in Mackay’s cultural future as a high-profile arts event, and promoting the arts to patrons.

The four-day event kicks off on Friday, August 4 with the official opening evening and awards presentation commencing at 6:30pm, with tickets available at

The exhibition will then be open from Saturday, August 5 to Monday, August 7 from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily.

Over 200 works, both local and interstate, will be exhibited and are for sale during the event, giving patrons the opportunity to show their support for art and culture in the community.

North Queensland visual artist Dr Anneke Silver will judge this year’s competition, bringing her decades of experience in art practice and teaching.

The Art on Show Awards have five sections of competition with a total prize purse of $12,000 including the major $3,000 prize the Woollam Art on Show Award,.

Patrons will also have the opportunity to judge the People’s Choice Award, to be published post event.

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WHAT: Woollam Art on Show Awards 2023

WHEN: Friday, August 4 to Monday, August 7

WHERE: 500 Pavilion, Mackay Showgrounds


Dr Anneke Silver

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