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Awards of Excellence in Visual Arts



The Business Liaison Association Inc, in conjunction with Oxlades and the Peninsula Art Educators’ Association, is offering bursaries for students of the Cairns Region interested in pursuing a career in the Visual Arts or Creative Industries through study at Tertiary or TAFE Level.  The Bursaries will be open to Year 12 students studying Visual Arts (General or Applied), Photography, Film and Television.


The Awards are in the form of a suitably engraved plaque and a certificate which is supported by a range of bursaries:

2 x $500 winners (sponsored by Oxlades and Artwork Spaces)

3 x $300 runner up bursary (sponsored by Oxlades, PAEA and REACH)

1 x $250 Indigenous student bursary (sponsored by Department of Education)

2 x $200 encouragement Awards (sponsored by Artview Gallery & InspiredCSS Inc. [The Kite Gallery])

1 x $150 bursary for students who may not go on to Tertiary Study (sponsored by Oxlades).


We encourage all schools to nominate suitable applicants for this round of Bursaries and support the initiative to promote and support talented students in the Visual Arts in Far North Queensland.


Please use the following form or download information from our website www.bla.org.au.

Please read details and conditions carefully and forward registration forms by:

Monday 13 September (Week 10, Term 3) 2021 by 5pm


Closing Date: Monday 19th September, 2022


1. Awards for Excellence in Visual Arts 2021.docx

For more details, please contact the coordinator shown below:

Coordinator: Leanne Shead

Email: leannes@tas.qld.edu.au