Pinnacles Gallery and the North Queensland Potters’ Association Inc. invite entries into the

2018 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards

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 in Australia.

The City of Townsville Art Collection Award of $10,000 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.

Selected works will be on display at Pinnacles Gallery from 27 July - 16 September 2018 and will be eligible in various categories beyond the major City of Townsville Art Collection Award.

Applications Close | Monday 30 April 2018
Artists Advised of Selection | Wednesday 30 May 2018
Delivery of Art Works | 9am - 4pm, Friday 20 July 2018
Announcement and Official Opening | Friday 27 July 2018
Exhibition Dates | 27 July - 16 September 2018
Collection of Artworks | 9am - 4pm, Tuesday 18 September 2018
Proudly Presented By Townsville City Council’s  - Gallery Services


Entry is in accordance with, and is deemed acceptance of these conditions. The entrant (hereafter referred to as the “Artist”) is bound by, and shall perform and observe all obligations upon the Artist pursuant to these conditions.

The awards are strictly open to ceramic artworks. No other media will be accepted. Entry is open to all local, interstate and international artists.  The Awards are strictly open to ceramic artworks.  No other media will be accepted.

All entries submitted by the Artist must be the original work and concept of the Artist and must have been completed in the twelve months preceding the Awards and must not have previously won a prize.

Artists should note that this includes moulds, which must also be the original unaided work of the artist. Commercial moulds are not acceptable and will not be judged. Any two dimensional works must be mounted and ready for hanging/display.
A third party may not enter any works on behalf of an Artist.

A maximum of three (3) entries may be submitted. There is no limitation on the size of works, however, the work must be predominantly ceramic material.

Entry in the Awards is through pre-selection from photographs and digital image/s of each artwork entered. Artists are NOT to submit original works of art for the pre-selection process.

Artists are required to submit:
A digital image of the artwork in .TIFF or .JPEG format. If the upload on this form does not work, contact Pinnacles Gallery on or (07) 4773 8871 to send them through a different way. Files should be no less than 300 dpi.

Accompanying each image, the Artist is to submit:
A completed and signed entry form
The Artist’s curriculum vitae
Electronic artist statement related to the entry (no more than 300 words)
A non-refundable administration fee of AUD$25 per entry
Their Artist’s ABN OR a Statement by Supplier form

Address all competition entry forms to:
2018 biennial North Queensland
Ceramic Awards

Pinnacles Gallery
PO Box 1268
Townsville   QLD   4810

Entry to the competition closes 5pm, Monday 30 April 2018. An entry shall impose an obligation upon the Artist to submit the entered work for exhibition if selected.


Works selected for exhibition will be as chosen by a panel appointed by Pinnacles Gallery in conjunction with the North Queensland Potters Assoc. Inc.

Artists will be advised of the outcome from pre-selection on or before Wednesday 30 May 2018. Selected Artists will be notified by email and post.

Successful entries being delivered in person by the Artist are to arrive at Pinnacles Gallery between the hours of 9am – 4pm, Friday 20 July 2018.

Works arriving by post/freight must be sent to: 2018 biennial North Queensland
Ceramic Awards

C/- Grace Removals
67-69 Toll Street
Bohle   QLD   4814

Posted/freighted works must arrive at Grace Removals no later than 4pm, Thursday 19 July 2018.

Artists whose works are selected for exhibition must allow their work to be reproduced for promotional, review and educational purposes and/or future promotional use of Gallery Services, Townsville City Council, the North Queensland Potters’ Assoc. Inc., and the exhibition sponsors, including but not limited to those works acquired via the 2018 biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards. Entry is and shall be deemed authorisation by the Artist to these parties. Artworks will be put on display for the duration of the Awards and shall not be removed before Tuesday 18 September 2018. 

Pinnacles Gallery will not exhibit any work forwarded for exhibition which is not the submitted entry.


All works selected for exhibition and exhibited shall be for sale. The sale price indicated in the entry form shall apply and shall remain fixed for the duration of the exhibition. This price must take into consideration the 30% commission to be taken by the Gallery. 

Entries consisting of a set of pots must have one price to cover the entire set; individually priced work must be entered separately.

Should an entry be sold, the net sale proceeds will be paid to the Artist within thirty (30) days of sale, provided settlement has been made in accordance with the conditions of sale. Payment will be made in Australian dollars.


All entries must be securely packed, and packaging should be suitable for return.

The cost of freight and insurance for works selected for exhibition will be the responsibility of the Artist.

If consigning artwork via post or carrier, prepaid return freight vouchers must be included with the artwork at the time of receipt.

If the artwork is sold, the prepaid voucher will be returned to the Artist. No payment whatsoever will be made by Pinnacles Gallery for freight or other charges incurred in the delivery or return of entries.

After the close of the exhibition, all works not sold must be collected from Pinnacles Gallery between the hours of 9am and 4pm Tuesday 18 September 2018 by the Artist or their arranged freight company. It is the responsibility of the Artist to ensure the packing material is sufficient for the return transportation of their work and the work is collected in a timely manner.
Where arrangements have not been made for collection or return freight by the due date, the Gallery reserves the right to dispose of the work on the expiration of thirty (30) days from the last exhibition day.


Pinnacles Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever, however caused, to any work whilst in the Gallery’s custody. Each artist is and shall be responsible for maintaining their own insurance cover.


Pinnacles Gallery in conjunction with the North Queensland Potters’ Assoc. Inc. has appointed Greg Daly to judge, select and announce the prizewinning works.

The judge’s decision will be final and correspondence will not be entered into.

Full name of entrant
Year of birth

Place of birth

Eg. Townsville, QLD

Postal Address

Address, State and Postcode. For example: 123 Art Street, Townsville, QLD 4810
Telephone (include area code)

Artwork Title

Artwork creation date

Size of work

Height x Length x Width, in cm
Medium of work


Including 30% Gallery commission
Artist Statement

A digital image of your work in .TIFF or .JPEG format. Files should be no less than 300 dpi.

If the upload on this form does not work, contact Pinnacles Gallery on or (07) 4773 8871 to send them through a different way.


If you do not have an ABN, please attach a Statement by Supplier form, which can be found at:

If the upload form below does not work, you may upload the form to dropbox, or another such file transfer website, and include the link here, or a note that you have emailed the form to
Please upload your completed Statement by Supplier form if you do not have an ABN.

Artist Bio/CV

Or please upload a file in the following section if required
Please upload your Artist Bio/CV

If you have not already supplied it in the previous question
We will contact you for your payment information as soon as we have processed your entry form. Thankyou for entering!
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