Art & Photography Exhibition 2023

Burnett Heads Community Hall
27 & 28 October 2023.
Opening Night Drinks & Canapes Event – Thursday 26 October

Come and Enjoy Our Friendly Exhibition

About the Art & Photography Exhibition

The Burnett Heads Art & Photography Exhibition has developed a reputation for being well organised and easy for artists and photographers to display their work – and for the audience to enjoy it. The exhibition has been extremely popular in Burnett Heads with over 160 pieces of Art in the last show. In 2023, thanks to the help of th Lighthouse Hotel Community Raffles & Australia Post, we expect it will be even bigger offering the crowd plenty of wonderful works to admire.

Terms & Conditions / Information For Entrants
Conditions of Entry
  1. The winner of the Overall Best in Show Award will then be ineligible to win another section.
  2. Entry Forms must be received by 5pm on Friday 13 October 2023, with your entry fee.
  3. Artwork to be delivered to Burnett Heads Community Hall between 1pm and 6pm Friday 20 October & 9am and 12 noon Saturday 21 October 2023.
  4. Artwork to be collected between 6pm and 7pm Saturday 28 October or 9 and 12 noon Sunday 29 October 2023.
  5. The responsibility rests with the exhibitor to ensure that the EXHIBITS MUST BE ABLE TO BE HUNG SAFELY. Cord or wire must be strong enough to hold the weight of the artwork – therefore “D” hooks are essential. Stewards reserve the right to reject exhibits considered unsafe. Stewards also have the right to reject or remove works considered unsuitable.
  6. SIZE LIMITATION – The size of each exhibit must not exceed a maximum of 100 cm high X 100cm wide including frame. Creative Textile entries must have a total perimeter no larger than 3 metres. Section 3 maximum size is 30cm x 40cm including frame, no minimum size.
  7. All entries must have Section number, artists name, address, phone number and title of work affixed on back.
  8. An artwork may only be entered in one section.
  9. No late entries will be accepted.
  10. All entries are to be original works, produced solely by the entrant and must not have won a previous award.
  11. Entries are accepted on an “all care but no responsibility” basis.
  12. Artists should insure their own artworks.
  13. Entries not collected will become the property of BHPSA and may be sold after 1 month.
  14. Judges may choose not to award a prize in any section where insufficient numbers or quality of entries are received.
  15. Judges may award Highly Commended Awards at their discretion.
  16. The Committee reserves the right to reject any entry without explanation.
  17. Entrants will allow their work to be photographed by media.
  18. Judges decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into.
  19. Any artist wishing to offer their artwork for sale on the day of the Art Show, must be responsible to clearly mark their work with price on entry form so it can be added to the tag. Artists wishing to sell their work need to conduct their own sale directly with interested buyers, or allow Burnett Heads Progress Sports Association (BHPSA) to sell the Artwork on their behalf.
  20. Any artwork sold by BHPSA may incur bank or online processing fees. These fees will be deducted from the sale of the art work.
  21. All artworks are to remain hung in the exhibition hall until 6 pm Saturday 28 October 2023.
Eligible entries can be submitted for the following PRIZES 

Overall Best In Exhibition : $450
Peoples Choice Award : $100

1. $300 – OPEN: 2023 Theme – River/Land/Sea Scape – Any medium
2. $300 – OPEN: Works on Paper – Watercolour, Pastel, Drawing etc
3. $300 – OPEN: Easel Works – Oil, acrylic, mixed media, collage or other medium on a non-paper based support e.g canvas or board.
4. $200 – OPEN: Small painting (Maximum 30cm x 40cm including frame) – Any medium
5. $100 – YOUTH: 13-17 Years – Any medium
6. $50 – YOUTH: Up to 12 years – Any medium 

7. $200 – OPEN: Photography – Colour – Any subject 
8. $200 – OPEN: Photography – Black and White – Any subject 
9. $200 – OPEN: Digital Collage/Drawings etc – Any subject 
10. $100 – YOUTH: 13 -17 years – Colour, black and white or digital 
11. $50 – YOUTH: To 12 years – Colour, black and white or digital 

12. $200 – OPEN: Fabric, fibre etc (example small quilt, macramé, stitching, dyeing, basketry) Maximum dimensions – total perimeter no larger than 3 metres

13. $200 – OPEN: Ceramic/Pottery/Sculpture/Woodwork


Entry Fees

Adult: $10.00 per Art Work
Junior: $5.00 per Art Work


Opening Night Drinks & Canapes

Held on Thursday the 26th of October, this event provides the Artists the chance to interact with invited guests and potential buyers before we announce the winning pieces of Art for each Category.

Judging and Awards

Judging will be a done by an expert panel prior to the Opening Night.