Du Rietz Art Awards

The Du Rietz Art Awards honour the architect of the beautiful historic School of Arts building where the Gallery is housed, and is open to all experience levels.

Finalists Announced

Pre-selection is now complete and finalists are listed below:

As per the conditions of entry, judges decisions are final and no further discussion can be entered into.

Delivery of Artwork as follows:

  • In person (or nominated representative): Via Reception Desk, 39 Nash Street, Gympie, Friday 23 July 1pm – 4pm, or Saturday 24 July, 10am to 4pm.
  • Post/carrier: From 13 – 21 July 2021.


Major Prize Awards

Gympie Regional Council 2D Award $5,000

Budget Steel 3D Award $3,000 (Acquisitive)

SoMa SoMa Locals Award $3,000

Sub Awards

2D Highly Commended Award $1,000

Ceramic Award $700

People’s Choice Award $1,000


Key Dates

Entries Close | 4pm Tuesday 8 June 2021

Award Presentations | from 6pm, Friday 30 July 2021

Exhibition viewing | 29 July - 3 September 2021


2021 Sponsors:

  • Gympie Regional Council
  • Budget Steel
  • SoMa SoMa Espresso Bar
  • Gwyn Moore
  • Cooloola Potters Group
  • Creative Arts Gympie Region Inc.
  • Heinke Butt
  • Sally and David Gartshore
  • Annette Reilly