Du Rietz Art Awards



Annual Gympie Regional Gallery art competition honoring the architect of the beautiful historical School of Arts building where the Gallery is housed.

Now in their 4th year, the Du Rietz Art Awards are the premier art awards for the Gympie Region. Finalists are displayed throughout the Gallery and feature a range of 2D and 3D artworks.

Entries into the Competition have now closed.

Competition finalists will be notified by Wednesday 15 June 2022.

Viewing Dates: 14 July - 26 August


Official Opening and Award presentations: Friday 15 July, 6pm


Judges Floor Talk: Saturday 16 July, 10.30am



2D & 3D Award Finalists - 2022 Du Rietz Art Awards

2D Award Finalists

3D Award Finalists

The Gympie Regional Gallery would like to thank the pre-selection judges for their time in formulating the finalists.

  • Trudie Leigo – Regional Arts Manager, CQ University and Independent Curator
  • Michael Brennan – Gallery Director, Noosa Regional Gallery.

The final judging will take place once the finalists works are installed on Friday 15 July.

2022 Award Prize Money

2D Award $5,000

2D Highly Commended $1,000


Sponsored by Gympie Regional Council

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3DAcquisitive Award $3,000

Sponsored by Budget Steel

Budget steel

Local’s Award $3,000

Sponsored by SoMa SoMa Espresso Bar

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Ceramic Award $700

Sponsored by Gwyn Moore and Cooloola Potters Group

People’s Choice Award $1,000


  • Creative Arts Gympie Region Inc.
  • David and Sally Gartshore
  • Annette Reilly
  • Heinke Butt
  • Budget Steel

Image Gallery from Previous Du Rietz Art Awards

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