Helena Jackson-Lloyd's Mack in the Yard. The winner of Section 1 | 2D Award in 2019.
Helena Jackson-Lloyd's Mack in the Yard. The winner of Section 1 | 2D Award in 2019.

Time to brush up on your art skills

TIRED of being bored at home because of the coronavirus pandemic?

Enter the 2020 Du Rietz Art Awards and unlock your creative side while banishing the lockdown blues.

You could win a share in more than $13,000 in prizes from the Gympie Regional Gallery's national art competition.

The Du Rietz Art Awards are open to artists of all experience levels, and entrants can enter two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, which are eligible for seven awards.

The major awards are: $6000 for the 2-Dimensional Award; $3000 for the Budget Steel 3-Dimensional Award; and $3000 for the Bendigo Bank Locals Award, which is given to an entrant from the Gympie region.

There are five sub-awards, with a total value of $1945.

These are the Roy Skinner Memorial Works on Paper Award, the Bryan Moore Memorial Ceramic Award, the Ceramic Encouragement Award, the Locals' Encouragement Award and the People's Choice Award.

Entries are scheduled to close on Friday, June 12, at 4pm.

Award presentations will take place on Wednesday, August 5, at 7pm.

Artworks submitted as part of the awards will be on display at Gympie Regional Gallery from August 5 to September 5.

For more information and to submit an online application, go to gympie.qld.gov.au/DRAA for a full list of conditions and an entry form.