2019 Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence

About the Siliceous Award

Ceramic Arts Queensland is delighted to announce a call for entries for the 2019 Siliceous Awards.  

Ceramic Arts Queensland (CAQ) is the umbrella organisation for potters and ceramic artists in Queensland and northern NSW.  The Siliceous award is recognition of artistic excellence in ceramics, pottery and sculpture.

Ceramics Arts Queensland is one of Australia’s oldest arts organisations.  It has a long and proud history of fostering and supporting our talented clay workers.  Over the years, many of our members have gone on to become internationally recognised artists.  CAQ holds one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Australian ceramics acquired over many years.

The Siliceous award is a non-acquisitive competition open to members and non-members.  The award comes with a $2,000 first prize. This year's judge is Janet DeBoos.

The Siliceous Award encourages work of technical and artistic excellence in the ceramic arts.  Entries can be in any format, for example traditional technique, conceptual sculptures, or designed tableware.

The artwork should explore the distinctive qualities of clay and glaze with forms and concepts that engage the viewer and encourage a deeper appreciation of the art of ceramics.

To register online for the Siliceous Awards, click the "Register Individual" button at the bottom of the entry form.  Please read the conditions of entry.



Location: Metcalfe Galleries Brisbane Institute of Art (BIA)  41 Grafton Street, Windsor 

Delivery: Thursday 22 August 2019, 8am – noon. 

Opening: The Siliceous Awards exhibition will open on Friday 23 August at 6.00pm

Exhibition: Friday 23 August to Tuesday 3 September 2019 9.30am to 3.30pm Mon-Sat 

Registration: On-line: by Monday 19 August 2019: www.ceramicartsqld.org.au

Entry fee: $20 for Members.  For non-members, the entry is $55 and $40 for Concession/Student which includes one year's CAQ membership (the CAQ membership value is $35).

Email: by Monday 19 August 2019: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Post: by Monday 19 August 2019

Exhibition Co-ordinator
Ceramic Arts Qld
PO Box 1414
New Farm QLD 4005 

Membership: Apply on-line at www.ceramicartsqld.org.au
Individual $35  Student/Concession $20 

Terms and Conditions of Entry

The Siliceous Award attracts an entry fee of $20 for Members, $55 for Non-Members and $40 for Concession/Student.  Non-members receive a one year CAQ membership.

The Siliceous Award is open to all current Individual and Student Members of CAQ, or 2 members from a Group Member of CAQ.    

  1. Entry is limited to one work per member and must be the original work of the member and completed within the last 24 months. 
  1. Entry must consist of a minimum 70% ceramic material.
  1. Entry may consist of inseparable multiple elements, and fit within an area 1m x 1m x 1.5m.  The works must be able to be carried by 2 people (<50kg) 
  1. Entries must be for sale. Selling price on entry form must include a commission of 25%.
  1. Entry Registration is satisfied if all the following is received by CAQ by Monday 19 August 2019
  • Registration on-line, or email, or post,
  • An artist statement/biography (approx. 300 words), 
  • An image of the artist, and 2 images of the work (all images in high resolution -300dpi or 1-2mb) for inclusion in the catalogue,
  • A non-refundable entry fee of $20, paid on-line, direct deposit, or by cheque
  • Non-members pay the $35 CAQ membership fee online at the time of registration of their submission

Lodge On-line:     www.ceramicartsqld.org.au 

Direct Deposit:     Ceramic Arts Qld    BSB# 034 008   Acct# 229 630.   REF: Surname   

Send by Email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

Please provide Statement and images as separate attachments, not in body of email. 

Post to: 

Exhibition Co-ordinator
Ceramic Arts Qld
PO Box 1414
New Farm QLD 4005 

  1. CAQ reserves the right to reproduce the supplied images in print, on the web or facebook for the purposes of publicity.
  1. Deliver work to: Brisbane Institute of Art (BIA), 41 Grafton Street, Windsor, Qld 

           Thursday 22 August 2019, between 8am and 12 noon, or other by prior arrangement with CAQ. 

  1. Placement of work will be at the discretion of the Exhibition Co-ordinator.
  1. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. CAQ will take all care in handling and exhibiting works, but will accept no liability for loss or damage of works whilst exhibited or in transit. 
  1. All forwarding and returning costs will be borne by the Artist.  
  1. All unsold works must be collected by: Wednesday 4 September 2019, between 8am and 12 noon, or by prior arrangement with CAQ.


Event Properties

Event Date 23-08-2019
Event End Date 03-09-2019
Registration Start Date 02-03-2019
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 23
Cut off date 22-08-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price Members: $20 | Non-Members ($55 or $40 Concession/Student)
Contact Email info@ceramicartsqld.org.au
Contact Name Dianne Peach
This is a CAQ Event CAQ_Event
Brisbane Institute of Art
41 Grafton Street
Brisbane Institute of Art
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