Art Competitions

Art and craft


On display at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery is the Primary school student art exhibition, whose current theme is: Quaint, Quirky and Peculiar. This exhibition will continue until November at the Royal Park Art Gallery. Art Start is an exhibition designed to encourage children’s participation in the visual arts and is open to kindergarten to grade six students in Northern Tasmania. The exhibition explores visually unusual and interesting subjects which in turn led the artists to expand their artistic repertoire with the use of different techniques and treatments. We have been excited to witness the end result!

Each year QVMAG celebrates two major artistic competitions for younger people: Art Start and Art Rage. These competitions encourage young people to use a range of art mediums to explore particular themes.


Upcoming Exhibition

The theme of next term’s exhibition is Above, Beyond and Beneath  this theme could relate to our current Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition as it explores positions and distances in time, space or environment. The competition will once again be guest curated by talented students who will help select, arrange and host the exhibition which is to be launched on 12th November 2019.  These students will be mentored by previous student curators, who will assist with the intricacies of curating an art exhibition by primary students, for primary students. QVMAG couldn’t be more thrilled to present this emerging talent to our local and interstate visitors. Selected entries will be displayed at the Art Gallery at Royal Park from November 2019 to June 2020.


ArtRage exhibits works by Tasmanian students at college level. Held annually, the event regularly attracts vibrant, thought-provoking pieces by a new generation of creative professionals.