Prizes and Awards

Up to 32 Finalists will be selected as the

'Best in Muster - 2021'

Gala Exhibition of 32 Artist - in Cairns

Your Artwork will be Showcased - from the 11th September to 23rd October 2021

At The Old Court House Gallery - 38 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD - Australia 4870

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Prizes

  1. All Artwork selected as 'Finalists' by the Judges for 2021 - will be showcased live on the Australian Watercolour Muster Digital Gallery - from the 23rd August 2021 to the completion of the 2021 Australian Watercolour Muster period (TBA).
  2. Up to 32 Artworks - the ‘Best in Muster 2021’ – from Artists across Australia will be selected for Exhibition in The Old Cairns Court House - 38 Abbott St, Cairns City QLD 4870 - from the 11th September to 23rd October 2021.
  3. Work selected from Category 1 - 1/2 Sheet on Paper as one of the 30 Finalists selected to be Exhibited in Cairns during September/October 2021 - will also be eligible for selection to be part of the Australian Watercolour Delegation to FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy 2022 **covid permitting this to go ahead.
  4. A Live ‘Spring Muster of Artists’ celebrating the colours and beauty of North Queensland together over 5 days in Cairns – 14 to 18 September 2021 with Workshops, Plein Air Painting and a final ‘Picnic and Paint’ on the lawns of the Old Court House on the 18 September 2021.

A Reminder of the 3 Categories -

ready for Entry from the 6th June to 6th August 2021

For this year - 2021 we will have 3 Entry Categories:

  • Category 1 | 1/2 Sheet Watercolour on Watercolour Paper we recommend 300gsm or above = 56 x 38cm either landscape or portrait This Category will be judged by our panel of Judges and Finalists from this Category will be Showcased for 12 months on the Australian Watercolour Muster - Digital Gallery.

Finalists in this years - Category 1 will be eligible to be entered into FabrianoInAcquarello - Italy 2022 if COVID allows this to go ahead. 

30 Best in Muster Entries will be selected from this Category 1 - will be Exhibited Live in The Old Cairns Court House - from 11th September to 24th October 2021 - thanks to Cairns Regional Council.

  • Category 2 | Free size - Watercolour on Paper we recommend 300gsm or above = up to 56 x 76cm either landscape or portrait  - This Category will be judged by our panel of Judges and Finalists from this Category will be Showcased for 12 months on the Australian Watercolour Muster - Digital Gallery.

1 Best in Muster from this Category 2 - will be Exhibited Live in The Old Cairns Court House - from 11th September to 24th October 2021 - thanks to Cairns Regional Council.

  • Category 3 | Watercolour on an Experimental Substrate Canvas or Board = This may be up to 1 metre in size either side - landscape or Portrait. This Category will be judged by our panel of Judges and Finalists from this Category will be Showcased for 12 months on the Australian Watercolour Muster - Digital Gallery.

1 Best in Muster from this Category 3 - will be Exhibited Live in The Old Cairns Court House - from 11th September to 24th October 2021 - thanks to Cairns Regional Council.

90% of the materials to be used are to be water based mediums from all brands:

  • Water based pigments
  • Water based inks
  • Water based markers
  • Water based pencils

10% of materials can be introduced mixed media - including fibre and introduced paper/s

*** Please read the Terms and Conditions for full details relating to the 'Submission' of your Artwork for 2021


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