Attwood Marshall Lawyers are proud to support the legacy of The Doyles Art Award, which was established to honour d’Arcy Doyle, one of Australia’s most well-known artists. The annual exhibition has become a national icon, contributing to the success of landscape artists across Australia and we are excited to support the Award as a platinum sponsor.
The Doyles Art Award (previously known as the d’Arcy Doyle Art Award) is the Gold Coast’s most established painting prize having commenced in 2004. The Award is returning this year to the historic Mudgeeraba Town Hall from 22 June to 3 July 2022.
Named after one of Australia’s most prolific artists, d’Arcy William Doyle, and affectionately named ‘the Doyles’, the award carries a sizable $20,000 prize pool across its three competition categories – Landscape, Figurative and Still Life.
Event Director Gillian Grove has proudly stated that the annual award and exhibition has become a prominent fixture in Australia’s cultural calendar, contributing to the success of artists of all ages, abilities, and styles from around the country.
The Doyles Art Award stands for inclusivity, participation, and the celebration of Australian art.
The Origin of the Awards
The famous d’Arcy William Doyle was born in Ipswich in 1932 and became one of our nation’s most-loved landscape and historical artists.
Mr Doyle’s artworks reflect his deep and abiding affinity for the bush, with many of his paintings depicting bucolic scenes of Australian farming and rural life.
In 1973, Mr Doyle settled in Mudgeeraba with his wife Jennifer Doyle and their two daughters, working until he passed away in 2001.
One of Mr Doyles’ more famous paintings is “The Cricket Match”, which was the subject of a comparatively new marketing strategy involving the production and sale of a limited edition of personally autographed prints. The prints proved so popular that the first edition of 1,000 prints was quickly sold, leading to several reprints. That marketing strategy was repeated with many other d’Arcy Doyle paintings, always delivering excellent results.
Today, d’Arcy Doyle’s memory lives on through his timeless paintings and the Doyles Art Award, which endeavours to honour his legacy and inspire a new generation of artists.
There are award categories to cover everyone who wishes to participate, from school-aged artists, right through to the most experienced painters.
A staggering number of entries have already been received which is a real testament to the increasing stature of this Award.
The Doyles Art Award 2022
The Awards have gone from strength to strength over the years with the help of sponsors and the community. Winners have found it to be a valuable stepping-stone in their careers.
This year the Awards have attracted more than 1000 entries, smashing all previous records. As a result, the Awards will display around 550 adult artworks and 250 junior artworks.
The Doyles Art Award has a $20,000 prize pool with a major art prize of $10,000 for the landscape winner and minor prizes for still life, figurative, people ‘s choice and junior art categories.
The exhibition will be held at the Mudgeeraba Memorial Hall, 62-64 Railway Street Mudgeeraba, from 22 June to 3 July 2022, with various events taking place during that time including award ceremonies and art demonstrations.
There’s also a large competition in the school challenge with around 15-20 schools competing. The school challenge is an initiative for students of art to represent their school and dip their toes into the competition world. Students don’t need to frame and deliver their artwork to the gallery; their teacher simply takes a photo of the student’s artwork and submits it to the awards.
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Attwood Marshall Lawyers – proud to support and serve our community
The Doyles relies heavily on funding support as a not-for-profit event, including platinum sponsorships with Bond University, SkyRidge Living, Left Bank Art Group, and Attwood Marshall Lawyers.
Over the years, Attwood Marshall Lawyers have actively sponsored local events and causes throughout the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales. Our lawyers have a strong sense of community and are always excited to engage in a wide range of interests and activities.
The Doyles Art Award holds special meaning for Attwood Marshall Lawyers Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett, who once lived across the road from d’Arcy Doyle many years ago in Tallai Road, Mudgeeraba. Jeff and his wife Rhonda are also excited to revisit the historic Mudgeeraba Town Hall for the art exhibition, as this is where they celebrated their wedding reception years ago.
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