“Quintessentially Queensland” MAANZ QLD Exhibition 2023

Theme: “Quintessentially Queensland”

Quintessential is an adjective representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class. For this exhibition, you are encouraged to think about how to represent the unique characteristics of Queensland through mosaic, and ask yourself:” What comes to mind to you when you think about the Sunshine State?”

The interpretation for this theme can be vast. Whether inspiration comes from our diverse geography with beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, vibrant cities and expansive outback plains, or from our cultural heritage, cuisine, architecture or lifestyle… we are sure to have entries as diverse as the State itself!

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Entry Closing Date: Monday, 2 October 2023

Exhibition Dates: Friday, 17 November to Sunday, 10 December 2023

Location: Gatakers Creative Space 

Gatakers Artspace
311 Kent Street Maryborough QLD 4650

Official Opening and Awards Presentation: Noon on Saturday, 18 November 2023







29th October 2021 – 31st January 2022

Still available to view here on MAANZ.org


Includes both exhibitions and interviews with the judges:

Our 2021 International Exhibition (previously ‘National Exhibition’) and 30:30 Vision Exhibition were held this year in conjunction with our MAANZ 2021 Symposium themed Revolution : Evolution. We rented a virtual gallery on Artspace until the end of January ’22 and you can still enjoy all the brilliant, thought-provoking, skillful, and moving entered mosaic art of #MAANZ2021 here:

Purchasing artwork from the Virtual Galleries ended 31st January ’22. 

The International Exhibition (formerly The National Exhibition)

This is MAANZ’  biggest event and has accompanied our bi-annual Symposiums held in a changing location in Australia or New Zealand. For obvious reason, our location this time was ‘Online’. The International Exhibition is a juried exhibition attracting a high standard of contemporary mosaic art. Best in Show 2021 was Angela Sanders, with ‘Voiceless’.

Best in ShowAngela SandersVoiceless


The 30:30 Vision Exhibition

This open exhibition is our signature exhibition, also running concurrently with and in the same city as the MAANZ Symposium. For obvious reasons, our ‘city’ for #MAANZ2021 was online.

30:30 Vision is an exhibition of works that are exactly 30cm x 30cm and respond to the theme of each Symposium. The theme for the 30:30 Vision Exhibition Online 2021 was Revolution : Evolution. 1st Prize went to Margaret Shaw, with ‘Extinction Race’.

View the online Gallery of the Exhibition by clicking here.

First PrizeMargaret ShawExtinction Race


The Tesserae Exhibition

MAANZ invented this exhibition to encourage young people, up to the age of 18, to get involved with mosaics. It coincides with the MAANZ Symposium, in the same location. There was no Tesserae Exhibition during #MAANZ2021, but you can view the 2019 Tesserae exhibition here, or choose a different year from the Exhibitions Sidebar (at the bottom of the page if you’re viewing this page on your phone).

Branch Exhibitions are held in the non-symposium years (2018, 2020, 2022 and so on), throughout the different Branches (all States of Australia except ACT, plus New Zealand). Branch Exhibitions are open to all MAANZ members of other branches, as well as to members of the public (non-MAANZ members). You don’t have to live in Australia or New Zealand to enter!

Each Branch decides on the requirements of their exhibition, however, all work must be original, recent, and not displayed previously in other MAANZ exhibitions.

Other past exhibitions can be viewed via the links in the Exhibitions Sidebar (at the bottom of the page if you’re viewing this page on your phone).