Inaugural RBWH Art Awards winners announced

Queensland’s creativity was on show as the inaugural Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Art Awards winners were announced on 28 November.

The awards were launched in the hospital’s 150th anniversary year to celebrate the people and places connected to the RBWH—and Queensland certainly responded to the call to get involved.

More than 75 pieces lined the walls of ArtSpace—the hospital’s dedicated art zone—commemorating RBWH’s history.

Congratulations to the 2017 award recipients:


  • Winner—Jessica Bryne for ‘Tweddell’
  • Highly Commended—Jodesa Donley for ‘First Love’


  • Winner—Nat Paton for ‘My Mother’s Veil and Mine’
  • Highly Commended—Brittany Eiser for ‘Resilience’

Painting and drawing

  • Winner—Elvira Blanco for ‘Helping Hands’
  • Highly Commended—Sally Johnson for ‘Day 48’
  • Honourable Mention —Felicity Clarke for ‘My beautiful broken brain – PTSD #2’

RBWH Staff Award

  • Winner—Suzette Fox for ‘In all seasons’

150 Years of Care Award

  • Winner—David Ladley for ‘Time Team’

People’s Choice Award

  • Winner—Elvira Blanco for ‘Helping Hands’

Executive Director Award

  • Winner—Mark Pearson for ‘4029@150’
  • Honourable Mention—Teagan Watter for ‘Tara and the superior Vena Cave’

A big thank you to the judges who had some tough decisions in front of them:

The ‘our people, our places’ exhibition will be open until 8 December in ArtSpace (ground floor walkway between the Ned Hanlon and Joyce Tweddell buildings) at RBWH.

2017-12-01T02:53:31+00:0029 November 2017|
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