Marie Corella Ellis OAM (1918-2003) was a long-term resident and dressmaker in Fortitude Valley for most of her life. Marie was named after the Victorian-period celebrity author Marie Corelli after being born in the Valley in February 1918. For 60 or more years she lived at the address 101-103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, where Jugglers Art Space is now situated. Throughout her life, Marie’s love of the Girl Guide movement, children and arts & crafts saw her contributing to the greater community through a lifetime of service.

Among many awards throughout her life, in 1979, Marie was recognized for services to handicapped children through the Girl Guide Association of Queensland by the award of the Order of Australia Medal.

She passed away in March 2003 and this prize has since been established to help perpetuate Marie’s memory and her love of art and helping others.

The Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing further seeks to encourage excellence in drawing as an important foundation for any arts practice.

25 finalists are chosen by a specially selected judging panel and their works displayed in an exhibition at Jugglers’ gallery during August 2016.

The major prize winner & honourable mention winner, selected by the judges are announced at the opening night of the exhibition. The people’s choice award is determined by visitor vote and announced at the closing party for the exhibition.

– Major Prize Winner is awarded $4000 in acquisitive prizes
– Honourable Mention is awarded to the value of $500
– People’s Choice Award is awarded to the value of $500

Entries open March 7th and close June 12th, 2016.

Jugglers is grateful to the ongoing sponsorship of the Hopkins-Weise Family in making this prize possible. Jugglers is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Enter Online: Please fill out the form below
For all general information or inquiries: Please read terms and conditions below entry form or email

Entrant Details (required)

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Payment Details

Please note Online Applications still require entrant to make payment separately

  • Online Payment (Bank transfer or Paypal). Bank Transfer, please reference with surname and first initial. Online payments require a confirmation email with transfer receipt attached to be sent to:
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Entry One (required)

Please fill in artist statement here (50 - 70 words)

Total Size of the work (including frame must not exceed Two (2) meters in any direction)

Sale price (include GST if payable and 22% Gallery commission)

Entry Two (if required)

Please fill in artist statement here (50 - 70 words)

Total Size of the work (including frame must not exceed Two (2) meters in any direction)

Sale price (include GST if payable and 22% Gallery commission)

Entry Three (if required)

Please fill in artist statement here (50 - 70 words)

Total Size of the work (including frame must not exceed Two (2) meters in any direction)

Sale price (include GST if payable and 22% Gallery commission)

Upload Artwork

Instructions for uploading your artwork files will be provide after submitting the entry form.



A1.1 Entrants must apply online at A Selection Panel (appointed by Jugglers Art Space Inc.) will view all applications to recommend a short list of finalists for exhibition. Please refer to the Conditions of Entry for more information.

A1.2 Exhibition of works shall be at the absolute discretion of Jugglers Art Space Inc., which reserves the right to exhibit or not exhibit any work recommended by the Selection Panel. Also, no reason will be given, or communication entered into by the Gallery, its staff or its agents with regard to the selection of the short list of finalists for exhibition or the Judge’s recommendations.


The selected finalists will be exhibited at Jugglers Art Space Inc. from Friday 7th August to Friday 21st August 2015. The winners of the 2015 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing will be announced at the exhibition opening on Friday 7th August 2015 by the Award’s Judge. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced at the end of the exhibition.



Submissions for the 2015 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing are only accepted online, by filling in the application form at If you have any problems with the online registration, please contact Jugglers Art Space.

B1.1 Entry into the 2015 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing is open to all artists living and working in Australia. Entries must be a unique work on paper or other suitable support in any medium or combination of media. This includes those materials traditionally associated with the practice of drawing (pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, etc.) and those, which are part of contemporary drawing practice, including pastel, watercolour, collage, oil stick etc. Works will be judged on their graphic qualities. Entrants agree that in the event that their work is selected by the awards Judges as the winner of the 2015 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing and on payment of the award, the said work shall become the property of Jugglers Art Space Inc. and part of the Jugglers Collection.

B1.2 An artist or their authorised agent/dealer may enter up to 3 artworks in total as set out on the Entry Form, however, only one work per artist will be considered by the Selection Panel for exhibition. Entries must be the original work this excludes work created digitally, and concept of the entrant and completed in the 12 months prior to 8 June 2015. Works previously exhibited at Jugglers Art Space Inc. are not eligible.

B1.3 A non-refundable fee of $33.00 (inc. GST) for 1 entry, $44.00 (inc. GST) for 2 entries and $55.00 (inc. GST) for 3 entries, is payable for work(s) entered. Work(s) entered without payment of an entry fee will not be considered eligible. Payment can be made as a Bank Transfer or PayPal made payable to Jugglers Art Space Inc.
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B1.4 Entries must be submitted online in JPEG format. Image size must be at least 1,500 pixels on the longest side and no larger than 3 megabytes in file size. Please include with each image submitted text with the artist’s name and title of the work.

B1.5 All entries must be received by 6pm Monday 9th June 2015.

B1.6 The Size of the work must not exceed Two (2) meters in any direction

B1.7 The work must not be owned by a third party and the entry form must be signed by the artist as the owner of the work. The Gallery will contact the artist in the first instance in all matters relating to an entry.

B1.8 An artist who has a work selected for inclusion in the finalist exhibition will be notified of the selection by phone and/or email immediately after the selection process is completed. Note: substitutes for a selected artwork will not be accepted.

B1.9 By completing the entry form and making the work available the entrant warrants that the work is the sole and unencumbered property of entrant and that there is no inhibition or restriction upon title passing to Jugglers Art Space Inc. in the event that the work is the winning entry of the Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing.

B1.10 Only Successful entrants will be notified via phone and/or email at the end of the selection process. Finalist’s names will be posted on Jugglers web site and through other relevant social mediums i.e Jugglers facebook etc.


B2.1 A selected work must be professionally presented and ready for display.

B2.2 Selected works are to be forwarded with the name of the artist, return address, contact information, title, date and medium attached to the work, and securely packaged to ensure safe transportation to and from the Gallery. The packaging must be suitable for the Gallery to re-use for the return of the selected artwork.


B3.1 Selected works are to arrive at Jugglers Art Space Inc., 103 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley up until Friday 17th July. For Gallery hours and to arrange delivery times please contact the gallery at


B4.1 All forward and return transit/freight costs of a selected work is the responsibility of the artist and/or the artist’s agent/dealer. A selected artwork will not be received at the Gallery unless free of charge to the Gallery.

B4.2 All transit /freight insurance arrangements and costs is borne by the artist or the artist’s agent/dealer.


B5.1 Jugglers Art Space Inc., its staff, or agents accepts no liability for the loss or damage of an artwork during transit /freight to and from the Gallery.

B5.2 The Gallery will exercise all reasonable care of an artwork from time of receipt to the end of the collection date (see section B9.1), however the artist and/or the artist’s agent/dealer agrees to indemnify Jugglers Art Space Inc., its staff , or agents against the loss or damage to their artwork during this period


B6.1 A Gallery commission of 22% applies to all works sold during the finalist’s exhibition, all finalists work must be available for sale. The artist’s price as listed on the entry form should include the Gallery commission of 22% plus all other commercial gallery fees and/or agent fees and GST (if applicable)

B6.2 An entered work sold during the finalist exhibition will not be released until the end of the exhibition and payment has been received from the purchaser by the Gallery.

B6.3 All costs for additional packaging and transit /freight relating to a sold work is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or artist or artist’s agent/dealer.


B7.1 The information requested on this form is required for the administration of said awards and will only be used for this sole purpose (and where applicable for the ongoing administration of the said awards). This information cannot be accessed by any unauthorized person.


B8.1 Entrants warrant that they are the copyright owner of the artwork submitted with this entry form and he or she agrees to indemnify Jugglers Art Space Inc., its staff, or agents for any breach or infringement of copyright.

B8.2 The Gallery reserves the right to reproduce and/or edit any digital images submitted with the entry form, for archival, catalogue or promotional purposes including electronic and digital promotional activities.

B8.3 Entrants selected as a finalist agree that their work can be photographed by Jugglers Art Space Inc. on film and/or a digital format for promotional, educational and review purposes and published in relation to the exhibition, for marketing and web purposes.


B9.1 A finalist work will be available for collection from Jugglers Art Space Inc. from Saturday 22nd August. To make arrangements for collection/pick up, contact the Gallery on (07) 32 522 552 and/or email

B9.2 Jugglers Art Space Inc. accepts no responsibility for the storage of a work 14 days after the exhibition closing date


In the event of a dispute regarding the interpretation of the terms and conditions, the decision of Jugglers Art Space Inc. shall be binding on all parties. Please Note: Unless the contrary intention appears in the wording of this form, words in the singular number include the plural and words in the plural number include the singular. Also, the word Gallery refers to Jugglers Art Space Inc. and the word work in the context of this entry form refers to a drawing/artwork on paper/board/canvas/suitable support etc.

Certification (required)

I certify that the artwork/s I have entered above is/are my own original work, owned by me and completed within the time specified. I have read the conditions and information accompanying this entry application as printed and agree to abide by them.

NB: Failure to provide all the information requested about your artwork will make your entry ineligible.

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