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And awards                                      $19840.00

Awards, Grants, Vouchers, Highly Commended, and more... for  Sculpture, Textile Creation, Acrylic painting,

Works on Paper, Pencil Drawing, Textile Design, and Fashion design.


2023 Rotary Art Show



2023 Cairns Annual

Highly Commended

forget me knot

Townsville Ceramic's finalist 2022.


Highly Commended 2022

74th Cairns Annual Art Awards

Work on Paper


Winner 2022

74th Cairns Annual Art Award, Cairns art Gallery exhibition

 3D Sculpture

$300 Cairns Hardware voucher 

$200 prize money

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2023 Cairns Annual Finalist

The Black Swan

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2022 Cairns Show Winner Digital Art $65.00


2022 Artist of the North Top Ten

Winner Textile Award, Artist of the North 2021,  Tanks Art Centre $70 Voucher to Cairns Create It.


2022 Cairns Show Winner $65.00  SOLD

2023 Melting Pot Exhibition

Jasmine Let it Bee

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2022 Cairns Show. Highly Commended


2022 Cairns show finalist $20.00

2023 Melting Pot Exhibition

Love is a Torment

2023 Jasmine Let it Bee.

 The top 10 people's choice

award placed 2nd


2021 Emerging Designer Award Finalist Myer On Your Front Lawn, Flemington, Melbourne Cup. National competition
Top 10

Using only offcuts from her workroom and discarded clothing that was damaged beyond repair, Luisa Manea’s racewear look is a masterclass in mindful design. Her aim? To create a compelling couture piece without purchasing anything new. Instead, she employed myriad sewing techniques, from hand-beading to applique and embroidery, to fashion something completely unique.

The fully-lined sheath shows off a bold clash of colours, enhanced with sequins, tassels and a progression of ‘80s buttons extending down the back. The finished product is a totally original gown imbued with beauty and purpose.


Cairns Esplande Opening 27/06/2021

Street Portraits and photography $300


2021 Mareeba Art Society Awards 3 commended Awards



Mixed Media

2020 Emerging Designer Award Finalist Myer On Your Front Lawn, Flemington, Melbourne Cup. National competition
Top 10

Natural fibres and a lightweight, effortless feel are key to Luisa Manea’s racewear look – based in tropical Cairns, they’re her essential building blocks for wearable warm-weather design. Her location also influenced the theme of the piece – a bright, fun look that speaks of the lush flowers and foliage particular to Far North Queensland.

The breezy cotton voile composition – crafted purposefully without the use of zips or darting - is accentuated with frills and gathers to create interest. A wide wraparound bow-tied belt lends soft structure to the silhouette and can be removed for a looser feel, adding versatility and comfort.

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2020 Sea of Faces Exhibition invited to exhibit works at the Tanks Art Gallery, Botanic Gardens Cairns $2000.00
2019 Eco Leaders Grant $4000.00 Portraits, Wharf One Exhibition

2017 Emmanuelle Finalist Cairns Annual Art Awards, Cairns Art Gallery


2019/20 See my Twin Finalist, Cairns Annual  Art Awards, Cairns Art Gallery

Tonight at cairns regional art gallery.

2016 Japanese Sea ,Textile Finalist, Cairns Annual art Awards,Art, Cairns Art Gallery

2018 Modelling Art $500 RADF grant 

Joondalup Textile Award 2015 $1000 prize money

Contemporary Bridal Design Awards 2004 Feature in Bridal magazine $500.00

Forrest Chase Fashion Design Awards Winner $3500.00 cash, trip to Hong Kong Fashion week 

Forrest Chase Fashion Design Awards Runner up $1500.00 prize money

Forrest Case Fashion Design Awards Finalist $500.00

Florgale  paid work experience in Melbourne $400.00

Dux of 'Art and Design', Western Australian School Of Art, dress mannequin $500.00

Aherns Department store sponsorship $200.00 to send finalist gown around Australia for a Fashion exhibition

Aherns Department store displaying my gowns for two months in the fabric department $500.00

Boys wear range competition $250.00

Football jumper design competition $250.00


Print competition $150.00

Money awarded through competitions, grants and awards 


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