Mining meets art in Gladstone
Artists are being encouraged to submit their entries into the 44th Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards.
The awards are hosted by the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, sponsored by Rio Tinto and Queensland Alumina and attract hundreds of artwork entries each year.
The Gallery and Museum was calling for submissions in Easel Paintings, Works on Paper, Three Dimensional & Fibre Works and Digital Works said Gladstone Region Councillor and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) chair, Glenn Churchill.
One talented artist would walk away with the coveted overall prize of $15,000, the 44th Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, Cr Churchill said.
“In addition, a prize pool of $25,000 will be presented across 21 awards,” he said.
Cr Churchill thanked the generous support of the all-local individuals, businesses and industry who have sponsored the event, alongside Gladstone Regional Council, including Gladstone Area Water Board, Australia Pacific LNG, Gladstone Ports Corporation and Gladstone Cinemas.
“I am also proud to announce the inaugural Pamela Whitlock Memorial Acquisitive Awardinitiative,” he said.
“Pamela was the Director at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum from 1993 until 2014, and it was during this time the Gallery & Museum took over the administration and expansion of the Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards.
“It is a great honour for us to commemorate the invaluable contribution Pamela made to arts and culture within the Gladstone Region.”
Submissions for the 44th Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards are to be delivered to the Gallery and Museum, corner of Goondoon and Bramston streets, Gladstone, between 10am-5pm, Thursday 10, Friday 11 and Saturday, 12 October 2019.
Council advises the Gallery and Museum will be closed from Monday, 14 October until Friday, 18 October, for the exhibition installation. The Gallery will reopen 10am, Saturday, 19 October 2019.
The entry fee is $15 per submission, with a maximum of two entries per artist accepted. Entry forms are available at the Council offices, venues and libraries, the Gallery & Museum or online atwww.gragm.qld.gov.au.