This ever growing Art Collection, containing works by local primary school aged students, was initiated in 2007 for the first ever Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition. The Collection is inspired by 'who and what makes Australia great' and features a range of colourful and imaginative artworks. Since inauguration, the Gallery & Museum has received thousands of vibrant submissions, with the finalists of the annual competition announced at the Gladstone Region Council's Australia Day celebrations.
After multiple exhibitions at Gladstone Regional Council venues, each year the selected finalist works are then toured to Saiki City, Japan for a display in the Gladstone Region's Sister City. Digital copies of each artwork submitted are stored in the Gallery & Museum's digital vault.
In December 2016 a pop up public artwork was installed in Gladstone CBD, featuring 60 of the competition's winners from the past 10 years. An online catalogue of images will be available soon.