The 41st Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2016

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The 41st Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2016


The 41st Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2016, supported by local industry, business and the community is currently on display until 5pm, Thursday 8 December 2016.

The Art Awards were judged by Jason Smith, Director of Geelong Gallery, in the following categories:

  • Section 1: Easel Paintings
  • Section 2: Works on Paper
  • Section 3: Three Dimensional and Fibre Works
  • Section 4: Digital Works

For more information, visit Art Awards.



Calling for Submissions: 10am - 5pm, Thursday 6, Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October 2016

GRAGM Closed for Install: 10am - 5pm, Monday 10 - Friday 14 October 2016

Exhibition Opens: 10am, Saturday 15 October 2016

Judge’s Floor Talk, followed by Artists Lunch: 11am, Saturday 15 October 2016

Judge’s Illustrated Lecture: 2pm, Saturday 15 October 2016

Official Opening and Awards Presentation: 6pm, Saturday 15 October 2016

Art Awards, Artist Talks: 10.30am, Saturday 26 November 2016

QAL People's Choice Awards Voting Closes*: 12 noon, Monday 5 December 2016

QAL People's Choice Award Winners Announced*: 10.30am, Wednesday 7 December 2016

Exhibition Closes: 5pm, Thursday 8 December 2016

Collection of Works: 10am - 5pm, Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Monday 12 December 2016



The 41st Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2016 are made possible thanks to the generous and vital contribution of these very generous supporters:

Major Sponsor:  Rio Tinto

Gold Sponsors:  Anderson's Auto City, Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL), Gladstone Area Water Board, Australia Pacific LNG operated by Conoco Phillips, Gladstone Ports Corporation and McDonald's Gladstone Region

Silver Sponsors:  Multitrade, Elizabeth & Leo Zussino, Gail Sellers, Christian Thomsen, The Bush Family, Swift and CQUniversity

Bronze Sponsors:  Gladstone Picture Framing, Jeff Spann, Queensland Energy Resources (QER), Creative Gladstone Region Inc., Crow Street Creative and Laureen Tkacik

Hosted By:  Gladstone Regional Council and Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum



* For more information and access to the Terms & Conditions of The QAL People's Choice Awards, visit:




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