The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2017

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The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2017



The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2017, supported by local industry, business and the community.  Visitors are encouraged to take part in this year's QAL People's Choice Awards* by voting at the kiosks available within the Gallery & Museum until 5pm, Thursday 30 November 2017. 

The Art Awards will be judged in the following 4 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 5, Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October 2017

GRAGM Closed for Install: 10am - 5pm, Monday 9 - Friday 13 October 2017

Exhibition Opens: 10am, Saturday 14 October 2017

Judge’s Floor Talk, followed by Artists Lunch: 11am, Saturday 14 October 2017

Judge’s Illustrated Lecture: 2pm, Saturday 14 October 2017

Official Opening and Awards Presentation: 6pm, Saturday 14 October 2017

QAL People's Choice Voting available: After exhibition launch on Saturday 14 October - Thursday 30 November 2017 (* Terms & Conditions apply, see below)

Art Awards, Artist Talks - FREE Public Program: 10.30am, Saturday 2 December 2017 

QAL People's Choice Awards Announced:  Monday, 4 December 2017

Exhibition Closes: 5pm, Thursday 7 December 2017

Collection of Works: 10am - 5pm, Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Monday 11 December 2017


Meet this YEAR's Judge:

Patricia (Pat) Hoffie is a Queensland based artist. Since her first solo exhibition in Brisbane in 1974, she has exhibited extensively in Australia and internationally.

For many decades Pat has worked as an academic and writer and a regular contributor to national arts journals and contemporary art debate and development.

Pat recently left her position at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, to concentrate full-time on her own art practice. In acknowledgement of her long dedication to research and teaching, the University awarded her the title of Professor Emeritus.

For more information on the 2017 Art Awards Judge, download the flyer below.



The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2017 are made possible thanks to generous sponsorship support from:



Media Links:

Gladstone Observer - Winners announced for QAL People's Awards (5 December 2017):

Chanel 7 - Local News Interview (4 December 2017)

Gladstone Observer - Don't miss voting for the People's Choice (19 October 2017):

Gladstone Observer - Sculptor wins one of the top awards (17 October 2017):

Gladstone Observer - PHOTOS: Local Artists' works celebrated at Martin Hanson Art Awards (15 October 2017):

Channel 7 - Local News Interview (14 October 2017): 

Gladstone News - The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2017 Winners Announced (14 October 2017):

Gladstone Observer - Judge of Martin Hanson Awards to announce verdict  (14 October 2017):

Gladstone News - Issue No. 85:  Featured Front Cover and internal pages (12 October 2017):

Gladstone News - Suspense for artist in the lead-up to the Martin Hanson Art Awards (10 October 2017):

Gladstone News - Meet the Judge (6 October 2017):

Gladstone Observer - GRAGM to hold its blockbuster annual event  (5 October 2017):

Gladstone Observer - 40,000 reasons to get your Art Awards submissions ready now  (11 September 2017):

Channel 7 - Local News Interview (8 September 2017):


QAL People's Choice:

*Terms & Conditions for taking part in this year's QAL People's Choice Awards:

By completing the QAL People’s Choice Awards electronic voting form, you are giving consent for your details held by the Rio Tinto Community Fund, to be used for the competition draw only, relating to the ‘voter’s prize’. The prize includes two night for two people in a luxury beachside suite at Heron Island. Including all transfers, meals and your choice of; A snorkelling trip, Sunset Wine & Cheese Cruise or a semi-submersible tour. Limit of one entry per person. Prizes are strictly subject to availability and blackout dates may apply, package valid until December 2018. The competition is open to all people who view the 2017 Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards Exhibition at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum within the competition dates. Entries must be lodged via the iPad kiosks in the Gallery to qualify. Competition opens 6pm Saturday 14 October 2017 and closes 5pm Thursday 30 November 2017. The winner of the competition will be drawn by a random computerized draw at the offices of Vivo Group, Level 2, 35 Amelia Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006 on Friday 30 November 2017. Winner will be notified by phone and email and will be invited to attend a People's Choice Awards morning tea.


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