The 45th Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards

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The 45th Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards


The 45th Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2020 exhibition of entries, supported by all-local individuals, businesses and industry.

For more information on the history of the awards visit our Art Awards page. 



Calling for submissions - 10am to 4pm, Wednesday 30 September to Tuesday 6 October (excludes Sunday 4 October & Monday 5 October)

GRAGM closed for install - 4pm, 6 October to 10am, 17 October

Sponsors Preview - 6pm, Friday 16 October

Exhibition Opens - 10am, Saturday 17 October 

Judge’s Floor Talk -  11am, Saturday 17 October 

Judges Illustrated Lecture – 2pm, Saturday 17 October

Official Opening and Awards Presentation - 6pm, Saturday 17 October 

QAL People's Choice Voting available - 6pm, Saturday 17 October to TBA

Art Awards, Artist Talks - 10.30am, Saturday 24 November

Exhibition Closes - 5pm, Saturday 30 January 2021

Collection of Works -  10am to 4pm, Monday, 1 February to Saturday, 6 February 2021



The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum have recently confirmed the judge for this year’s Awards to be Tracy Puklowski. 

Tracy is the General Manager - Creative Arts and Cultural Services & Director of the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston and will bring an exciting insight and interpretation of our region’s most prestigious art awards.

Tracy has an exceptional record of strategic and executive leadership, specialising in museums, libraries and archives. She has been the Director of four museums, all of which she led through ambitious journeys of community-focused change.

Tracy’s current role of General Manager at the City of Launceston sees her leading Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (Australia’s largest regional cultural institution), as well as driving cultural strategy for the city.

Before moving to Australia Tracy was the Director of the National Army Museum of New Zealand, where she successfully led a strategic realignment of the organisation. Prior to that, she was Associate Director at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, where she was responsible for the exhibition Gallipoli: the scale of our war - the country’s most successful exhibition in recent history.

Tracy is a graduate of the highly competitive Getty Museum Leadership Institute. She is passionate about using values-based models to drive transformational change, the role of culture in thriving communities, and culturally inclusive practice.



covid-19 uPDATES

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, conditions surrounding the 45th Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards are subject to change. Venue capacity limits are in place and may affect your planned visit during the awards. Please view our website for the most up to date information. 


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