This year the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is remembering three significant events from Australia’s military past: 100 years since the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, France; the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic RAN and the 75th Anniversary of the Hellfire Pass and completion of the Thai-Burma Railway. The Gallery & Museum will also showcase the story of a local
A commemorative exhibition revisiting one of Gladstone’s most well-respected artists, Helmut Breckwoldt. Although 2018 marks twenty years since his passing, Breckwoldt’s works continue to resonate with our regional communities, particularly Gladstone. The exhibition has been prepared in collaboration with the artist’s family.
This exhibition by the late Queensland author and Illustrator Narelle Oliver (1960 -2016) shows the development of her last picture book. The exhibition is comprised of the works made for the book and a retrospective of her stunning illustrative style. Narelle began creating books using pure linocut and over time her craft evolved to include collage, frottage and mixed media.
Fragile Balance Exhibition is an artistic exploration by two local artists of the mangrove eco-systems and nearby environments in the Gladstone Harbour. Jeanette Albury and Rosemary Anderson have collaborated to explore the diversity of these waterways and depict the adaptation of its inhabitants.
It’s one of the greatest survival stories of all time and now, over 100 years later, a new panel display on tour from the Australian National Maritime Museum invites visitors to walk in the footsteps of famous Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and discover his epic voyage of survival for themselves.
Over one hundred years ago – on 14 September 1914 - Australia’s first submarine AE1 disappeared while patrolling the seas near present day New Guinea. No trace of the vessel or its 35 hands has ever been found to this day.
This story is now being told in War at Sea – the Navy in WWI an eight-panel exhibition on tour from the Australian National Maritime Museum.