Exhibition Launch - 6pm, Thursday 15 January 2015

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Exhibition Launch - 6pm, Thursday 15 January 2015

Join Mayor Gail Sellers and guest speakers, 6pm next Thursday January 15, as she officially launches four newly installed exhibitions including: Rosemary's Anderson's We'll Be Ready For It Next Time, Young Dancers Association: Costumes by Anastasia La Fey, Saiki City Children's Art and Visioning Industry

Guest speaker Rosemary Anderson will introduce the audience to her exhibition which takes a light-hearted look at local flooding in 2012.  We'll Be Ready For It Next Time installation features bamboo rafts packed with the essentials, where even Jack the dog and the chooks have individual rafts and shelters ready to go.  A Children's Creation Zone provides a chance for kids to create flood proof sculptures from recycled materials and gain timely storm safety information.  Be sure to make it in to the Gallery & Museum by February 28, before the exhibition floats away.

Melbourne based artist, Anastasia La Fay will be on hand to discuss her exhibition which runs in conjunction with the Young Dancers Association's ballet performance of The Magic Toyshop at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre Saturday January 24.  The Gallery & Museum is delighted to host the extraordinary works of costumier and couturier, Anastasia La Fey, whose works feature in the production.  Anastasia's explorations of cloth span the realms of both art and design, with an integral philosophy rooted deep in the practice of true craftsmanship.  Continuing on display until February 14, Costumes by Anastasia La Fey is supported by the Gladstone Region RADF program.

Final guest speaker, Wendy Marsh will speak on behalf of the Gladstone Saiki Sister City Advisory Committee about Saiki City Children's Art.  This exhibition is part of the annual Sister City cultural exchange program and is a series of artworks created by young children from Saiki City, Japan to be shared with the Gladstone Region.  These colourful works by children aged 7 to 15 continue on display until February 21.

Cr Gail Sellers will introduce Visioning Industry which examines the ever-evolving foreshore and local industry within the region. The exhibit features many artworks and artefacts from the Gallery & Museum permanent collection, including an exquisite series of 1960s and 1970s Queensland Alumina Ltd. black and white photographs by photography masters Max Dupain, Ken Redshaw and Wolfgang Sievers.  Accompanying these are paintings and prints of other familiar local industry sites, as well as a digital compilation of historical images from 1869 - 1990.  While there, don't miss the opportunity to watch Canberra-based video artist, Janice Kuczkowski's moving image duel channel work, Turkey Beach which also features in the exhibit and continues until February 18.

All are invited to attend the launch, light refreshments provided, RSVP by 5pm, Tuesday 13 January on (07) 4976 6766 or email gragm@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

The Gallery & Museum is located on the corner of Goondoon & Bramston Streets, Gladstone, open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm (closed Australia Day) and admission is FREE. 



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