FREE workshops to help celebrate Australia Day 2016

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FREE workshops to help celebrate Australia Day 2016

As part of local Australia Day 2016 celebrations, the Gladstone Regional Council is calling for entries in the Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition.

The competition is open to ALL primary school aged children in the Gladstone Region to help us to celebrate 'what and who makes Australia great'. To enter students simply have to draw, paint or collage an aspect of Australia they believe is iconic on a sheet of A4 paper.

There are two sections: 2015 Prep to 2015 Year 2 and 2015 Year 3 to 2015 Year 6.

In 2016, entries will be displayed in the Visitors Centre Gallery, Tondoon Botanic Gardens 9-31 January, at the Mezzanine Floor, Leo Zussino Building, CQUniversity Gladstone Campus from 2-28 February and at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum to 5-31 March. Digital displays of the entries will be hosted at Council venues and offices across the region January to April 2016.

Winners will be announced during Gladstone Regional Council's 2016 Australia Day celebrations, Tuesday, 26 January 2016.

Works will be judged by Gallery & Museum former Director, Pamela Whitlock and the winning artist from each age group will receive some fantastic prizes including a FAMILY pass to a 2016 Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre show. Winners' artworks will be printed as 2016 Gladstone Region Australia Day complimentary commemorative postcards, available during the celebrations and exhibition.

To assist budding artists with their entries three FREE workshops with local artist Belynda (Bindi) Waugh are on offer. Basic materials will be provided, just bring your art gear and great ideas.


  • 10.30am to 12pm Tuesday 15 December 2015

           Yarwun Hall, 44 Butler St, Yarwun

  • 10.30am to 12pm Wednesday 16 December 2015

           Nagoorin Hall, 28 Degalgil St, Nagoorin

  • 10.30am to 12pm Thursday 17 December 2015

           Gallery & Museum, cnr Goondoon & Bramston Streets, Gladstone



Entry forms are available from the Gallery & Museum, Gladstone Regional Libraries, venues and offices of the Gladstone Regional Council or download here, below.

A limit of 1 entry per artist will be accepted and should be submitted by 4pm Friday, 18 December 2015 to the Gallery & Museum, corner of Goondoon & Bramston Streets, Gladstone.

For bookings or further information, please phone 4976 6766 or email