Pop up public artwork highlights annual art competition
Gladstone Regional Council's Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition is in the public eye with a 550cm x 130cm pop up public artwork completed in the Gladstone CBD today.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the large, temporary, vinyl decal acknowledged 60 of the competition's winners from the past 10 years.
"This highlights the annual contest on a larger than usual scale and promotes the 2017 art competition in an artistic form," Councillor Burnett said.
The vinyl decal has been installed on a retaining wall in the lane way between Council's offices in Goondoon Street.
Council's Environment & Community Services Committee Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said the pop up artwork added an artistic flair to the area.
"The decal provides an interesting viewpoint for passers-by and will no doubt be a great talking point for past winners of the competition and those who know them," Cr Bush said.
"Each year the competition is open to Gladstone Region primary school students to help celebrate what and who make Australia great.
"This is a refreshing way to take a glimpse at the views of our younger generations through their artistic creativity."
The pop up public artwork will draw attention to the 2017 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition with winners to be announced at Council's Australia Day Family Fun Day at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands and entries to be exhibited at various Gladstone venues from January to March.
For more information about the Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition and its collection visit http://gragm.qld.gov.au