Two Exhibitions Closing Soon
Two poignant exhibitions will soon come to a close at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, with their last day of display Saturday 21 May.
Katrina Elliott's 'One Wish' exhibition is inspired by the traditional Japanese belief of Senbazuru - "If one folds 1000 cranes, one's wish will come true." Working with staff and patients from the Gladstone Hospital Cancer Care Unit, Katrina was able to fold more than 1000 paper cranes for the exhibition. The colourful origami installation soars above her other photography, sculptural and assemblage works that explore hope, health, courage and support.
'One Wish' received financial assistance from the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Queensland local councils. The exhibition is supported by Harbour City Accounting Qld, Katrina Elliott Photography, Gladstone Valley Funerals, Hub Total Fitness and Fanelli Dental.
The second exhibition, 'ANZAC Day: Lest We Forget,' is an annual opportunity for locals and visitors to pay their respects to the men and women who have served Australia in all wars and conflicts.
'Lest We Forget' features photographs and memorabilia from the Gallery & Museum's historical archives, together with a selection of portrait photographs from the Gladstone RSL collection. Also showcased is Gladstone local, Robert Taber's private collection of war memorabilia, including original helmets, medals, weaponry and Australian and German gas masks.
Be sure to visit before May 21 to see both of these exhibitions. The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is open 10am - 5pm, Monday to Saturday.