Art Awards

The Art Awards are one of Queensland’s most prestigious regional art events and is eagerly anticipated each year. 2024 will mark the 49th anniversary of The Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards. 

The exhibition of entries created by established, emerging and amateur artists Australia wide, will be on display from 19 October 2024 to 25 January 2025. 



Calling for submissions30 September to 5 October 2024. PLEASE NOTE - Dimensions have been reduced to 1500mm x 1500mm x 1500mm and digital works must not exceed 10mins in 2024.
GRAGM Closed for Installation - 7 to 18 October 2024
Exhibition Opens – 10am, Saturday 19 October 2024
Judge’s Floor Talk10.30am, Saturday 19 October 2024
Judge's Illustrated Lecture – 1pm, Saturday 19 October 2024
Official Opening and Awards Presentation - 6pm, Saturday 19 October 2024
QAL People’s Choice Awards Voting - 10am, Saturday 19 October 2024
Art Awards Artist Talks - to be announced
Exhibition Closes - 2pm, Saturday, 25 January 2025
Collection of Works - 27 January to 1 February 2025


CATEGORIES, PRIZES & conditions of entry

All Categories, Prizes & conditions of entry will be available soon. 


2024 Judge 

To be announced. 


history of the awards

Since its inauguration in 1976, the Art Awards have become one of Queensland’s most prestigious regional art events and is eagerly anticipated each year. 

Martin Hanson (1923-1976) was a popular and highly-respected local businessman who was Member for Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Port Curtis 1963-1976, and patron to the Gladstone Artists Club. As a tribute to his patronage, in conjunction with the Hanson family, the Gladstone Artists Club held the first Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition in 1976.

The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum became the custodian of the Art Awards in 1993.

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