2014 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards

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2014 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards


The 39th annual Art Awards, supported by local industry, businesses and the community, is calling for entries between 30 October and 1 November 2014.  With a lucrative prize pool of $34,750, the Awards are open to all artists over the age of 15.

Entry form and brochure available online below and at Gallery & Museum's front desk

Submissions are welcome in the following 4 sections:

Section 1:    Easel Paintings
Section 2:    Works on Paper
Section 3:    Three Dimensional and Fibre Works
Section 4:    Digital Works



QAL People's Choice:

Come along to the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm, to view the '2014 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards & Exhibition'.

Vote for your favourite pieces in 4 sections: (1) Easel Works; (2) Works on Paper; (3) Three Dimensional and Fibre Works; (4) Digital Works; to be in the running for a trip for 2 to Heron Island*.

Voting closes Wednesday 10 December at 12pm.




Submission of entries (works and entry form together):  10am - 5pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 30 October to 1 November

Exhibition opens: 10am, Saturday 8 November

Judge's Floor Talk: 11.30am, Saturday 8 November  

Judge's Illustrated Lecture: 2pm, Saturday 8 November   

Official Opening & Awards Presentation: 6pm, Saturday 8 November 

Exhibition closes:
5pm, Thursday 11 December

QAL People's Choice Award Winners Presentation: 6.30pm, Thursday 11 December (Private evening function, winners announced online afterwards.  Terms & Conditions can be found below.)

Artists to collect entries: 10am - 5pm, Friday 12 - Monday 15 December 



The 2014 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards are possible thanks to:


MAJOR SPONSOR: Rio Tinto Alcan



GOLD SPONSORS: Queensland Alumina Limited, Murray & Wendy Schoenfisch, Australia Pacific LNG operated by Conoco Phillips, Gladstone Ports Corporation and Stage & Audio


SILVER SPONSORS: Multitrade, South Gladstone Rotary Club Inc., Elizabeth and Leo Zussino, Yaralla Sports Club, Christian Thomsen, Elders Gladstone, McMaster Refrigeration and CQUniversity


BRONZE SPONSORS: Gladstone Picture Framing, Wide Bay Australia Ltd., Queensland Energy Resources, HPD Creative and Diane Steenkamp


THE 2014 ART AWARDS ARE PROUDLY HOSTED BY: The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum and Gladstone Regional Council.



* QAL People's Choice   Terms & Conditions:  By completing the QAL People’s Choice Awards electronic voting form at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, you are giving consent for your details held by the Rio Tinto Alcan Community Fund, to be used for the competition draw only, relating  to the ‘voter’s prize’ of a trip for 2 to Heron Island.  Limit of one entry per person. The prize consists of 2 nights twin share accommodation in a Turtle room for 2 adults. Buffet breakfast daily for 2 adults. Launch transfers from Gladstone harbor for 2 adults. Strictly subject to availability and blackout dates apply. Prize valid until 11 December 2015. Only one entry per person. The competition is open to all people who view the '2014 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition' at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum within the competition dates. Competition opens 6pm Saturday 8 November and closes 12pm, Wednesday 10 December 2014. The winner of the competition will be drawn at QAL Community House, 15 French St, Gladstone, Wednesday 10 December 2014. Winner will be notified by phone, listed on the web page at www.hereforgladstone.com.au  and will be invited to attend the Cocktail Function, Thursday 11 December 6.30pm.


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