The 46th Rio Tinto & QAL Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2021

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The 46th Rio Tinto & QAL Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2021


The Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards will be held again this year, marking the 46th anniversary of the Art Awards in 2021.

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. The 2019 edition of the Art Awards attracted 372 entries from established, emerging and amateur artists from across the country and over 4,395 visitors attended the exhibition and supported public programs.

The 46th Rio Tinto & QAL Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2021 exhibition of entries is supported by individuals, businesses and industry.


Official Opening and Awards Presentation

6pm, Saturday, 16 October 

Missed out on tickets to the Official Opening of The 46th Rio Tinto & QAL Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2021? Watch the live stream here!

Want the atmosphere? Gladstone Ports Corporation will be showing the live steam at East Shores on the Outdoor Cinema Screen. Pack a picnic and enjoy the awards in waterfront style!


QAL People’s Choice Awards

Voting was available from 10am, Monday, 18 October to 4.30pm, Thursday, 25 November. Winner announced 11am, Wednesday, 1 December. 



Art Awards Artist Talks

10.30am, Saturday, 20 November 2021

6pm, Wednesday, 8 December 2021

This year we are celebrating the amazing talent of our local creatives by hosting two Art Awards Artist Talks events!

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to meet selected Award-winning artists and hear them share their knowledge. Audience questions are welcome and encouraged!

Events are free, bookings are required. Phone GRAGM on 4976 6766 or email to book.


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, conditions surrounding The 46th Rio Tinto & QAL Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards are subject to change. Venue capacity limits are in place and may affect your planned visit during the awards. 

Upon entry to the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum you will be asked to 'Check In' using the Check In QLD App. Those unable to register themselves will be registered through the Check In QLD Business Profile. A paper version of the registration requirements will also be available for attendees, which will be entered into the Qld Check In App Business Profile at the end of the day. Any attendees refusing to sign in, will be refused entry.



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