2016 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition

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2016 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition

As part of Australia Day 2016 celebrations, Gladstone Regional Council is calling for entries in the Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition.

The competition is open to ALL 2015 primary school aged students in the Gladstone Region, to help us to celebrate 'what and who makes Australia great'.

Celebrate Australia encourages students to think about important aspects of our Australian lifestyle and what Australia Day really means to them.

To enter students are asked to draw, paint, or collage an aspect of Australia they believe is iconic, on a sheet of A4 paper.

Inspiration for the artwork can come from individuals (eg. sportsperson), landmarks (eg. Uluru), buildings (eg. Sydney Opera House), animals (eg. kangaroo), ideals (eg. mateship) or anything the student believed is important and meaningful to Australia.

In 2016, entries will be displayed in the Visitors Centre Gallery Tondoon Botanic Gardens during January, CQUniversity Gladstone Marina Campus during February and the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum during March.

Entries will be reproduced in a digital format for public display in selected Council offices venues and libraries, from January through to April.

Winners will be announced during Council's Australia Day celebrations 8am to 12pm Tuesday, 26 January 2016.

For further information on the competition contact Cultural Projects Supervisor, Di Paddick on 4976 6766 or email gragm@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au