2017 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition

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Exhibitions and Education Officer Sarah Robertson congratulates Trinity College Gladstone's Junjie Dong recipient of Third Prize Section Two, 2016 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition.

2017 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition

October 25, 2016

Winning artwork of students to be printed on commemorative postcards

The artwork of six Gladstone Region primary school students will be selected for printing on commemorative postcards as part of Australia Day 2017 celebrations.

Gladstone Regional Council is calling for entries in its Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition with students invited to express their thoughts about Australia through art.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the popular competition, now in its 11th year, provided a glimpse of our nation through the eyes of our younger generations.

"Hundreds of creative entries are received each year and will be displayed during 2017 at the Visitors Centre Gallery at Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens, in the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum and at the CQUniversity Gladstone Marina Campus," Councillor Burnett said.

Council's Environment & Community Services Committee Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said the competition was open to all primary school children in the Gladstone Region to help celebrate 'what and who make Australia great'.

The competition consists of two sections: Prep to Year 2 students; and Year 3 to Year 6 students with youngsters required to draw, paint or collage an aspect of Australia that they believe is iconic.

Cr Bush said three free workshops had been organised with award-winning, local artist, Ping Carlyon assisting budding young artists with their entries.

"Basic materials will be provided but students should provide their own art gear and great ideas," she said.

Competition entry forms are available at the Gallery & Museum, Gladstone Regional Libraries, Council venues and offices and online at www.gragm.qld.gov.au

A limit of one entry per student applies with submissions required by 4pm on Friday, December 16.

Winners will be announced at Council's 2017 Australia Day Family Fun Day on January 26 and prizes will be awarded to the winning artist in each age group.

For further details contact Cultural Projects Supervisor Di Paddick on 4976 6766, email diannap@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au or visit www.gragm.qld.gov.au


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