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What does a 17th century bronze statue, ghost ship, turtle shell and the perfect house have in common?

They are all on display at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum in a diverse range of exhibitions being launched Thursday, 10 January at 6.30pm.

Two local indigenous artists explore their perceptions of life's journey in Through My Eyes by Allen Craigie and Coral Southee. Allen works in the traditional medium of ochre on timber and canvas and is currently experimenting in three-dimensional artworks while Coral prefers dot painting and cross-hatching.

Visitors can cool down in the photographic exhibition Antarctic Views by Hurley and Ponting on display until 26 February. This Australian National Maritime Museum travelling exhibition focuses on the treacherous beauty of Antarctica and features images taken by English-born Herbert Ponting (1870 - 1935) on Scott's fatal British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913 and Australian Frank Hurley (1885-1962) who went on three expeditions to Antarctica between 1911 and 1930.

Also on display at the Gallery/Museum until 23 February is a collection of bronzes from the Queensland Art Gallery's International and Australian collections. Myth to Modern: Bronzes from the Queensland Art Gallery features sculptures based on the human form and includes works by Auguste Rodin and Jacob Epstein alongside Australian sculptors Daphne Mayo, Bertram Mackennal and Harold Parker.

In the Built Environment Project Year 8 and 9 students at Gladstone State High School take on the challenge of creating their perfect house. With limited space and materials the students show creativity and initiative when reflecting on their built environment.

Everyone is welcome to attend the launch on Thursday, January 10 at 6.30pm with guest speaker Lucia Hamilton, Manager of Allied Pickfords, and Cr Gail Sellers, Deputy Mayor of Gladstone.

Please RSVP to the Gallery/Museum on 4976 6766.

Image: Herbert Ponting: The Ice Cavern. Courtesy of popperfoto.com, ANMM Collection