Last weeks to view 2017 Celebrate Australia student artworks

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2017 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition Third Place Section Two: 'My Home Australia' by Cadence Ware

Last weeks to view 2017 Celebrate Australia student artworks

A few weeks remain for residents to view the artworks of competition finalists in Gladstone Regional Council's 2017 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition.

The final exhibition of works by budding young Gladstone Region artists is on display at the Leo Zussino Building, CQUniversity Gladstone Marina Campus until March 31.

Gladstone Region Acting Mayor Chris Trevor said the competition had attracted 227 entries and artworks had been exhibited at the Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens' Visitor Centre Gallery and the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.

"Primary school students across our region were asked to commemorate Australia Day by creating an aspect of our nation that is special to them," Councillor Trevor said.

"Submitted artworks feature plenty of flora and fauna, family outings, mateship, sporting and architectural icons."

Council's Environment & Community Services Committee Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said the competition challenged our younger residents to use different artistic mediums to express their thoughts about Australia.

"The competition has provided an insight into how our younger generations view our nation while enabling them to gain a greater appreciation of art," Cr Bush said.

"In addition, our competition finalists have been able to enjoy the experience of having their artworks included in public exhibitions.

"Fourteen selected works will be part of the Gladstone Saiki Sister City Cultural Exchange Program and will be sent to Saiki City, Japan to be exhibited in September."