The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards Winners Announced

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L-R: Glenn Butcher, Member for Gladstone, Pat Hoffie, 2017 Awards Judge, Jo Duke, GRAGM Curator and Mike Dunstan, QAL General Manager, with the overall winner of The Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award 2017, ‘Interior with drawing board #2’ by Julie Paulsen. Photographer: A. Richardson

The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards Winners Announced

A crowd of hundreds arrived to the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum for the official launch and Awards presentation of 'The 42nd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards' on Saturday evening, 14 October 2017.

Guest speakers included Michael Eggmolese, Bailai Elder, Glenn Butcher, Local Member, Cr Matt Burnett, Mayor of Gladstone Region, Jo Duke, Curator, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, and Mike Dunstan, General Manager, QAL, who officially opened the exhibition.

$38,000 of prizes was awarded on the night as the winners were announced by this year's judge, Patricia Hoffie.




The Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award: $15,000

  • Julie Poulsen, Interior with drawing board #2

The John Anderson Memorial Acquisitive Award, Sponsored by Anderson's Auto City: $5,000

  • Penny Mason, Weather Event – Debris Cloud #2

 The Pieter Groen-int-woud Memorial Young Emerging Artist Award, Sponsored by Multitrade: $1,500

  • Kate Simons, Determination

Young Emerging Artist Highly Commended

  • Paige Sparks, Political Stance

The Local Murri Artist Award, Sponsored by Elizabeth and Leo Zussino: $1,000

  • Bindi Waugh, Should Race Define Place

The Gail Sellers Local Artist Award: $1,000

  • Rosemary Anderson, A Drop of Salt Water

The Installers Choice Award, Sponsored by Laureen Tkacik: $500

  • Brenda Lyon, Soul Pods



The Gladstone Area Water Board Award: $2,000

  • Kevin Duthie, Rustic Gold, Mount Morgan

The Christian Thomsen Award: $1,000

  • Max James Geoffrey Berry, Single Tree in Field

The Queensland Energy Resources (QER) Award: $500

  • Deborah Mostert, The Goldfinch Redeemed

Section 1 Highly Commended

  • Beryl Wood, And the hunter home from the hills



The Australia Pacific LNG Award: $2,000

  • Gabrielle McDonald, Celebration of the Hunt

The Bush Family Award: $1,000

  • Cholena Drew Hughes, Rejuvenation

The Jeff Spann Award: $500

  • Ann Brown, The State I’m In

Section 2 Highly Commended

  • Joanne Kerr, Colours of the Gorge – Suite of Six



The Gladstone Ports Corporation Award: $2,000

  • Clinton Cross, Life goes on but will always be remembered

The Newprint HRG Award: $1,000

  • Katrina Elliott, Hallelujah… a secret chord

The O’Reilly Family Award: $500

  • Claudia Wehrli, Coral Bowl

Section 3 Highly Commended

  • Joy Ivill, Hanrahan's Angel

Section 3 Highly Commended

  • Jo Williams, Primal Key



The McDonald's Gladstone & Boyne Island Award: $2,000

  • Nicola Hooper, Subvertere: A zoonotic narrative

The CQUniversity Award: $1,000

  • Ash Coates, Mycolinguistics

The Creative Gladstone Region Inc. Award: $500

  • Roxanne Brand, China Plates / Waiting for Cake

Section 4 Highly Commended

  • Kyle Piper, Gladstone


The exhibition is now on display until Thursday 7 December 2017.  Visitors are invited to cast their vote for The QAL People's Choice Awards in each of the four sections of entry; Easel Paintings; Works on Paper; Three Dimensional & Fibre Works; and Digital Works.  Voting closes 5pm, Thursday 30 November 2017, with the winners announced, Monday 3 December 2017.  Just for voting, visitors go in the draw to win an all expense paid, weekend getaway for two to Heron Island.

The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum is located on the corner of Goondoon & Bramston Streets, Gladstone and is open 10am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday, with FREE entry.


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