What's On at The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum

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Zach Roberts, Bindi McDonnell and Lauren Gallahawk from Rosella State School. Photographer: E.H. Gallaher

What's On at The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum

A number of family-friendly exhibitions and activities are available for FREE during the school holidays.

CARAVAN OF CURIOSITIES:  Presenting a wide diversity of 2D and 3D works by Nanette Balchin, Peta Lloyd and Emma Ward.  The Rockhampton artists have collaborated to create a sense of journey, adventure and odyssey through the discovery and experience of people, places, and curious things.  While visiting, children are invited to go on an adventure to discover a list of curious items, all hidden in plain sight!

WEARABLE ART: ANOTHER CORNER OF MY MIND: Award-winning local artist, Beryl Wood, combines her love of art and fashion to present nineteen wearable art garments. With a background in theatre, and a fascination in dramatic costumes, Beryl has created works of art with wearability in mind. After exploring the exhibition, children are encouraged to design and draw their own wearable art garment.

ONE MAN'S PASSION: THE N.L. WILLS COLLECTION: The exhibition showcases a once mysterious portfolio of work by prolific painter and Victorian ex-serviceman, Norman Louis Wills. Wills enlisted in the Australian Army, serving alongside the 2nd/3rd Australian Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment as a Lance Bombardier during WWII. After discharge, Wills drew, painted and documented hundreds of war scenes, donating much of his work to RSL Branches, Galleries and Museums around Australia.  Families can be inspired by Wills' artistic accuracy and make use of the drawing station, or challenge each other to an amusing game of 'Battleships'.

For a full list of what's on display, visit http://gragm.qld.gov.au/exhibitions