Young artists recognised at Council’s Australia Day celebrations
As part of 2022 Australia Day celebrations, Gladstone Regional Council announced the winners of the Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the work of the young artists helped us celebrate ‘who and what makes Australia great'.
“The project launched in 2006 and each year the competition gets tougher,” Councillor Burnett said.
“This year we received 240 entries from across the region, making a total of 4902 artworks collected over 16 years."
“These artworks provide our community with the unique opportunity to connect with the perspective of our region’s younger people and I encourage everyone to view the amazing works.”
When describing her paint, felt pen and collage work Bees and Bottlebrush, Maci Pender wrote: “I chose bees because in Australia we need them for honey and to pollinate the flowers,” she said.
The touring exhibition of entries is now featured on the CQUniversity’s Mezzanine Floor, Leo Zussino Building, Gladstone Marina Campus until the end of February.
For further information visit https://gragm.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/2022-celebrate-australia online, or phone the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum on 4976 6766.
And the winners are...
Section One (Prep - Year 2)
Section Two (Year 3 - Year 6)