You’re Invited to the Cultural Event of the Year!

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You’re Invited to the Cultural Event of the Year!

The 32nd Rio Tinto Aluminium Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards will be officially opened on Saturday, 3 November 2007. Pick and choose from a full program of cultural events.

Join 2007 judge Rebekah Butler, Executive Director, Museum & Gallery Services QLD (M&GSQ), on a floor talk as she discusses some of the highlights of this year's art awards. The floortalk will depart from the front counter of the Gallery/Museum at 11:30am and will be followed by a light lunch. Lunch is a gold coin donation.

At 2pm Rebekah will take to the stage again and present an informative illustrated public lecture entitled Arts & Opportunities in Regional Centres. As the newly appointed Executive Director of M&GSQ, Rebekah's qualifications include a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in printmaking from Monash University, and Graduate Diploma of Arts (Art History and Curatorship) from the Australian National University. Rebekah has previously been Manager of Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Director of Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville, and held positions at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa. She is also a practising artist, having exhibited in Queensland and Victoria.

Be the first to find out who the winners are at the official opening and Award presentation. Join Doug Grimmond, General Manager Operations, Rio Tinto Aluminium Yarwun and 2007 Judge Rebekah Butler at the Gallery/Museum from 7pm. This is the gala event on Gladstone's cultural calendar.

To RSVP your attendance at any of the opening celebrations, please contact the Gallery/Museum on 4976 6766 or email