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Popular local artist takes out top prize at Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards

Popular local artist takes out top prize at Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards

A local arts educator with more than 40 years' experience in Gladstone has taken out the top prize at The 47th Rio Tinto & QAL Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards held at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum (GRAGM) on Saturday 22 October.

Geoffrey Head was named as overall winner of The Awards for his piece Wetland, taking out the top prize of $15,000.

“It's such a surprise”, Geoffrey

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Expression of Interest: Gladstone Saiki Sister City Advisory Committee 2023

Expression of Interest: Gladstone Saiki Sister City Advisory Committee 2023

Gladstone Regional Council is committed to creating lasting and meaningful relationships that promote and enhance the Sister City relationship between the Gladstone Region and Saiki City, Japan.

Council is seeking expressions of interest from community members to provide Council with strategic advice and support on ways and means to enhance the sister city relationship and program.  

The

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Maintenance Works

Maintenance Works

The Art Gallery and Museum will be closed from Monday, 30 May for maintenance works, and will reopen 10am, Monday 6 June.

Maintenance works include painting, cable installation and general repairs.

It was decided that with the number of works being undertaken, it was in the best interests of public safety and visitor experience for the Gallery & Museum to close for the duration of the

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Innovative and exciting arts projects to receive RADF support

Innovative and exciting arts projects to receive RADF support

A local history app, podcast series and inaugural arts, crafts and music festival are some of the local arts and cultural projects to receive Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) assistance during Round One of the 2021-22 funding.

Gladstone Regional Council accepted the recommendations of its RADF Committee to allocate a total of $88,416 to 12 recipients at its 3 May 2022 General Meeting.

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All invited to attend FREE premiere of the 'Our Priceless Past Short Film Series'

All invited to attend FREE premiere of the 'Our Priceless Past Short Film Series'

Gladstone Region residents and the wider community are invited to join Gladstone Region Councillors and guest speakers for the red-carpet premiere event of the 2021 Our Priceless Past Short Film Series.

The event will be held at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) from 2.30pm on Wednesday, 4 May 2022.

One of the most anticipated Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum

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Calling for applications during RADF Round One 2021-22

Calling for applications during RADF Round One 2021-22

Gladstone Regional Council’s Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is accepting applications from individuals and local arts and cultural groups to apply for funding during the Round One 2021-22 window.

Applications close at 4pm on Friday, 25 March 2022 for projects that commence after 3 May 2022.

Short-term projects may be eligible for funding in the following categories: Developing Regional

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Young artists recognised at Council’s Australia Day celebrations

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

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'Intercity Images 2022' Calling for Entries

'Intercity Images 2022' Calling for Entries

Have you snapped a memorable image of the Gladstone Region within the last 12 months? Don't leave them on your memory card or smartphone - enter them into the Intercity Images 2022: Gladstone Saiki Photographic Exchange!

Intercity Images is an annual cultural exchange between the citizens of the Gladstone Region and Saiki City, Japan, celebrating the unique lifestyle, people and environment of