Tuesday 17th Jul, 2018

GPC announces winners of annual art competition

GPC's People, Community and Sustainability General Manager Rowen Winsor and Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Curator Jo Duke judging the Paint the Port entries. Photo: Gladstone Port Corporation
GPC's People, Community and Sustainability General Manager Rowen Winsor and Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Curator Jo Duke judging the Paint the Port entries. Photo: Gladstone Port Corporation

PAINT the Port – Port of Gladstone’s annual art competition – attracted 97 entrants capturing and celebrating Gladstone’s port precincts and activities.

The works entered are exhibited over the long weekend in conjunction with the Gladstone Harbour Festival.

GPC CEO Peter O’Sullivan said it was wonderful to see the variety of port themes reflected in the works.

“Entries covered a range of port activities from trade to community contributions, and environmental initiatives to the harbour’s history,” he said.

“This year we also had an increase in entries from Bundaberg and Rockhampton, highlighting the depth of talent in the Central Queensland and Wide Bay regions.”

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Curator Jo Duke was joined by GPC’s people, community and sustainability general manager Rowen Winsor as this year’s judging panel.

“The entrants should be incredibly proud of the pieces they’ve produced this year,” Ms Winsor said.

“They put a lot of time and effort into creating these artwork, making it a really tough task to narrow down the field to four category winners.”

The winners of this year’s competition are as follows:

  • Open category: Andrea Chapman
  • High school category: Joe Botica
  • Upper primary school category: Raven-Lily Bickle-Wallace
  • Lower primary school category: Ronan Sandland

GPC will be acquiring Andrea Chapman’s open category winning piece, “Blue Steel”, and donating it to the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum to be part of its permanent collection.

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