MORE than 60 artists from cross-section of age groups entered across four categories portrayed their interpretations of Gladstone port operations.

The 2020 Paint the Port art competition provides amateur and professional artists from Gladstone, Rockhampton or Bundaberg an opportunity to present their unique portrayal of port activities or infrastructure for a chance to win cash prizes.

Gladstone Port Corporation’s Rowen Winsor said she was extremely impressed with the talent in the local region.

“The quality of works in the competition this year was outstanding,” Ms Winsor said.

“Our open category winner, Ping Carlyon, has done an outstanding piece, a stunning use of colour and it touches our hearts here at GPC with one of our very own employees depicted with her girls.”

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“We were so pleased we could adapt the competition this year to ensure that it could still go ahead.”

Ms Winsor thanked ARTmatters Gallery for its support leading in to the competition.

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum curator and guest judge, Cameron Curd said he was thrilled by this year’s entries.

“From the quality and depth of expression shown in the artworks, Gladstone has some fantastic artistic talent from young students to adults,” Mr Curd said.

“They have captured the beautiful Port in all its glory for this unique community engagement competition,” Mr Curd said. Community members can view the 2020 Paint the Port Art Exhibition by visiting www.gpcl.com.au/paint-the-port

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