FEEL THE BEAT: Sho-Ryu-Daiko Japanese Drumming Ensemble, from Toolooa State School, at Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum’s exhibition opening last night.
FEEL THE BEAT: Sho-Ryu-Daiko Japanese Drumming Ensemble, from Toolooa State School, at Gladstone Art Gallery and Museum’s exhibition opening last night. Mike Richards

Photo exhibition shows life in Gladstone and Japan

MULTICULTURAL Week festivities continue with the official launch of the Intercity Images Exhibition launch yesterday.

The exhibition explores a diverse photographic exchange between Gladstone and Sister City Saiki, Japan.

Gladstone locals took images from around the region and submitted them to the art gallery.

Thirty photographs were selected for the annual event as well as 20 photographs taken by photographers in Saiki, Japan.

The two collections were put on display in the art gallery as a form of showcasing two completely different cultures side by side.

Gallery and Museum Curator Jo Anne Duke said it was an exciting way to exhibit showcases from around the world.

"It's amazing how lucky we are to have a bit of a peek into an entirely different culture," she said.

"Past years the photographs we received from Saiki have been very formal, but as the years progressed the photographs have become more relaxed and creative.

The exhibition will continue all of this week at the Gladstone Region Art Gallery and Museum and will finish on Sunday.

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WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK

TODAY:

  • Kindergarten Open Day, C& K Kin Kora Kindergarten, 84 Sun Valley Rd. 10am-noon Parents, 3-5pm Community
  • Celebrating Cultures Story Time, Kids Happy Hour, Mount Larcom Library, 10.30am

TOMORROW:

  • Celebrating Cultures Story Time, Kids Happy Hour, Agnes Water Library, 10am, Gladstone City Library, 11am
  • Flavours of the World, each day until Sunday, lunch 11.30am-2.30pm, dinner 5.30pm-9.30pm, Encore Restaurant, Yaralla Sports Club, Latin Wednesday at Lightbox, Goondoon St, 7.30pm

THURSDAY:

  • Celebrating Cultures Story Time, Kids Happy Hour, Gladstone City Library, 11am

FRIDAY:

  • Celebrating Cultures Story Time, Kids Happy Hour, Calliope Library and Boyne Island Libraries, 11am

SATURDAY:

  • Dare to be Different Event, Gladstone PCYC, 6.30-8.30pm, ages 12-17

SUNDAY:

  • Open Up Your Universe, CQUniversity Gladstone Marina Campus, 9am-2pm
  • Multicultural Festival, Gladstone Marina Parklands 9am-4pm