FINE WORK: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Society president Bruce Hunt congratulates Cassandra Paddick on her award win.
FINE WORK: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Society president Bruce Hunt congratulates Cassandra Paddick on her award win.

Award gives aspiring filmmaker a timely boost

ASPIRING filmmaker Cassandra Paddick can almost see her name on the credit rolls of a movie and winning a local visual art bursary is making her goal clearer.

Ms Paddick, 20, received the 2015 Golding Visual Arts Bursary, named after the late Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Society patron Cyril Golding.

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The bursary helps tertiary students from the central Queensland region who are studying visual art, offering $2000 each year for three years of their degree.

Ms Paddick was delighted with her achievement and knew where the money would be used.

"Originally I wanted to be a writer, but I want to focus on the cinematography side of things and be a filmmaker," she said.

"I am aiming to save up and buy film equipment."

The former Toolooa State High student said she had been nervous going into the bursary interview.

Ms Paddick has two years left of her Fine Arts Film, Television and New Media course at QUT in Brisbane.