GO TIME: Erin Gale and Exhibitions & Education officer Sarah Robertson, during the installation of the 2015 Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards.
GO TIME: Erin Gale and Exhibitions & Education officer Sarah Robertson, during the installation of the 2015 Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards. Contributed

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery to host awards gala event

THE Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards gala event will recognise some of the region's best artists at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum this Saturday.

There was a fantastic response to the call for entries for the award's 40th year, with more than 300 entries received over three days last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The exhibition of entries continues on display until Thursday, December 10, and visitors will have their chance to take a walk in the judges' shoes as they vote for their favourite works during the QAL People's Choice Awards.

To RSVP or for further information please phone 4976 6766, email gragm@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au or visit http://gallerymuseum.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.