Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) committee member Anne Blain congratulates local artist Janie Petersen, during a funding presentation ceremony at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre last Sunday November 17. Photo Contributed
Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) committee member Anne Blain congratulates local artist Janie Petersen, during a funding presentation ceremony at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre last Sunday November 17. Photo Contributed Contributed

Big splash for RADF recipients given project grants

THERE was a lively crowd at the Gladstone Aquatic Centre last Sunday, not only for the official launch of the Splash Zone but also to hear Cr Maxine Brushe announce the successful recipients of the latest Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), funding round.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a project developed by Arts Queensland and administered by the Gladstone Regional Council, providing funding for arts and cultural development activities throughout the Gladstone Region.

Local art and cultural, groups and individuals, can apply for funding for specific, short-term projects during two rounds each year, closing at the end of March and September.

There are six funding principals with eight funding categories available and submissions are assessed through locally determined policy, by a local committee of dedicated arts and community representatives.

There were 10 recipients in the recent round, receiving a total of $38,316 in funding for innovative arts and cultural activities throughout the community, including Janie Petersen for a Land Art outreach project, Kathy McLachlan to attend millinery workshop during the McGregor Summer School, Boyne Tannum Arts Business & Community Association Inc to present a mosaic public art project at Tannum Sands and the Gladstone Thistle Pipe Band to host a Pipe Band Drumming workshop.

For further information about the Gladstone Region RADF visit the website: http://gallerymuseum.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

Summer school

APPLICATIONS are now invited for the University of Southern Queensland (USQ)'s 46th edition of the McGregor Summer School, Toowoomba.

The school runs from Wednesday, January 8 to Saturday January 18 next year, offering more than 50 classes in a great variety of performing, visual and creative arts for beginners to advanced artists.

Enrol online at http://www.usq.edu.au/artsworx/mcgregor-schools alternatively phone 4631 2755 or email mcgregor@usq.edu.au for further information.

Art on display

THE 2013 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards are currently on display at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, with more than 1000 visitors already passing through the doors to explore the display of almost 300 works, by more than 200 artists.

This year is the 38th presentation of these prestigious awards that are generously supported by local businesses, industry and the community, including Rio Tinto Alcan.

Many of the displayed art works are for sale.

The exhibition will continue on display until 5pm, Thursday, December 5, open from10am-pm, Monday to Saturday and admission is free. For more information phone 4976 6766 or email gragm@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.