YOUTHFUL ART: Young visitors create their own patterned bandannas in Pattern Action Zone as part of Jemima Wyman’s Pattern Bandits.
YOUTHFUL ART: Young visitors create their own patterned bandannas in Pattern Action Zone as part of Jemima Wyman’s Pattern Bandits. Mark Sherwood

Families can turn creative at art gallery

JOIN staff and volunteers at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum this Saturday, from 10am to 1pm, for the exciting Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits On Tour family fun event.

Featuring a fantastic range of artist-inspired activities, the event presents a great opportunity for the whole family to get creative.

Pattern Bandits is the latest Kids on Tour program from the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art.

The program is drawn from the 2014 GOMA exhibition created by Los Angeles-based, Australian artist Jemima Wyman in collaboration with the gallery's Children's Art Centre.

Children are able to enter Wyman's brightly coloured and highly patterned world to explore different patterns, including kaleidoscopes, tessellations, camouflage and harlequin.

The Kids on Tour Pattern Bandits program enables the community to experience key elements of the original exhibition from the comfort of their local venue.

Jemima Wyman: Pattern Bandits is supported by Ikea and bookings are appreciated for the family fun event.

Lanterns and lights

THERE was a fantastic community response to the Gladstone Harbour Festival's 2015 Lanterns and Lights Street Parade, as thousands lined the twilit streets to cheer on the colourful array of floats.

Gladstone Regional Council staff and volunteers worked with local artist Belynda (Bindi) Waugh on the entry, Trees of Light, Lanterns of Creativity.

Featuring recycled materials and reflecting the 2015 theme, Bindi's design was well received by the lively audience.

"I enjoyed working with the council staff on the project and it was wonderful to experience first-hand the community response to the design," she said.

"There was such delight and joy with crowd participating wholeheartedly cheering on the parade."

The parade's great success highlights the community's vibrancy and enthusiasm for the annual event presented by Workforce International and co-ordinated by Midday Rotary.

Well done to all involved!

Calling all filmmakers

THE Gladstone Arts Council is looking forward to the launch of the 2015 Green Scenes: Environmental Short Film Festival project.

This annual event begun in 2008 is hosted in conjunction with Gladstone Regional Council's EcoFest celebrations.

Each year, Gladstone Arts Council calls entries from groups or individuals of all ages and experience, to submit short film with an environmental message.

This year, the call is going out for all filmmakers to create a short film no longer than 90 seconds in length, excluding the credits, which reflects the local EcoFest theme: Grown in Gladstone.

All films will be on display Sunday, May 31, in the Visitors Centre Gallery at Tondoon Botanic Gardens during EcoFest with the prizewinners announced on the stage, during the event.

Entry forms will soon be available from the Gallery & Museum, as well as other offices, venues and libraries of Gladstone Regional Council.

Watch this space for more news and think green!

Art Gallery and Museum:

  • For further information visit: http://gallerymuseum.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au
  • Phone 4976 6766
  • Email gragm@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au
  • Open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday
  • Located on the corner of Goondoon and Bramston Sts, Gladstone
  • Admission is free