ARTICLES & IMAGES: Local artists Kim Scrimshaw and Jeanette Albury take a closer look at Industry Sited Within the Environment exhibition during the official launch at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Monday evening December 19.
ARTICLES & IMAGES: Local artists Kim Scrimshaw and Jeanette Albury take a closer look at Industry Sited Within the Environment exhibition during the official launch at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Monday evening December 19. Contributed

Synergy of art and industry at Gladstone art gallery

TAKE time to explore Industry Sited within the Environment before it closes on Saturday at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum.

Industry Sited within the Environment is a project exhibition inspired by Queensland Alumina Limited, including three-dimensional works by renowned local artist Margaret Worthington, fabrication by Clive Rouse and photographs by guest artist Allan Andrew.

One of the exhibition's highlights has been the hands-on interactive kids zone, with a number of schools taking the opportunity to visit, which was developed with the assistance of the Rainbow Valley Early Learning Centre.

Take in all the colour

WITH just a week to go, visitors are encouraged to take in all on offer during the colourful 2013 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition exhibition.

More than 350 works are on display to help us to celebrate who and what makes Australia great.

Judged by gallery/museum director Pamela Whitlock, the winning artist from each age group received some fantastic prizes including a FAMILY pass to a 2013 Gladstone Entertainment Centre show and their artwork as complimentary commemorative postcards, available during the exhibition.

There were also eight Highly Commended awards this year that will join the winning works on display in Sister City Saiki City, Japan during June.

A huge shout of thanks goes out to all the participating artists and Gladstone Region schools, for their support of this Gladstone Regional Council initiative.

The gallery/museum is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, located on the corner of Goondoon & Bramston Sts, Gladstone and admission is free.

For further information please phone 4976 6766, email gragm@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au or visit the website http://gallerymuseum.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au

A call for feedback

THE Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is seeking feedback in preparation for planning the new financial year.

The RADF Program, established in 1991, is a highly successful state and local government partnership that focuses on the development of quality art and arts practice and supports professional artists and cultural practitioners living in regional Queensland.

There are six funding principles and eight funding categories for activities including Developing Regional Skills, Building Community Cultural Capacity, Interest Free Arts Loans, Cultural Tourism, Contemporary Collections/Stories, Regional Partnerships and Concept Development.

Please take the opportunity to answer a few questions in a brief survey, indicating what your funding needs may be during the upcoming financial year at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FYNGGTL

For more information on the RADF visit the Arts Queensland website http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/funding/radf.html

Calling senior visual arts students

Artiz@Townsville is a highly successful artist residency program coordinated by Flying Arts Alliance Inc. and held at the School of Creative Arts, James Cook University in Townsville, from Wednesday to Friday June 26 to 28.

This 3-day visual arts intensive residential program features a variety of hands-on art experiences for secondary school students, aged 14-18 years.

As well as information, expertise and resources, the program aims to provide students with a full picture of training, education and career opportunities.

This is a rare opportunity to work with experienced industry professionals, artists, arts educators and special guests.

For bookings and further information flyingarts.org.au