Goddess entry wins Hanson

LOCAL Gladstone artists dominated at the Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards on Saturday night, claiming seven of the 15 prizes.

However, locals were pipped at the post for the top prize, with Bundaberg artist Christine Turner taking away the prestigious Comalco Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award for 2005.

Christine (pictured above) said she was "delighted'' with the win for her assemblage piece, Suburban Goddess, created using biscuit tins, plant stands, a mannequin head and chandelier pieces.

"My favourite article to use is old biscuit tins from op shops, because they evoke memories and ideas about the past and about women,'' she said.

The self-taught artist said she began creating assemblage pieces in 1988, with a focus on issues relating to women.

Comalco Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award Christine Turner, Suburban Goddess Wide Bay Australia Local Artist Award Katrina Elliot, Heart of the Lily Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Society Emergent Artist Award Jet James, Re Think Highly commended ? Laura Young, Night Lights Full Moon Murri Artists Award Belynda Waugh, Picking Coconuts Easel Paintings - Queensland Energy Resources Award Patrick Connor, Form, Design and Death of Romanticism Gladstone City Council Award Julie Poulsen, Urban Cull Gladstone Picture Framing Award Deborah Bennetts, Sunday Arvo Highly commended ? Susan Hutton, Nocturne and Jim Aitkenhead, Serpentine Asbestos Works on Paper - Queensland Alumina Limited Award GW Bot, Script Rochester House, Design and Construction Award Mike Schlitz, Mangrove Boy Gladstone Artists Club Award Elizabeth Mary Lamont, Wedding Dress Highly commended ? Dorothy Wood De Melo, Charlotte's Web and Tracey Smith, Jack Three Dimensional Works - Central Queensland Ports Authority Award Vicki Chapman, Such a Lovely Old Stick Trevor McMaster Refrigeration Award Wendy Schoenfisch Young, 9 Months and 9 Days With Laura Lou Jay Gladstone Printing Services Award Carol Forster, Still Life's Contrast

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