REASON TO CELEBRATE: RADF award winners at the Marie Green Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum art opening.
REASON TO CELEBRATE: RADF award winners at the Marie Green Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum art opening. Rosie Obrien

Artists pick up RADF funding at awards night

THERE were seven recipients of the Regional Arts Development Fund who were awarded funds at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum awards night.

The night was also a chance for Gladstone's creative to come together and congratulate artist Marie Green on her Reflections of yesteryear fine art exhibition.

Ms Green's exhibition used the traditional medium of oil on canvas as she examined the everyday lives of Queenslanders living and working in tough conditions in the 100 years between 1880 and 1980.

In particular, it focused on the 'normal' activities that ordinary Queenslanders did once, but no longer do now.

The exhibition also includes a digital component with photographs and oral histories relaying first person anecdotes and stories behind a number of paintings on display.

This exhibition received financial assistance from the Gladstone Region's Regional Arts Development Fund, a Queensland Government and GRC partnership program to support local arts and culture.

Ms Green is proud to show her work until June 20.

On the night, councillor Ren Lanzon presented the awards, with eight rounds in total.

There was $73,137 available in grants with $16,400 on offer for regional partnerships.

Of that, local historian Paulette Flint received $5102 to go towards research and the arts council received $990 towards workshops.

RADF is now seeking nominations from interested community members during the 2015 annual general meeting to be held at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum on July 15.

The RADF is a program developed by Arts Queensland and administered by Gladstone Regional Council, providing funding for development of arts and cultural activities across the region, through locally determined policy and assessment procedures.

There are two funding rounds planned for the 2015/2016 financial year, closing at the end of September this year and March 2016.



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