Celebrating our special seniors at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Priceless Past 2012 launch are Gaylene Groth, Isabel Barran and Minna Crawfords.
Celebrating our special seniors at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Priceless Past 2012 launch are Gaylene Groth, Isabel Barran and Minna Crawfords. Brenda Strong

Priceless Past project shines a light on our area's seniors

THE 14th Our Priceless Past exhibition was officially launched at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum yesterday.

Each year different seniors and a different high school work together to create the publication, found in today's Observer, which tells the stories of our seniors' pasts.

The local initiative, with Ergon Energy and The Observer as partners, was praised by Mayor Gail Sellers.

The council's cultural projects officer Di Paddick said the launch had been an amazing afternoon.

"It was truly wonderful," she said.

"It's always a delight each year to witness the two groups together, the seniors and the students, and it's like a reunion for other seniors who have been honoured each year."

Ms Paddick said the students had been thrilled at seeing their work in print.

"We were very impressed with the stories that the students wrote, the way it's laid out; it's just a pleasure to read. The portrait photography is inspiring," she said.

"It never ceases to amaze me the wonderful people we have in our community."

Nominations for 2013 are now being accepted.

"We're collecting names already for 2013, so if you know of a special senior in the region, over 70 years of age, and who has lived here for more than 30 years, we would love to hear from you," Ms Paddick said.

Contact the art gallery on 4976 6766.

Priceless Past Exhibition

  • Participating school - Trinity College
  • Seniors interviewed - seven
  • Initiative partners - Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, Ergon Energy, Gladstone Observer

Where: Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum

When: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. Display runs until Saturday, November 3

Cost: Free



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