WHAT'S NEW: Gladstone Arts Council secretary Lee McIvor and artist Jenny Yujnovich enjoy the Pop-Up Public Art, Art in Parks workshop at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.
WHAT'S NEW: Gladstone Arts Council secretary Lee McIvor and artist Jenny Yujnovich enjoy the Pop-Up Public Art, Art in Parks workshop at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.

Touring exhibition marks milestone in regional Queensland

ALL are invited to attend the Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize curator's talk by Bernadette Hollett from 11am to noon on Saturday at the gallery.

Tattersall's Club has conducted its prestigious national art award since 1990 and this has allowed the club to acquire significant paintings by well-known Australian artists.

On bringing the collection of 15 paintings to Gladstone, Ms Hollet said the touring exhibition marked a milestone in regional Queensland.

"In 2015, Tattersall's Club celebrated its 150th anniversary,” she said.

"To mark this milestone and to commemorate 25 years of the Landscape Art Prize, the Tattersall's Club committee has made available a selection of winning entries for a regional tour.

"We are delighted to share these works.”

The range of painting styles includes traditional, contemporary, narrative, industrial and urban by mid and senior career artists.

Supported by a free education resource that schools and students can make use of, the exhibition will continue until October 1.

Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize is organised by Tattersall's Club and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland.

For details phone 49766766 or email gragm@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.

The gallery is a community cultural initiative of Gladstone Regional Council and is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.

It is on the corner of Goondoon and Bramston Sts, Gladstone, and admission is free.

Public art in spotlight

ABOUT 20 regional Gladstone artists took up the exciting opportunity to meet with aha! good thinking Director Stephen Clark, presenting three Pop-Up Public Art, Art in Parks workshop opportunities, last week.

Hosted in conjunction with Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund Mr Clark presented an introduction to a proposed Gladstone Region Art in Parks public art project.

The artists worked collaboratively to cultivate an ephemeral public art concept and develop project planning, budgeting and risk-management skills.

"I find the local council's interest in public art and engagement inspiring and vital for thought provocation and innovation,” artist Kristel Kelly said.

"The development of these ideas is exciting and I look forward to brainstorming.”



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