Ainsley McMahon’s Drought in the Lucky Country has won the overall award at this year’s Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, run through the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.
The awards are named in honour of Gladstone political representative and arts patron Martin Hanson. The Gladstone Artists Club held the first awards in 1976, the year Martin passed away, and GRAGM became the awards custodian in 1993.
Other major prizewinners include:
The John Anderson Memorial Acquisitive Award: Kathryn McGovern, Billabong Sonata
The Pieter Groen-int-woud Memorial Young Emerging Artist Award: Emily Joliffe, Dinner
The Local Murri Artist Award: Allen Craigie, Community
Easel paintings: Wilhelmus Breikers, ism-is-easy selfie painting
Works on paper: Tricia Reust, BACKLIGHT
3D & fibre works: Carol Forster, Beach Babe
Digital works: Rachel O’Reilly, Drawing Rights (2018)
See the full list of winners here.
Yeppoon artist Jesse Wood’s passion for art started at a young age, and was sparked further by his grandmother’s support. Since 2014 the self-taught artist has sold works to buyers all over the world including New Zealand, England, Scotland, Spain, USA, Canada and Mexico.
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CQU Creates - an annual competition and travelling exhibition for artwork by past and present CQUniversity Australia students and staff - is on the road for 2019.
The Rockhampton Art Gallery has announced the 25 artists from across Central and Western Queensland selected as finalists for biennial art prize The Bayton Award.
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Three members of the CQ Contemporary Artists group have been named as finalists in this year’s John Villiers Outback Art Prize. Find out more about Ainslie McMahon, Joanne Kerr and Veronika Zeil.
The Capricorn Coast’s latest public mural is wrapping the toilets at Farnborough Beach’s Rotary Park in a joyful splash of colour - and you can get involved this weekend.
Rockhampton Regional Council has announced a series of partnership projects with Chinese sister city Zhenjiang, including an exchange program for visual artists and a library book swap.