Gallery to launch Gold­ing Show­case

The Observer - - PULSE - Di Pad­dick

ALL are in­vited to join Glad­stone Re­gion mayor Matt Bur­nett at the Glad­stone Re­gional Art Gallery & Mu­seum from 6pm to­mor­row.

That will be the of­fi­cial launch of the 23rd an­nual Gold­ing Show­case: Port Cur­tis & Cal­lide Val­ley Youth Art Ex­hi­bi­tion and In­ter­city Im­ages: Glad­stone Saiki Pho­to­graphic Ex­change Com­bined Im­ages.

Pre­sented in con­junc­tion with Tan­num Sands State High School, the Gold­ing Show­case fea­tures more than 100 works by emerg­ing artists aged 15 to 18 years, in all me­dia in­clud­ing paint­ing, sculp­ture and pho­tog­ra­phy.

Each year, vis­i­tors have the chance to vote for their favourite work in the ex­hi­bi­tion to re­ceive the Peo­ple's Choice Award.

The dis­play con­tin­ues un­til Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7.

The Gold­ing Show­case is an ini­tia­tive of the Glad­stone Re­gional Art Gallery & Mu­seum So­ci­ety.

In­ter­city Im­ages is an an­nual cul­tural ex­change with the re­gion's Sis­ter City, Saiki City Japan, fea­tur­ing 20 Ja­panese and 30 Aus­tralian pho­to­graphs.

To­mor­row's evening event will in­clude the pre­sen­ta­tion of Saiki City cer­tifi­cates to the lo­cal artists, whose work is fea­tured in the dis­play fol­low­ing their ex­hi­bi­tion in Japan.

The event is pre­sented in con­junc­tion with the Glad­stone Saiki Sis­ter City Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee and sup­ported by the Glad­stone Re­gional Coun­cil.

FREE WORK­SHOPS

Take the op­por­tu­nity to gain new skills dur­ing two work­shops at two lo­ca­tions, with two pre­sen­ters, over two days, Septem­ber 15-16.

Hosted in con­junc­tion with the Glad­stone Re­gion Re­gional Arts De­vel­op­ment Fund (RADF), join ArtReach Queens­land's Stephen Clark or lo­cal artist Felicia Lloyd, dur­ing the two-day se­ries.

On Fri­day Septem­ber 15, join Stephen at the Gallery & Mu­seum to brush up on your arts busi­ness skills, in­clud­ing In­sta­gram for Artists, Sur­vey De­vel­op­ment and Pro­posal Writ­ing, or join Felicia at the Boyne Tan­num Com­mu­nity Cen­tre to de­velop your dig­i­tal art skills.

Then, on Satur­day Septem­ber 16, the pre­sen­ters will swap venues, so you'll find Felicia at the Gallery and Mu­seum and Stephen at Boyne Is­land.

Ma­te­ri­als are pro­vided, but places are lim­ited, so please book early.

❝ The Gold­ing Show­case fea­tures more than 100 works by emerg­ing artists.

— Di Pad­dick

PHOTO: DI PAD­DICK

EX­CIT­ING SEPTEM­BER: Ka­t­rina and Rauri El­liott at the gallery.

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