Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Gladstone in Pictures

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Gladstone in Pictures

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One weekend to go

Local photographers have just one weekend to go to capture the essence of the region in photographs and submit their images for the annual Intercity Images: Gladstone Saiki Photographic Exchange, with entries closing at 5pm on Monday.

Entries have been flowing in for this annual cultural exchange which provides the opportunity for all to take a detailed look at the people, places and events of the region through their camera lenses and share the images with sister city Saiki, Japan.

You can pick up your entry forms from offices and libraries of the Gladstone Regional Council or if you would like one emailed, please contact the gallery/museum on 4976 6766 or email (

Official launch

All are invited to join Gladstone Regional Council mayor Cr George Creed at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum from 5.30pm on Wednesday for an evening of celebration, exploring the diversity of the region through the submitted images.

Cr Creed and Gladstone Saiki Sister City Advisory Committee president Wendy Marsh will announce the 30 selected images and present certificates during the event and the exhibition of entries will continue on display until Saturday, May 22.

Intercity Images is a Gladstone Saiki Sister City Advisory Committee initiative that is supported by the Gladstone Regional Council.

Cr Creed will also be officially opening Women Transported, which is a collection of images and artefacts from the National Archives of Australia, revealing the harsh life of women in female factories in late 18th and early 19th Century colonial Australia. Women Transported reveals personal accounts of these women, documenting their skills across 200 different occupations including dairymaids, housemaids, washerwomen, weavers, lace-makers, seamstresses, teachers, fishing net makers and shoe binders.

Supported by Visions of Australia, a Commonwealth grant program supporting touring exhibitions of Australian cultural material, Women Transported will continue on display until Saturday, May 15.

Celebrate continues

The 2010 Celebrate Australia Primary School Art Competition is on display at the gallery/museum, providing a unique opportunity for locals and visitors to discover 'who and what' makes Australia great, through the creativity of the region's young artists.

There was a wonderful response to the Gladstone Regional Council's call for entries in the competition, with local schools' support and three workshops led by local artist Denise Wild.

Winners were announced at Gladstone Regional Council's Australia Day celebrations held at Endeavour Park, Seventeen Seventy and Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands and the six prize-winning submissions have been reproduced as commemorative postcards to be given away at the exhibition. …

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