Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

{Harsh Time in} {Colonial Days}

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

{Harsh Time in} {Colonial Days}

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Official launch

MEMBER for Gladstone Liz Cunningham and Gladstone Regional Council's Cr Matt Burnett were on hand at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum on Wednesday, March 31, to launch two exciting exhibitions: 2010 Intercity Images: Gladstone Entries, and Women Transported.

Mrs Cunningham introduced Women Transported and spoke of the harsh life women faced in female factories during the late 18th and early 19th centuries in colonial Australia depicted in this extraordinary collection of images and artefacts assembled by the Parramatta Heritage Centre.

Come along and try on some of the items of clothing that are similar to what women convicts would have worn during the time.

Women Transported is supported by Visions of Australia, a Commonwealth grant program, and will continue on display until Saturday, May 15.

Cr Burnett and Gladstone Saiki sister city advisory committee president Wendy Marsh announced the 30 selected images and presented certificates to the successful participants in this year's Intercity Images.

The selected images will be sent to Saiki City, Japan, to be displayed alongside images from that city's photographers; the combined display will return to Gladstone in August to be exhibited in conjunction with Gladstone's Multicultural Festival.

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

The exhibition of entries will continue until Saturday, May 22.

Sweet display

TAKE time to visit the Boyne Tannum Community Centre and explore the multimedia photographic exhibition Sweet as - by Grayson Cooke, which celebrates the sugar industry as a central part of life in regional Queensland.

Photographs taken at the Bingera and Millaquin Sugar Mills and cane fires in the Bundaberg/Burnett region are featured in the exhibition that is touring with Queensland Arts Council's Ontour onexhibition program.

"The images are powerful and evocative, designed to capture the unique environments and rich colours of Bundaberg's longest-standing agricultural industry," said Mia Kempel, manager, Ontour onexhibition.

"In a fascinating contradiction to the sweetness of sugar, the images reveal the robust industrial world within the sugar mills of the Wide Bay/ Burnett region," she said.

Ontour onexhibition is designed specifically to promote and share Queensland stories that inspire regional audiences to connect with Queensland's rich creative cultural identity.

Sweet as -. is supported by the State Government through Arts Queensland.

For further information on touring programs with the Queensland Arts Council visit (

Creative opportunity

IN 2009, Arts Queensland and the Australia Council began a pilot project across regional Queensland that is now called Creative Generators. …

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