Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Exhibition Inspires Visitors to Take Walk over the Hill

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Exhibition Inspires Visitors to Take Walk over the Hill

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Lively Crowd At Official Launch

A good crowd gathered at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum last Friday night for the official launch of Over the Hill by Geoffrey Head and Craig Walsh's Digital Odyssey HOME project.

Award-winning Gladstone artist Geoffrey Head delighted the audience with his incredibly detailed linocut prints in Over the Hill, featuring the extraordinary architecture of the historical buildings in Gladstone's main street.

The exhibition has inspired many visitors to take a walk over the hill to see the buildings first hand and will continue inspiring until closing on Saturday, October 30.

Candid stories revealing how we feel about HOME are now being shared on an innovative newly created screen at the gallery/museum.

The fantastic response to Craig Walsh's Digital Odyssey and the HOME project created with his wife Hiromi Tango has been overwhelming with more than 20 minutes of emotive responses presented in the digital display.

A huge thank you to all those who contributed to the success of this locally focussed project, including those participating in the collaborative artwork screen that displays the recorded responses.

HOME will continue on show at the gallery/museum until Saturday, October 23.

The Beach, Arts, Music (BAM) crowd at the Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands were treated to Craig's amazing sculptural projection Humanature as part of last Saturday's event.

Craig's projected image of gallery/museum Director Pamela Whitlock lit up a magnificent gum tree during the event and the image came to breezy life on the night, to the delight of the eager crowd.

If you haven't had the chance to visit Craig's Incursion installation next to Library Square, Goondoon St, Gladstone, make sure you take a night time opportunity this week to see the amazing show, from 6.30pm to 11pm daily until Saturday.

Digital Odyssey is a national regional touring project presented in Gladstone by the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, in partnership with Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.

Our Priceless Past

What do a world traveller, an engineer, a generous volunteer, a broken bicycle and life-long love have in common?

These are all treasured stories featured in the 2010 Our Priceless Past exhibition of stories, memorabilia and photographs.

This year's exhibition and commemorative supplement launch, held at the Gallery/Museum on Tuesday, was enjoyed by more than 100 guests and the very much sought-after lift-out found its way to more than 29,000 homes yesterday, with The Observer.

Take a step back in time, visiting the rich history of this diverse region through the stories of the 2010 participating seniors told in the words of Year 9 students from Tannum Sands State High School. …

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