Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Launch of Our Priceless Past

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Launch of Our Priceless Past

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EVERYONE is invited to join Gladstone Region Mayor Gail Sellers and guest speakers at the gallery/museum from 1pm next Tuesday for the official launch of Our Priceless Past 2012.

Then on Wednesday be first in line to grab a copy of the Gladstone Observer for your special lift-out featuring all the stories and images commemorating this annual project.

During Seniors Week celebrations in August, Trinity College Gladstone's Year 9 students interviewed seven special seniors, discussing everything from early school days to lifetime achievements, capturing their stories to share with the wider community through the students' written words.

The stories on display are supported by photographs and precious memorabilia generously on loan from the participating seniors including a 1940s wedding gown, a family heirloom hobby tool and a 1932 award-winning copy book.

The Our Priceless Past project partnership of Ergon Energy, the Observer and Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum, was the state winner of the Australian Business Arts Foundation Qantaslink Regional Award in 2006, honouring the best public/private sector relationship with the arts and continues to be a much anticipated highlight on the community's cultural calendar each year.

This year will see the Our Priceless Past enjoying its 14th year of success since launching in 1999 to celebrate the International Year of the Older Person.

For further information phone cultural projects officer Di Paddick on 49766766 or email diannap@Gladstonerc.qld.gov.au.

Installation art

IN A rare and unique opportunity the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum will host an exciting wall installation artwork Comb Over by Tweed Heads-based artist Sherrie Knipe, from tomorrow.

Exploring a collective comb story, 70 oversized combs cut from pine plywood will be accompanied by two stools, or atail combsa, also made from plywood.

Ms Knipe spoke about the wall work consisting of dozens of oversized and oddly scaled combs as a departure from recent work in scale.

aI usually create many small objects that then join together to create a piece,a she said. …

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