Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Gladstone Arts Thrives; Gallery Ready for Launch as Local Artists Prepare to Reveal Summer Exhibitions

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Gladstone Arts Thrives; Gallery Ready for Launch as Local Artists Prepare to Reveal Summer Exhibitions

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A SERIES of exciting summer exhibitions will be officially unveiled at the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum tomorrow at 6pm.

The gala event will mark the launch of the Marks of Fire, Freedom of the Press, Treasured Toys and Saiki Children's Art exhibits.

Artist Jan Ross-Manley's paintings, drawings, photographs, mixed media, installations and poetry are featured in the Marks of Fire exhibit.

Ms Ross-Manley said the contemporary works have been inspired by life on the land, from early cattle stations to modern farming. The exhibit will remain on display until February 27.

Marks of Fire is supported by the Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development (RADF), a Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership project to support local arts and culture.

The Freedom of the Press exhibit features a diverse selection of artists' prints drawn from the gallery's permanent collection.

More than 60 works including pieces by Charles Blackman, John Brack, Judy Cassab, Ron McBurnie, Jenny McDuff, Ellie Nielsen, Geoffrey Head and Cleo Wilkinson have been included.

The exhibition explores images and issues through a variety of traditional and digital print-making techniques and will remain on display until March 5,

Visitors will be able to take a step back in time when they view the Treasured Toys exhibit. …

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