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2014 Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards - Calling for entires

BY Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum | 03-Oct-2014
The 39th annual Art Awards, supported by local industry, businesses and the community, is calling for entries between 30 October and 1 November 2014. With a lucrative prize pool of $34,500, the Awards are open to all artists over the age of 15. Submissions are welcome in the following 4 sections: Section 1: Easel Paintings - Section 2: Works on Paper - Section 3: Three Dimensional and Fibre Works - Section 4: Digital Works
The Gladstone Region's much loved 'Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards,' hosted by the Gladstone Regional Art Galley & Museum, will soon be calling for entries for 2014. Artists from around the nation have the opportunity to take home the coveted overall prize of $15,000 sponsored by Rio Tinto Alcan, in addition to the lucrative prize pool of $19,500 thanks to the generous support of local individuals, business and industry, including Queensland Alumina Ltd, Murray & Wendy Schoenfisch, Australia Pacific LNG, Gladstone Ports Corporation and Stage & Audio. Now in its 39th year, the Art Awards have established themselves as a nationally recognised event, annually receiving 350 entries (approximately) from around Australia. Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Curator Jo Duke said the Awards offer local artists from Gladstone and neighboring regions a valuable opportunity to “exhibit on home ground alongside artworks from around the country.” 

This year the Awards introduce a NEW section, Digital Works, to the existing three sections of entry, Easel Paintings, Works on Paper and Three Dimensional & Fibre Works. This additional section will include contemporary mediums such as moving image, photography, animation and soundscapes. All Award winners will be announced 6pm, Saturday 8 November after the exhibition has been officially launched. Submissions into the 2014 'Rio Tinto Alcan Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards' should be delivered to the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum between 30 October and 1 November 2014. Entry fee is $15 per submission. This year's entry form with terms & conditions can be downloaded from the Gallery & Museum's website: http://gallerymuseum.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au/. For all enquiries contact the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum on (07) 4976 6766 or email gragm@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au