current exhibitions

The 43rd Rio Tinto Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards 2018, O'Connell Space, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, 2018. Photograph: E. Korotkaia.

Since inauguration in 1976, the Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards have become one of Queensland’s most prestigious regional art events. Eagerly anticipated each year, the Awards attract hundreds of entries from established, emerging and amateur artists across the country. Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to take part in The QAL People’s Choice Awards by voting at the kiosks available within the Gallery & Museum until 28 November 2019.

Great Barrier Reef Corals, 1893, chromolithograph by W Saville-Kent. Photograph supplied by Jan Ross-Manley.

A focus on the artist’s response to the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef and sharing different examples depicting this, including scientific prints, specimens and artefacts, dating from the late 1800s through to tourist views of the 1950-1960s to current. Supported by the Gladstone Regional Council Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Saturday, 14 December, 2019 to Saturday, 29 February, 2020

Merv with his new watercolour works, 2018. Photo: Prue Acton.

A touring exhibition of recent works by artist, art educator and founder of Flying Arts Alliance, Mervyn Moriarty. Marking the extraordinary impact that Mervyn Moriarty and The Flying Arts School had in the Gladstone Region, during the late 1970s and 1980s, the touring project is complemented by a locally curated showcase from the region’s artists, as well as works from private and public collections that demonstrate the impact of Moriarty’s legacy.

Friday, 20 December, 2019 to Saturday, 29 February, 2020

Koyuki Takatsugu, Cherry tomatoes and me, Saiki Children's Art, 2018

A series of works created by young children from Saiki City, Japan. This annual exhibition is part of a Gladstone Saiki Sister City cultural exchange program.

Friday, 20 December, 2019 to Saturday, 29 February, 2020

Photograph: Harry Gallaher, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum.

Looking back, (pre-amalgamation of the Gladstone Regional Council) to the signs of Calliope Shire, Miriam Vale Shire and Gladstone City Council.