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Artists invited to Paint the Port 

22 February 2017 

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is calling for registrations for the 2017 Paint the Port art competition. 

The competition provides amateur and professional artists from Gladstone, Rockhampton or Bundaberg with an opportunity to present their unique portrayal of port activities or infrastructure for a chance to win cash prizes in four categories – Open, High School and two Primary School sections. 

Artwork will be displayed at the Paint the Port Exhibition at CQUniversity Gladstone’s Marina campus from Wednesday 12 to Friday 21 April, with the winners announced on Thursday 13 April on GPC’s Facebook page as well as at the 2017 Gladstone Harbour Festival Family Fun Night. 

GPC’s Paint the Port competition was reintroduced last year after previously being held in 2009 in conjunction with Port Open Day. 

People and Community General Manager Rowen Winsor, said she was extremely pleased with the response in 2016 after reinstating the popular competition. 

“More than 30 emerging and professional artists from across the region participated in our 2016 competition, which saw a variety of impressions of the port and its activities presented,” she said 

“The competition is designed to capture and celebrate, through art, our port and its many facets including our natural deepwater harbour, coal-handling facilities, port development and our beautiful marina parklands. 

“We look forward to receiving this year’s artwork entries and offering our community the opportunity to view the pieces during and after the Gladstone Harbour Festival.”  

Online registrations are open now and will close at 4:00 pm on Friday 31 March, with all artwork to be submitted in person before 3:00 pm on Friday 7 April at CQ University’s Leo Zussino Building in Gladstone. 

For further enquiries, please contact  GPC’s Corporate & Community Relations team on 1800 243 GPC (472) or visit the Paint the Port webpage.

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