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Paint the Port Winners

​​​28 March 2018

A record number of entrants have put their pens, paints and brushes to good use, crafting their entries for the Gladstone Ports Corporation’s annual Paint the Port Art Competition​.

97 entrants showed off their artistic talents, capturing and celebrating GPC’s port precincts and activities.

GPC CEO Peter O’Sullivan says it was wonderful to see such a variety of port themes reflected in the works.

“Entries covered a range of port activities from trade to community contributions, and environmental initiatives to the harbour’s history,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

“This year we also had an increase in entries from Bundaberg and Rockhampton, highlighting the depth of talent in the Central Queensland and Widebay regions.”

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Curator Jo Duke was joined by GPC’s People, Community and Sustainability General Manager Rowen Winsor as this year’s judging panel.

They were impressed by the quality of work entered across the four fields.

“The entrants should be incredibly proud of the pieces they’ve produced this year,” Ms Winsor said.

“They put a lot of time and effort into creating these artwork, making it a really tough task to narrow down the field to four category winners.”

The 2018 Paint the Port winners are:

  • Open category: Andrea Chapman
  • High school category: Joe Botica
  • Upper primary school category: Raven-Lily Bickle-Wallace
  • Lower primary school category: Ronan Sandland

GPC will be acquiring Andrea Chapman’s Open category winning piece, “Blue Steel”, and donating it to the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum to be part of its permanent collection.

The Paint the Port Art Competition works will be on display at the Leo Zussino Building at CQU’s Marina Campus until April 18.


​Caption: GPC's People, Community and Sustainability General Manager Rowen Winsor and Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Curator Jo Duke judging the Paint the Port entries. 


Caption: Paint the Port Open Category Winner, Andrea Chapman with her artwork Blue Steel. 

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