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Winners Announced! Paint the Port 2020

Gladstone Ports Corporation’s (GPC) Paint the Port art competition has gone online, with artists adapting for this year’s event.

Over 60 artists from a range of age groups entered across the four categories, portraying their interpretations of port operations.

GPC People, Community and Sustainability General Manager Rowen Winsor said she was extremely impressed with the talent in the local region.

“The quality of works in the competition this year was outstanding,” Ms Winsor said.

“Our open category winner, Ping Carlyon, has done an outstanding piece, a stunning use of colour and it touches our hearts here at GPC with one of our very own employees depicted with her girls.

“We were so pleased we could adapt the competition this year to ensure that it could still go ahead.

“I would like to thank ARTmatters Gallery for their support leading in to the competition, and I would encourage everyone to visit the online gallery we have been able to create on our website.”

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum Curator and this year’s guest judge, Cameron Curd said he was thrilled by this year’s entries.

“From the quality and depth of expression shown in the artworks, Gladstone has some fantastic artistic talent from young students to adults,” Mr Curd said.

“They have captured the beautiful Port in all its glory for this unique community engagement competition,” Mr Curd said.

GPC are pleased to announce the following winners:

  • Open Category
    • Winner –  Ping Carlyon
    • Highly Commended –  Shay Thetford, Marja Shamier and Christine Ward
  • High School Category
    • Winner –  Kya West
    • Highly Commended –  Indigo Cadzow-Smith, Nyah Loosmore, Khushi Patel, Cloe Putland and Flynn Ramage
  • Upper Primary School
    • Winner –  Raven-Lily Bickle-Wallace
    • Highly Commended –  Hanshikaa Gree saravanan, Milla Lamberton, Pahal Patel, Saanvi Patel and Olive Perrott
  • Lower Primary School
    • Winner –  Amarni Thetford
    • Highly Commended –  Rut Patel and Alexis Yeoman

Community members can view the 2020 Paint the Port Art Exhibition by visiting