Paint the Port

2021 Paint the Port Art Competition

The 2021 Paint the Port art competition provided 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.


  • Open Category

    • Winning Artwork PORT N PARK by Christine Ward

    • Special Mentions

      • Highly Commended – Chanise Grealy, The Way Home

      • Highly Commended – Marja Shamier, Port Three Ways

      • Highly Commended – Creina Woods, East Shores at Twilight

  • High School Category

    • Winning Artwork NOSTALGIA by Khushi Patel

    • Special mentions

      • Highly Commended – Leanna Tankard, East Shores Lighthouse

  • Upper Primary School Category 

    • Winning Artwork TEXTURES AT EAST SHORE by Talitha Cue

    • Special Mentions

      • Highly Commended – Tayha Butcher, Creatures of the Port

      • Highly Commended - Tayanna Iki, Moonlight Port

      • Highly Commended – Pahal Patel, Afternoon Ride

  • Lower Primary School Category 

    • Winning Artwork LESS IS MOOR by Amarni Thetford

    • Special Mentions

      • Highly Commended – Rut Patel, The Day in the Everyday

      • Highly Commended - Trude van Zyl, Boating


The winning entry in each category will receive the following:


  • Open Category - $1,000 acquisitive cash prize

  • High School Category - $350 cash prize

  • Upper Primary School Category (Year 4 to Year 6) - A4 or A3 size only - $75 cash prize

  • Lower Primary School Category (Prep to Year 3) - A4 or A3 size only - $75 cash prize

Terms and Conditions


Please refer to the 2021 Paint the Port Art Competition Terms and Conditions for more information.

  • Registrations have now closed. Please refer to the terms and conditions. 

Paint the Port Exhibition

Artwork will be displayed at the Paint the Port Exhibition at ARTmatters Gallery, 3 Pitt Street, Gladstone from Wednesday 24 March to Friday 16 April 2021.  ARTmatters Gallery is open 10am to 2pm each Tuesday to Sunday.



2020 Open Category Online Gallery
2020 High School Category Online Gallery
2020 Upper Primary Category Online Gallery
2020 Lower Primary Category Online Gallery