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Paint the Port 2024


Welcome to this years' Paint the Port Competition.

Gladstone Ports Corporation extends its heartfelt gratitude to all the talented artists who have graciously submitted their artwork this year as we commemorate our 110th year of operations.


This year, we have been overwhelmed with a record-breaking number of submissions, totalling 160 remarkable pieces now showcased for all to appreciate.


We are truly delighted to witness the continued participation of numerous artists year after year, as well as the widespread support for this competition, which has evolved into a cherished Easter tradition within the Gladstone Region.


Furthermore, we wish to express our sincerest appreciation to the dedicated committee of volunteers at Creative Gladstone Region Inc and ARTmatters, whose unwavering commitment behind the scenes has been instrumental in bringing this exhibition to fruition.


Thank you,


Gladstone Ports Corporation

In the 110th Anniversary year of Gladstone Port Corporation, we at ARTmatters are proud to support this fabulous community project.

The exhibition is open to the public from 

21st March til 19th April.

Come into ARTmatters, 3, Pitt St, Central Gladstone and view this years entries...

Congratulations to this


years' selected artists:

Lower Primary Category


WINNER: (313) Noah Robinson A Day in the Gladstone Harbour

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: (305) Charlotte Titchmarsh Beach

HIGHLY COMMENDED: (319) Claire Southwell Look at the Tug Boat


Upper Primary Category


WINNER: (219) Will Squire Out Fishing With Grandy

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: (218) Jake Shepherd The View From Out There

HIGHLY COMMENDED: (201) Connie Allen Dolphins at Sunrise


High School Category


WINNER: (125) Nicholas James Peace at Auckland House

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD:  (149) Thiago Sevuidoni The Kookaburra Ship

HIGHLY COMMENDED: (123) Haylee Harrison Tranquility

HIGHLY COMMENDED: (139) Hannah Mullins Turtley Fun

HIGHLY COMMENDED: (160) Ruby-Jean Bird Warmth of Port


Open Category


WINNER: (7) Ping Carlyon A Touch of Pink on Our Port

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD: (4) Olivia Atanasov Spinnaker Sunrise Soiree

HIGHLY COMMENDED:  (9) Rebecca Devine Refresh Relax Explore

HIGHLY COMMENDED:  (11) Wendy Greenwood Peoples Port

HIGHLY COMMENDED:  (32) Naomi-Jon Redshaw Gladstone Port

Art Matters Gladstone

Create with us


ARTmatters is a non-profit art collective founded in 2011. We are dedicated to providing a platform for local artists to showcase their work and engage with the community. We provide a range of activities to support our local creative community including exhibitions, workshops and networking events.

At ARTmatters, we strive to promote the importance of the arts to our local community and beyond. We believe that art has the power to bring people together and inspire creative thinking. We hope that our work can help make a positive difference for all.

OUR WORKSHOPs & classes

ARTmatters in Gladstone offers members and non members a range of classes for adults, teens and children. With talented and experienced tutors, our classes are full of practical information, friendship and laughter!

Have fun with our Workshops and Create!

Whether is is Lino Printing, Abstract Ink Painting, Mixed Media Landscape, Lead Lighting or Mosaics, ARTmatters brings together artists from all over the state and the country to engage with the local Gladstone Region Arts Community while learning and promoting the arts.



ARTmatters runs regular community events for artists and the arts community. From markets to morning teas, social open days to gardening sessions, there is always something happening at ARTmatters!

Street art mural



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