Redlands Art Gallery lauded for its good work

WORK RECOGNISED: Redland Art Gallery show Gathering Strands noted by judges.
WORK RECOGNISED: Redland Art Gallery show Gathering Strands noted by judges.

REDLANDS Art Gallery has been recognised for its exhibition Gathering Strands by becoming a finalist in the Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards engagement section.

The Museums and Galleries Queensland event was hosted by Creative Arts Redlands, Redland Performing Arts Centre and Redland Art Gallery.

State Library of Queensland won the award while Logan Art Gallery and Museum of Brisbane were the joint winners of the “projects’’ prize.

Gathering Strands celebrates the vitality of Indigenous fibre work by bringing together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weavers, visual artists and community groups from across south east Queensland.

It represented the culmination of a two-year journey that embodied a focus on strengthening practices locally, offered connection through fibre-based traditions, brought together 22 Indigenous artists and fostered relationships between artists, community members, businesses, organisations and the Redland Art Gallery.

The awards celebrate outstanding achievements, professional excellence and innovation of Queensland’s museum and gallery sector.

They also recognise the valuable contribution that Queensland museums and galleries make in enriching their local and wider communities and honours the commitment and talents of professionals and volunteers.

Museums and Galleries Queensland executive director Rebekah Butler said the awards recognised and celebrated the remarkable achievements of museums and galleries and were testament to the skill, ingenuity and professionalism of the sector.

“This year’s GAMAA recipients reflect a diverse range of large and small organisations,’’ she said.

“ M and G Queensland extends its congratulations to all of the 2016 GAMAA winners, finalists and nominees.

“We also thank our 2016 judges, sponsors and partners in supporting this important industry event.”