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Thursday, 21 August 2008


Media Release
For immediate release
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Society

Visual Arts Bursary
The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Society is delighted to announce Shanna Muston as the winner of the 2008 Visual Arts Bursary.

Shanna completed her secondary education at Biloela State High School in 2007 and is currently studying her first year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Griffith University. She spoke of the wonderful feeling of community support that came with the Bursary success.

"I would like to thank the Gallery/Museum Society for the support that the Bursary brings. It is a great feeling to know the community at home supports me in my studies. University has presented me a whole new world and the facilities here are fantastic. I'm really enjoying it", she said.

The Bursary is sponsored by Gallery/Museum Society Patron, Mr Cyril Golding, providing $1000 per year for the 3 years of a Bachelor degree and is awarded annually to a student from the local area going on to study art at a tertiary level.

Gallery/Museum Society President, Bruce Hunt spoke elatedly of this year’s Bursary winner.
“Shanna has already displayed great talent in her Art. She has started well at University and we are delighted to be able to offer her this assistance in her studies – we congratulate her and wish her well,” he said.

Previous Bursary recipients include:

Richelle Steenkamp, currently in her 2nd year of a combined Bachelor of Visual Arts and Bachelor of Education at the University of Southern Queensland.
Shaelah Ariotti, currently in her 3rd year of Bachelor of Photography at Griffiths University.
Josh Cleary, having successfully completed his studies last year is now teaching art at Monto State High School. Josh’s first solo exhibition On the Move was officially opened by Cr Gail Sellers, Deputy Mayor Gladstone Region, 6.30pm Friday August 15 at the Gallery/Museum.

Applications for the 2009 Society Bursary close 22 December 2008, application forms are available online at, from the Gallery/Museum cnr Goondoon and Bramston Sts Gladstone or phone 4976 6766 and one can be posted to you.

Image: Shanna Muston announced as winner of the 2008 Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Society Bursary.

Media enquiries:Gallery/Museum Director Pamela Whitlock,ph 49766766

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Shanna! I wish you all the best in your studies.


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