ARTISTIC WAY TO HIGHLIGHT GLADSTONE’S HISTORICAL BUILDINGS

Gladstone Regional Council have been working in collaboration with local artist Geoffrey Head and Newprint HRG to produce artistic decals for significant historical buildings in the Gladstone CBD.

The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum project is aimed at drawing interest to these buildings that are important pieces of Gladstone’s history. 10 linocut creations from the artist Geoffrey Head were chosen and recreated as vinyl footpath decals accompanied by descriptive labels which will be temporarily affixed to the footpath in front of their respective buildings. The installation of the prints started last week and will likely last up to 12 months.

13490655_1095407893858667_3850005552102827605_oCouncil’s Environment & Community Services Committee Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said the project proudly celebrated the city’s heritage.

“The selected prints are from Geoffrey Head’s Over the Hill exhibition which featured a series of linocuts depicting architecture of Gladstone’s main street,” Cr Bush said.
“There is a great sense of history linked to some of the older buildings on Goondoon Street and the decals will provide residents and visitors with a nostalgic reflection of the city’s past.
13559032_1095407897192000_5974814152021244682_o“This project creatively and stylishly uses art to inspire interest and reflects Council’s wider efforts to renew the CBD.”

Be sure to keep an eye out for the decals around the Gladstone CBD with decals being installed on footpaths adjacent to the Gladstone Yacht Club, Port Curtis Sailing Club Clubhouse, the former RSL building, the Old Gladstone Post Office, Kullaroo House, The Grand Hotel, Patricks Jewellers, the old Commonwealth Bank, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum and house numbers 4 and 14 on Goondoon Street.