Rocky Art Gallery awarded

THE Rockhampton Art Gallery received an honourable Heritage Award for a recent art project in the National Trust of Queensland Bendigo Bank Heritage Awards held on Thursday night.

The 1888 Melbourne Cup & Rockhampton Racing History exhibition was displayed at the Rockhampton Art Gallery in association with the Rockhampton Jockey Club from Friday, June 3, to Sunday, July 31, and was successful in its nomination this year for the award.

A council representative accepted the award from the Governor of Queensland, Penelope Wensley, at presentation evening in Brisbane on Thursday night.

The receipt of the National Trust of Queensland Bendigo Bank Heritage Award was a clear indication of the Rockhampton Art Gallery’s potential and commitment to preserving Queensland’s cultural heritage, a council spokesman said.



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