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2017 GAMAA

2017 GAMAA Winners and Finalists. Photograph by Patricia Jannides Photography, courtesy of Museums & Galleries QLD.

Winners and Finalists

Museums & Galleries Queensland announced the Winners and Finalists of the 2017 GAMAA on 2 November at a gala event, proudly hosted by Old Government House, QUT.

The Winners received an exquisite trophy specially commissioned from Queensland artist, Lincoln Austin, made possible through the generous sponsorship of Brian Tucker Accounting.

Congratulations to all the Winners and Finalists for their outstanding achievement in being selected for a GAMAA.

Click on name to find out more about the nomination.

Projects: Organisations with Paid Staff

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WINNER: Cairns Historical Society for Reimagining Cairns Museum  


Engagement: Organisations with Paid Staff

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JOINT WINNER: Queensland Museum Network for World Science Festival Brisbane 2017

JOINT WINNER: Logan Art Gallery for lesu ra mir giz (FROM THE BEGINNING) ge omaida (WHEN THE GOSPEL CAME) Mer ge baziarda (IT TOOK ROOT IN ERUB) igiare Torres Strait (AND BRANCHED OUT TO THE WHOLE OF THE TORRES STRAIT)


Sustainability: Organisations with Paid Staff

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WINNER: Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach for Powering on Sustainably

Individuals: Paid Staff

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WINNER: Virginia Gordon, Assistant Curator, Queensland Police Museum, Brisbane


  • Tony Martin, CEO, Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
  • Jennifer Garcia, Communications & Programming Manager, Newstead House, Brisbane

Projects: Organisations Volunteer Run

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WINNER: Texas Qld Inc for Restoration of Texas Rabbit Works

FINALIST: Lapunyah Art Gallery, Chinchilla for Exhibition Facilitators – In House Traineeship

Engagement: Organisations Volunteer Run

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WINNER: Kilburnie Homestead, Jambin for Open Days

Individuals: Volunteer

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WINNER: Michael Strong, Senior Curator, Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture

FINALIST: William David Mason, Archivist, Beaudesert Museum, Historical Society of Beaudesert Inc.



Banner image above: GAMAA trophies on display at the Museum of Brisbane in November 2013. The GAMAA trophies are commissioned from a different Queensland artist/designer each year, through the generous sponsorship of Brian Tucker Accounting.

Trophy artists:
L-R back row: Lucas Salton, Craig Flood, Julie Shepherd, Joanna Bone. 
L-R front row: Marc Harrison, Matt Dwyer, Elizabeth Shaw and Nick Ashby, Glen Skien, Donna Marcus. Photo: Chelsea Sipthorp.


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