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2019 GAMAA

2019 GAMAA Winners and Finalists (from left to right): Michele Pickering, Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network; Emma Bain, Redland Art Gallery; Rebecca Milliner, Cairns RSL Sub-branch; Mark Richardson, Cairns RSL Sub-branch (accepting on behalf of Craig Maher); Kim Stoter, Australian Age of Dinosaurs; Michael Wardell, Logan Art Gallery, Logan City Council; Pia Robinson, Brisbane City Council; Georgie Sedgwick, Museum of Brisbane; Dr Valerie Boll (accepting on behalf of Dr Valerie Keenan, Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre); Jennifer Garcia, Newstead House; Hannah Williamson, Moreton Bay Regional Council; Elysha Rei, Queensland State Archives. Photograph by Blueclick Photography, courtesy of Museums & Galleries Queensland.

Winners and Finalists

Museums & Galleries Queensland announced the Winners and Finalists of the 2019 GAMAA on 19 September at Cairns Performing Arts Centre, as part of M&G QLD's State Conference, Opening Doors

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

We would like to thank our sponsors Brandi Projects, Cairns Regional Council, Public Galleries Queensland and Australian Museums and Galleries Association (Queensland).

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

M&G QLD sincerely thanks the 2019 GAMAA judging panel:

  • Jane Harding, Heritage Coordinator, Noosa Council
  • Robert Ryan, Senior Coordinator Community Programs, Mackay Regional Council
  • John Walsh, Consultant, All Art Services

Click on each name to find out more about the nomination.

Projects: Organisations with Paid Staff

JOINT WINNER: Museum of Brisbane for The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive

JOINT WINNER: Brisbane City Council for Botanica – Contemporary art outside 2019


Engagement: Organisations with Paid Staff

WINNER: Logan Art Gallery, Logan City Council for He kākano āhau (I am a seed)


Sustainability: Organisations with Paid Staff

WINNER: Australian Age of Dinosaurs for Turning out the lights: Australia's first International Dark-Sky Sanctuary


  • artisan for A new home for craft and design

Individuals: Paid Staff

WINNER: Dr Valerie Keenan, Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre


Projects: Organisations Volunteer Run

WINNER: Ipswich Historical Society Inc. for Interactive Touchscreen WW1 Ipswich War Stories


Engagement: Organisations Volunteer Run

Museums & Galleries Queensland did not receive any nominations in this category.

Sustainability: Organisations Volunteer Run

The judges chose not to shortlist any Finalists in this category.

Individuals: Volunteer

WINNER: Craig Maher, Cairns RSL Sub-branch, Kokoda Hall Museum


2019 GAMAA Supporters


For GAMAA enquiries, please contact M&G QLD on 07 3059 9740 or freecall 1800 866 101.


Banner image: 2019 GAMAA trophies created by Queensland artist Lucy Quinn. Photo: Andrea Higgins, courtesy of M&G QLD.


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