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. Photo: Blueclick Photography, courtesy of M&G QLD.

M&G QLD announced the Winners and Finalists of the 2019 GAMAA on 19 September, hosted by Cairns Regional Council at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre, as part of M&G QLD’s State Conference, Opening Doors

Congratulations to all the Winners and Finalists for their outstanding achievement in being selected for the 2019 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards.

Winners and Finalists

Georgie Sedgwick, Museum of Brisbane accepting a 2019 Gallery and Museum Achievement Award

Projects

Organisations with Paid Staff

Joint Winner

Museum of Brisbane for The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive

Finalists

Sunshine Coast Council for Expanding Experience – Bankfoot House Heritage Precinct

Redland Art Gallery for Redland Art Gallery’s 15th Birthday Celebrations

Pia Robinson, Brisbane City Council accepting a 2019 Gallery and Museum Achievement Award

Projects

Organisations with Paid Staff

Joint Winner

Brisbane City Council for Botanica – Contemporary art outside 2019

Olivia McMahon and Sandra Jones, Ipswich Historical Society Inc. accepting a Gallery and Museum Achievement Award

Projects

Organisations Volunteer Run

Winner

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

Finalist

Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum for Publication of new book ‘Moments in Time: A Pictorial History of Hervey Bay & Surrounds 1890 to 2018’

Michael Wardell, Logan Art Gallery, Logan City Council accepting a Gallery and Museum Achievement Award

Engagement

Organisations with Paid Staff

Winner

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

Finalists

Queensland State Archives for The Memory Lounge

Moreton Bay Regional Council for Community Cultural Capacity: Curatorial Development Framework

Redland Art Gallery for From Little Things: Artist books by Robyn Foster and St James Lutheran Community Kindergarten

Newstead House for Museum Theatre: The War Years – Americans at Newstead House

Kim Stoter, Australian Age of Dinosaurs accepting a Gallery and Museum Achievement Award

Sustainability

Organisations with Paid Staff

Winner

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

Finalist

artisan for A new home for craft and design

Dr Valerie Boll, accepting a Gallery and Museum Achievement Award on behalf of Dr Valerie Keenan, Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre

Individuals

Paid Staff

Winner

Dr Valerie Keenan, Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre

Finalists

Michele Pickering, Brisbane’s Living Heritage Network

Rebecca Milliner, Cairns RSL Sub-branch

Mark Richardson, Cairns RSL Sub-branch accepting a Gallery and Museum Achievement Award on behalf of Craig Maher

Individuals

Volunteer

Winner

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

Finalist

Matthew Jackson, Cassowary Coast Regional Council

NOTE: M&G QLD did not receive any nominations in the Engagement: Volunteer Run category. Additionally, the judges chose not to shortlist any Finalists in the Sustainability: Organisations Volunteer Run category.

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

Trophy artist

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

2019 GAMAA Winners and Finalists. Photo: Blueclick Photography, courtesy of M&G QLD.
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Cairns Regional Council logo
Brian Tucker Accounting logo
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Australian Museums and Galleries Association (Queensland) logo

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank our sponsors Brandi Projects, Cairns Regional Council, Brian Tucker Accounting, Public Galleries Queensland and AMaGA Queensland. 

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

Enquiries

Debra Beattie

General Manager, Museums & Galleries Queensland

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