Art & Photography Exhibition

Thank you to GPC for once again supporting the development of local artists in 2018.

Come and Enjoy Our Friendly Exhibition

About the Art & Photography Exhibition

The Lighthouse Festival Art & Photography Exhibition has developed a reputation for being well organised and easy for artists and photographers to display their work – and for the audience to enjoy it. The exhibition has been grown each year and in 2018, thanks once again to the help of Gladstone Ports Corporation, we expect it will continue to grow offering the crowd plenty of wonderful works to admire.


Full information for artists and photographers can be found in the downloadable information sheet and entry forms available from the links below.

Entry Form

Information For Entrants

Alternatively, you can enter online using the form in the box below.


Terms & Conditions / Information For Entrants
Conditions of Entry

* Please consult Coordinator in advance if entry is larger than 100cm x 100cm Including frame
* Section 3 maximum size is 30cm x 40cm including frame, no minimum size.
* All entries must have Section number, artists name, address, phone number,
and title of work.
* Only “Ready to Hang” entries will be accepted.
* An artwork may only be entered in one section.
* Entry Forms should be received by 5pm on 18 October 2018 with entry fee paid.
($5 in Sections 6A, 6B, 7B & 8B) per artwork. Section 4 is FREE. Please advise if lodging late entry to
* No late entries will be accepted.
* Artwork to be delivered to Burnett Heads Community Hall between
8am till 6pm on Monday 22 or Tuesday 23 Oct 2018
* Artwork to be collected between 7.15pm and 8pm on Saturday 27 October 2018 or
9am and 12pm Sunday 28 October 2018.
* Entries not collected will become the property of The Lighthouse Festival and
may be sold after one month.
* Entries are accepted on an “all care but no responsibility” basis. Artists should
insure their own artworks.
* All entries are to be original works, produced solely by the entrant and must
not have won a previous award.
* Judges may choose not to award a prize in any section where insufficient
numbers or quality of entries are received.
* The Committee reserves the right to reject any entry without explanation.
* Entrants will allow their work to be photographed by media and for Festival
* Judges decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into.

Eligible entries can be submitted for the following PRIZES 

Overall Best In Exhibition : $400
Lighthouse Festivals Choice Award : $150

SECTION 1 $100 – OPEN {Any medium}
SECTION 2 $100 – LANDSCAPE or SEASCAPE {Any medium}
SECTION 3 $100 – OPEN Small painting 30cm x 40cm including frame {Any medium}
SECTION 4 $100 – OPEN Artists with a disability – {Any medium}
$100(Art supplies) ‘Saunders Encouragement Award’
SECTION 5 $100 – OPEN Indigenous Artists {Any medium}
SECTION 6A $100 – OPEN Youth Art 13 – 17 years {Any medium}
$100(Art supplies) ‘Saunders Encouragement Award’
SECTION 6B $50 – OPEN Youth Art 9 – 12 years {Any medium}
$100(Art supplies) ‘Saunders Encouragement Award’

SECTION 7A $100 – OPEN Framed Colour
SECTION 7B $50 – OPEN Framed Colour Youth Photography (up to 17 years)
SECTION 8A $100 – OPEN Framed Black and White
SECTION 8B $50 – OPEN Framed Black and White Youth Photography (up to 17 years)


SECTION 10 $100 – NAUTICAL or LIGHTHOUSE {Any medium}

SECTION 11 $100 – OPEN Ceramic, sculpture, or woodwork piece

Entry Fees

Entry Fee is $10.00 per Art Work, except for sections 6A, 6B, 7B & 8B which are $5.00
Section 4 FREE entry.

Enter Online

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Artist Meet and Greet Sale

This is the opportunity for artists to be present to discuss their work and offer it for sale without having to pay any commission to the festival. If you are looking for a unique piece of art come along and have a chat to some of our artists.

On 27 October 2018 we celebrate the ninth Lighthouse Festival.
As part of that celebration we are giving exhibitors the opportunity to offer
their artwork for sale on the day, and pay no commission on the sale.
We hope that this method of ‘Commission Free Sale’ will assist artists
önancially and foster the interest of the viewing public in the work of particular
artists. It is an opportunity for all artists to establish a market for their future works.

‘Meet and greet the artists Sale’ 4pm – 6pm, 27 October 2018 at Burnett Heads
Community Hall. Any artist wishing to offer their artwork for sale on the day of
the Festival must be responsible to clearly mark their work with price on entry
form so it can be added to the tag.
All artists wishing to sell their work need to conduct their own sale directly with
interested buyers.

NOTE: All artworks are to remain hung in the exhibition hall until 7pm.
Delivery of all artworks sold will be the responsibility of the Artist.

Judging and Awards

Judging will be a done by an expert panel prior to the exhibition. Winners will be announced in the hall on the day of the festival.

Encouragement Awards

Roger and Christine Saunders will be providing three encouragement awards for artists in the Youth and Disabled categories.