Community and Arts
The arts do more than simply entertain; they have the ability to bring a community together and foster strong relationships within it. We support many different community-based social services, arts and civic organisations.
Queensland Symphony Orchestra – Symphony Under the Stars
This free community event invites the Gladstone community each year to experience live the sounds of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. The annual performance is a collaboration between the Gladstone Regional Council, ConocoPhillips Australia, as the downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Students chosen to participate in the Prodigy Program (GEM) perform alongside the orchestra musicians, providing them with a live-audience experience. The Orchestra plays a vital role in Queensland’s cultural community, educating; mentoring aspiring performers; touring regional centres; broadcasting and performing with state, national and international ballet and opera companies. Visit the QSO Prodigy Program website
Martin Hanson Art Awards
Since its inauguration in 1976, the Martin Hanson Art Awards have become one of Queensland’s most prestigious regional art events and is eagerly anticipated each year. From Queensland and across Australia, hundreds of entries from established, emerging and amateur artists are received every year, attracting thousands of visitors to the exhibition. ConocoPhillips Australia, as the downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG sponsor the awards to ensure the longevity of the arts in the region and provide the wider community with an opportunity to continue to enjoy local and national artistic talent. Visit the Awards website