Friday, September 10, 2010

100 Years of Tropical Medicine in Australia: Art Exhibition

Venue: Eddie Koiki Mabo Library, James Cook University, Townsville
Dates: 9 – 26 September 2010
Official Opening & Awards Presentation: Tuesday 14 Sept 10:00am

This exhibition celebrates the centenary of tropical medicine in Australia. On 1 January 1910 Dr Anton Breinl arrived in Townsville to take up his post as the Inaugural Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine, the first medical research institute in Australia. Dr Breinl was the former Director of the Runcorn Research Laboratory at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

The Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University (JCU) in association with the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine, and the School of Creative Arts Student Association, JCU sponsored an art competition to coincide with the 100 Years of Tropical Medicine conference held in Townsville in June. An international panel of judges awarded prizes. The submitted and winning works are included in this exhibition. The winning artists were all local.They received their awards at the Official Exhibition Opening from Dr John Breinl.

The 100 Years of Tropical Medicine in Australia Art Competition winners are:
  • 1st Prize Gai Copeman
  • 2nd Prize Donna Maloney
  • 3rd Prize Susan Peters Nanpitjin
  • Highly Commended Michael Weldon

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