'Botanica 2015'… features Orchids both native and exotic.
2nd Sep 2015 - 25th Oct 2015
The Botanica 2015 Exhibition's features Orchids both native and exotic. The artists use a range of techniques to portray their chosen subject. The exhibition complements the 20th Australian Orchid Council Conference and Show being held in Mackay during September.
Botanical art combines detail, accuracy and artistry, with many hours needed for each watercolour painting, acrylic painting or graphite drawing. A glimpse into the inner workings of the botanical artists is provided by displays of their sketchbooks, photos, odd pods and all things flora, showing how the artists take a live specimen and create a "living" piece of botanical art.
Featured orchid image is Dendrobium cv. by Julie Inkson.
Meet the Artists: Wednesday September 2nd 10am - 1pm.
Offshoots: A Florilegium from the Cairns Botanic Gardens
23rd Oct 2015 - 6th Dec 2015
'OFFSHOOTS' An Exhibition by Julie McEnerny.
The Offshoots exhibition will be shared by two Mackay galleries… ARTSPACE and Lagoons Gallery at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
The Offshoots touring exhibition is a selection of works, taken from a series of five solo exhibitions presented at the Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns between 2009 and 2013. Apart from being a series of drawings, paintings and etchings, Offshoots is the story of a five year relationship between an artist, her local botanic gardens and her local arts centre.
Exhibit your artwork at the Lagoons Gallery
The Lagoons Gallery, located at the main entrance of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, features art exhibitions and displays with environmental and cultural themes.
The Botanic Gardens provides you or your group with the opportunity to exhibit your artwork or display at the Lagoons Gallery, which is accessed by a growing number of Mackay residents and visitors in a unique garden/gallery/cafe setting.
It's simple to apply, simply complete the exhibition proposal and submit it to Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.