Exhibitions

BOTANICA 2014

8th Oct 2014 - 2nd Nov 2014

An Exhibition by the Mackay Botanical Art Interest Group
Lagoons Gallery:  Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens: October 8th - November 2nd 2014
 
Colourful, curious and captivating flora from our local region is showcased in the botanical art exhibition 'Botanica 2014' by the Mackay Botanical Art Interest Group (BAIG).
 
The Botanica 2014 Exhibition's special feature wall this year is 'Fabulous Fungi' where the artists use a range of techniques to portray their chosen subject.

Botanical art combines detail, accuracy and artistry, with many hours needed for each watercolour 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 image is Dictyophora multicolour  Bridal Veil Fungus by Madge Barnett.

Selected works are available for sale. Entry is free and the Café will be open.
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 3pm and Weekends from 9am - 4pm

Contact Botanic Gardens 49527300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au

The Mates Exhibition No 3

5th Nov 2014 - 30th Nov 2014

Roy Huff and Merv Nairn are still painting and still mates and this will be their 3rd exhibition at the Lagoons Gallery

November 5th - November 30th 2014.

Nature has been the inspiration for their paintings in this their 3rd exhibition at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens "Lagoons Gallery". 'The Mates Exhibition No 3' was postponed from March this year when unfortunately the Lagoons Cafe was closed for a period of time. Come and be excited by the colourful paintings of birds, flowers, butterflies and scenery these two artists, Roy and Merv, produce.

Featured image is 'Sunset' by Roy Huff

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 3pm and Weekends from 9am - 4pm

Contact Botanic Gardens 49527300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au

“Sunday Painters”…an Exhibition by Uta Wild and Mary Brown.

21st Jan 2015 - 1st Mar 2015

This exhibition has been postponed till January 2015 by request of artists.

Local Artists, Uta Wild and Mary Brown are well known painters in traditional and figurative abstraction images. Both have won many art prizes and sold their works both nationally and overseas. They have been classed as natural colourists and their exhibition 'Sunday Painters' will include landscapes, still life, figures in landscapes and marine images.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10 am - 3pm and Weekends from 9am - 4pm

Cost: Free

Contact Botanic Gardens 49527300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au

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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.