Exhibitions

“Inflorescence” an Educational Exhibition by Maya Harrison.

4th May 2016 - 5th Jun 2016

Lagoons Gallery; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

An inflorescence is a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches. The complete flower head / inflorescence of a plant include stems, stalks, bracts and flowers.
Photography, paintings, mixed media and weaving will highlight different inflorescence types found in nature. Just like inflorescences attract pollinators (bees etc), Maya hopes to attract your attention via large bold installations to learn a little about - inflorescences.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am – 3pm and weekends from 9am - 4pm.   Cost: Free

Image: Capitulum / Head inflorescence

Pinnacle School – One Sun, One World, Many Dreams Art Project:

8th Jun 2016 - 3rd Jul 2016

Lagoons Gallery; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

Pinnacle State School was one of ten schools throughout Queensland to be chosen to participate in a special Art project conducted by Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM in collaboration with QPAC.

The Art project was carried out by Artist in residence, Maya Harrison, and involved all the children at Pinnacle school.  Children aged 8 and under would have a selection of their art works displayed in Brisbane and China.  An exhibition to showcase many of the works of all the children in Pinnacle School will be on display in the Lagoons Gallery from Wednesday June 8th – Sunday July 3rd. The children of the school are very excited to finally see their drawings, portraits, paintings and prints in a Mackay exhibition coinciding with the Brisbane exhibition.

The purpose of the project is to collect young (8 years and under) Queensland (Australia) children’s artworks to exchange with Hubei (China). The aim is to enhance understanding and appreciation of children, their art and their ideas.

In June 2016, One Sun, One World – Many Dreams will open at the Out Of The Box Festival of early childhood at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane. It will feature as part of Hubei Culture Week in Australia in May 2016, in exhibitions in China and online.
This is the second exchange of children’s art between Queensland and Hubei; the first – with its exhibition, Together Under One Sun – was in 1995.

Image: ‘View from Pinnacle School’ by Michela.

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

Cost: Free

Wasted beauty… An Exhibition by Lalune Croker

6th Jul 2016 - 31st Jul 2016

Lagoons Gallery; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Wasted beauty is an environmental art exhibition, which aims to take some of the items which cannot go in our recycling bin, and use them to create beauty.

This exhibition aims to create awareness around consumption and highlight the excessive and often unnecessary waste in our consumer society. There is also the hope that it may inspire people to look at these disposable items differently and creatively. This project will use a variety of plastics including plastic bottle tops to create hanging works, sculptures and a large floating mandala installation visible from the café deck.
This exhibition will be created by a group of environmentally conscious and diverse local artists.
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Lagoons Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 10am – 3pm and weekends from 9am - 4pm.

Cost: Free

Timeless Inspiration – Artists from Good Shepherd Lodge - Curated by Sharon Drew

3rd Aug 2016 - 4th Sep 2016

Lagoons Gallery; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

Artistic expression and creativity is timeless and even after many years of lying dormant, given the opportunity it can resurface, or become a new and exciting challenge.
Creativity can take many forms but it is the doing that gives us the most satisfaction and the end result is the end of that journey.

The pieces of artworks in this exhibition are the creative journey for this group of Artists from Good Shepherd Lodge and they make this statement – “Age has no Creative Barriers”
For most of the artists, Painting, Jewellery making and Basketry are a new challenge for them and they are an inspiration to us all.

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

Cost: Free

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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.