Exhibitions

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, features art exhibitions and displays with environmental and cultural themes.

Through Our Eyes’ by Art Whitsunday

Available for viewing until Sunday, June 23, 4pm
Lagoons Gallery located inside the Botanic Gardens Cafe

‘Through Our Eyes’ is a collaboration by members of Art Whitsunday Inc. to highlight aspects of the way they, as individuals view life in the Whitsundays. These works reflect how each artist has depicted their immediate environment. Some of the artworks are in response to the natural beauty of the Whitsundays whilst others have incorporated the human influences on their surrounding environs. The genre and media used are as varied as our members, from the novice art enthusiast to the professional artist, of all ages and backgrounds.

The final artworks range from, studying the minutiae to encompassing the broad expanse of the landscape, from a tropical rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef. It brings into play, through the eyes of various artists, a collage of imagery which demonstrates the interactions between how we, as individuals view the natural environment.

The media used includes relief prints, cyanotypes, photography, watercolour and acrylic painting, works on paper and artist books.

This exhibition will be on display in the Lagoons Gallery in the Botanic Gardens Café from Wednesday, May 29 to Sunday, June 23.

The Café is open Wednesday to Friday 9am to 3pm and weekends, from 8am to 4pm. For more information about this exhibition, please contact the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens on phone (07) 4952 7300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au

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Lagoons Gallery Art Exhibition opportunities - individuals, groups and organisations

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. The Botanic Gardens is now inviting exhibition proposals for 2020 exhibition program. To submit a proposal, simply complete the exhibition proposal and submit it to Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

For further information, please contact the Visitor Services Officer on phone (07) 4952 7300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au