Exhibitions

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

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.

Tea’s Me - An exhibition by Pamela Finlay and Camilla Muller

Tea’s Me - An exhibition by Pamela Finlay and Camilla Muller

9th Nov 2016 - 11th Dec 2016

Lagoons Gallery; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens


A café is a wonderful place to relax with friends. Being surprised with all kinds of delicious treats adds to the experience. Will I try something different today or shall I stay with the old favourites being a Devonshire tea, chocolate brownies or caramel tarts? Maybe I should try a savoury delight such as sandwich fingers of cucumber or egg and lettuce. To sip on a refreshing cup of tea now that’s what I’m waiting for. Choices, choices, should it be Earl Grey, English Breakfast or a Spicy Chai. Enjoying the company is the most important part, chatting with friends about happy things and looking at the exhibitions on show.  Pamela is a painter and Camilla is a textile artist.

Meet the artists / exhibition celebration. Saturday, November 12 (Time TBC)

Contact Pam Finlay to RSVP 0747 864 384

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

Image: ‘The Cup of Blessing’ by Pam Finlay

Near and Far - An exhibition by the Creative Shots Photo Club

Near and Far - An exhibition by the Creative Shots Photo Club

14th Dec 2016 - 22nd Jan 2017

Lagoons Gallery; Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens


When the members of the Creative Shots Photo Club developed the theme of ‘Near and Far’, they wanted to create something that sparked a conversation for people. This theme isn’t about following one specific technique or photography type to succeed. Instead, it’s about understanding what it means – and demonstrating that through their photographic work.

‘Near and Far’ could represent a back-and-forth between landscapes captured here in Mackay or somewhere else in the world. It could feature a subject with a close-up shot as well as a zoomed out impression of the same thing. The sky’s the limit when it comes to how the subject is interpreted. And that means you will be able to enjoy an exciting display of photos that will all be distinct to each photographer. As usual, our selections come from our members across a vast range of skills, experience, knowledge and camera equipment.

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

Image: “Sky Fire” by David Phillips