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.

Plants: Unconventional Art Medium - An exhibition by Maya Harrison

Plants: Unconventional Art Medium - An exhibition by Maya Harrison

5th Apr 2017 - 14th May 2017

The freedom of art is that it can be created by anyone with anything.

Paint, charcoal, and pencil are certainly creative mediums most people associate with artworks, but there are a wide variety of unconventional materials out there that can make wonderful art pieces as well.

Maya has dabbled with many different mediums in her past exhibitions, but this time she has put together a collection of unique artworks using a variety of plant parts or products made from plants.

You will see bamboo, palm inflorescence, sedge plants, seeds, papers made from plants, cotton, plant fibres, driftwood, leaves and other natural materials combined to become visually interesting pieces.

A fitting exhibition considering the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is full of plants! Enjoy.

Plants: Unconventional Art Medium is on view at the Lagoons Gallery and Café at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens from Wednesday, April 5 to Sunday, May 14, 2017.

Lagoons Gallery and Café is open Wednesday to Friday 10am – 3pm and weekends 9am – 4pm.

Exhibition opening

Friday, April 7, from 5.30pm
Lagoons Gallery and Cafe
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

RSVP required by Wednesday, April 5 for catering purposes.
Contact Maya on 0436 331 009 or email maya.in.nature@gmail.com

* This event coincides with Botanic Gardens Café’s Sunset Session, which happens on the first Friday of every month.

Man Cheung: Botanical Cosmos

Man Cheung: Botanical Cosmos

17th May 2017 - 2nd Jul 2017

Produced through the Artspace Artists in Residence Program and in collaboration with Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Botanical Cosmos presents a stunning selection of plants found in the Mackay region. Using photography, video and sound, artist Man Cheung reveals the plants’ refined aesthetics, seductive forms and vivid colours in a series of unique botanical artworks.