The Lagoons Gallery features monthly exhibitions from a range of talented local artists across the Mackay Whitsunday region. See below to see what is coming up.

March Exhibition:
Photo Walkabout Photo Exhibition - 'Botanic Gardens Captured 2024'


This is the fifth photographic exhibition for the Photo Walkabout Group. It showcases a selection of images captured within the Gardens and Ken Burgess Orchid House over the last 12 months. Participants range from beginners to advanced photographers using cameras on smart phones to DSLR cameras. They are willing to learn from each other and share their knowledge in a fun and supportive environment. ‘The group has a one-of-a-kind chance to slow down and discover the gardens' beautiful and fascinating flora, fauna, and other features, which others quickly pass.

If you would like to participate in a Photo Walkabout Workshop, Like and follow our Facebook page for monthly events advertised.

Photo Walkabouts are hosted by Friends of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens and supported by Mackay Camera Club and Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

This exhibition is on display in the Lagoons Gallery within the Botanic Gardens Café from Wednesday, February 29 to Sunday, March 24.

Upcoming Exhibitions to look out for:

  • April - Kylie Ferriday
  • May - Art Whitsunday Inc.
  • June - Tropical Petography.

About the space

The Café and Lagoons Gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 9am to 2pm, and weekends 8am to 3pm (closed Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays).

Are you an artist in the Mackay region? We are now accepting expressions of interest for exhibitions in 2024. The Lagoons Gallery, set amongst the picturesque botanic gardens, is a unique space offering individuals or groups with the opportunity to display artworks in a distinctive garden café and gallery setting. Contact the botanic gardens team for an exhibition proposal on phone (07) 4952 7300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au.