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.

‘Bold Botanicals’ by Loren Vanzella

Bold Botanicals by Loren Vanzella

From a young age, Loren Vanzella has viewed the world through a camera lens, capturing the ever-changing essence of her surroundings.

Each photograph freezes a moment in time, preserving the structure, growth, beauty, or decay of a subject.

The camera offers clarity, detail, and resolution beyond natural vision, and through editing,

Loren uncovers deeper meanings in her images.

By manipulating and editing these photos, she strives to push these captured moments forward, giving them new life.

As a photography artist, Loren’s goal is to reveal nature and everyday scenes with a fresh perspective, providing an alternative way of seeing.

This exhibition, Bold Botanicals, is on display at the Lagoons Gallery, located within the Botanic Gardens Café.

The Café and Gallery are open Wednesday to Friday from 9am to 2pm, and on weekends from 8am to 3pm.

Upcoming Exhibitions to look out for:

  • July - Loren John Photography

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.