Exhibitions

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

'A Sense of Place' by Margaret Worthington

Margaret Worthington Exhibition

Wednesday, December 3 to Sunday January 28, 2020.
Lagoons Gallery at the Botanic Gardens Café (Open Wednesday to Friday 9am to 3pm and weekends 8am to 4pm).
Tree Kangaroo book, paintings and Shorebird sculptures

Tree Kangaroos have always fascinated Margaret. During her visit to far north Queensland, she stayed with a tree kangaroo carer.

She was able to touch, watch and learn about tree kangaroos and became close to two very special animals: Dobby, a young male, just learning about tree climbing, and Kimberley, a female with a young in her pouch.

Margaret also spent time exploring the Crater Lakes National Park, watching birds and studying plants.

She took photos, walked, sketched and made notes and had in mind a series of watercolour paintings for an exhibition. When she returned home to her studio and painted, the paintings had a gentle narrative and developed into this book. Dobby, Young Tree Kangaroo.

Margaret wanted to capture how special tree kangaroos and other inhabitants are in the ecosystem of the Tablelands Wet Rainforest.

This exhibition consists of the Dobby, Young Tree Kangaroo book and the watercolour paintings used in the book. There are also a series of contemporary aluminium sculptures fabricated by Margaret Worthington and Clive Rouse.

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