Artspace Mackay

Artspace Mackay Artspace Mackay is Mackay's regional art gallery, owned and operated by Mackay Regional Council. http://www.artspacemackay.com.au/ Artspace Mackay aims to provide community members and visitors to the region with access to the highest quality exhibitions, activities and events.

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#ReflectionOnTheCollection‘Aggregate Icon (RBW)…’ is a powerful work in the art collection by Mackay-raised Jemima Wyman...
19/09/2021

#ReflectionOnTheCollection

‘Aggregate Icon (RBW)…’ is a powerful work in the art collection by Mackay-raised Jemima Wyman. Through large scale, hand-cut collage Wyman brings together protestors who hold vastly different ideological positions, uniting and facilitating imagination of futures beyond the present.

If you are interested in the artform of collage make sure to visit our foyer show Collaged, on until 17 October.

Jemima WYMAN, ‘Aggregate icon (RBW)…’ 2016, hand-cut digital photographs, collage. Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. Purchased 2018.

#collage #FocusOnTheCollection #MackayRegionalCouncil #MackayRegionalCouncilArtCollection #JemimaWyman #contemporaryart #ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #Sculpture #ArtInstallation #AustralianArt #SullivanandStrumpf

#ReflectionOnTheCollection

‘Aggregate Icon (RBW)…’ is a powerful work in the art collection by Mackay-raised Jemima Wyman. Through large scale, hand-cut collage Wyman brings together protestors who hold vastly different ideological positions, uniting and facilitating imagination of futures beyond the present.

If you are interested in the artform of collage make sure to visit our foyer show Collaged, on until 17 October.

Jemima WYMAN, ‘Aggregate icon (RBW)…’ 2016, hand-cut digital photographs, collage. Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. Purchased 2018.

#collage #FocusOnTheCollection #MackayRegionalCouncil #MackayRegionalCouncilArtCollection #JemimaWyman #contemporaryart #ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #Sculpture #ArtInstallation #AustralianArt #SullivanandStrumpf

#BlastFromThePast  We hosted this stunning QAGOMA touring exhibition 'Ah Xian: Metaphysica' back in 2013 - an exhibition...
18/09/2021

#BlastFromThePast We hosted this stunning QAGOMA touring exhibition 'Ah Xian: Metaphysica' back in 2013 - an exhibition of life-size figurative busts by leading Chinese-Australian artist Ah Xian, from the Collection of the Queensland Art Gallery🤩

The exhibition featured ten bronze and brass works from the 'Metaphysica' series, begun by the artist in 2007. Cast from life, the unique expression and finish of each form as well as the distinctive symbolic objects which rest on their heads distinguish one from the other. Each bust reflects Ah Xian’s belief that the crown of the skull is a site that links our emotions and souls with the imaginative possibilities of the spirit.

Our September Sand Drawing activity room is set up and ready for visitors this weekend! Be inspired by Artspace's curren...
17/09/2021

Our September Sand Drawing activity room is set up and ready for visitors this weekend! Be inspired by Artspace's current exhibition Sandbeach People and take some time to sit and create your own drawings in the sand.

Don't forget to take a photo and inbox us so we can post it here for you!

18 Sept to 3 Oct Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 3pm (closed Mondays)

Our September Sand Drawing activity room is set up and ready for visitors this weekend! Be inspired by Artspace's current exhibition Sandbeach People and take some time to sit and create your own drawings in the sand.

Don't forget to take a photo and inbox us so we can post it here for you!

18 Sept to 3 Oct Tuesday to Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 3pm (closed Mondays)

#ExhibitionSpotlightCurrently on display in the Foundation Gallery are the crocheted creations of Mackay artist Tracey R...
17/09/2021

#ExhibitionSpotlight
Currently on display in the Foundation Gallery are the crocheted creations of Mackay artist Tracey Robb. Robb has spent over two years researching lichen, resulting in over 20 textile sculptures that closely represent the colour and shape of lichen identified in her research.

‘The Lichen Garden’ is current at Artspace Mackay until 31 October.

Images: ‘The Lichen Garden’ installation views (various) 2021, Foundation Gallery, Artspace Mackay
#FoundationGallery #TextileArt #CentralQueenslandArtist #QueenslandArtist #NorthQueenslandArt #MackayRegionalCouncil #MackayRegionalCouncilArtCollection #Crochet #Lichen #ArtScience #TextileArtist #CrochetArt #ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #Sculpture #ArtInstallation #AustralianArt

ART INNOVATION for EDUCATORS - check out the PD workshop State Library of Qld and Flying Arts are running during the sch...
15/09/2021

ART INNOVATION for EDUCATORS - check out the PD workshop State Library of Qld and Flying Arts are running during the school holidays! Hurry, registrations close this Sunday 19 September! https://bit.ly/3lquLy0

ART INNOVATION for EDUCATORS - check out the PD workshop State Library of Qld and Flying Arts are running during the school holidays! Hurry, registrations close this Sunday 19 September! https://bit.ly/3lquLy0

🎉Congratulations to one of our wonderful volunteers for recently becoming an Australian Citizen 🎉 🦘Well done Natalie & t...
15/09/2021

🎉Congratulations to one of our wonderful volunteers for recently becoming an Australian Citizen 🎉 🦘Well done Natalie & thank you for all you do at the gallery 😁🙌

#ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #MyMackayRegion #MackayPride #DiscoverMackay #VolunteerVoices

🎉Congratulations to one of our wonderful volunteers for recently becoming an Australian Citizen 🎉 🦘Well done Natalie & thank you for all you do at the gallery 😁🙌

#ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #MyMackayRegion #MackayPride #DiscoverMackay #VolunteerVoices

What fun we all had at BMA Kidspace today! We made colourful paper flowers and teepees with local artists Rosemary Payne...
14/09/2021

What fun we all had at BMA Kidspace today! We made colourful paper flowers and teepees with local artists Rosemary Payne and Pam Hutley. And we sang and danced along with musician Kathleen Campbell.

If you missed out, be sure to come along to the next one, Tuesday 19 October. 🎉

What fun we all had at BMA Kidspace today! We made colourful paper flowers and teepees with local artists Rosemary Payne and Pam Hutley. And we sang and danced along with musician Kathleen Campbell.

If you missed out, be sure to come along to the next one, Tuesday 19 October. 🎉

14/09/2021
What's special about Greenmount Homestead?

Join the Greenmount Homestead Volunteer Team today and share the stories and rich history of the Mackay region with visitors from all over the world!

You'll get the behind-the-scenes information and training from staff on how a museum is run, and use that knowledge to educate visitors.

Interested? Visit https://bit.ly/3C9WPfO or call 4959 2250 to join in on the fun!

Local author Kim Kleidon has recently published her second book - Flutterby Butterfly 🦋 - which is now available in the ...
13/09/2021

Local author Kim Kleidon has recently published her second book - Flutterby Butterfly 🦋 - which is now available in the #GalleryShop along with her first book - Huggle Snuggle Cuddle 🥰

#ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #MyMackayRegion #MackayPride #DiscoverMackay

Local author Kim Kleidon has recently published her second book - Flutterby Butterfly 🦋 - which is now available in the #GalleryShop along with her first book - Huggle Snuggle Cuddle 🥰

#ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #MyMackayRegion #MackayPride #DiscoverMackay

13/09/2021

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!.. Rock Paper Scissors Art & Design Market will be on this Sunday from 1pm. Artspace exhibitions will be open all day to enjoy, there'll be free family art activities in the gallery and in the Art Yurt. Musicians will entertain you, Foodspace will be open, food trucks will serve delicious food & beverages, and of course you'll find heaps of fabulous art market stalls selling their creative wares in the green space of the beautiful Civic Precinct.

(And we're betting the weather will be perfect!!)

#ReflectionOnTheCollection #LoveLibrisArtspace Mackay’s flagship event, the biennial Libris Awards, is a showcase of lea...
12/09/2021

#ReflectionOnTheCollection #LoveLibris

Artspace Mackay’s flagship event, the biennial Libris Awards, is a showcase of leading and emerging artists in the field of artists’ books. Entries for the 2022 Libris Awards open on November 30th.

This work by Sheree Kinlyside won the Regional Artists’ Book category in 2010, and was acquired into the Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. The accomplished printmaker has combined her linocut prints with a story rendered in letterpress, to create a timeless-feeling fairy tale style format.

Image: Sheree KINLYSIDE The reluctant nun 2009, linocut and letter press, casebound, edition 7/30, 39.5 x 28.6 x 2 cm, Townsville, QLD: Red Rag Press and Monsoon Publishing. Mackay Regional Council Art Collection, winner, Regional Artists’ Book Award, Libris Awards 2010.

#LibrisAwards #ArtistBooks #ShereeKinlyside #ArtspaceMackay #CallForEntries #Mackay #CentralQueensland #NorthQueensland #WhatsOnMackay #Linocut #Letterpress

#ReflectionOnTheCollection #LoveLibris

Artspace Mackay’s flagship event, the biennial Libris Awards, is a showcase of leading and emerging artists in the field of artists’ books. Entries for the 2022 Libris Awards open on November 30th.

This work by Sheree Kinlyside won the Regional Artists’ Book category in 2010, and was acquired into the Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. The accomplished printmaker has combined her linocut prints with a story rendered in letterpress, to create a timeless-feeling fairy tale style format.

Image: Sheree KINLYSIDE The reluctant nun 2009, linocut and letter press, casebound, edition 7/30, 39.5 x 28.6 x 2 cm, Townsville, QLD: Red Rag Press and Monsoon Publishing. Mackay Regional Council Art Collection, winner, Regional Artists’ Book Award, Libris Awards 2010.

#LibrisAwards #ArtistBooks #ShereeKinlyside #ArtspaceMackay #CallForEntries #Mackay #CentralQueensland #NorthQueensland #WhatsOnMackay #Linocut #Letterpress

#BlastFromThePast  This stunning 2017 exhibition by Australian artist Peter Lyssiotis came courtesy of Deakin University...
11/09/2021

#BlastFromThePast This stunning 2017 exhibition by Australian artist Peter Lyssiotis came courtesy of Deakin University.

Lyssiotis employs a process of scratching, erasing, sanding and drawing over photographs to "make visible that which the initial photographer has not foreseen".📷✍

#ExhibitionSpotlight“Mimih spirits reside within the crevices and voids between rocky escarpments in Western Arnhem Land...
09/09/2021

#ExhibitionSpotlight

“Mimih spirits reside within the crevices and voids between rocky escarpments in Western Arnhem Land…The slight irregular form of each figure describes the rough and rugged void of their homelands and demonstrates they are literally shaped by the negative spaces or hollow void that they live within.” – Emily McDaniel, curator of ‘Void’

Currently on show at Artspace Mackay until 17th October.

Image: Jennifer WURRKIDJ & Josephine WURRKIDJ Mimih Spirit (installation view) 2018, wood, natural pigment, and acrylic. Courtesy the artists and Maningrida Arts & Culture.

#Void #MuseumsAndGalleriesofNewSouthWales #M&GNSW #BathurstRegionalArtGallery #UTSGallery #JenniferWurrkidj #JosephineWurrkidj #AboriginalArt #IndigenousArt #ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #Sculpture #ArtInstallation

#ExhibitionSpotlight

“Mimih spirits reside within the crevices and voids between rocky escarpments in Western Arnhem Land…The slight irregular form of each figure describes the rough and rugged void of their homelands and demonstrates they are literally shaped by the negative spaces or hollow void that they live within.” – Emily McDaniel, curator of ‘Void’

Currently on show at Artspace Mackay until 17th October.

Image: Jennifer WURRKIDJ & Josephine WURRKIDJ Mimih Spirit (installation view) 2018, wood, natural pigment, and acrylic. Courtesy the artists and Maningrida Arts & Culture.

#Void #MuseumsAndGalleriesofNewSouthWales #M&GNSW #BathurstRegionalArtGallery #UTSGallery #JenniferWurrkidj #JosephineWurrkidj #AboriginalArt #IndigenousArt #ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #Sculpture #ArtInstallation

It's spring! That means we're counting down the days to the Rock Paper Scissors Art & Design Market 🥭🌳🥳Come on down to t...
09/09/2021

It's spring! That means we're counting down the days to the Rock Paper Scissors Art & Design Market 🥭🌳🥳

Come on down to the Civic Precinct park (behind Artspace) between 1-4pm on Sunday 19 September for a beautiful afternoon.

Bring your friends, family, a picnic blanket or folding chair and linger to enjoy the beautiful outdoor social atmosphere, support great local musical entertainers, have a bite to eat and get some unique locally made products.

It's our favourite time of the month! BMA Kidspace is almost here!Get creative with local artists Rosemary Payne and Pam...
08/09/2021

It's our favourite time of the month! BMA Kidspace is almost here!

Get creative with local artists Rosemary Payne and Pam Hutley for a fun day of art-making. Pop in between 12-1pm for some singing and dancing with musician Kathleen Campbell! 👯🎤🎨

See you on Tuesday 14 September, From 10 - 2pm (live music 12-1pm)!

DATE CHANGEThis months Conversation with Art will be on Friday, September 24. This is due to staff availability, sorry f...
08/09/2021

DATE CHANGE

This months Conversation with Art will be on Friday, September 24. This is due to staff availability, sorry for any inconvenience.

Conversations with art is not an art theory lesson, it’s simply a casual conversation to talk about the art, deconstructing the works, considering themes, possible techniques used by the artist, and creating links with our own personal experiences. Whether you’re an artist, an art and language lover, beginner, or expert, we’d love you to join us! It’s FREE, interesting, thought provoking and extremely enjoyable.

Book your FREE seat here: www.artspacemackay.eventbrite.com
Conversations with Art 1pm - 2:30pm.

DATE CHANGE

This months Conversation with Art will be on Friday, September 24. This is due to staff availability, sorry for any inconvenience.

Conversations with art is not an art theory lesson, it’s simply a casual conversation to talk about the art, deconstructing the works, considering themes, possible techniques used by the artist, and creating links with our own personal experiences. Whether you’re an artist, an art and language lover, beginner, or expert, we’d love you to join us! It’s FREE, interesting, thought provoking and extremely enjoyable.

Book your FREE seat here: www.artspacemackay.eventbrite.com
Conversations with Art 1pm - 2:30pm.

A big day yesterday for the Australian South Sea Islander community, in Mackay and elsewhere:
08/09/2021

A big day yesterday for the Australian South Sea Islander community, in Mackay and elsewhere:

BMA Kidspace is on the road for Child Protection Week!Bring your little ones to Caneland Central and participate in our ...
07/09/2021

BMA Kidspace is on the road for Child Protection Week!

Bring your little ones to Caneland Central and participate in our FREE, self-guided, collage art activity! There are plenty of other children's services and activities to check out while you're there. Drop-in today and Wednesday from 10am - 3pm for some crafty fun! We'll be set up on the ground floor, at the Coffee Club entrance to Caneland (in between Myers and Timezone).

Can't make it to Caneland Central this week? BMA Kidspace is our monthly art program for children under 5. Held on a Tuesday between 10am - 2pm (live children's music 1-12pm) the upcoming BMA Kidspace dates for this year include: Sep 14, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec.

Learn more about the Sarina Art Gallery and the amazing artist's behind it! Save the date Saturday, September 25 at 10am...
07/09/2021

Learn more about the Sarina Art Gallery and the amazing artist's behind it! Save the date Saturday, September 25 at 10am and we'll see you at the Sarina Field of Dreams Parklands...

An informative piece about Australian artist Barbara Hanrahan, whose prints are held in the Mackay Regional Council Art ...
06/09/2021
Barbara Hanrahan: an Australian feminist artist you need to know

An informative piece about Australian artist Barbara Hanrahan, whose prints are held in the Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. Hanrahan's retrospective is currently on show at FUMA - Flinders University Museum of Art, Kaurna country, Adelaide.

https://theconversation.com/barbara-hanrahan-an-australian-feminist-artist-you-need-to-know-166664

A new exhibition at Flinders University Art Gallery highlights Barbara Hanrahan’s sensory spirit, celebrating nature and unbinding social constriction.

VOID tote bags are now available in the #GalleryShop  - only for a limited time, so make sure you grab one before they g...
06/09/2021

VOID tote bags are now available in the #GalleryShop - only for a limited time, so make sure you grab one before they go! 👜😎

#ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #MyMackayRegion #MackayPride #DiscoverMackay

VOID tote bags are now available in the #GalleryShop - only for a limited time, so make sure you grab one before they go! 👜😎

#ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #MyMackayRegion #MackayPride #DiscoverMackay

#ReflectionOnTheCollectionA favourite from the collection ‘HIStory book’ is by @JennaLee, an artist who identifies as Q*...
06/09/2021

#ReflectionOnTheCollection
A favourite from the collection ‘HIStory book’ is by @JennaLee, an artist who identifies as Q***r, mixed race, Asian and Aboriginal. This work was a response to the 250 year anniversary of Captain James Cook landing in Australia, created from Ladybird children’s story book titled ‘The Story of Captain Cook’. Lee deconstructed and pulped this book to critique the omnipresent, white, patriarchal narrative often prioritised over First Nations representations of Australian colonial history.

‘HIStory book’ will be on display in Lee’s solo exhibition ‘Cont.ained’ open from 22 October in the Artspace Mackay Foyer gallery.

Jenna LEE, ‘HIStory book’ 2020, hand-pressed recycled paper, and Solander box. Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. Purchased 2020.

#ArtistBook #FocusOnTheCollection #MackayRegionalCouncil #MackayRegionalCouncilArtCollection #JennaLee #contemporaryart #ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #AustralianArt #ContemporaryIndigenous

#ReflectionOnTheCollection
A favourite from the collection ‘HIStory book’ is by @JennaLee, an artist who identifies as Q***r, mixed race, Asian and Aboriginal. This work was a response to the 250 year anniversary of Captain James Cook landing in Australia, created from Ladybird children’s story book titled ‘The Story of Captain Cook’. Lee deconstructed and pulped this book to critique the omnipresent, white, patriarchal narrative often prioritised over First Nations representations of Australian colonial history.

‘HIStory book’ will be on display in Lee’s solo exhibition ‘Cont.ained’ open from 22 October in the Artspace Mackay Foyer gallery.

Jenna LEE, ‘HIStory book’ 2020, hand-pressed recycled paper, and Solander box. Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. Purchased 2020.

#ArtistBook #FocusOnTheCollection #MackayRegionalCouncil #MackayRegionalCouncilArtCollection #JennaLee #contemporaryart #ArtspaceMackay #WhatsOnMackay #AustralianArt #ContemporaryIndigenous

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61 Gordon Street
Mackay, QLD
4740

General information

Artspace Mackay is the regional art gallery owned and operated by Mackay Regional Council and aims to provide visitors to the region with a taste of our unique environment. The gallery includes three impressive exhibition spaces, cafe, and an artists book reading room which houses a collection of artists books and prints of national significance. This purpose-built gallery, designed by award-winning Queensland architects Cox Rayner, forms part of Mackay Regional Council’s Cultural Precinct. It provides residents and visitors to Mackay with the opportunity to see art exhibitions by significant international, Australian and local artists and touring exhibitions presented by Australia’s largest art galleries and museums. Exhibitions are complemented by innovative education and community activities for all ages. Programs include guided tours, artists’ talks, practical art workshops for adults and children as well as professional development opportunities for local artists, teachers and students. Artspace Mackay is also very proud of its region’s significant and ongoing investment in public art, including works which line the Pioneer River along the Bluewater Trail. Recent commissions have seen Mackay earn a place on the world map for contemporary public art, with six art installations by Indigenous Australian artist Fiona Foley, two installations by established Queensland artist, Donna Marcus and a recognised commitment to commission further works along the trail. Every two years, Artspace Mackay hosts The Libris Awards, an artists book competition open to all Australian artists, which has become nationally respected and develops awareness of the Mackay Regional Council’s significant collection of artists books. The Libris Awards also assists with further development of the collection by facilitating the ongoing acquisition of new works. Today, the Mackay Regional Council Collection is the most focused collection throughout the regional galleries network in Queensland, and contains the third largest collection of artists books in Australia after the National Gallery of Australia and the State Library of Queensland.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
Sunday 10am - 3pm

Telephone

(07) 4961 9722

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Rock \Paper \Scissors. What a top art market Top Local vendors great entertainment .The people that organized a big thankyou. Mackay has a lot of talented people and it was great to see it all.Again Thank you
Browsing through these pages I am so impressed by the vibrancy of the art, and the wonderful work being done with children.
What an incredible exhibition of Ron's works of our own heartlands. Dylan Mooney's works challenge our perceptions of history in our region. I highly recommend this exhibition. It represents such history and depth of our Mackay region not to be missed. A true eye-opener by home-grown artists. Jan Cunningham
Thank you to the talented multimedia Artists from Yarabah, Artspace and Flying Arts for sharing this exhibition. Loved it! Amanda Amanda Sheppard- FourmileAmanda Sheppard- Fourmile Fourmile
Our first 25m Gourd archway is ready to plant! So Exciting! Will keep you updated as they grow & cover it! 😎 https://www.facebook.com/groups/GourdsDownunder
@artspacepapercut A bit of fun creating this for the online paper cut project.
CASTING CALL - QANTAS - MACKAY & SURROUNDING SUBURBS ONLY We are casting locals to the Mackay area for an upcoming Qantas Commercial. No experience needed. All ethnicities welcome. Looking for: - Group of female friends 10-14 yrs - Parents 40-50 yrs CASTING: We will be in the local Mackay / Cape Hillsborough area from Thursday 13th December - Saturday 15th December 2018 SHOOT DATE: Wednesday 16th January - Friday 25th January 2019 (1 - 2 shoot days with a total of 10 hours) TALENT FEES: �All successful talent will be paid a fee, between $750 - $1000 AUD plus super as applicable, depending on the role they are selected for. If interested, please fill out the form on the link below ASAP by end of day Thursday, 13th of December 2018
The Japanese award-winning documentary OF LOVE & LAW is showing at Mackay City Cinema as a part of Screen Queensland's Eye on the World Regional Tour. This is a FREE event followed by a Q&A with director Hikaro Toda. OF LOVE & LAW shines a spotlight on the side of Japan that the rest of the world doesn’t often see, it's not to be missed!
Don't forget about your 2018 Art on Show entries. TJ Picture Framing have everything you need to enter you art work into the show. Remember that all custom framing for Art On Show Entries receive a special discount at TJ's
Today we had fun and did artworks a la Matisse and Motherday's cards. If your kid is interested, for the afternoon class are still some spots free. This is for ages 9 - 12 and frome 1 - 3pm. Please contact Artspace
Hi Guys, I would like to RSVP 2 tickets for A Miliner's tale, have tried emailing but no reply?