Collections

The Mackay Regional Council Collection was started in the late 1980s by the Mackay City Library and moved to the newly built Artspace Mackay in 2002.

The catalyst for both the founding of the collection and the future direction of the collection policy was the gift by Mr Derek Nicholls on behalf of Wilson H.T.M. Ltd. Stock and Sharebrokers, Brisbane of 28 hand coloured lithographs by the nineteenth century naturalist, John Gould, under the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme.

These lithographs were originally published in two of Gould most famous publications; eight from The Birds of The Himalaya Mountains, published between 1831 and 1832 and 20 from The Mammals of Australia published from 1845 to 1863.

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Council's Art Collection

Council's Art Collection

Artists Books To celebrate the opening of Artspace Mackay in February 2003, artist Tate Adams generously donated over three hundred works on paper, artists' books,…

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Public Art

Public Art

There are over 100 public artworks currently on permanent display throughout the city. To view a list of these works, please click on the links…

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