Exhibitions

ON YER BIKE

ON YER BIKE

31 August to 25 November
FIELD Engineers Gallery, Artspace Mackay.

We wash them, we polish them. Sometimes we even name them. But above all, we ride them. Mackay has a long and rich history of motorcycling from the sand racing on the Northern Beaches in the 1920s to the speedway at the Showgrounds at its peak in the 1970s. The tradition of collecting and restoring is alive and well in Mackay and
On yer bike provides an opportunity to view not only an eclectic mix of motorcycles but also to learn the stories of local motorcyclists - stories of ingenuity, courage and daring.

To download a copy of the exhibition catalogue please click here  

IMAGE: Bob Higgins on his 1917 Triumph ‘Junior’. Two stroke, two speed, 225cc model designed specifically for women. Named by the public the "Baby Triumph." Copyright Jim Cullen Photography, 2018.

RAY WHITE Articulate: Postcard Exhibition and Competition

RAY WHITE Articulate: Postcard Exhibition and Competition

29 September to 18 November
Foyer Gallery, Artspace Mackay

Articulate is a fundraising exhibition, competition, art sale and auction proudly presented by Artspace Mackay Foundation with major sponsor Ray White Mackay City.  More than 160 artworks on canvas have been donated by artists from around the country and will be on show in The Foyer Gallery at Artspace Mackay from 29 September. All entries are eligible for valuable prizes in five sections, with winners announced, artworks up for auction and for sale from 6pm on the official opening night, Friday 19October. Bring your friends and family to enjoy the excitement and lively fun of the art auction, with feature works donated by artists John Honeywill and Jet James, a Director’s Choice silent auction of 10 quality compact canvas works, and all other works in the exhibition for sale. It’s a great and fun way to start or add to your art collection, so tell your friends and family and share on Facebook to help us spread the word!

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SUGAR VS THE REEF? Sugar Vs Reef

02 November to 27 January
Gallery Three, Artspace Mackay

Between 2014 and 2019, artists Kim Williams and Lucas Ihlein have been working alongside sugarcane farmers in the Mackay region on a project called Sugar vs The Reef? This socially engaged art project explores the possibilities of regenerative agriculture for improving environmental outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef. A vital and topical issue that is of great interest in our local and national community, the Sugar vs The Reef? exhibition will showcase a selection of the artists’ field research through photographs, video, lithographic prints and artefacts. This project is affiliated with the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Mackay Regional Council’s RADF program, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, and Central Queensland Soil Health Systems. In conjunction with the exhibition, the artists will host an agricultural planting event in late August 2018, and a sunflower harvesting event in late November 2018, at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens - for more information see www.sugar-vs-the-reef.net and www.watershedmackay.land

To download a copy of the exhibition catalogue please click here

.Opening night: 6pm Friday 02  October, RSVP 4961 9722