Annual Appeal 2020

With the collective generosity and unwavering support of donors, Artspace Mackay has already achieved some outstanding triumphs, and with your future support we can build and strengthen our foundations in support of our community.

John Brack

In 2020 we invite you to make a donation to support a major acquisition of an artist’s book with historical and cultural significance to Artspace Mackay and the Mackay Regional Council Art Collection, by one of Australia’s iconic twentieth century artists John Brack.

John Brack was one of Australia's most outstanding artists. He was born in Melbourne in 1920, and his work first achieved prominence in the 1950s. For over forty years he was at the forefront of Australian art and produced some of our most iconic images. More than any other Australian artist of his generation, Brack was a painter of modern life - its starkness, its shadows and its brooding self-reflection. His work is characterised by a kind of caustic realism and a strong sense of alienation, undercut with dry, sardonic humour.

The proposed acquisition – the artist’s book John Brack: Nudes - was produced by Lyre Bird Press in 1982 and features fifteen lithograph prints of nudes by John Brack bound beautifully in a hard-covered folio with leather spine. As the only deluxe art book produced by Brack in his lifetime, printed by the iconic North Queensland-based Lyre Bird Press, this rare work will be a significant and valuable addition to the Mackay Regional Council Art Collection, which is widely renowned for its large holding of artists’ books.

We need your help to secure this prized work for our collection. Our funding goal for 2020 is $10,000 and today we ask you to consider a donation to the Artspace Mackay Foundation to help us acquire this prized artwork.

Financial contributions of all sizes play a vital role in Artspace Mackay's sustained success. You can give with confidence, knowing all funds raised from your donation will be directly re-invested into Mackay’s community through Artspace Mackay. The Foundation is registered with the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and therefore all donations of $2 and over are fully tax deductible.

Image: John BRACK Nudes (detail) 1982, folio bound in leather and hessian-covered boards with matching clamshell box, 46.5 x 34 cm. Proposed acquisition for Mackay Regional Council Art Collection. Photo: Jim Cullen Photographer

Acknowledgement of your support

Donors are acknowledged in the Foundation Annual Report and have their names listed on the Artspace Mackay website.

We thank you for your vital support, and for recognising the positive impact art and culture make to the well-being and future of our community. We hope that you continue to be an active member of the Artspace Mackay family.

Artspace Mackay is doing well but we still need your support!

How to make a donation

It is easy to support the 2020 Annual Appeal.

Complete the donation form and send it in the post, via email or drop it in in person with credit card details or payment (cheque, cash or EFTPOS). A separate tax-deductible receipt will be issued for your donation.

Donation Form:
2020 Artspace Mackay Foundation Annual Appeal

Please complete and present this  Donation Form at the front counter at Artspace Mackay or send to:

PO Box 447, MACKAY QLD 4740


Your donation is fully tax deductible and a separate tax-deductible receipt will be issued for your donation

Donation Online:

You can also make an donation by filling out the online form

Please make cheques payable to Artspace Mackay Foundation.

Direct Deposit:

You can make a transaction directly from your bank account to:

Direct Deposit: BSB 084789;
Account No. 151095350;
Reference: your name

If you make a Direct Deposit, then please complete the Donation Form and post/email to ARTSPACE MACKAY FOUNDATION. so, we can match your donation against your receipt.

Phone: (07) 4951 2299