Future exhibitions

Material Sound

Material Sound

Main Gallery, Artspace Mackay
01 July to 28 August 2022

Material Sound brings together engaging work by six art practitioners and collaborative groups, each creating an experience of sound within installations constructed from everyday materials. Handmade instruments and electronics, recycled components, outmoded technologies, fake technologies, imagined sounds, and silences are brought together to connect with ideas and practices that expand our sense of how art is made, how it affects us, how we think about it and how we listen to our world.

Image: Vicky BROWNE Cosmic Noise (detail), 2016-2018, Material Sound, installation view, Manning Regional Art Gallery, 2020. Photo: Rose. E. Smith Photography.

Shelley Engwirda: We Rise

Shelley Engwirda: We Rise

Foyer Gallery, Artspace Mackay
25 June to 21 August  2022

Mackay artist Shelley Engwirda examines the success and failures of the Women’s Movement in We Rise. Drawing on her experience as a new grandmother, Engwirda explores the way female artists have been regarded historically through her multidisciplinary practice. The artist’s large scale patchwork quilts alongside glass work respond to what she considers major moments in the Women’s Movement from the 1970s-present.

Image: Shelley ENGWIRDA Rise (detail)  2022, glass, textiles, dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist.

Natalie Hartog-Gautier: Looking for Paradise


Foundation Gallery, Artspace Mackay
25 June to 21 August 2022

Nathalie Hartog-Gautier is a French-born artist based in coastal New South Wales. In Looking for Paradise Hartog-Gautier examines Australia’s responsibility as a first signatory of the United Nations Human Rights Charter. Bringing refugee experiences to the fore via artists’ books’ and collaborative digital animation, Hartog-Gautier examines the treatment of asylum seekers in Australia.

Image: Nathalie HARTOG-GAUTIER Looking for paradise  2021, 12 books in barbed wire cage, ink, gouache, collage, machine stitching and, digital print. Image courtesy the artist. Photograph: AndrĂ© Fleuren.