Catch up on culture for spring

Published 9:00am 5 September 2023

Catch up on culture for spring
Words by Jodie Powell

Moreton Bay City Council libraries, galleries and museums have your dose of culture covered, with an array of exhibitions and activities on offer during spring.

From a deep-dive into the ocean via an interactive ocean exhibition, to an exhibition that celebrates the people, places, scenes and sounds that defined Australia in the 1970s and 1980s - and even encounters with adorable llamas there's lots of free experiences to explore.

Galleries

Catch up on culture for spring

Get me Out!

CABOOLTURE REGIONAL ART GALLERY UNTIL OCTOBER 21. FREE ENTRY

The outlook for the future can seem bleak, the doomsday clock is set at 90 seconds to midnight and there does not seem to be a solution on the table.

With this depressing forecast how do we find hope?

In Get Me Out!, artists share ways of escape from our current reality - be that through protest, imagining a new future or completely checking out.

GUIDED TOURS // from 11-11.30am on September 9, October 7 and 21.

SENSORY TOURS // from 11-11.30am on September 22 and 29.

OPEN Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Image: Ryan Presley, The Dunes (How Good is Australia), (detail) 2019, oil, lapis lazuli and 23k gold leaf on board. Winner 15 Artists 2019, Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection.
Catch up on culture for spring

Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award 2023

REDCLIFFE ART GALLERY SEPTEMBER 9-NOVEMBER 11. FREE ENTRY

The Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, organised by Grafton Regional Gallery, celebrates Australian contemporary drawing at its finest.

Established in 1988, JADA is one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards, with a $35,000 major prize.

Many of the works capture the spectrum of current drawing practice, from expressive and abstract to hyper-realistic.

Some question and push the understanding of traditional drawing practices, while others reinvigorate contemporary perspective.

OPEN Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Image: Courtesy of Grafton Regional Gallery.
Catch up on culture for spring

Fresh eyes

PINE RIVERS ART GALLERY UNTIL DECEMBER 2. FREE ENTRY

Fresh Eyes is an exhibition held every two years, focusing on capturing the evolving landscape of the Moreton Bay region.

It invites four artists with a connection to the area to share their personal perspectives and experiences of this place and the transformations it undergoes.

In 2023, guest curator Libby Harward will guide artists Kieron Anderson, Lexie Abel, Shan Michaels and Gabe Parker to explore and express their individual and distinct views on the Moreton Bay landscape.

OPEN Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Exhibition view of Fresh Eyes 2021, featuring artwork by Julia Thornton. Photography by Embellysh Photography.

Libraries

Catch up on culture for spring

Llamas in libraries

CITY OF MORETON BAY LIBRARIES, VARIOUS

Experience the delight of meeting adorable, long-necked llamas with City of Moreton Bay Libraries.

Discover your love for these charming South American creatures as Ottaba Llamas brings them right to your local library.

Prepare to be captivated as you pat and learn fascinating facts about these furry friends.

Sessions available during the September school holidays or select dates in October and November at various libraries.

Suitable for all ages.

Secure your spot by making a booking today and embark on an unforgettable llama encounter. Search llama here.

Museums

Catch up on culture for spring

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

BRIBIE ISLAND SEASIDE MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 15-DECEMBER 10. FREE ENTRY

Ever wondered what it would be like to sneak a peek below the ocean’s surface on the Great Barrier Reef, or to venture to the Florida Keys or a remote coral key in the Pacific Ocean?

Imagine coming face to face with a manta ray, or a school of bumphead parrotfish among the underwater wreck of a ship as if you were a fish.

Developed by Australian charity Underwater Earth, Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an interactive ocean exhibition that educates and inspires. It uses art, storytelling and virtual diving technology to create positive change.

OPEN Wednesday-Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10am-3pm

Image: Schooling Jacks (detail), Lady Elliot Island, GBR. © Underwater Earth / XL Catlin Seaview Survey / Christophe Bailhache.
Catch up on culture for spring

Walking Through a Songline

REDCLIFFE MUSEUM OCTOBER 14–NOVEMBER 26. FREE ENTRY

Follow in the steps of the Seven Sisters and immerse yourself in a songline through this multi-sensory digital installation.

Experience a space of light and sound where paintings come to life, stories are visualised, and ancient knowledge is shared in new ways.

Walking through a Songline is developed by the National Museum of Australia and Mosster Studio with support from the Federal Government’s Visions of Australia program and the National Museum of Australia’s donor community.

Walking Through a Songline is a marquee digital experience.

OPEN Wednesday-Friday, 10am-4pm and Saturday-Sunday, 10am-3pm

Image: Courtesy National Museum of Australia and Mosster Studio
Catch up on culture for spring

Pub Rock

PINE RIVERS HERITAGE MUSEUM SEPTEMBER 8-NOVEMBER 19

Pub Rock celebrates the people, places, scenes and sounds that defined Australia in the 1970s and 1980s.

The exhibition showcases works from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection.

This includes art by leading Australian music photographers Tony Mott and Wendy McDougall.

Explore staged portraits and publicity shots alongside images captured during unguarded moments and the grungy energy of live performances.

Don’t miss the lineup of events at the museum including Pub Rock trivia night, DIY rock badges, and a special Night at the Museum.

OPEN Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm

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