Dive into culture this summer

Published 10:00am 12 December 2022

Dive into culture this summer
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

The Moreton Bay Region is home to lots of galleries and museums that are full of exciting and interactive exhibitions for people of all ages to enjoy.

If you are looking to unleash your cultural side, here are some of the exhibitions and events happening throughout the summer holidays.

A full list of events can be found on Council’s website.

Dive into culture this summer

The 80s

Return back to an era where neon leg warmers and frizzy hair ran supreme at The 80s exhibition, now showing at the Bribie Island Seaside Museum.

Pop a tape in the boombox, try your skills at playing classic video games, style your best 80s look, and share your favourite memory from the decade.

There will also be a specially curated playlist to groove along to featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry at the time on Spotify.

The exhibition is open from now until February 26, 2023.

It is free to attend.

Memory Boxes

Take a stroll down memory lane and uncover items from your past at Memory Boxes, now showing at the Redcliffe Museum.

Each box has been thematically curated with various objects from an era long gone, and includes items like gas lamps, playing cards and pudding bowls.

The Memory boxes are part of dementia friendly outreach program, but the exhibition is also an enjoyable outing for people of all ages.

The exhibition is open from now until December 31, 2022.

It is free to attend.

Sand…sational!

The Bribie Island Seaside Museum has a new interactive exhibition that will teach kids and adults everything they need to know about sand.

There will be an investigation station as part of the Sand…sational exhibition where visitors can discover the wonders of sand up close, play with kinetic sand, and even test their knowledge with an interactive quiz.

Bribie Island is the fourth largest sand island in the world, so this exhibition is a great way for people to learn more about the island.

The exhibition is open from now until February 26, 2023.

It is free to attend.

Dive into culture this summer

Give a heart

Help spread some Christmas cheer to people living in local aged-care facilities by making your own little felt heart at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum this month.

On the hearts you can attach a short message that is sure to bring a smile to someone’s face.

Once you have made your heart, you can pop it into the mailbox at the museum to be delivered in time for Christmas.

The Give a heart exhibition runs from now until December 22, 2022.

It is free to attend.

Like Yesterday

If you love the beach, head on down to the Redcliffe Art Gallery for the Like Yesterday exhibition, which examines our love for the sun, surf and sand through a camera lens.

Like Yesterday features artwork from the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Art Collection, including works by several passionate photographers and artists.

The exhibition runs from now until January 28, 2023.

It is free to attend.

Sunburnt in the suburbs

Inspired by the streets of Strathpine, Bray Park and Albany Creek, the Sunburnt in the suburbs exhibition is a vid and hyper saturated exploration of summer in the suburbs.

The artwork was created by Phoebe Sheehy, also known as Phoebe Paradise, who is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist.

The exhibition runs from now until February 25, 2023 at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery. 

It is free to attend.

Dive into culture this summer

Play

The summer holidays are a great time for families to spend some quality time together away from screens.

At the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum, you can challenge your kids to a wide range of games such as quoits, snakes and ladders, dominoes, Hula Hoops and more during the Play sessions.

Head on down anytime between now and March 19, 2023.

Summer sensory tours

Connect with contemporary art in a relaxed environment through sensory exploration and discussion at your local art gallery.

When you join a 30-minute tour, you will get to experience the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of summer.

Summer sensory tours will be held at the Redcliffe Art Gallery, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery and the Pine Rivers Art Gallery.

Click here for a full list of times.

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