Explore the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre

Published 9:00am 9 December 2023

Explore the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Whether you’re a Moreton Bay local, a tourist visiting the region, an experienced artist, or an art connoisseur, there is lots to see and do at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre this summer.

From browsing unique pieces by local artworks, to trying your hand at nude drawing, you can easily spend a day at the centre, which is known as one of Bribie Island’s best attractions.

Here is what’s on this summer:

See amazing work by young artists

Three inspiring young artists will have their creations on display this December and January after being named Artist of the Month.

Over the summer break you will be able to see works by:

  • 15-year-old Magnus Dryer, who likes to express himself using ink. He uses and exploits the monochromatic and straightforward nature of tools like fine liners, ballpoint pens and more to draw human figures which he finds fascinating.
  • 16-year-old Olya Ignatovich, whose main inspirations come from nature and music, using both oils and gouache to create her artworks.
  • 18-year-old Nicole Gulwell, who is inspired by how mundane, everyday objects can form an interesting abstract landscape. From this, she expands and explores the idea of what creates a landscape.

Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols

Celebrate the festive season with a joyous repertoire of all your favourite Christmas carols at a special Christmas concert this month.

The concert will be held inside the Matthew Flinders Gallery on Saturday, December 16, beginning at 3.30pm.

Tickets are $15 per person and include a glass of bubbles and afternoon tea. Numbers are limited, so be quick.

To book, visit the website or phone 3408 9288.

Embracing the Nude: Developing your Individual Vision

Join artist Pauline Adair at her upcoming workshop in February, where she will teach up-and-coming artists how to draw figures in charcoal.

Using photo references, Pauline will show you the best techniques on how to draw more accurately, while also encouraging people to follow their own vision and develop their own individual style.

This workshop will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 9am-3.30pm.

Tickets are $75 for Bribie Island Community Arts Centre members, and $85 for non-members.

To see the materials list, and to book your tickets, visit the website or phone 3408 9288.

Explore the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre

Browse the gift gallery

Whether you are looking for that perfect present or for something to add to your collection, you will find plenty of handcrafted items and works of art on sale at the gift gallery.

Known as one of the largest gallery retail spaces in southeast Queensland, the gift gallery is where local artists and members display their wares, so you can take a little piece of Bribie home with you.

Treat your tastebuds to coffee and lunch

From freshly baked goods to steaming cups of coffee, Cafe 191 is a great place to catch up with friends and relax.

On the menu you will find an array of light snacks including scones with jam and cream, muffins, croissants, toasted sandwiches and a selection of homemade cakes and tarts.

Lunch options include a variety of salads, fish and chips, chicken schnitzel, soups and more.

Bookings are recommended, especially during the busy Christmas season. To book a table, phone Corey on 0491 344 135.

Cafe 191 is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am-2pm, and Sunday and Monday from 9am-1pm.

Head on down

The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre is located at 191 Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach.

Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 9am-4pm, and every Sunday from 9am-1pm.

Entry is free.

Note: The gallery will close on Wednesday, December 20 and reopen on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Café 191 will be closed from Monday, December 18 to Tuesday, January 9, 2024.


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