Get creative at Moreton Bay galleries

Published 9:00am 16 June 2024

Get creative at Moreton Bay galleries
Words by Moreton Daily

As the winter chill sets in, Moreton Bay Galleries are warming up with a vibrant array of exhibitions and programs that are sure to excite.

This winter, the galleries are not just a feast for the eyes but a playground for the imagination, offering a range of events and activities that cater to artists and art enthusiasts of all ages.

With exhibitions as diverse as they are engaging, there's something for everyone to explore.

Wrap up warmly and head to Moreton Bay Galleries for a season filled with creativity, learning, and fun.

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery

Image: Chantal Fraser, Fantômas Gold, 2023, Welding helmet, adhesive, acrylic rhinestones, metallic glass shards. Image courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Louis Lim.

Chantal Fraser: The Ascended
June 12 – August 31

Developed by Griffith University Art Museum, The Ascended is an exhibition of works by Sāmoan-Australian artist Chantal Fraser. Explore the exhibition and its ideas of ritual, adornment, and gestures of exchange. Join workshops and activities for creative and immersive experiences.

Pine Rivers Art Gallery

Get creative at Moreton Bay galleries

Art Collection Up Close
March 23 – June 15

Grow your understanding of what art can be at Art Collection Up Close. This colourful exhibition is a great chance to get to know some of the artists represented in the city’s collection. With free hands-on activities and sensory tours, it’s an interactive way for the wholel family to learn about the artists and, their works.

Moreton Bay Art Prize exhibition 2024
June 22 – August 3

The Moreton Bay Art Prize exhibition showcases a visual feast of the competition finalists. Admire the diverse and creative talent of local artists and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award. Bring the kids to explore the gallery and enjoy free activities for the perfect family outing.

Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards
Entries close Sunday, September 8

Celebrating the artistic talents of the region's young people, applications for the Moreton Bay Youth Art Awards open on June 8. With categories for 2D and 3D works, the competition is a fantastic platform for young artists to showcase their creations. Jump on the website for more information and to apply.

Redcliffe Art Gallery

Image: Kellie O'Dempsey, Wish you were here, 2023, Installation view of Wish you were here at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery. Image courtesy of the artist.

Wish you were here
May 4 – July 13

Wish You Were Here is an immersive exhibition by artist Kellie O’Dempsey that began as a response to the stop-start movement of COVID-19. It transforms the monotony of pandemic life into a mesmerising carnival of ghostly shapes and other-worldly creatures. Using video, light installation, and augmented reality, O’Dempsey invites you to celebrate the joy of the everyday.

Get creative at Moreton Bay galleries

The Fish Bowl Studio
May 4 to August 17

To accompany the Wish You Were Here exhibition, dive into ‘The Fish Bowl’, where our studio space is filled with colour, collage, and augmented reality. It’s a place where the absurd meets the artistic, and visitors become co-creators alongside artist Kellie O’Dempsey.

Image: Cassie Sullivan, Country is Calling, 2021. Giclée print on cotton rag aluminium mount. Image courtesy of the artist.

Interfacial Intimacies

Until July 27

Interfacial Intimacies brings together artists who hold and express tenderly the multiple aspects of their selves through a series of portraiture and anti-portraiture. Through photography, film, installations, sculpture, textile, and performance, this exhibition explores the tensions of our networked personalities - our shadows, our masks, our shame.


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