January 18, 2018

Current exhibitions - last chance to see!

William T. Cooper: Brought to life, Gallery One until February 4 
Emma Lindsay: Great Barrier Reef | Anthropocene Project, Gallery Three until February 11
Davida Allen: Focus on the Collection, Gallery Two until February 11
Samuel Tupou: The Wall, Gallery Two until February 11

Exhibition opening

Join us to celebrate the opening of PRIMAVERA AT 25: MCA Collection and for the official opening of the new FIELD Engineers Gallery, February 6, 6pm

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) celebrates twenty-five years of Primavera – the annual exhibition dedicated to showcasing the work of young Australian artists. Drawn from the MCA Collection, Primavera at 25 brings together established and emerging artists working across a range of disciplines from painting, sculpture, video, performance, kinetic and installation art. FIELD Engineers Gallery, Artspace Mackay February 16 to May 13.

Me, Myselfie & I: On Tour

10am - 1pm, Sunday, February 4
Artspace Mackay

Bring the whole family along for drawing, collage, paper craft, new media activities, video art and more! This event is brought to Artspace by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation.

Kids Art Club:
Term 1

Saturday, February 17 to
Saturday, March 24
10am - 12pm > 6 to 8 years old
1pm - 3pm > 9 to 12 years old

Artspace is thrilled to announce that local fashion designer Inge Hilhorst will be our tutor for Term 1 Kids Art Club! Inge is one of Mackay’s most popular designers, she loves teaching and has a wealth of art & design experience. $150 per child for six weeks (includes all materials).

Book in now 4961 9722.

Speed Date
The Collection

The last Thursday of every second month starting February 22, 5:45pm for a 6pm start (until 7:15pm) at Artspace Mackay.

A creative & fun way to learn. Our informal Speed Date The Collection night is an opportunity for members of the community to ‘meet’ artists’ books from the Collection in an informal and fun way.

Young Ambassadors Program 2018

Applications close February 9, 2018

This exciting youth program has been developed to inspire art students of the Mackay region to engage with their art gallery, Artspace Mackay, in a mutually rewarding learning experience. Visit for the program overview, key dates and the application form.

Rick Woods Hands On Bursary

Artspace Mackay Foundation has quadrupled its annual Rick Woods Hands On Bursary. This means young artists can have the opportunity to further their creative careers more than ever before. The Foundation has made a substantial increase to the bursary from $1000 to $4000 to foster the next generation of arts professionals from our region.

Applications close on Monday, January 22, 2018, with the winner to be announced in early February.

For more information visit

Save the date!
BMA Kidspace 2018 dates announced

Join local artists and performers for creative art activities designed for toddlers and their adults.

10am to 2pm, with music entertainment noon to 1pm.

Tuesdays > Mar 27 / Apr 17 / May 15 / Jun 19 / Jul 17 / Aug 21 / Sep 18 / Oct 23 / Nov 20 / Dec 11

Become a gallery member

As a gallery member, you have the exclusive opportunity to show your support, receive special discounts, and be a part of special ‘members only’ events.

To join today, contact Artspace Mackay Foundation 0400 005 958.

2018 Libris Awards

Entries open February 5, closing March 19, 2018.

How to enter: artists are encouraged to enter online from February 5 and visit for updates and online entry forms. For paper entry forms and all other enquiries, please email

Artspace Mackay would like to recognise the valuable contribution made by our 2018 sponsors and thank them for their ongoing support.

You can be part of something big!

Join the Artspace Foundation Collectors Club today and help purchase important works for the Mackay region’s art collection. 

Visit or ask at the gallery front desk for more information on this exciting program and how to join.
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