Artspace Mackay - March


IN BED by Ron Mueck

McAleese Gallery
March 30 to May

Australian-born, London-based sculptor Ron Mueck creates figures in both emotional and physical states of exposure, suspended in self-consciousness, introspection or deep contemplation. Widely acclaimed and astounding in their realism, Ron Mueck's works are some of the most evocative sculptures of our time.

You’re invited to opening night: 6pm Friday, March 30, Artspace Mackay. RSVP: 4961 9722
And to the exhibition floor talk: 11am Saturday, March 31


Martin Smith: A perfect price for Donny

Artspace Foyer Gallery
March 30 to May

Artist photographer Martin Smith creates collages telling stories of lived experiences and family histories. By painstakingly hand carving text into his photographs, he creates a type of intricate self portrait, an assemblage of moments and memories to which many will easily relate.



BMA Kidspace

10am to 2pm (with music from 12 to 1pm)
Tuesday April 3  (Also, May 8, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 9, November 6, December 4)
Artspace Mackay Seminar Room

Join artists and performers for creative art activities designed especially for toddlers and their adults. BMA Kidspace, our ever-popular toddler’s program gives children under five a chance to explore and have fun with art in a climate of co-operative learning. The program includes free artist-run workshops from 10am to 2pm and live musical entertainment for kids from 12pm to 1pm. Bring your children along for a fun day of art-making, singing and dancing. Proudly presented by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance.



Colourful collage creation: Holiday art for kids

Artspace Mackay workshop room
Wednesday, April 11 or Thursday, April 12
10am to 12pm > 6-8 year olds | 1pm to 3pm > 9-12 year olds

Sign up now for creative fun with Mackay artist Ngaio Lenz at Artspace Mackay during the Easter school holidays. The kids will create their own colourful collages from still life and can choose to take them home on the day or leave them for display in the seminar room for later pick-up. Contact Artspace Mackay to reserve your child’s place in this workshop 4961 9722.

Cost: Only $20 per child ($10 per subsequent sibling)



Moranbah Easter Art with BMA Artspace-to-go

Two kids workshop sessions, Wednesday, April 4
10am to 12pm OR  1pm to 3pm
Moranbah Community Centre

Kids, have fun with art these holidays at a creative workshop especially for kids. Mackay artist Megan Lane will work with children to make a variety of fun art projects full of Easter spirit! This is a FREE workshop for children aged 8-12 years, bookings are essential and places are limited, so call Artspace Mackay now on  4961 9722 to reserve your spot! This fun workshop is part of the BMA Artspace-to-go program brought to you by Artspace Mackay and proudly presented by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance.





Image:  Visitors viewing Ron Mueck’s In bed (detail) 2005 Purchased 2008. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Collection: Queensland Art Gallery. © Ron Mueck. Courtesy: Anthony d’Offay, London. Photograph: Natasha Harth.
Image: Martin SMITH Revelation 3  2011. Archival pigment print. 99 cm × 77 cm. Image courtesy the artist and Ryan Renshaw Galleries.

For more information regarding any of these Artspace Mackay events, please contact 4961 9722

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