Moreton Bay Region Art Gallery Network - Art Collector

Stephen Newton, Time and the Elements – A Survey at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery. Photo: Al Sim, Communicae

The Moreton Bay Region Art Gallery Network consists of three galleries located in Caboolture, Redcliffe and Strathpine.

Each of the galleries has an annual program of curated exhibitions and local and touring exhibitions, which are supported by public programs across the network, including artist talks, demonstrations and workshops.

With a commitment to support the local community, each gallery features a community access space and a gift shop to help promote both established and emerging regional artists and artisans.

The collection

The Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection is an important source of reference and inspiration, stimulating public discussion and long-term cultural benefits to the community of the Moreton Bay region.

An annual acquisitions program aims to acquire high quality and significant works of art from emerging and established artists in a range of genres and styles.

Collection works are exhibited in various exhibitions in the three art galleries; the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Pine Rivers Art Gallery and Redcliffe City Art Gallery; as well in selected council buildings.

Exhibition highlights

Caboolture Regional Art gallery
Cars = My Automolove, exhibiting from 22 November 2014 to 31 January 2015, features historic and contemporary Australian artworks that reflect our daily experience of loving cars and driving, as well as the infrastructure and landscape that cars inhabit. The exhibition features iconic Australian artists including John Brack, Robert Moore, Davida Allen, Textaqueen, Ben Quilty , Alexander Seton, Harry J. Wedge, Adrian King, Billy Kenda and Vida Lahey.

Redcliffe City Art gallery
Into Paper, exhibiting from 11 December 2014 to 17 January 2015, is a contemporary view of papermaking and paper art celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Papermakers of Queensland Inc. The exhibition showcases the experience and diversity of each artist's practice, working with paper as an art medium not a substrate.

Pine Rivers Art Gallery
Creative Power: The Art of George Baldessin showing from 5 March 2015 to 11 April 2015 and curated by the artist’s widow Tess Edwards Baldessin, showcases the work of the renowned George Baldessin. The exhibition includes a selection of prints and drawings that show the development of Baldessin’s practice.

Art awards

The Moreton Bay Region Art Awards is an annual acquisitive event. It offers two acquisitive prizes of $7,500 and two supplementary $1,000 non-acquisitive prizes for local artists as well as a People’s Choice Award. The award is an important feature in the cultural landscape of the region and has featured many prominent and emerging artists in its 22-year history including Gordon Bennett, James and Eleanor Avery, Nicola Moss, Julie Fragar and Jane Burton.

15 Artists is an annual acquisitive award that plays a pivotal role in the ongoing growth of the Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection. Previous winners of the $8,000 award include Lincoln Austin, Robert Brownhall, Yvonne Mills-Stanley, Arryn Snowball and Bianca Beetson.

Visitor information

Each gallery offers visitors the following facilities:
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free parking
  • Gift shop
  • Artist talks
  • Workshops and classes
  • Daily children’s activities
  • Free guided tours
  • Air conditioning

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
Paul Sellwood's Perspective Cutouts exhibition at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery. Photo: Al Sim, Communicae

4 Haskings Street
Caboolture QLD 4510

Phone: 07 5433 3710
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm. Open Saturday from 9am to 3pm.

Redcliffe City Art Gallery
Fiona Foley's Courage exhibition at Redcliffe City Art Gallery. Photo: Al Sim, Communicae

470-476 Oxley Ave
Redcliffe QLD 4020

Phone:07 3283 0415
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Pine Rivers Art Gallery
Carte Blanche Group's Sightlines exhibition at Pine Rivers Art Gallery

199 Gympie Road
Strathpine QLD 4500

Phone: 07 3480 6941
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.