Reconnect to your creativity in the Redlands
Fancy a spot of culture? Whether you’re an art admirer, collector or artist yourself, the Redland community is home to several popular art galleries that are destined to spark your creativity while you soak up the local talent.
Redland Art Gallery
The Redland Art Gallery is a must visit to experience local, national, and internationally recognised artists. The gallery pays homage to the diverse culture and heritage of more than 200 artists each year, so you are bound to see something new each time you visit.
The Redland Art Gallery also provides an opportunity for gallery-goers to learn a new skill, from weaving to other yarn art. However, for those who prefer to watch from the sidelines, artist demonstrations are also available for public viewing.
The gallery has a colourful calendar of events to suit all ages, so you can bring the family along too.
The Old School House Art Gallery
The Old School House Art Gallery was built in 1872 and used as a schoolmaster’s house. By the late 80s, the historic building was re-purposed as a community art gallery. The Old School House is still home to some of the original furnishings but is primarily used to showcase local artists specialising in pottery, mosaic and more.
The gallery is run by artists, for artists and is a unique way to immerse yourself in the Redlands community. Anyone can become a member at the gallery for free to gain full access to workshops and exhibits. If you are a budding and talented artist, you can also pay for a membership which allows you to showcase and sell your art.
Macleay Island Arts Complex
The Macleay Island Arts Complex is a not-for-profit community arts centre, open as a gallery, workshop and community support service. Just a short ferry journey away the complex gives members access to a range of art making facilities including a painting workshop space, pottery workshop space with two kilns and four wheels, etching press and print storage, as well as a kitchen, peaceful gardens and bay views.
In time, the Macleay Island Arts Complex will have a bus to bring visitors from the ferry terminal directly to its front door.
Victoria Point residents wanting to start their creative juices flowing a little closer to home will find ample opportunities at the community’s 5-star Country Club. With its community spaces and first-class facilities would-be artists are sure to find the perfect spot to practice creative pursuits in quiet solitude or the welcome company of neighbours.