Macleay Island Arts Complex Exhibitions and Upcoming Events

Macleay Island Arts Complex Gallery Now Open 10am till 3pm Wednesday to Sunday

Artists At Work 2018

Artists At Work 2018

Artists at Work 2018 @MIAC

Art on an Island is an adventure!


Starting with a boat ride, visitors immediately embark on a creative journey.

Artists at Work 2018 will be held at Macleay Island Arts Complex (MIAC) on Easter Sunday, April 1st from 10am till 4pm. Free Entry.

The event is designed to give visitors from The Redlands and further afield the opportunity to see the diverse range of artistic talent our island region offers.

Take a stroll around this Southern Moreton Bay haven and the chances are you will bump into internationally recognised artists and nationally respected craftspeople, given at least 250 artisans live and work on an island with a population of around 3500.

Wander through the Art Gallery Exhibition and around MIAC gardens and Pottery that overlooks Paperbark Lagoon whilst you listen to original local musicians.

You can talk with the artists, ask questions or just watch them create.

Allow your eyes to feast upon colour, shape and form as brushes, pens and crayons turn canvas, paper and other materials into works of art. See timber, clay, silver and fabric being transformed into objects of beauty.

Visitors of course will have the opportunity to purchase original handmade works in situ or from the new exhibition in the gallery.

FREE transport will be provided for this special occasion between Island Jetty and the Arts Complex.

Have a browse through some of the images from AAW2017 here Artists at Work 2017. Enquiries to Dave Heggie MIAC President,

This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund in regional and Remote Australia.

The gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm.


MIAC Management Committee

  • President: Dave Heggie
  • Vice President: Judith Brady
  • Treasurer: Doreen Fry
  • Secretary: Laura Strohfeldt
  • Gallery Coordinator: Meryl Dobe

The management team looks forward to focusing on a positive and inclusive future for MIAC.

MIAC is a non-profit Arts organisation based on Macleay Island in a splendid position overlooking the water of Moreton Bay.

We offer pottery, painting, and now printing at our new Print studio as well as other classes. Our beautiful Gallery promotes and sells member’s work, and is available for hire by both Members and Non Members (who naturally pay a higher price) for Exhibitions.

  • Tuesday Art Group 10am till noon.
  • Thursday Painting and Printing Group 10am till noon.
  • Pottery Shed Group meets Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat 9am till noon.
  • Life Drawing first Friday of the month 10am till noon

Check out the Events Section for more information on new and exciting exhibitions and workshops.

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Apart from major Exhibitions, our Gallery displays ever-changing showings of member’s work and NORMAL OPENING HOURS OF THE GALLERY ARE WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY 10 AM TO 3 PM. However, if members are working at the Complex they will always be happy to open the Gallery for visitors.

NOTE:  The MIAC Phone Number is (07) 3409 4100 or you can contact us by email

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  • Painting Workspace – Easels and Tables
  • Pottery Workshop – Kilns and Wheels
  • Etching Press and Print Storage
  • Video and DVD Instruction
  • Professionally Equipped Gallery
  • Fully Equipped Office
  • Kitchen
  • Ocean View Patio for Members – BBQ
  • Peaceful Landscaped Gardens

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