Artists at Work

Artists at Work MIAC  2018 – Macleay Island Arts Complex, QLD April 1 in The Redland City Bulletin. 

Watch aWrtists Work at the Macleay Island Arts Complex on April 1.

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

The event is designed to give visitors the opportunity to see the diverse range of artistic talent the bay islands offer.

At least 250 artisans live and work on Macleay Island for example which has a population of around 3500. Artists will be available to talk to and will be creating new works on the day.  MIAC overlooks Paperback Lagoon and provides a picturesque setting to listen to local musicians.

Visitors can also purchase original handmade works in situ or view the new exhibition in the gallery.

Free transport will be provided between the island jetty and the art complex.

Enquiries to  MIAC President, Dave Heggie,

Artists at Work 2018  @ MIAC

Art on an Island is an adventure!

You and your friends are invited to join us for this special annual event.

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

Free Entry and
Free transport provided from Ferry Jetty to Arts Complex.

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

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.

Visit this Southern Moreton Bay island 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.

Stroll through the Art Gallery’s new Artists at Work Exhibition, wander amongst the many artists working and displaying their creations in the MIAC gardens, Art and Pottery Workshops that overlook Paperbark Lagoon and Moreton Bay. Listen to the bird song and ambient music played by 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 betwee
Island Jetty and the Arts Complex.

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

Have a browse through some of the images from AAW2017 here Artists at Work 2017.

Enquiries to Dave Heggie MIAC President,

2017 Artists at Work  @ Macleay Island Arts Complex

See More pictures from Artists At Work 2017 here


Artists at Work 2016

Artists At Work 2017

Macleay Island Arts Complex
95-97 Coast Road, Macleay Island
Sunday 16th of April 10:00am to 4:00pm

Artists are invited to join us at Macleay Island Arts Complex and grounds on Sunday 16th of April for a one day spectacular Artists’ At Work Event.

Ted Upton is no longer able to continue with his role as manager and has asked us at MIAC if we would be interested. We agreed to make it a one day event and hope you will continue to support this venture.

Our intention is to set a high standard amongst Artists’ work as previously and to also allow new artists/artisans to set up stalls and create a vibrant creative atmosphere. We hope to attract many visitors and buyers on the day.

The idea as was previously is that artists are seen at work and have work available on display and for sale. As an artist myself, I have participated for the past two years in Artists’ At Work and would like to thank Ted for his wonderful work and extended friendship. We hope we can all work together to make the day a great success.

Participants are asked to set up a stall or share with one or more. Some places will be available inside the workshop area but most will be outside. The Gallery space will have an exhibition already running. Some MIAC potters will be in the Ceramic Shed and we hope to have some extra marquees available on the day.

The Bowls Club and The Sailing Club will also be running events that day so that it is envisioned that the whole vicinity will be a hive of activity.

We have arranged transport to and from the ferry terminal.

As a participant you would be required to be at MIAC early to set up your stall and to clean up and help out at the end of the day. You do not need to be a member of MIAC to participate on this occasion although we certainly love to have new members.

The kitchen will be available to make coffee and tea.  A general fee of $15 will be asked of each participant; to be paid at the gallery on arrival. Your name will be ticked off and you’ll be given a receipt and allocated a space.

Could you please write back to us at as soon as possible and let us know if you would like to be part of this event. Also let us know if you have any requirements or whether you have a marquee or other set-up you would like to use.

We look forward with anticipation to hear back from you and if you know other artists, especially if residing on SMBI who may be interested to email us at

More information soon.

Thanks Dave Heggie and Karen Foster for these images.