Moreton Bay comes alive with an outdoor art gallery

Published 09 May 2022


From 7 May to 5 June 2022, areas of the Moreton Bay Region will be transformed into vibrant outdoor galleries featuring the artwork of six talented local artists.

Mayor Peter Flannery said Council is offering an outdoor gallery experience throughout Moreton Bay, with our busiest roads being activated by colourful, impactful contemporary art.

“Investing in our local arts sector is a priority for Council and the Outdoor Gallery is a new initiative as part of the 2022 Moreton Bay Region Art Prize. This opportunity is designed to support local artists to create artwork at a large scale for display across the beautiful outdoor spaces in our region for everyone to enjoy,” he said.

“6 pieces of artwork printed on two vinyl banners each will be displayed in high traffic areas across Moreton Bay. This provides a unique opportunity for local artists to have their artwork seen by thousands of people who live in and visit our region. It also offers residents and commuters delightful and unexpected encounters with vibrant contemporary artwork as they go about their daily lives. It is a win-win for the community.

“These artworks will offer a creative outdoor experience as you travel through our region, and at the end of the Outdoor Gallery, the vinyl banners will be upcycled into tote bags and sold in Council’s Art Gallery shops. This ensures a second creative outcome with no material going to landfills.

“I’m confident that seeing these artworks will add a dash of whimsy, wonder and joy, to how locals and visitors see and experience the everyday places where we live, work and play across our region. Viewing our surroundings with fresh eyes is one of the key functions of temporary art in public spaces.”

66 local artists submitted their artwork for the inaugural Outdoor Gallery opportunity with six artists selected as finalists.

Outdoor Gallery judge Beth Jackson of Artfully was impressed by the wealth of creative talent in Moreton Bay.

“These artworks represent an exciting range of approaches that feature works of connection, rich organic colours and textures and will no doubt have memorable appeal to passers-by,” she said.

The six Moreton Bay Region artists and their artworks on display in the Outdoor Gallery are:

  • Rachel Apelt, Between Worlds − Repair
  • Elizabeth Bach, Threshold 2
  • Tegan Conway-Ushaw, Roller Girl
  • Peta Fraser, Wattle You Do Without Us
  • Amanda Nouwens, My Moreton Qld No. 2
  • Rachel South, Residents of Moreton

The Outdoor Gallery is on display from 7 May 2022 – 5 June 2022 with artworks on display at the following locations:

  • Ningi − Theo Green Park
  • Burpengary − Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC), Rowley Rd
  • Caboolture − Centenary Lakes, Apex Park
  • Mango Hill − Light Horse Memorial Park
  • Deception Bay − Deception Bay Rd (near John Naumann Hall)
  • Redcliffe −Bicentennial Park
  • Kallangur − Cnr Old Gympie Rd & Viney Ave
  • Strathpine − John Davidson Park, Strathpine
  • Eatons Hill − Cnr Eatons Crossing & Queen Elizabeth Drive
  • Draper − Cnr Eatons Crossing & Bunya Rd
  • Dayboro − Allen McKenzie Park
  • Woodford − Cnr Archer St & Petersen Rd

Find out more about the artworks in the Outdoor Gallery at:

*Image credit: Peta Fraser, Wattle You Do Without Us, 2022.