Redcliffe's historic fire station has undergone a $2 million council redevelopment to transform the heritage listed building into an exciting new community space.
A community open day was held on Saturday, 28 February 2015 to officially open the Old Redcliffe Fire Station Community and Volunteer Arts Hub.
Old Redcliffe Fire Station Community Arts and Volunteer Hub features an art gallery and creative workshop space leased to local arts groups in addition to a volunteer hub which is available for hire.
Art Gallery and Creative Workshop
This exciting new art gallery and creative space is leased by
the Redcliffe Art Society, Redcliffe Pottery Group and Moreton Bay
Redcliffe Art Society
The Redcliffe Art Society Inc. works towards the pursuit of
excellence in art and encourages artists to enjoy practicing their
work and learning new skills. The Art Society offers its members
daily art classes and regular workshops conducted by nationally
The society's new premises at the Old Redcliffe Fire Station
Community Arts and Volunteer Hub will include an art gallery, art
library, a retail shop where members' art works can be displayed
This facility will enable artists to exhibit and develop their
skills by sharing the experience of exploring art practice
Members of the public can join the Redcliffe Art Society and
get involved in art classes, workshops and events. See the Redcliffe Art Society website for
more information about how to join and get involved.
Redcliffe Pottery Group
The Redcliffe Pottery Group offers programs and activities for
people interested in clay as an art medium. The group provides
opportunities for people to meet, exchange ideas and knowledge, and
offer services that are not normally available to amateur artists
of this medium including pottery wheels, tools, glazes and firing
The group runs regular beginner classes in wheel-throwing and
hand building as well as specialty workshops and
As the only pottery group on the Redcliffe Peninsula, this
group offers the local community access to pottery workshops,
equipment and the beautiful pottery creations which will be on
display in the Old Fire Station.
See Redcliffe Pottery Group for more information about how to join the
Redcliffe Pottery Group and get involved in pottery classes.
Moreton Bay Arts Council
Moreton Bay Arts Council commenced in 2003 and is one of 50
non- profit arts councils affiliated with Artslink Queensland. The
Arts Council assists all creative and artistic endeavours in the
Moreton Bay Region including Visual Arts, Applied Arts and
The organisation is involved in making arts activities and
events more affordable and accessible to all sectors of the
community through the hosting of cultural events, exhibitions,
workshops, live performances and open forums. The Arts Council
provides assistance and advice on funding and promotion to both
individual artists and groups. The Arts Council can auspice and
support unincorporated arts organisations.
For more information visit the Moreton Bay Arts Council website
The Volunteer Hub is available for hire and is suitable for meetings and workshops for up to 40 people.
Hirers get full use of the Volunteer Hub with any booking including the meeting room, breakout lounge and kitchenette.
The meeting room (5m x 9m) is furnished with tables, chairs, a whiteboard, lectern and projector. The breakout lounge features café style seating and has access to a kitchenette equipped with a fridge, microwave and basic cutlery and crockery.
The Volunteer Hub is available between 9:00am - 9:30pm seven days a week.
To find out more or to make a booking see Redcliffe Volunteer Hub.
Designed by local surveyor J.R Hughes, the Redcliffe Fire
Station was opened in 1949. All of the original features of the
heritage listed building have been retained, including the original
training and hose drying tower as part of the redevelopment
During the 70s, 80s and 90s, the Old Fire Station's wishing
well and its gardens were a favourite wedding photo destination for
brides and grooms and have been retained as part of the building's
The landmark was placed on the Queensland Heritage Register in