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Artspace Mackay

Gordon Street | Civic Centre Precinct, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 7 4961 9722
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School holiday fun

Grandparents took kids to Artspace. First around galleries, then into kids room where good project... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marian W
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Clare, Australia
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Modern and topical

Lovely modern building and beautifully laid out displays. Lovely atmosphere and helpful staff: and... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
Frances S
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Melbourne
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Artspace Mackay is the regional art gallery owned and operated by Mackay Regional Council and aims to provide visitors to the region with a taste of our unique environment. The gallery includes three impressive exhibition spaces, Foodspace Cafe, and an artists book reading room which houses a collection of artists books and prints of national significance. This purpose-built gallery, designed by award-winning Queensland architects Cox Rayner, forms part of Mackay Regional Council's Cultural Precinct. It provides residents and visitors to Mackay with the opportunity to see art exhibitions by significant international, Australian and local artists and touring exhibitions presented by Australia's largest art galleries and museums. Exhibitions are complemented by innovative education and community activities for all ages. Programs include guided tours, artists' talks, practical art workshops for adults and children as well as professional development opportunities for local artists, teachers and students. Artspace Mackay is also very proud of its region's significant and ongoing investment in public art, including works which line the Pioneer River along the Bluewater Trail. Recent commissions have seen Mackay earn a place on the world map for contemporary public art, with six art installations by Indigenous Australian artist Fiona Foley, two installations by established Queensland artist, Donna Marcus and a recognised commitment to commission further works along the trail. Every two years, Artspace Mackay hosts The Libris Awards, an artists book competition open to all Australian artists, which has become nationally respected and develops awareness of the Mackay Regional Council's significant collection of artists books. The Libris Awards also assists with further development of the collection by facilitating the ongoing acquisition of new works. Today, the Mackay Regional Council Collection is the most focused collection throughout the regional galleries network in Queensland, and contains the third largest collection of artists books in Australia after the National Gallery of Australia and the State Library of Queensland.
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Gordon Street | Civic Centre Precinct, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grandparents took kids to Artspace. First around galleries, then into kids room where good project for younger kids to trace various sea creatures onto black paper and then decorate in aboriginal style with crayons. 8 year old loved it. 10 year old found a book...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Lovely modern building and beautifully laid out displays. Lovely atmosphere and helpful staff: and it's free!

Thank Frances S
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

What a great space! We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition on William T Cooper, viewing a very informative documentary on his life as well as seeing some of his artwork, depicting birds in their natural environment. Unfortunately the lady behind the desk was far from welcoming...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Artspace's cafe is a lovely spot for a coffee/ breakfast but probably not an obvious one. The staff are lovely and welcoming. Food has always been good. Inside seating but does have shaded outside seating with green views.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Just a quick lunch but very nice for a work day. Fresh home made quiche and salad and prices are pretty good too.

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

All good, food was good and reasonably priced, why do they persist with no table service? You have to go to counter to order.

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Artspace_Mackay, Public Relations Manager at Artspace Mackay, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed your lunch at Foodspace. We really appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We visited Artspace recently and found the exhibitions very interesting, actually learnt something! Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I love art and cafes in art spaces. This cafe is fantastic for relaxing and contemplating. Easy parking and a wonderfully designed building that brings the outside in or you can sit outside over looking the fountain at Mackay regional council chambers . The food...More

Thank Michelle M
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Artspace_Mackay, Public Relations Manager at Artspace Mackay, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Hi Michelle, we're so glad you enjoyed your gallery cafe experience here at Artspace Mackay. We're very proud of our green civic precinct location, and Foodspace will be undergoing some improvements in the very near future to make the cafe's interior even more enjoyable for...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a great place to kill time and relax whilst looking at some of Mackay's great artistry and skilled work.

Thank Kerry S
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Artspace_Mackay, Public Relations Manager at Artspace Mackay, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback. We love that you find the gallery to be a relaxing place, we hope that others revive themselves here with a little creative inspiration too :)

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the Gallery to a warm welcome, breakfasted in the cafe, roamed around the gallery enjoying The Zine Exhibition very interesting and to me an art form I had not experienced before. We had a play at the Arts Table which I think...More

Thank Maggi D
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Artspace_Mackay, Public Relations Manager at Artspace Mackay, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

We're so glad you had such a varied and enjoyable experience of our gallery and cafe. We hope to see you again soon - thank you very much for your generous feedback.

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