New Redcliffe Art Gallery and Community Space to Open September

Moreton Bay Regional Council is set to open the new art and cultural hub, the Redcliffe Art Gallery and Community Space, on Irene Street this September and will host its inaugural exhibition featuring Deception Bay artist Marc Clark.

Transforming the old and rundown administration building, the new art gallery boasts of a 400 square metre exhibition area, customer service area, workspaces and rooms for group workshops and club activities, an art and crafts shop, and an outdoor courtyard. The Redcliffe Art Gallery and Community Space will replace the art gallery at the Redcliffe Library on Oxley Rd.

Photo Credit: Moreton Bay Council

The expansive hub will allow for larger community events on the national or international scale to attract more visitors and opportunities in Redcliffe. It comes at a time when Moreton Bay creatives need a boost, to inspire and engage, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This transformation will deliver a new Redcliffe Art Gallery, a cultural destination that will attract locals and visitors alike,” Mayor Peter Flannery said. “We will host an official opening to the public showcasing the amazing new facilities a little later in the year, restrictions permitting.” 

Moreton Bay Regional Council set aside $5.5 million for this redevelopment. Construction commenced in May 2019 and was completed this July.

Photo Credit: Moreton Bay Council

Meanwhile, Mr Clark’s paintings and sculptures are being prepped for the exhibition at the gallery. 

The 96-year-old artist, born in Greater London, honed his skills at the Royal College of Art and had exhibits in Europe. He moved to Deception Bay from Melbourne following his retirement in the 1980s but he said he will never stop creating. 

What’s On @ Redcliffe This Week

Here are the events to watch out for at Redcliffe and around Moreton Bay this week.

Tuesday & Wednesday, 18 & 19 July

Bicycle Education & Safety Training

Tickets: Free

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Venue: Redcliffe Police-Citizens Youth Club, 170 Klingner Road, Redcliffe

Photo credit: Australian Christian College: Moreton/Eventbrite

There will be a Bicycle Education & Safety Training for two days. It’s a bicycle excursion for the students that links to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

By 8:40 a.m., the buses will leave the premises. Students need to wear their sports uniforms, helmets, and closed shoes, and bring hats, water bottles, sunscreens.


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Tuesday, 18 July

Happy Healthy Playgroup

Tickets: Free

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Venue: Sesame Lane, School Zone Hall, 20-36 Regency Street, Kippa Ring, Redcliffe

Photo credit: Sesame Lane/Facebook

Sesame Lane and Embrace Life North Lakes will bring a weekly parent education sessions with access to a baby nurse, lactation consultant, and pediatric physio.

A fun and safe environment will also be provided for babies and children to play.


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Tuesday, 18 July

Discover eBooks & eAudiobooks

Tickets: Free

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Redcliffe Library, 476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe

Photo credit: Moreton Bay Region Libraries/Eventbrite

Library members can join the “Discover eBooks & Audiobooks” to learn the range of free eBooks and eAudiobooks available and how to download them.

Bring your own tablet or smartphone, device USB cable, a valid email account and password, and the device account information.

Everyone can sign up for membership here.


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Sunday, 23 July

RD7D 1st Birthday Fun Fair


  • $12 for three tickets
  • $5 each ride

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Redcliffe Dimensions 7D Cinema, Sutton Street, Redcliffe

Photo credit: Redcliffe Dimensions 7D Cinema/Facebook

The Redcliffe Dimensions 7D Cinema will celebrate their first birthday. The entire carpark will be transformed into a mini fun fair.

There will be entertainment, jumping castle, rock climbing wall, market stalls, and free showbags for the first 100 guests.


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