Redland Art Gallery produces creative success at industry awards


Redland Art Gallery (RAG) has received national recognition for its 2021 Exhibitions program.

Mayor Karen Williams said the beautifully produced, full-colour program was highly commended in the Information Brochure category at the 2021 Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards (MAPDA).

“This is a highly regarded national awards organised by Australia’s peak professional body for museums and galleries,” Cr Williams said.

“The commendation is a reflection that the work produced here on Redlands Coast is of a national standard.

“The program not only represents a very high level of design, but is also a very practical document, with details on exhibition dates and artist information clearly showcased alongside beautiful photographs.”

Cr Williams said the team at Redland Art Gallery should be congratulated for their success in a highly competitive field which included much larger national institutions.

“This recognition is a really nice way for the industry to see what a regional public gallery is able to achieve,” Cr Williams said.

Gallery director Emma Bain said the exhibition program was popular among visitors and was often used by other gallery colleagues as an example of industry best practice.

RAG has seen previous awards success, winning the same category at the 2019 MAPDA awards, along with being named a finalist in a number of other national awards in categories including Indigenous Project or Keeping Place, and Engagement for organisations with paid staff.

This year RAG will hold a total of 19 exhibitions, across the Cleveland and Capalaba galleries, showcasing the work of more than 150 artists.

There will also be more than 60 workshops and 13 artist talks on offer.

Printed copies of the Redland Art Gallery 2021 Exhibitions program is available at the Cleveland and Capalaba galleries and Redland Performing Art Centre. It can also be downloaded from the gallery website: artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au

Andrea McArthur was the designer and the program has been printed on Sovereign Offset, FSC certified paper.