Winners Announced!

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2021 FOCUS Photography Exhibition & Awards Winners and a sincere Thank You to all the talented photographers who submitted the 78 entries in this year's exhibition. The FOCUS Photography Exhibition & Awards is presented by the Mission Beach Community Arts Centre and is proudly sponsored by the Mission Beach Community Bank Branch. The exhibition is on display daily (10am-2pm) through May 11th. Click the 'Read More' link to access a slideshow of the Award-Winning entries (and please be patient for a few seconds while it loads).



Mission Beach Artists Second to None

Congratulations to Mission Beach artists, Sally Moroney and Bruce Parry who received awards at the Cairns Art Society Artists of the North exhibition on Thursday 1st of April. Held at the Tanks Art Centre, this event showcases the best examples of Far North Queensland art. The exhibition features over 200 paintings, sculptures and photographs of fauna, culture and places in Australia and overseas.



Hot Off The Press!

The Visual Arts Association of Far North Queensland's April/May Newsletter is full of arts-worthy news, exhibitions, workshops from galleries and arts organisations across the Far North.



Get 'Back to Basics' in April

Try your hand at drawing, or hone your existing skills, in a Back to Basics Still Life Drawing Workshop Series. Or take a plunge into the world of watercolour and learn the fundamentals of this ethereal medium in our Watercolour Back to Basics. Our Back to Basics series will allow you to build (or expand upon) a solid foundation, under the guidance and tutelage of accomplished local artists. All skill levels welcome, though these workshops are intended as a progressive series for the serious beginner or established artist.



POOL Exhibition Virtual Gallery Tour

Enjoy a virtual gallery tour of the POOL Exhibition. Click below to view.



Calling All Artists

Mission Arts has exhibition spaces available for Solo or Group exhibitions in May and June 2021. These could be used by a single artist, a small group, or the gallery could be divided into two for a shared space. The exhibitions will be just under 3 weeks long. The dates available are 14th May to 1st June or 4th June to 22nd June. Download the Exhibition Request Form and Terms and Conditions (below). For more information, please contact Sally at salad(at)spiderweb.com.au



FOCUS on Local Photographer Jeanette Smith

FOCUS Photography Exhibition & Awards, sponsored by Mission Beach Community Bank (Bendigo Bank) opens Saturday April 10, 2021. One exhibitor, local photographer Jeannette SMITH, was pleased to answer some questions for our readers.



Take Your Best Shot

Mission Arts is thrilled to be hosting the Fabulous Phone Photography Workshop conducted by local professional photographer Candice Thorley. This workshop, sponsored by Mission Beach Community Bank Branch (Bendigo Bank), will take place on March 13, 2021 and participants will enhance their photographic knowledge and abilities using their own phone in the field and uploading to social media.



FOCUS on our Sponsors

Mission Arts is pleased to announce the 2021 FOCUS Photography Exhibition & Awards, proudly sponsored by the Mission Beach Community Bank (Bendigo Bank), will once again provide our community with the opportunity to showcase their photographic talents. Young or old, "newbie", amateur and professional photographers alike are all welcome to participate in this highly regarded and much anticipated community event.



Hot Off The Press!

The Visual Arts Association of Far North Queensland's February/March Newsletter is full of arts-worthy news, exhibitions, workshops from galleries and arts organisations across the Far North.