RICArts often holds events throughout the year from informative and fun workshops, to competitions and special gallery exhibitions like "Smell the Coffee", the Bay Islands Art & Craft Expo, and the Russell Island Bowls Club Exhibitions. Attendance has grown for events over the past few years. RICArts brings our members and the public together at social functions that range from informal morning teas and fun market days, to formal cocktail evenings.
All members are invited to participate in all events. Watch this page for updates and information.
There will be a special RICARTS Market Day on Saturday 1st May in support of the "Open Weave" Event
(NB this market will be from 10am till 2pm)
Kennedy Farm Markets is under new management and is now known as the Hideaway Market.
The next Hideaway Market Day is Sunday 18th April, 2021 (8am till Noon)
Kennedy Farm Markets will continue to be held at the same venue at the end of Robert Street, Russell Island and going forward will be managed by Sandy Elliott, an independent market organiser. RICARTS has been negotiating this hand over with Sandy as she has the expertise to take our markets to the next level and see them grow bigger and stronger.
We hope market stall holders and buyers alike will continue to support the markets as they have done in the past and we would like to thank you for your support to date. RICARTS will still be offering yummy Devonshire teas and a sausage sizzle.
Sandy will be promoting the markets so keep an eye out for posters and notices on social media. If you require any information regarding bookings, insurance or fees etc. please contact Sandy Elliot via email email@example.com or phone her on 0481 277 633
Thank you on behalf of RICARTS Management Committee.
International Women's Day 2021
SMELL THE COFFEE
Smell the Coffee was an initiative created by Russell Island Community Arts Association for the Southern Moreton Bay Islands region. Local Artists were invited to produce artwork that incorporated coffee/coffee culture, whether it was coffee froth, coffee beans, paintings of café’s or anything at all that related to coffee.
The competition was open to all media, and received over 40 entries that included paintings, mosaics, pottery, photography and even patchwork quilts. The opening ceremony was attended by more than 70 people, despite the rainy weather and the COVID crisis. RICArts received many compliments on the day's success.
Crooked House Cafe, acrylic
- Kinga Rypinska
Smell the Coffee competition winners:
Kinga Rypinska - 1st Prize - Crooked House Cafe, acrylic
Stella Pastellas - Shared 2nd Prize - Coffee Pot and Biscuit Plates, ceramic
Andre Gravett - Shared 2nd Prize - Indulgence, mixed recycled media
Lynda Faulkner - 1st High Commendation - Dunking Thief, mixed media
Robyn Joargenson - 2nd High Commendation - Love Coffee Any Time, acrylic
Evelyn Griffiths - 3rd High Commendation - Coffee Curlew Style, raku ceramic
Wendy Dawkins - 4th High Commendation - Coffee Gold - glass mosaic
Wendy Dawkins - 5th High Commendation - Coffee Break - patchwork
Coffee Pot and Biscuit Plates, ceramic
- Stella Pastellas
Indulgence, mixed recycled media
- Andre Gravett