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Past Exhibitions & Events over the last few years have included:

                            -  'Out of the Flame' Exhibition

                            -   RICArts 'Travel Expo

                            -  'Smell the Coffee' Exhibition

                            -   The Bay Islands Art & Craft Expo

                            -   The Russell Island Bowls Club Exhibition


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.  

Judges: Maria Cleary, Sara Za Enback, David Wells, Vicki Whalan, Christine Earthrowl

Kennedy Farm Markets is under new management

and is now known as the Hideaway Market.

The next Hideaway Market Day is held on the

third Sunday of each month.


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 or phone her on 0481 277 633


Thank you on behalf of RICARTS Management Committee.


RICArts Members and guests recently had lots of fun at Laurie Eastough's Encaustic Workshop. Some fabulous paintings were created by all who attended.

International Women's Day Competition 2021

Art Competition & Exhibition


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

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Coffee Pot and Biscuit Plates, ceramic

- Stella Pastellas

Smell the Coffee exhibition August 2020.

Indulgence, mixed recycled media

- Andre Gravett


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Community Market Day at RICArts

Community market days are held periodically in the beautiful RICArts gardens.

Community market days are held periodically in the beautiful RICArts gardens.

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