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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
'SMELL THE COFFEE'
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
Coffee Pot and Biscuit Plates, ceramic
- Stella Pastellas
Indulgence, mixed recycled media
- Andre Gravett
COMMUNITY MARKET DAYS
BAY ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS EXPO 2014 & 2015
Community market days are held periodically in the beautiful RICArts gardens.