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Macleay Island Arts Complex Presents Fired Earth Exhibition
Macleay Island is a hop, skip and jump from the mainland and accessed by passenger or vehicular ferry from Redland Bay. For some time, the island was called Tim Shea's Island reportedly, after a convict who lived there for approximately ten years. Its current name of Macleay Island was given by a surveyor, Warner, who named the island after Alexander Macleay, who was the Colonial Secretary of New South Wales.
Today, more and more people call the island their home and is boosted by a range of shops including cafés, pizza, hot bread, restaurants and supermarkets as well as a doctor, chemist, dentist and the island's emergency services. It is estimated that approximate 3,000 residents live on the idyllic island of sandy beaches and mangrove foreshores with plenty of spots for fishing, swimming, sailing, barbeques and picnics. Many mainland occupants have a holiday or weekend escape on Macleay Island.
Macleay Island is the second largest of four Bay islands in the Moreton Bay Marine Park and is 6.5 kilometres long and four kilometres at its widest point and is considered one of South-East Queensland's most creative destinations.
Saying that, from Saturday 14th March 2020 commencing at 10.00am the Macleay Island Arts Complex (MIAC) is hosting the Earth Potters Exhibition, which will run until Sunday 5th April 2020. Opening night will be held on Friday 13th March at 6.00pm where you will hear from guest speakers Mayor Karen Williams and Pottery Co-ordinator Sherill Harrison.
All work at this Annual Pottery Exhibition is for sale with items celebrating the diversity of clay with beautiful glazes and stone finishes. MIAC is located at 95-97 Coast Road, Macleay Island and can be contacted for pottery classes or more information on this exhibition on 07 3409 4100. It is an event not to be missed.