REDLANDS COAST BASED GROUPS
Are you looking for a local art group to join? Or are you a member of an arts organisation keen to keep up to date with what’s on offer?
Click on the links below to view details about each group.
Colour My Pot
Historic Ormiston House
Lines in the Sand
Macleay Island Arts Complex
Macleay Island Inspirational Writers’ Group
Macleay Island Progress Association
North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum
RedArts – Redland Arts Council Inc
Red Coast Art Gallery
Redland City Choir
Redlands Creative Alliance Inc
Redlands for Refugees
Redlands Spinners and Weavers
Redland Yurara Art Society
Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Art Gallery
Shore Street Studio
Tania’s Arthouse Studio
The Coochie Art Group
The Old Schoolhouse Gallery
If you would like to add details about your Redlands Coast based group to the gallery website
please phone: (07) 3829 8484 or email: email@example.com
Paint your own pottery studio.
To book a table head to www.colourmypot.com or call (07) 3134 2164.
Prices start from $6 plus a $9 glaze/firing fee per painter and includes all paints, tools & firing service. Pieces will be ready one week later.
(OPEN DAILY DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 10-4pm)
39 Middle St
4163 Cleveland, Queensland
Working in Brisbane and Melbourne; touring nationally and internationally, debase has been producing new shows since 1998.
debase produces a wide range of work for a wide range of audiences; from children’s theatre, to comic drama, to cabaret. For debase, the relationship with our audience is paramount – this is reflected in the way they create and program work with and for specific audiences.
debase employs a highly physical and collaborative approach to developing new work which is strongly influenced by the teaching of Philippe Gaulier and his philosophy that successful performance begins with a sense of play. Working with a vision to enact social change through comic performance, we believe comedy empowers audiences to reflect and critique vital issues.
We are committed to telling Australian stories and challenging our audiences to question stereotypes, history and identity. As demonstrated through shows such as Chasing the Lollyman (Mark Sheppard’s exploration of urban Indigenous identity), The Clown from Snowy River (the entire history of Australia told by clowns), Spoilt (an examination of contemporary self-obsession) and Fly-In Fly-Out (a young person’s perspective on the mining boom). Debase has built a loyal following in Queensland and Victoria and our shows have tour widely.
debase productions is a not for profit company.
Folk Redlands Inc. is a not for profit organisation run by a dedicated committee of musicians and music lovers. We promote and support live music – Folk, Acoustic, Original, Traditional or Contemporary in a friendly relaxed environment.
Redlands Indigiscape Centre
17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba Q 4157
Fretfest was established in 1997 by Queensland musician, Al Bughan to support the ever growing interest in folk, roots and acoustic music, focusing on the singer-songwriter genre.
Fretfest helps musicians take their first steps towards a career in the music industry. Musicians are adutitioned and must perform their own songs. Fretfest provides a professional arena of concerts, recording and mentorship services to help guide musicians towards success, gain confidence and built rapport with their audience.
How to join
Historic Ormiston House was built in the 1860s by Capt. Louis Hope, who was to become known as the Father of the Australian Sugar Industry. The house is surrounded by 14 acres of equally historic grounds and gardens overlooking Moreton Bay, a beautiful setting for one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in Queensland. Ormiston House is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.
The house and its grounds have been carefully restored over the past 44 years, funded by the fundraising activities of a volunteer committee and a team of dedicated volunteers. Throughout the year, Ormiston House has a busy and varied calendar of open days and special events that attract many visitors and tourists to sample the delights of the house and its surrounds. There are occasions that celebrate the house’s strong Scottish connection, its history and its beautiful gardens; several Concours d’Elegance, Mother’s Day High Tea and elegant Edwardian Tea Parties on the verandah.
To preserve and display the history and beauty of heritage listed Ormiston House by sharing its historical and educational value with the wider community.
277 Wellington Street, Ormiston Q 4160
Lines in the Sand; connecting artists, environment and community across the islands and waters of Moreton Bay, the Quandamooka. Experience ephemeral art, performance, film, creative workshops, nature conservation and education.
How to join
We are a non-profit Arts organisation based on Macleay Island in a splendid position facing the water.
We offer pottery, painting, and now printing at our new Print studio as well as other other classes. Our beautiful Gallery promotes and sells members work, and is available for hire by both Members and Non Members (who naturally pay a higher price) for Exhibitions.
Apart from major Exhibitions our Gallery shows changing showings of member’s work and NORMAL OPENING HOURS OF THE GALLERY ARE EVERY WEEKEND 10 AM TO 3PM – However if members are working at the Complex they will always be happy to open the Gallery for visitors.
We aim to provide
- A creative productive atmosphere for all artists and aspiring artists.
- Facilities and equipment for all members.
- Instruction and tutoring with qualified teachers.
- Gallery space available for hire and for the art community.
- Gallery open to the public weekly.
- Children’s art education.
- Opportunity for volunteers to enrich their community.
How to join
Tel: (07) 3409 4100
95-97 Coast Road, Macleay Island Q 4184
Macleay Island Inspirational Writers’ Group (MIIWG) was established in 2007 with the aim of encouraging Macleay Island writers to develop their creativity in a supportive and welcoming environment. The philosophy of the group is ‘generosity of spirit’.
Membership is comprised of a variety of writers, from published authors to those beginning their journey into the world of creative writing. All genres are welcomed, from fiction to memoir or children’s stories and writing for competitions is encouraged. Group members have achieved success in local and national competitions, including the Redlitzer Short Story and Novel competitions, Best Australian Essays and the Stringybark Malicious Mysteries competition.
MIIWG meets on the first Monday of the month to share and critique set assignments and receive information on writing workshops and competitions. Group activities include participation in the annual Artists at Work exhibition, where members read their stories to the assembled artists and visitors. To date, the group has published three short story anthologies – aptly named ‘Scribal Connections’, which showcase the writing skills of members. A recent highlight for the group was the highly successful performance by the island drama group, MEGs, of ‘The Confounded Nugget’, a hilarious Aussie pantomime written by two group members.
Membership of the group is free, however a contribution of $2 per person is taken at monthly meetings to cover the cost of morning tea and go towards any social events the group may arrange. MIIWG is a member of the Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) and if members wish to be part of the group subscription, they receive a fortnightly newsletter and have great opportunities to attend QWC workshops at discounted rates and be eligible for mate’s rates at a selection of bookshops.
Due to the high level of interest in the group’s activities, it was necessary to form a sub-group called the Critique and Publishing Group (CAP Group), for those members whose aim is to have their manuscripts developed to a commercial publishing or competition standard. These meetings are held on the third Monday of the month where members both give and receive constructive feedback on their writing projects.
How to join
MIIWG is a friendly, supportive group of people who share a love of the written word.
If you would like to know more about the group please email Trish: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the Macleay Island Progress Association is, broadly, the “maintenance and enhancement of island lifestyle for all its residents.”
The association has been in existence for many years and has been icnorporated since 1990. Its members, past and present, have been influential in changing the island scene.
One of our proudest accomplishments, in recent times, has been the axquisition, constrution and management of the new community library facility.
Lobbying for the betterment of the island is a large part of the association’s work. Some of those issues where we’ve had a major input have been:
– Footpath/cycleway in High Central Road and Kate Street
– Provision of shelter sheds and park areas
– Improvements to car parking
– The community library
Current major issues for the association include:
– Medical and emergency services
– Barge availability and charges
– Boat ramps and parking
We have good contact with many other island groups including the Lions, Bay Islands Heritage, Island Action Group and others through our members and value these informal and essential links.
How to join
Everything that Progress does, except for the staffing of the library, is carried out by volunteers. We welcome new members (18 and over and a resident of Macleay). Annual fee is $5. The association is only as good as its members – the more members the better. An application form can be obtained at the monthly meeting (9am on the last Saturday of each month)
or by emailing: email@example.com.
The North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum (NSIHM) actively records, conserves and provides access to the unique social history of North Stradbroke Island to promote a sense of identity and place that reflects, engages and is thought provoking.
North Stradbroke Island is a beautiful island off the Queensland coast near Brisbane. Straddie, as it is locally known, was named in honour of the son of the first Earl of Stradbroke.
The carpet snake (rainbow serpent), Kabool, is a powerful traditional symbol for Stradbroke Island’s Aboriginal people, who have lived here since the Pleistocene Age. James Cook named Point Lookout, the Island’s eastern-most point, in 1770, but first recorded contact with Europeans was in 1803, when a party from Matthew Flinders’ cutter Hope came ashore to find water.
The North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum won the inaugural John Oxley Library Community Heritage Award in 2010 for the Online Heritage Trail. Check out the updated site to take a virtual tour through time around the island.
15-17 Welsby Street, Dunwich
North Stradbroke Island Q 4183
RedArts is the peak arts organisation in the Redlands established 24 years ago under the umbrella of Queensland Arts Council, now rebranded as Artslink Queensland.
The organisation is run by a volunteer management committee, and is one of a number of local arts councils supporting community arts across regional Qld. RedArts works to support and promote the arts and cultural activities in the Redlands, and to enhance the social and economic development of the district through fostering a rapidly growing arts community. This it does by providing opportunities of exposure for performing and visual arts organisations and artists.
RedArts helped establish arts organisations, and collaborated with Artslink, Shire and City Councils, businesses, individuals and groups in facilitating arts projects, including workshops, exhibitions, performance and cultural events, as well as a number of very successful festivals including the Ignite Redlands Light Arts Festival 2013 and recently the Redlands Ukulele Festival.
Members of the management committee have sat on a number of arts projects committees, attended Council consultancy meetings, catalogued the Council’s extensive art acquisitions, and was instrumental in the establishment of the Redland Art Gallery and the extensions to RPAC with the inclusion of the excellent 500 seat Concert Hall.
RedArts offers an annual grant of $2000 through their Young & Emerging Artist Grant Fund providing support for professional development for Redland youth. It also offers its services as a grants auspicing body for individual artists as well as groups.
RedArts runs Art by the Boardwalk on the 1st Sunday of each month at Raby Bay harbour. This event provides an opportunity for artists to display and sell their art and craft works with no commission being paid to RedArts.
The Art Crowd is the youth arm established in 2014 catering for 15 to 25 year olds, and the group is keen to hear from anyone interested in joining them.
RedArts will be enhancing their creative arts activities with educational forums and workshops and collaborating with the arts community and City Council to bring quality arts projects to the community.
As a non-profit organisation, RedArts’ ability to provide a beneficial service to the community is reliant on its having a strong membership base which provides the funding to help keep it afloat. If you would like to support its ongoing work in the Redlands you would be welcome as a member.
Started by Leo and Jo Herreygers the Red Coast Art Gallery showcases paintings from around the Redlands, portraits of music legends and surreal art works.
Red Coast Art Gallery
335 Bloomfield Street
Cleveland Q 4163
Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm
Redland City Choir is a non-auditioned community choir made up of men, women and children. All ages welcome. (All children to be accompanied by an adult).
Visit us and see our great collection. It consists of over 14,000 items presented on 2700 square metres of floor area. In other words – it is big!! You can see, read about and feel magnificent artefacts that are displayed as a record of the Redland Shire’s social history from 1842 to the present day. We have many treasures that exemplify the ingenuity of our pioneers and their descendants. There are rare objects in the marine, military, school, parlour and music rooms. Our unique engine, machinery, transport, textile and doll displays are amazing. And there is so much more! Visit and ask our friendly guides to show you around or just view the collection at your leisure.
A Meeting Place
There is always something happening. School groups visit often to learn about local history. Many different and varied Senior’s groups are frequently welcomed into the Museum. Comments in the visitor’s book express their delight during the visits. Rolling and diverse exhibitions are held regularly. Examples like the blacksmith display, Boggo Road and Botanical Painting exhibitions have attracted many visitors. The Museum organises stimulating concerts and other events that have great appeal and have enriched our local community. We work with outside community groups. To name a few, Rotary, Zonta, Chamber of Commerce members have all held enjoyable functions at the Museum. Our Museum is active and alive!
How to join – Member
Becoming a member of the Redland Museum will allow you to join a group of people dedicated to caring and maintaining the history and culture of the Redlands. You will be entitled to visit the Museum at no cost during opening hours and the possibility of a welcoming cup of tea or coffee is very real. Every year the Museum hosts a Christmas Party that is attended by members, Redland Shire Councillors, Redland Shire Council officers, museum industry members, and local community and business leaders. The Museum holds regular Exhibition openings and other functions which all members are invited to attend. Most importantly you will know that your membership assists the Museum in carrying out its aims and objectives.
The membership fee is $20 per year for singles or $30 for 2 people at the same address with a 50% discount if you become a volunteer. You can download this Membership Application Form from our website (http://www.redlandmuseum.org.au/support-us-2/) and follow the instructions on the form.
How to join – Volunteer
While there is no requirement for members to become volunteers, all members interested in doing so are very welcome. Volunteers play a major part in many tasks undertaken by the museum. These can include guiding school groups around the Museum, cataloguing objects, contributing to the fundraising craft stalls, Museum reception on weekends and public holidays, and carrying out conservation work on the objects.
In some cases we have teams of volunteers working on particular projects and this is considered beneficial as volunteers enjoy the social aspect of volunteering as well as the satisfaction of a job well done.
Volunteers can choose when they would like to work and how many hours or days a week. They are required to contribute at least 4 hours per month to retain the fee concession.
60 Smith Street, Cleveland Q 4163
Redland’s Creative Alliance is a not for profit, incorporated artist’s run initiative operated on a voluntary basis by passionate independent artists and creative groups.
– in fact creative Redlanders’ inspiring our community.
Our primary purpose is to stimulate and promote the arts, increase access to the arts through networking, events, workshops, exhibitions, programs and funding within Redland City.
We promote our following goals and objectives:
- Promote and stimulate the arts – all forms of arts.
- Enhance and raise awareness of an arts culture and creativity in our wonderful Redland City.
- Enhance the artistic quality of local arts activities, with encouragement and support.
- Preserve our diverse cultural and artistic traditions within the Redlands.
- Assist with sponsorships and grants for local artists and local groups.
- Promote and assist members to organise events, classes, exhibits, competitions and displays.
- Create and provide resources to assist local artists to flourish.
- Be a united arts community and voice within the Redlands.
We serve to broaden the public awareness of arts and culture and promote the arts within the community and the wider area of South East Queensland.
Join us here at www.redlandscreativealliance.org
The Redland Sinfonia is composed of people from all ages and walks of life including professional musicians, music teachers, students, retirees and those that enjoy music making as a hobby.
It is truly a community based orchestra. Our aims and ideals are to foster and encourage the talents of musicians and to bring fine music to the people of the Redland Shire, a locality in the greater Brisbane area.
The Redland Sinfonia generally performs four regular concerts in the Redland Shire, along with other concerts by request. Our repertoire includes a wide variety of classical music as well as a selection of popular light music.
The Bayside Youth Orchestra
The Bayside Youth Orchestra is a part of the Redland Sinfonia Inc. It is a community based ensemble that provides young musicians an opportunity to further their musical skills, perform and make new friends. We play a wide variety of music, including classical. The orchestra gives young string players the opportunity to play publicly whilst learning within a supportive environment.
How to join
Membership of the Redland Sinfonia is open to anyone who enjoys playing orchestral music and who likes to socialize with a very friendly and community minded group of people.
Age is no barrier, with people from all walks of life, all types of musical backgrounds, enjoying playing music together.
Cost of membership is extremely reasonable with one player being AUD$120 per year and AUD$10 for Friends Membership.
Rehearsals are held at RPAC, Cleveland every Tuesday, 7:15pm – 9:30pm.
Players are expected to have achieved a minimum standard Grade 6 AMEB or equivalent.
Redlands for Refugees is a church and community-based, grassroots organisation for people who are concerned for the well-being of asylum seekers and refugees, and interested in offering them friendship, support and care.
It is not party political, but takes as its focus the value, quality and dignity of all human life; the need to treat people with respect and compassion; and for nations to act in accordance with UN-declared principles on human rights, refugees and the rights of children.
While based in, and focused on, the Redlands community on Brisbane’s bayside, it welcomes interest and involvement from people outside this area who share our concern.
Redlands for Refugees began with some concerned people at Trinity Uniting Church, Wellington Point, in October 2013, and word spread to several other churches. After an initial information session, the group has developed its interests in four broad areas:
- Seeking to offer hospitality and friendship to asylum seekers in the community. As there are virtually no asylum seekers being housed in the Redlands, we linked up with the Romero Centre, an asylum seeker support agency run by the Sisters of Mercy in Dutton Park, who encouraged us to host groups of asylum seekers for a day of recreation, food and friendship. The purpose would be not only to give them a lovely day out in a different part of the Brisbane area from what they’re used to, but these events would also enable people interested people in the Redlands to meet asylum seekers in a relaxed setting, hear their stories, build relationships, and understand their needs. Over time, this might help us to identify other ways in which we might support them.
- Offering opportunities for the Redlands community to be informed about asylum seekers, and inviting them to respond. This could include film nights, guest speakers, information stalls at community events, etc.
- Acknowledging the importance of religious and spiritual values for many people, and encouraging people of faith to become engaged in this issue. This could include prayer vigils, providing notices for church newsletters, promoting statements of concern made by Australian religious leaders, and offering prayers and other resources for use in church services.
- Giving opportunity for members to participate in advocacy for the needs of asylum seekers and the need for government policies to protect the value, quality and dignity of human life. This could include making representation to federal politicians, participation in community-based rallies, writing letters to the media, etc.
Currently the group operates under the auspices of Trinity Uniting Church, Wellington Point, and holds its meetings there.
Redlands Spinners & Weavers is a group in Cleveland, Queensland, Australia for all sorts of fibre artists.
The Redlands Spinners & Weavers now meet at the Cleveland Thornlands Cricket Club, Fitzroy Street, Cleveland on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month between 9am – 12pm and their Knit and Knatter gatherings are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at Hoya Garden Plaza, 546 Redland Bay Road, Alexandra Hills between 1-1.30pm – 3.30pm – please join us! A table is specially reserved for us and we have a lovely time sharing knowledge, knitting, crocheting, spinning, chatting, eating sinful cakes, drinking coffee and more importantly enjoying each other’s company
Redland Yurara Art Society Inc is a not-for-profit community arts organisation run exclusively by volunteers. The Society is currently based at Pinklands Reserve, Thornlands. Established by Clothilde Highton and a small group of artists in 1962 Yurara Art Society celebrated its 50th year in 2013.
Yurara Art Society currently has around 86 members and provides an art gallery and studio/work area that remains the hub of members activities. The Society endeavours to support all skill levels and interests from beginner to established artist.
- We engage in group and solo exhibitions such as the member’s yearly autumn painting exhibition and the September Spring exhibition with rotating exhibitions during the year. There are tutored classes and workshops, meetings and social gatherings
- Non-members are invited to participate in a number of these events.
- Members also enjoy weekly non-tutored sessions in life-drawing, portraiture and plein air activities.
- Our premises are for hire to any individual or group
- Yurara has forged important links with other art organisations in the area and has convened the last six national Redland Art Awards and continue to sponsor the event but see a need to focus on the youth in our area where there seems to be a void in the area of Visual Arts for the Youth in the Redlands.
Yurara Youth Art Awards
- This will be a yearly ongoing event for the youth in the Redlands to give them a sense of pride and achievement and overall, granting them recognition among their peers, the public and local artists.
- In addition, to give them the opportunity and a taste of exhibiting in a gallery
- A free six monthly mentorship program is offered to participants with Tutors recognised as professional local artists in the Redlands…This will be on offer each year for up to five contributing young artists at a time. All this will be a positive contribution toward further studies. All participants have free membership for one year giving them the opportunity of exhibiting in any of the exhibitions or using the facilities for their own.
How to join
Annual membership fee is $65 and $10 for each additional family member or
Youth Membership fee: $20 per annum
The Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Aboriginal Art Gallery is one of a handful of galleries in Australia that is owned and fully operated by Indigenous people. We welcome visitors with a diverse and inspiring display of traditional and contemporary art work by our Indigenous artists, who are all descendants of the Noonuccal, Ngugi and the Gorenpul clans of Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) country.
Through our art, the artists are committed to promoting the culture of our people and the earth, sea and sky of the Quandamooka region and sharing our passion for our homes as traditional custodians.
Artists that work within the community gallery offer workshops, public murals, storytelling, song and dance to the public on a regular basis.
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm
Saturday to Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm
Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Art Gallery
3 Ballow Road, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island Q 4183
Michelle Mansford is a Brisbane-based artist who runs painting and drawing classes in Cleveland. Michelle is a practicing artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours and has experience teaching painting and drawing to both children and adults.
How to join
Learn to draw with Michelle Mansford in this series of 5 x week courses and explore the art of drawing with monthly guest artist workshops and life drawing sessions.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: shorestudio.com.au/
Shore Street Studio
3 Shore Street East
Cleveland Q 4163
StraddieVarious Gallery – a collective of local artists and artisans featuring creative works and original art.
Artisan Collections and All Things Beautiful…
Shop 25, Raby Bay Harbour
2 Masthead Drive
Cleveland QLD 4163
Wednesday 11.30am – 5.30pm
Thursday 11.30am – 5.30pm
Friday 11.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 11.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday 11.30am – 5.30pm
Tania’s Arthouse art studio & supply store Cleveland Art Workshops, Art Supplies and creative gifts. Looking for a local Art Store and Art School in the Redlands?
Our visual art program’s are uniquely created for children 6 up to 17. School holiday art workshops cater for ages 5 up. We also run a variety of popular adults art workshops and run fantastic group bookings and paint ‘n sip nights.
Tania about Art Classes and group bookings : 0422 497 627 or
Tim about Payments and Art Store questions : 0407 913 095
Please note when teaching we are unable to answer the studio contact number, please leave a message we will call you back after the lessons
119 Bloomfield Street
Cleveland Q 4163
Art Store Opening Hours
Tuesday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday’s 9am – 2pm
The Coochie Art Group Inc. Is a passionate group of local artists, brought together by an absorbing love of art, who have been holding Coochiemudlo Island art classes since 1973. Members meet fortnightly at the Coochiemudlo Island Community Hall. A love for practicing art is the main requirement for joining the Coochie Art Group which supports artists of every skill level from beginner to professional.
Class sessions with professional tutors take place on Tuesday’s at the Coochiemudlo Island Community Hall, starting at 9am and finishing at 3pm. Participants are required to bring their own materials for painting along with a packed lunch.
How to join
When a visitor attends four regular classes, he or she is eligible to apply for membership when a vacancy occurs. Total membership is governed by the working space available in the hall. To become a visitor please send you name, postal address, telephone/mobile and email to:
The Coochie Art Group Inc
PO Box 8063
Cleveland Q 4163
Community Hall, 345 Victoria Parade
Coochiemudlo Island Q 4184
The Old Schoolhouse Gallery is a group of local artists who seek to provide a showcase for artistic talent in the Redlands. Our aim is to promote and develop excellence in the artistic life of the region. The gallery presents regular exhibitions by members and spaces are available to our local colleges and schools for class shows.
How to join
U3A, short for the University of the Third Age, provides members with affordable education and the opportunity to study and learn in a relaxed environment. The U3A approach to instruction is informal and study groups are attended by an experienced tutor. There are no prerequisites required to join classes and no exams or formal assessments of students. Redlands U3A provides activities and classes covering a range of different subjects. Peruse our list of courses and find that subject that has always interested you but you never had the time to do.
How to join
Download and print our membership application form from our website (www.u3aredlands.com.au/).
Bring the completed form and payment to our office during office hours, or post the form with a cheque made payable to U3A Redlands District Inc. to:
U3A Redlands District Inc.
PO Box 1231
Cleveland, Qld 4163
Alternatively, forms can be obtained from the U3A office prior to attending any classes.
For more information on joining U3A Redlands and attending classes, please read our FAQ on our website (www.u3aredlands.com.au/) or contact us by telephone (07) 3821 3888 or by
Please note that the U3A Office is open 9am – 12noon Monday to Friday during school terms.
Room F5, F Block
Cleveland District State High School
Russell Street, Cleveland, Q 4163
Vocal Manoeuvres was initially created by it’s Director, Alison Rogers in 1990 in response to the demand for a skilled vocal ensemble that could manoeuvre in size, repertoire and genre to meet to the needs of corporate clients. The entity enjoyed a stunning commencement as it became the ensemble of choice to provide backing vocals for many internationally renowned artists including Mariah Carey’s Butterfly tour and Neil and Tim Finn’s ENZO the concert tour.
The entity developed and became an Australian Proprietary Company in July, 2000 specialising in the development of solo vocalists and housing an extensive range of outstanding choral ensembles. Vocal Manoeuvres Pty Ltd offers three distinct facets which include:
- the Vocal Manoeuvres Academy for individuals seeking vocal coaching, ensemble training and performance opportunities;
- the Vocal Manoeuvres Consultancy for corporate and community clients and education institutions requiring the services of vocal coaching, ensemble training and performance external to the Vocal Manoeuvres company;
- Artist Manoeuvres an artist/ensemble management and booking agency for the placement of vocalists and ensembles within the performing arts industry and wider community.
At Vocal Manoeuvres we believe in making a difference and honour the principles of outstanding quality, value for the investment of both time and money, integrity, fun and a sense of personal challenge and never ending improvement. We deliver a quality service by empowering our employees and harnessing their creativity and imagination to continually improve the customer’s experience through innovation.
We continually share these values and are determined to become the provider of choice for organisations, education institutions, individuals and corporations seeking an extraordinary experience in the vocal and choral arts.
Windmill Potteries produces pottery for those who appreciate their connection with the earth and their awareness of the environment in which they live. It is hoped that if a visitor to our shores takes a piece of Windmill Pottery away with them, they will know they have something uniquely Australian.
Image: Shore Bird making on Macleay Island. Courtesy of the participants and Redland Art Gallery.