View our online exhibition below to play the age-old children’s game ‘I spy with my little eye’. Drawn from the Redland Art Gallery Collection, Eye Spy encourages visitors to search for objects featured in the artwork displayed online. Find out more about the beautiful Redlands Coast and create your own Eye Spy game for the whole family to enjoy.

K – Kangaroo

Kangaroos are a native Australian animal and lots of them live in the Redlands Coast. Do you know the song this artwork is about? (HINT: some of the words are in the picture). Ask a friend to sing the song with you. What other animals can you see?

View Tim Sharp’s artwork label.

P – Pond

Can you name some animals that live in ponds?
What else can you see in this picture?

View Melva Moore’s artwork label.

N – Net (fishing)

This artwork is made from rubbish the artist found along the beach. Fishing nets and other rubbish can hurt wildlife so it’s important to always put your rubbish safely in the bin.

View Andrew Blackwell’s artwork label.

D – Dugong

Dugongs live in the sea and have tails like dolphins. They are often called ‘sea cows’ because they eat seagrass along the ocean floor. Dugongs can live to be 70 years or older, grow up to 3m long and weigh up to 300kg. Lots of them can be found in Moreton Bay, where they come to hide from large sharks.

View Dale Ruska’s artwork label.

L – Lighthouse

Lighthouses are tall towers that shine lights out to sea at night to warn ships where land starts. The lighthouse in this picture can be found at Cleveland Point and was built in 1864.

View Brian Hatch’s artwork label.

P – Pandanus palm

Pandanus palms usually grow along the coast and beside sand dunes. The artist drew this one at Adder Rock on North Stradbroke Island. The leaves of pandanus palms can be used for weaving objects like bags and fishing traps. They have a red, pineapple-like fruit, and its seeds can be used to make flour.

View Lisa Iselin’s artwork label.

M – Mangroves

Mangroves are trees that grow along the coast to protect sand from being washed away. They are the home of lots of animals including birds, oysters and fish.

View Rosemary Opala’s artwork label.

S – Strawberries

For many years the Redlands Coast held a strawberry festival that included a strawberry eating competition and a street parade. This artwork shows one of the decorated floats that travelled through Cleveland with the Strawberry Queen on board. The strawberry festival is now part of RedFest, held in September every year.

Do you like strawberries? What do they taste like?

View Carol Williams’ artwork label.

B – Boat

There are lots of boats around the Redlands Coast area, from Raby Bay Harbour to the islands. If you owned a boat, what would you call it and why?

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K – Koala

Koalas are a native Australian animal that sleep for around 18 hours a day and live in trees. ‘Koala’ is an Aboriginal word meaning ‘no drink’ because koalas get their water from the leaves they eat. The Redlands Coast has the largest number of koalas in a city area, but they are in danger and we need to work hard to look after the areas where they live.

Why do you think it is important for us to look after koalas?

View Carolyn Dodds’ artwork label.

W – Wobbegong

A wobbegong is a type of shark that spends most of its time resting on the sea floor. They can be found around North Stradbroke Island, but their patterned skin makes them hard to spot. The name ‘wobbegong’ means ‘shaggy beard’ in an Aboriginal language and refers to the weed-like whiskers around a wobbegong’s mouth.

View Belinda Close’s artwork label.

J – Jetty

Jetties are long, wooden bridges that stretch out into the sea. They are used to tie boats to and to fish from. Have you ever walked along a jetty? What was it like?

View Carolyn Dodds’ artwork label.

C – Crab

Crab skeletons are on the outside of their bodies and they move sideways. Imagine what it would be like to be a crab. What would you have to do differently?

View John Benfer’s artwork label.

T – Toucan

Toucans are tropical birds that have large, colourful beaks. You might have seen a cartoon toucan on cereal boxes at the grocery shop.

This painting is of a very bright t-shirt. Where might you see someone wearing a shirt like this?

View Carolyn Dodds’ artwork label.

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