RAG invites expressions of interest for our pop-up gallery – RAG Red Box. This is a travelling gallery available to individual artists and groups to display artworks. RAG Red Box celebrates the visual arts within the Redlands Coast community by offering a free, self-facilitated display space for artists, schools and community groups.

Currently on display at
Redland Performing Arts Centre
2–16 Middle Street
Cleveland QLD 4163
9am – 4pm weekdays

21 April – 28 May
Understory: Rachel Apelt
I live in the upper catchment of Kedron Brook, where water draws down from forested hills in veins connecting land and sea. I walk its banks, under lush canopies, inhaling its gentle expiration. My heart beat slows to match its rhythm, my senses open. Nature holds us, nurtures and heals us. On such a walk, a large leaf fell at my feet, dispelling another layer of ‘plant blindness’. It was a Macaranga leaf, beautiful and heart shaped. I began to see Macarangas everywhere and learned they are pioneer rainforest trees, shading a community of more delicate plants.
As I gathered fallen leaves, conversations opened. The trees were shading more than just plant communities as fresh connections grew in the understory. Wherever we go, currents of eco-anxiety and grief flow close to the surface. I hope that my work prompts people to think about how can we nurture and heal this world that holds us?
Floor Talk and Afternoon Tea
2pm Friday 21 May 2021
This is a free event, however bookings are essential. To reserve your place, click here.

4 June – 6 June
Redlands Coast Art Fair

9 June – 23 July
Renata Buziak

28 July – 10 September
Expressions of interest are currently open for this date. To register your interest, click here.

15 September – 29 October
Expressions of interest are currently open for this date. To register your interest, click here.

3 November – 10 December
Expressions of interest are currently open for this date. To register your interest, click here.

Image: Exhibiting artist Rachel Apelt in front of her work, Understory 2021. Macaranga tanarius leaf ecoprints on life drawings, rice paper and plaster coated branches. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by John Downs.