On Sunday 31 July 2022 the Keswick Island Art Trail was successfully launched on Keswick Island. Nine beautiful artworks were created by local artist and are installed over a 1km area from Egremont Passage to Basil Bay. Feedback was positive with kudos for the participating artists and community. Wildcat Mackay brought 40 guests over for the official launch which was a fringe event in the Mackay Festival of Arts. 65 people attended the opening with Mayor Greg Williamson officiating with the cutting of the ribbon while Lesley Kane, Brian and I assisted. Yuwibara custodians, George & Bernie Tonga, also attended and performed a smoking and Welcome to Country ceremony.

If you have time, please make the trip to Keswick Island to see the art trail before it closes. More details on the website www.keswickislandarttrail.com.au.

Following are some images of the day.


Tale of the Whales by Eva & Brian Browne-Paterson

Kaleidoscope by Lyn Kane

Flowers of the Sea

Photo courtesy Kim Kleidon

Honey to the Bees

Coral Garden

Coral Garden by Julie Willis & Valerie McGrow

Flee to the Sea

Flee to the Sea by Suzanne McDonald


Kraken by Karen Cooke


Shipwrecked by Lesley Kane

Just Breezin'

Just Breezin’ by Leigh Wilson