Marks & Gardner Gallery at Secret Garden is committed to exhibiting quality contemporary art by established and emerging Australian artists. The innovative exhibition program presents exhibitions by contemporary painters, sculptors, printmakers, jewellers and designers, together with focus exhibitions including original illustrations from children’s books, and an annual ceramic exhibition.
The exhibition calendar changes every 4 weeks.
Marks and Gardner Gallery is located on Tamborine Mountain, the Green behind the Gold™, just 35 minutes from the Gold Coast beaches and one hour from Brisbane. The area is famous for its natural beauty, cool rainforests, waterfalls, expansive views and national parks.
The gallery is surrounded by 5 park like acres, with Witches Falls Winery located immediately beside the gallery and other attractions close by.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday 9am – 4pm,
it is a delightful spot to while away an afternoon surrounded by quality artwork.
Julie Shepherd (Resilience)
& Pam Walpole (New Works)
Opening: 2.30 Saturday, March 22nd 2014
Book launch & book signing with author Marianne Curley -
Sunday, 2nd March 2014 Time: 11.00 am
Wednesday, 22nd January 2014 at 5.30 p.m.
Join us for an insight into a controversial & confronting reality of War. Author Don Tate has written two books since serving in the Vietnam War as a young infantryman.
Children's Booklaunch: “The Adventures of Nelly Nolan – Part 1: The Nelly Gang” with Author Stephen Axelsen
Saturday, 11th January 2014 at 11.00am
Interactive Book Launch & Children’s Activities
full details HERE ...
Monte Lupo - Steampunk Sculpture
Precious-s-s-s - Contemporary Jewellery
Exhibition opening November 24th, 2.30 pm
Recent Booklaunch & Cooking Demonstration
Brenda Fawdon is tipped to be Australia's answer to Jamie Oliver - she has an amazing following and with this rare opportunity to see her cooking skills in action, we would love to spread the word!
Sounds Spooky Mini Exhibition will be displayed at Marks & Garden Gallery @Secret Garden from Friday 18th October 2013 until Friday 15th November 2013.
October 20th, 2013 to November 21st, 2013
Check out some photos of the Marks and Gardner gang at the New York Affordable Art Fair (with David Hinchliffe)
Recent book launch:
The Moose is Loose - Mark Carthew (book illustrated by Matt Stanton) - QLD Book launch
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 (from 10.30 a.m.)
Jacques van der Merwe - Foreign Landings
May 17th - June 15th, 2013
Recent book launch:
Recent book launch:
"Hidden" - by Marianne Curley (click for full details)
See the Facebook page HERE ...
Watch the trailer on
November 23rd to December 31st
Recent Book launches:
of Tamborine Mountain to the dusty bookshops of Paris
Recently: August 4th, 2012 to 6th September 2012
Sunday, 26th August 2012 (starting at 10.30 a.m.)
Small Works 2011
Come Down Cat (click image to enlarge)
Penguin Australia, 2011
From the combined genius of celebrated author Sonya Hartnett and emerging illustrator Lucia Masciullo comes this tale of friendship and bravery, and the things we are capable of doing for those we love.
Meet the illustrator Lucia Masciullo.
Join us for an informative talk by Lucia, a book reading and kids' activities.
Three Little Pumpkins (click image to enlarge)
Written by Nadia Sunde
Illustrated by Jody McGregor
Published by Hootenanny Books 2011
Three Little Pumpkins is a riotous celebration of all things ‘garden’, masterfully written by Kindy-Indie sensation - Nadia Sunde and stunningly illustrated by Jody McGregor.
Meet the author and illustrator.
Book reading, book signing, demonstration and festive activities for the kids.
"Samuel's Kisses" offers a powerful and positive
message to all readers, not just children. It reflects
that everyone can make a difference to the world
just by sharing something as simple as a smile or in
Samuel's case, a kiss.
A beautifully presented book for 2 – 6 year olds.
Other recent Booklaunches
Kate Morton is currently Australia’s most successful international novelist. Her books are published in 37 countries around the world and they have been bestsellers in Australia, the UK, the US and many European countries. In the UK, Kate Morton is one of the top five authors borrowed from libraries.
Award-winning Queensland author/illustrator Peter Carnavas will be back to launch his 4th book at Secret Garden. Come along at 2pm and enjoy a reading with Peter, author talk, drawing demonstrations, fun children's activities and the exhibition of the original artwork ... MORE
Please join us for the launch of Angela Sundae’s new book POND MAGIC on Sunday, October 17th at 2.30.
Children’s author and illustrator Angela Sunde spent her childhood in the family orchard, working, playing or dreaming while curled up with a book under one of the apple trees. Today she takes delight in writing and illustrating stories that inspire the dreams of children everywhere. Illustrated by Lisa Coutts, Pond Magic’s themes are French, frogs, magic and fairytales.
And we would love children to come along to the launch dressed as a character from their favourite fairytale and adults to come in something ‘French’. And join us for stories, songs and games in the garden. ... MORE