About Redlands

Redlands borders the City of Brisbane to the southeast, spanning 537.1 km2 with a population of over 147,000.

The Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land are the Quandamooka people.

Made up of a mix of urban development and bushland, the Redlands region also encompasses North Stradbroke Island and other smaller islands in Moreton Bay. Redlands is home to over 1700 native species and internationally significant coastal wetlands.

Explore Redlands Coast

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Redlands Arts and Culture

The Redlands Cultural Plan outlines key strategies for continued arts and cultural growth within the region such as:

  • Embrace a wide view of culture
  • Acknowledge and support the living culture of the Traditional Owners, elders and other Indigenous residents of the Redlands, the people of Quandamooka
  • Acknowledge the central role of creative arts and heritage activities as drivers of cultural vitality in the Redlands
  • Support local and regional partnerships between the arts, heritage, environment, media and education sectors
  • Present the work of professional artists in all art forms to inspire diverse audiences
  • Develop the skills and ideas of local artists
  • Provide facilities and programs that develop creativity, innovation, skills and knowledge
  • Foster creative partnerships between advocates of cultural and natural heritage, and between the arts and sciences
  • Support the creative ideas, skills and capacities of children, teenagers and young adults

View Redlands Cultural Plan

There is a range of cultural infrastructure, venues and facilities in the Redlands region including:

Galleries

Redland Art Gallery Cleveland
Redland Art Gallery Capalaba
The Old Schoolhouse Gallery
Salt Water Murris Quandamooka Aboriginal Art Gallery
Yurara Art Society Gallery and Studio

Museums

Redland Museum
North Stradbroke Island Museum

Venues

Redland Performing Arts Centre
Sirromet Vineyard
Lingo Lin Performing Arts Theatre

Other cultural facilities

Macleay Island Arts Complex
The Farm, Art House & Gallery

Redlands Council supports their local creative sector through professional development and funding opportunities including the following:

Redlands Council Regional Arts Development Fund
Other council grants

Cultural tourism and creative events

Redfest Strawberry Festival
Quandamooka Festival
Island Vibe Festival
Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival 
Redland Bayside Blues Festival
Redland Art Awards

Other local cultural and creative groups

Rockit Productions Theatre
Redland Youth Ballet
Running Wild Youth Conservation Culture
Macleay Island Inspirational Writers Group
Redland Spinners and Weavers Inc
Coochie Art Group
RedArts
Redlands Creative Alliance
Folk Redlands
Redland Sinfonia
Redlands Modern Country Music Club
Redland City Bands