Launchpad@Lake Mac Libraries

Launchpad@Lake Mac Libraries provides new opportunities for local emerging and community artists, students and groups to show drawings, paintings and photographs.

Current exhibitions

Our current exhibitions are on display from Friday 18 May 2018 to Saturday 11 August 2018.

Who Am I? A Genetic Mashup by Carla Edwards
Launchpad@Belmont

Artist and photographer Carla Edwards visually investigates the mysteries of family connections through genetics. Her intriguing photographic mash-ups of parent and child prompt the question – who am I?

Paper Cut by Kathy Langlade
Launchpad@Charlestown

Kathy Langlade’s exhibition features dynamic art created with cut paper. Paper Cut reflects Kathy’s interest in children’s book illustration and all things vintage, with images inspired by Australian fauna and iconic Bondi landmarks.

Outback Colours by Denise Lombard
Launchpad@Swansea

Outback Colours shares Denise Lombard’s travels through the Australian outback, with expressive paintings reflecting the vibrant and moody colours of the landscape.

Ngaa-bun-gaa-nha - SEARCHING by Maree Bisby
Launchpad@Toronto

Ngaa-bun-gaa-nha – Searching represents artist Maree Bisby’s journey as an independent Aboriginal Woman, inspired by her connection to the lake and the beauty and serenity of local beaches.

Meet the artists

Throughout the year we host a series of Meet the artist events at Launchpad libraries.

These events come in a variety of formats from live art preformances, to indepth discussions on the artists careers, inspirations and techniques. Bookings are essential and can be made online, by phone or in person prior to the event.

Call out for artists

Launch your career at the library! With four concurrent exhibitions at different locations, and an exciting program of artists’ talks, workshops and demonstrations, Launchpad@Lake Mac Libraries aims to connect emerging artists with the community and offer new opportunities for community participation in the arts.

Applications are now open for a duration of 12 weeks at Lake Mac Libraries’ Belmont, Toronto, Charlestown and Swansea branches for 2018 and 2019. Please download your application at or call 4921 0463 for more information.