Safe Harbour Exhibition

The Safe Harbour art exhibition in Brisbane’s St John’s Cathedral will draw attention to the plight of wildlife in Moreton Bay threatened by proposed development of 3,600 apartments on wetlands at Toondah Harbour.

Diverse works by twenty artists including painters, potters, sculptors, writers, photographers, a fabric artisan, a print maker and a musician/composer will be on show for five weeks in the historic Cathedral.

Creative artists exhibiting works in the Safe Harbour exhibition are passionate about saving Australia’s wildlife and wild places for future generations.

Iconic species threatened by the proposed mega development include koalas, turtles and migratory shorebirds. These shorebirds, including Eastern curlews and Bar-tailed godwits, fly annually from Australia to Siberia to breed.

The Safe Harbour art exhibition will include Migratory shorebirds at Toondah Harbour painted by Louise Saunders.
Migratory shorebirds at Toondah Harbour – Louise Saunders

Exhibition opens 19 May

The exhibition opens on Thursday 19th May 2022 at 6pm with a Wine and Cheese function in St John’s Anglican Cathedral, 373 Ann St, Brisbane CBD.

Artwork will be on display and available for purchase until June 26th with 25% of sales revenue donated to Birdlife Australia.

Volunteering for Safe Harbour

There will be opportunities to volunteer to assist with the Safe Harbour art exhibition during the five week display period to ensure that we have two people in attendance at times when the exhibition is open to the public..

Assistance is required for weekday sessions from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Assistance is also required for some weekend sessions:

  • Sunday 29 May, 12 noon – 3:30pm
  • Saturday 18 June, 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday 19 June, 12 noon – 3:30pm

Volunteer attendants will be provided with instructions and support.

If you are interested in helping to staff the exhibition for a few days, please contact

Social media

You can follow the Safe Harbour art exhibition on Facebook and Instagram.

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Updated 16 May 2022