Paxtons Creative Space and The Upstairs Gallery is a vibrant art community located on the banks of the pioneer River in Mackay.

The concept of a grass roots gallery with an open door policy is the vision of local artist Margaret Burgess.

This space provides a welcomed haven for creativity to flourish in a region dominated by heavy industry, sport and agriculture.

Since the development of this space it has expanded to now include “The Out Of The Boxshop” which markets the work of 18 local artisans.

Also, the Little Peoples Learning Gallery, specifically set up for children from the age of 4yrs up.

The Paxtons Night Markets, held in the warehouse about every six weeks, is rated as one of the best markets in Mackay.

In January 2013 we hosted the Creative Mackay Expo, which attracted 1500+ visitors in one day. Proving the need for such an organisation in the Mackay region, all of the art groups and clubs  represented at the expo benefited from significant increases in membership.

We look forward to a long and prosperous future working with the cultural development in the region.