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A community of creatives, a variety of arts opportunities, a forum for individual artistic expression. Whether you’re a beginner keen on exploring a new hobby or an established artist who enjoys co-creating with others, our Interest Groups are open to everyone and provide a variety of opportunities to create and connect. We encourage you to embrace your individuality, pursue your passion and express yourself.

A brief description of each of our established Interest Groups follows below. All session times are listed on our events & workshops page and on our event calendar.

We welcome you to our creative community and look forward to connecting with you soon!

Art From The Heart

Art From The Heart (AFTH) is a mentored weekly gathering for anyone wishing to learn, or further develop, acrylic painting techniques, choosing your own subject. Renowned local artist, Sally Moroney, is the group's primary mentor, though all participants are encouraged to offer creative and constructive guidance and feedback.

AFTH meets on Tuesday mornings from 10am-12:30pm. New members, seasonal visitors & beginners most welcome. Bring along a small canvas and an image of your choosing. Paints and brushes are supplied.


Mission Arts members $10

Non-members $15

Students $5

Cassowary Coast Yarners

A group of knit, crochet and textile enthusiasts who meet twice monthly on Mondays from 10am-12pm.

1st Monday of the month at Mission Arts

3rd Monday of the month at C4 Environment Centre

(adjacent to the Visitor's Centre in North Mission Beach)

Explore a new creative pursuit, revive your skills or share tips and techniques with like minded creative people at these friendly and informal gatherings.

BYO creative project. New members, seasonal visitors and beginners most welcome.


$5 donation

Glass on Fire

Glass on Fire is a group of enthusiasts who gather together periodically to pursue and further develop their glass-making skills across a range of areas – floating, fusing, slumping, recycled glass moulding, etc.

The group offers workshops from time to time which allow participants to experiment with various glass techniques. A glass kiln is available for group firings.

Beautiful and unique works from our talented glass artists are available for purchase from the Gallery Shop.

Upcoming workshops (when scheduled) can be found in the 'What's On' area of our website.

Mission Arts Movies

Mission Arts Movies (MAM) shows a variety of movies appealing to a broad cross-section of movie-goers. From family-friendly to docu-drama, special interest to mainstream, join us monthly for movies curated from our members movie wish-list.

Films are generally shown on the 2nd Saturday evening of the month. Screening starts at 7pm, socialising (doors open) from 6pm with dinner (optional) available for purchase.

Mission Arts annual membership includes Mission Arts Movies membership. Movies are free of charge for Mission Arts members. Non-members, seasonal visitors and guests are most welcome at no charge for up to three movies. Mission Arts membership is required thereafter.

The Mission Beach Film Society (Mission Arts Movies) is a member of the Federation of Queensland Film Societies and operates as a subgroup of Mission Arts.


Mission Arts members FREE

Non-members FREE (for up to 3 movies)

Dinner (optional) $20

EFT/cash bar (price varies according to selection)

Mission Arts Pottery

Mission Arts Pottery Studio is open for supervised open sessions with an experienced potter 3 days a week. One of our dedicated and experienced volunteer potters will be on hand to offer assistance during these sessions.

Open to all skill levels. New members and seasonal visitors most welcome. Minimum age requirement for open sessions (8 years old). Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Session cost includes use of the pottery studio space and tools under supervision. Clay and firing costs are additional.

Please Note: Though the supervised session is open to individuals regardless of previous pottery experience, the supervised session is not designed to be a one-on-one tutorial nor is it intended as a substitute for basic introductory level pottery courses and workshops.

Pottery Open Days:

Mondays 11am-3pm

Thursdays 5pm-9pm

Saturdays 10am-2pm


Mission Arts members $5

Non-members $10

Mission Arts Theatre Ensemble (MATEs)

The Mission Arts Theatre Ensemble (MATEs) was formed in 2019 to allow people in the Cassowary Coast area access to a variety of theatrical experiences. In 2021, the group was conceptually expanded into an ensemble to extend the original vision and provide a clear direction for the group.

‘Ensemble’ style theatre groups have a shared focus which is collaboratively devised and expressed through its operations and productions. In the case of MATEs, that focus is on ‘local’. Without being too restrictive, the ensemble looks to offer the Cassowary Coast community local content created and produced by local people.

Keen to get involved? There are endless opportunities to showcase your talents...acting, playwriting, lighting/sound, set/costume design, stagehand and front/back of house.

MATEs meets weekly on Mondays in ’The Cottage’ at Mission Arts. Juniors: 4:30-5:30pm. Seniors: 5:30-7pm.


Mission Arts members $5

Non-members $10

Children of Family Memberships $0

Mission Mosaic

Mission Mosaic is a group of mosaic enthusiasts who gather together periodically to pursue and further develop mosaic skills in a diverse range of creative projects. The group offers workshops from time to time which allow participants to try their hand with different substrates and tesserae and in a variety of two and three dimensional applications.

Raya, the group's collaborative public art sculptural stingray masterpiece, sits proudly on the foreshore at the north end of North Mission Beach.

Upcoming workshops (when scheduled) can be found in the 'What's On' area of our website.


Oiled is a monthly 'drop in' art group offering an opportunity for artists of all levels to develop and further refine their oil painting skills in a supportive environment.

Oiled meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 10am-12:30pm. BYO materials (small canvas, paints, brushes) and inspiration. New members, seasonal visitors & beginners welcome.


Mission Arts members $10

Non-members $15

Students $5


Threads is a diverse group of talented fibre and textile artists, from the Cassowary Coast and beyond, who meet regularly to plan for exhibitions of their work. Members are skilled in various techniques (including knitting and crochet, embroidery, eco-dyeing, basketry, quilting, weaving, printing and more).

The group meets, in conjunction with the Cassowary Coast Yarners, at Mission Arts on the 1st Monday of every month from 10am-12pm. New members, seasonal visitors and beginners welcome.


$5 donation