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MAYO Arts Festival

168's MAYO Arts Festival is named in honour of 168’s Old Girl Daphne Mayo MBE (1908), who was a leading Australian female artist most prominently known for the sculptured tympanum above the entrance to Brisbane City Hall. Daphne carved the path for today’s 168’s students’ education and learning of the three-dimensional artform and celebrating three-dimensional art is what sets the MAYO Arts Festival apart.

Since its inception in 2008, the festival has showcased the work of artists and artisans working in disciplines including  jewellery, glass art, ceramics and sculpture.

In 2024, the festival will take on a new look, bringing the school and wider community together for a one-day only multi-arts celebration, showcasing student exhibitions and performances in art, dance, drama and music. The festival will also feature rides, activities, food trucks and a bar, as well as artisan market stalls selling a diverse selection of ceramics, jewellery, homewares and textiles. 

Click here for more details on this year's MAYO Arts Festival. 

View the 2022 MAYO Artist Catalogue below.

The following Saturday ushers in a family friendly art-themed festival with a range of free and ticketed activities, rides, workshops and entertainment for all ages. Guests roll up their sleeves and release their inner artist with a variety of workshops hosted by some of our most talented artists and community members. For the quiet observer there is the opportunity to simply browse the artisan markets and purchase quality handcrafted gifts, jewellery and homewares, or simply take in the creative atmosphere, and magnificent sights and sounds of this family-friendly event. Adding to the festival atmosphere is a steady stream of musical and theatre performances as well as gourmet food and wine offerings.