Gallery features art and music of Macleay Island's Joe Geia

EXHIBITION: Macleay Island artist Joe Geia opens his first exhibition since moving to the island. It opens on June 15.

EXHIBITION: Macleay Island artist Joe Geia opens his first exhibition since moving to the island. It opens on June 15.

Artist and musician Joe Geia will open his first Macleay Island exhibition with art and song at the Macleay Island art complex from 5pm on June 15.

Mr Geia said he was looking forward to his exhibition on Macleay Island which was his first since returning to his home state. Themed The land and sea cares for me, the exhibition features 35 works and familiar island motifs.

A pioneer in bringing contemporary indigenous music to the forefront both nationally and internationally, Mr Geia added painting to his repertoire about 12 years ago.

This exhibition showcases this work and combines his cultural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage with a contemporary approach.

Mr Geia has already held several successful exhibitions in Melbourne and sold to many private collectors.

The exhibition will be opened by Redlands State MP Kim Richards and Minjerribah artist Delvene Cockatoo-Collins who will also be a guest speaker.

The exhibition will run until June 30 and the gallery is open from 10am to 4pm.

Mr Geia will also perform at the opening of the Quandamooka festival on June 1.