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Arts Radar

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Until 14 March 2021
Latest & Greatest: Sunshine Coast Art Collection recent acquisitions

Discover some of the greatest pieces as well as new additions to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection from the past two years.

Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke This is a rare opportunity to experience the amazing craftsmanship and finely detailed works by contemporary carvers and artisans of the netsuke – a traditional Japanese non-slip toggle used to secure small personal items such as money pouches, inrō (medicine containers) worn suspended from the obi (a sash worn with kimono).

Tues-Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-2pm
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Ph 5420 8299


Until 19 March
Viki Murray: Covid Life – Discoveries in solitary confinement

Art at night at Gallery Seventy-Seven will showcase five local artists over five months. The illuminated artworks are only visible at night and can be viewed from Bulcock Street and Felicity Park, Caloundra. The first artist to feature is Viki Murray with her series of digital works created during the COVID lockdown. The photographs, manipulated with digital illustrative effects, are from a daily ritual recording her observations during lockdown and also a deeper exploration of her home, the street where the she lives and the studio environment.

77 Bulcock Street, Caloundra


1 March – 10 April
Megan Corrie: Aluminum and Ink

The Artspace Gallery housed within the Maroochydore Library has re-opened with monthly exhibitions by locals, starting with printmaker Megan Corrie. Inspired by the uniqueness and beauty of old beach houses and native environment, Megan reflects the charm of her subjects through printmaking.

Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm

44 Sixth Ave, Maroochydore

Ph 5475 8989


Virtual Exhibition
Sandy Doble: First Wave

This Virtual Exhibition began during lockdown and can be accessed online at any time. Sandy Doble describes the experience of an artist during the lockdown, isolated
in an empty public gallery, with nothing else but the mesmerising artwork.

13 March – 17 april
fragile gardens: mona ryder

Part of the Sunshine Coast Council’s Fabric, Slow Fashion Artful Living Program, Fragile Gardens is an installation of an unknown future, anxious anticipations, rites of passage and dreamlike rituals exploring themes of domesticity, gender politics and memory through multimedia. Don’t miss artist talks and the Long Table Dinner!

Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm

80 Howard Street, Nambour


Until 24 April 2021
Myall Creek and Beyond

Explore the history and site of the 1838 Myall Creek Massacre through the work of contemporary indigenous artists. Curated by Dr Bianca Beetson, the exhibition explores this difficult shared history to create awareness about events and their continued impact on both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.

Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat, 10am-1pm

USC 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs

Ph 5459 4645


5-14 March
Fibre Art and Surface Design

Working with cotton, silk, paper, paper pulp and other fibre media and incorporating printing, dyeing, shibori, painting, felting, embroidery, bookbinding and other related techniques, local artists aim to produce contemporary art pieces both functional and decorative.

Mon-Fri 10am-2pm; Sat-Sun 10am-3pm

Buderim Craft Cottage

5 Main Street, Buderim

ph 0411 607 807


22 March – 16 April
Jacky Lowry: 50 Acres Revealed – Local Plants Explored in Print

Local printmaker Jacky Lowry explores the intricate and diverse array of ferns, grasses, shrubs and trees found around the Conondale area where she lives.

Mon-Sun, 9.30am-4pm

33 Palm Creek Rd, Tanawha


Open Every Day (except Christmas)
seaview artists gallery

This charming gallery in the coastal hamlet of Moffat Beach is the Sunshine Coast’s longest running ARI (artist-run space) established and operated purely by a community of local artists. Meet a friendly exhibiting artist to talk all things art!

Mon-Sun, 9.30am – 4.30pm

4 Seaview Terrace, Moffat Beach

Ph 5491 4788

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Deb has 25+ years' experience providing strategic communications and brand reputation advice to clients in the government, business and not-for-profit clients. She is passionate about Noosa and is an active member of her community, providing PR to Slow Food Noosa and other clients. Her passion lies in working with small businesses to help them succeed. She is planning to release the Tastes of Noosa cookbook with Matt Golinski in 2019.

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Get ready for a night of sensory splendour at "The Sculpted Dinner" – where every bite, beat, and bid will elevate your experience!

Join in on the 2nd December at @artsconnectinc exclusive gala fundraiser for @sculptureontheedgesc , promising a night unlike any other!

The @flaxtongardens team is set to dazzle your taste buds with a menu that celebrates the vibrant flavours of the Sunshine Coast`s finest local produce. Get ready for a culinary journey that will leave your senses dancing!

Immerse yourself in captivating performances, groovy tunes, and a thrilling auction that promises surprises at every turn!

Save the date for an unforgettable evening filled with art, flavour, and entertainment!

Let`s make memories together at "The Sculpted Dinner" – a delight for all the senses!
(Visit the link in bio to secure your tickets today!)

`Tis the season to shop local! Join in for Christmas Shopping in the @thevillageperegianbeach where @thelocalperegian and @talacollectiveau are turning up the holiday cheer with late arvo/early eve shopping every Friday in December!

Embrace the laid-back vibes of late-night shopping in Peregian Beach, ensuring your Christmas finds are as unique and special as the season itself.

Don`t miss out on the festive fun – let`s make this holiday shopping spree one for the books!

Join @headspacemaroochydore for a transformative workshop on Connection Skills!

Improve social connectedness, conquer awkward moments, and boost your conversation game! Let`s navigate emotions together and enhance those social skills. Hosted by the incredible headspace GP, Dr. Amanda.

When: Monday, December 4th, 2-4pm
Where: YouConnect Hub (Warehouse) @ headspace Maroochydore

Ready to level up your social game? Register now via the link in the bio or calling 5409 4900 and let`s make connections that last a lifetime!

It might have been raining, but that didn’t dampen spirits during our summer fashion shoot at the stunning @novotelsunshinecoast resort!

Thanks to our wonderful team for bringing the much-needed sunshiney vibes and being such a joy to work with.

We can’t wait to see the beautiful looks we’ve created together – stayed tuned for our sensational Summer Issue! 🌞

Fashion Editor, Ally Chuck @ally_chuck
Photographer, @laurenbiggslbph
Hair and Makeup, Justina Simone @justina_simone
Models, Lucia and Cinzia Cimino, @luciaciminolashes @cinziaciminoc_
Assistant, Chloe Knight @chloeaknightt
Social Media, Rebecca Jamieson Dwyer @becjamiesondwyer
Shoot Manager, Deb Caruso @debcarusopr
Nature, @novotelsunshinecoast’s own 🌿🦘🌿🦘

Master the art of kefir-making @greensmithgrocers workshop on December 3rd! Discover the health wonders and simplicity of crafting this fermented elixir at home.

Benefits include restoring gut bacteria, cleansing intestines, and boosting the immune system. It`s a protein-packed, lactose-friendly powerhouse!

Unlock the secret on December 3rd. Don`t miss out – arrive early for a pre-workshop coffee & pastry! (link in bio to reserve a spot)

Unleash your inner artist at @sculptureontheedgesc 2023!

Dive into a full 18-day program of creative workshops, designed for EVERYONE!

From beginners to masterclasses, there`s a workshop for every level of creativity.

Bring the kids along for weekend fun with Monte Lupo Arts and Paintbox Art School! Let them explore their artistic talents and make new friends in the process!

Have a blast, learn new skills, and immerse yourself in a world of creativity!

Join in for an unforgettable journey of self-expression and artistic discovery!

Click the link in bio to discover the full Workshops Program!

Sculpture On The Edge
Event dates: 23 November - 10 December 2023
Flaxton Gardens, Flaxton, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
8 AM - 4 PM Daily
Indoor & Outdoor Exhibition, Workshops & Special Events.

image: @barry_eyeswideopenimages
artwork: Sugarbag by Parthenopi @parthenopium

Join the festive fiesta @greensmithgrocers Christmas Market Night – their biggest market of the year on Thursday 30 November!

Support incredible local brands and farmers, and score a jolly 10% off storewide from 2pm-7pm!

Get ready for a merry shopping spree, load up on holiday must-haves, and indulge in scrumptious food tastings!

If you`ve never experienced their market nights, this is THE one to be at – their grandest and best yet! ​​​​​​​

Don`t miss the magic at Greensmith Grocers, Stockland Birtinya! (link in bio)