Arts Radar: Autumn 2022
A new season brings exciting new exhibitions and the Sunshine Coast’s galleries, studios and arts centres have something for everyone!
USC ART GALLERY
UNTIL 7 MAY
Sandra Selig works at the intersection of visual art and experimental music, using humble materials such as thread, paper, light and sound to articulate intangible notions of form, space and time. Her new exhibition presents six projects that have evolved organically over time and in response to the spaces Selig works and exhibits in.
UNTIL 7 MAY
Slack Water is a collaboration about the Pacific Ocean between artist, Arryn Snowball and poet, Nathan Shepherdson. The exhibition brings together Snowball’s new and recent paintings, gouache studies, and experimental performance-based drawings inspired
by Shepherdson’s collection of 77 poems as well as a growing understanding of human impacts on climate and ecosystems.
90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs
Ph: 5459 4645
CALOUNDRA REGIONAL GALLERY
UNTIL 8 MAY
This exhibition celebrates the diversity of visual arts across the Sunshine Coast with forty finalist artworks. An initiative of Friends of the Regional Gallery, Caloundra, the prize invites works across a range of genres from regional artists depicting local themes.
FROM 13 MAY TO 26 JUNE
A deep insight into the extraordinary making of one of the Sunshine Coast’s favourite artistic travellers, Rex Backhaus-Smith. With works drawn from private and public collections, this exhibition examines the depth and breadth of Rex’s art and follows his expeditions from his early landscapes of outback towns to vivid works from recent trips to the top end to his own backyard. Attend the launch on Thursday 12 May, 6pm-8pm.
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Ph: 5420 8299
OLD AMBULANCE STATION
UNTIL 16 APRIL
Wilhelmus Breikers presents a collection of drawings and paintings that are declarative, rhetorical and loud, answering the question, “is the world still a better place?” This exhibition expresses the artist’s opinions on world issues as well as his enjoyment in the use of materials and processes.
UNTIL 16 APRIL
This collection of surrealist figurative sculpture, organic ceramic vessels and found object installations, ignites a personal and authentic response to the collective themes of awakening from the unconscious human experience. Ceramicist Fiona Cuthbert O’Meara embodies a deep personal narrative around issues of life and death, loss, reconnection, rebirth and personal identity.
80 Howard Street, Nambour
9 APRIL, 9AM TO 1PM
Vitreous enamelling is the art of fusing powdered glass to metals at very high temperatures to create bright and beautiful earrings and pendants. In this 4-hour, hands-on workshop, you will learn every step in the enamelling process, from cutting copper pieces, to sifting, stencilling, and firing your own unique designs.
2 Stevens Street, Yandina
Ph: Toni – 0414 687 895, Alicia – 0437 141 786
MAROOCHYDORE LIBRARY ARTSPACE
UNTIL 5 APRIL
A group of local artists interpret the local landscape where they meet each week. They highlight the natural characteristics of the local flora and landforms, representing a multifaceted view of the Sunshine Coast. Paintings range from realism to abstraction, using experimental and traditional methods and a variety of media.
44 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore
BUDERIM CRAFT COTTAGE
14 APRIL AND 16 APRIL
The first collaboration of the year where all creative groups belonging to the Buderim Craft Cottage come together
to exhibit their festive creations.
FROM 26 APRIL UNTIL 29 MAY
Groups members of the Buderim Craft Cottage exhibit a diverse collection of
2D and 3D artwork, including acrylics, oils, watercolours, ceramics and more. Feel inspired by both individual and group creations as artists visit to talk about their work.
5 Main Street, Buderim
Ph: 5450 1714