Arts Radar: Autumn 2023

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Discover exciting new exhibitions at the Sunshine Coast’s leading galleries, studios and arts centres!

USC ART GALLERY

UNTIL 27 MAY

Julie Fragar: Biograph

This the first career survey of Fragar’s work over more than twenty years of practice with key works made between 1998 and 2021 and arranged according to key themes including biography, memory, identity and narrative.

90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs
Ph: 5459 4645
www.usc.edu.au/art-gallery

OLD AMBULANCE STATION

FROM 4 APRIL UNTIL 29 APRIL

The Sunshine Coat Project

The culmination of an 18-month community project in which Ketakii Jewson-Brown and Shaye Hardisty collaborated with 11 other creatives to create a series of coats representing the richness and diversity of Nambour. This visual feast is a deep dive into the layers of place, memory, belonging and fashion. Experience a sustainable fashion event on 28 April.

80 Howard Street, Nambour
www.theoldambulancestation.com 

MAROOCHYDORE LIBRARY ARTSPACE

UNTIL 30 APRIL

Hard Pressed Printers: exPRESSions

exPRESSions is the first exhibition by HARD PRESSED PRINTERS and includes cyanotype, monoprint, drypoint etching, screen print, eco dye, linocut, jigsaw linocut, mixed media and etching. 

44 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore
Ph: 5475 8989
www.gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Exhibitions/Maroochydore-Artspace

COOL ART GALLERY

FROM 15 MAY UNTIL 12 JUNE

25

Cool Art Picture Framing + Gallery is celebrating 25 years in business! Experience a group exhibition with works from artists who have been affiliated with the gallery over the past 25 years.

5/43 Access Crescent, Coolum Beach
Ph: 5471 7366
www.coolartgallery.com.au

STEVENS STREET GALLERY

UNTIL 30 APRIL

Blooms and Birds

An explosion of colourful florals and feathers from various artists in a range of mediums and styles, exploring the dazzling colours, diversity of shapes and forms found in both flowers and birdlife.

FROM 3 MAY UNTIL 2 JULY

Country & Landscapes

Showcasing local artists’ perspective of native country, landscapes and places as sources of inspiration. 

2 Stevens Street, Yandina
Toni – 0414 687 895 / Alicia – 0437 141 786
www.stevensstreetgallery.com.au

CALOUNDRA REGIONAL GALLERY

UNTIL 7 MAY

Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize 2023

Local artists capture the region’s beauty through painting, drawing, printmaking and sculptures for the annual Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize. 

UNTIL 7 MAY

Local Student Art Prize 2023

Aligned with the Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize, the Local Student Art Prize is an inspiring glimpse into the creative future to celebrate and engage the region’s budding artists. 

FROM 12 MAY UNTIL 25 JUNE

A Wearable Canvas

Paper, cable ties, bicycle tyres, feathers, bread bags and foraged local vines are just some of the materials that artists and designers have brought to life as wearable art. Usually on a catwalk, take a closer look at how these spectacular works have been created. A fusion of high-end fashion and sculptural art forms.

FROM 12 MAY UNTIL 25 JUNE

Ruby Donohoe

Ruby’s experimental work draws on her public transport journey between Coolum and Caloundra exploring notions of transit, bodily relocations, and vehicles for exchange. 

22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Ph: 5420 8299
www.gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

REVERENCE ART STUDIO

3, 10, 17 JUNE, 9AM – NOON

Art of Reverence

Discover the awe-inspiring beauty and cultural significance of Papua New Guinea’s indigenous art. With visits by date or appointment, immerse yourself in the intricate and powerful works that pay homage to the country’s diverse art heritage. Experience the Official Opening of Reverence Art Studio and Exhibition Launch on 27 May, 5pm – 7pm.

47-51 Lysaght Street, Coolum Beach
Ph: 0407 565 90
www.reverenceartstudio.com.au

BUDERIM CRAFT COTTAGE

8 APRIL, until 2pm

Buderim Easter Fair

Visit the grounds of the War Memorial Hall, Library and Craft Cottage for handcrafted creations of pottery, paintings, silver jewellery, patchwork, calligraphy and more. Enjoy tasty treats and a cuppa. 

FROM 3 JUNE UNTIL 11 JUNE

Calligraphy and Papercraft Group: Rhythms of the Coast

Featuring beautifully-crafted artworks and paper designs. Watch calligraphers demonstrate and explain various scripts and view their interpretation of traditional and modern lettering created with ink, paint and gold leaf. 

FROM 23 JUNE UNTIL 25 JUNE

Buderim Patchwork Biennial Quilt Exhibition

Patchwork quilting in the 2020s has a different look to your nana’s traditional squares. It can still be traditional designs but often with a modern twist. 

FROM 1 JULY UNTIL 9 JULY

Buderim Winter School

Nine days of workshops and masterclasses led by renowned tutors inside the historic Buderim Craft Cottage. Workshops for beginner to expert level. 

5 Main Street, Buderim
Ph: 5450 1714
www.buderimcraftcottage.com.au

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