Arts Radar Autumn 2024

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

CALOUNDRA REGIONAL GALLERY

UNTIL 5 MAY

LOCAL CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE: REFLECTIONS ON HERE AND NOW

Be inspired by the two and three-dimensional artworks of the Local Contemporary Art Prize winners. Head into the gallery before 27 April to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

LOCAL STUDENT ART PRIZE EXHIBITION

Visit the inspiring winners of the Local Student Art Prize in an exhibition of two-dimensional artwork by the region’s up-and-coming artists. The Local Student Art Prize celebrates and fosters the region’s budding artists by showcasing artwork from students depicting local themes. Aligned with the Local Contemporary Art Prize, it is an opportunity for students across all year levels to exhibit their artwork in a curated gallery exhibition.

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

CA GALLERY

20 MAY – 10 JUNE

OTHER VISIONS, REX BACKHAUS-SMITH

Born in Queensland, watercolourist Rex Backhaus-Smith’s love for local landscapes feature in his latest exhibition Other Visions — a collection of new and selected works celebrating the iconic Glasshouse Mountains.

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

HEART SPACE CREATIVE STUDIO

18-24 MAY, 10am – 4pm

OPEN STUDIOS SUNSHINE COAST 2024: CONVERSATIONS WITH FLOWERS

Discover four local artists including Katia Ksr, Daina McCauley, Rose Iron and Jasmine Veronique on display at The Pavilion in Eumundi. Experience their unique visions in a collaborative space where art connects and inspires. A studio event not just to observe, but to feel, discover, and engage.

8/79 Memorial Drive, Eumundi
[email protected]
www.hscstudio.com.au

STEVENS STREET GALLERY

UNTIL 28 APRIL

LAND & SKY, VARIOUS ARTISTS

Promising a rich tapestry of interpretations and emotions evoked by the vistas of the Land & Sky, this exhibition celebrates the connection we share with our diverse landscape and the expansive sky above. Featured artists include Lucinda Leveille, Anthony Walker, Wayne Smith, Domica Hill and Katrina Pennock, amongst others.

1 MAY-30 JUNE

THE FABULISTS – THE ART OF STORYTELLING

Explore the imaginative world of The Fabulists where storytelling, whimsy, and folklore come to life through paintings, sculptures, and mixed media. Artists from varying disciplines weave narratives that transport you to whimsical realms, evoke nostalgia, and stir the imagination.

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

UNISC ART GALLERY

UNTIL 4 MAY

OCCURRENT AFFAIR, proppaNOW

After a five-year hiatus to focus on their individual careers, Occurrent Affair features new and recent works by Brisbane-established Aboriginal artist collective proppaNOW — one of Australia’s leading cultural collectives, exploring the politics of Aboriginal art and culture, and provoking, subverting and re-thinking what it means to be a ‘contemporary Aboriginal artist’.

Conceived as a collaborative activist gesture, Ocurrent Affair addresses current socio-political, economic and environmental issues, while celebrating the strength, resilience and continuity of Aboriginal culture. Featured artists include: Vernon Ah Kee, Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Megan Cope, Jennifer Herd, Gordon Hookey and Laurie Nilsen.

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

BUDERIM CRAFT COTTAGE

18 MAY-26 MAY

EXISTENCE

Visit the biennial Buderim Fibre Group exhibition featuring three-dimensional, metal work, weaving, basketry, book making, embroidery, paper clay work, felting, hand printing, botanical dyeing and many others.

Fibre art is a new and an old art form — fibrous materials have been used for hundreds of years to make functional and artistic works. With today’s technological advancements,
new materials and evolving techniques are engaging contemporary artists in
a new way, and in a very different way from the old traditional crafts of drawing and painting.

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

BENDIGO COMMUNITY BANK MARCOOLA

UNTIL 4 APRIL

GEORGES PETIT

With a career spanning five decades, highly-acclaimed Australian artist Georges Petit is well known for this expertise in portrait art, charcoal and landscape pieces.

4 APRIL-20 MAY

MATT GOULD 

Living by the sea at Marcoola, Matt takes inspiration from the movement and colours of the ocean. A swim each morning becomes an observation on the form and shape of the waves and the way light rests on and penetrates the water, sparking a desire to capture that fresh feeling.

20 MAY-26 JUNE

PHYLLIS ARANEO

Phyllis Araneo’s captivating paintings feature the striking Australian light and colour while incorporating its luscious plant and floral life.

26 JUNE-8 AUGUST

JESSICA HANSELMANN

Jessica Rose is a florist turned painter, illustrator and surface design artist. Using predominantly with pen, ink and watercolour or gouache on cotton rag paper, Jessica’s background in floristry and love of nature and daydreaming are the main inspiration for her work.

1/930 David Low Way, Marcoola
Ph: 5448 8582
www.bendigobank.com.au/branch/qld/community-bank-marcoola

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