Arts Radar – Spring 2021

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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 30 OCTOBER

Sites of Connection 

This exhibition illuminates artwork at the intersection of creative practice and environmental research as a selection of local artists explore scientific research on the environment through creative mediums, sparking curiosity and conversations.

Reading Between the Lines: Uncovering Butchulla History in the K’gari Research Archive

Colonial records aren’t the only history archived in Australia. In this exhibition, curator Rose Barrowcliffe uncovers the hidden history of the Butchulla people,
the traditional custodians of K’gari
(Fraser Island) through a creative examination of the K’gari Research Archive. 

USC Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs

www.usc.edu.au/art-gallery


CALOUNDRA REGIONAL GALLERY

UNTIL 10 OCTOBER 2021

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2021

Emerging and established artists from across the nation compete for this dynamic visual arts award, reflecting outstanding contemporary practice in 2D arts. Explore the artworks on offer in a diverse exhibition now showing.

FROM 15 OCTOBER UNTIL 5 DECEMBER 

KEITH HAMLYN: I Sea U

Sunshine Coast photographer Keith Hamlyn examines the unique relationship people have with the sea. This diverse portrait series captures the local ocean community, presenting a visual narrative of private moments in the transformative space of the ocean.

Hiromi Tango: Healing Garden

International artist Hiromi Tango explores the many ways that nature sustains our wellbeing as humans. The exhibition space will transform and evolve as creations are added from continuous community workshops. 

22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra

www.gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


OLD AMBULANCE STATION NAMBOUR

24 SEPTEMBER TO 17 OCTOBER

SUE O’MALLEY: Of Time And Space

This series of four videos breaks with conventional film narratives to produce collages or assembles of moving images. 

Sue’s footage draws inspiration from the science fiction genre, real worlds and artificial worlds, time and Japanese pop culture.

Writing a Novel

The real and the surreal intersect in a collection of photographic images from Glen O’Malley, Queensland’s longest exhibiting photographer. Although his exhibited works may appear different at first glance, they form common threads for the viewer to interpret.  

Nambour State College

Local art students from Nambour State College offer a showcase of original
artworks in a variety of mediums. 

80 Howard Street, Nambour

www.theoldambulancestation.com


MAROOCHYDORE LIBRARY ARTSPACE

UNTIL 25 SEPTEMBER

JAN ROEBUCK: Bygone Days

This exhibition explores the history behind a selection of photographs from the Sunshine Coast Heritage Library, conjuring nostalgia for people, place and life from a bygone era. Artist Jan Roebuck uses iron oxide to transfer sepia images onto clay, creating objects as delicate as the history itself.  

28 SEPTEMBER TO 6 NOVEMBER  

Our Mid-Century Coast

After emigrating from Scotland in the 1920s, Australian photographer Duncan McDermant (AFIAP) was intrigued by the history of South East Queensland and sought to capture the Australia he saw. Collector Kirsten Busteed presents his historic works in this exhibition. 

44 Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree

www.gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


ARTS AND ECOLOGY CENTRE, MAROOCHY REGIONAL BUSHLAND BOTANIC GARDEN

UNTIL 3 OCTOBER

Wildflowers in Augmented Reality

Information Technology students from Caloundra State High School have recreated iconic Sunshine Coast wildflowers in 3D using both traditional and virtual reality modelling software. 

Discover these wildflowers during an immersive walk through the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden.

33 Palm Creek Rd, Tanawha 

www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


NEW GALLERY ALERT!

STEVENS ST GALLERY

A vibrant art space located in the historical township of Yandina showcasing talented local artists and makers of beautiful things. The artisan store is laden with a variety of wares from talented local artists, designers and creatives

2 Stevens Street, Yandina, QLD 4561

 [email protected]

Toni – 0414 687 895

Alicia – 0437 141 786

Tuesday – Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday/Sunday: 9am-1pm

www.stevensstreetgallery.com.au

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