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!



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



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.



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



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



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.  


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



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



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

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Toni – 0414 687 895

Alicia – 0437 141 786

Tuesday – Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday/Sunday: 9am-1pm

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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)