Arts Radar: Spring 2022

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



It started with a trickle

Pam Walpole’s latest series is the landscape affected by the volume of unseasonal rainfall and power of excess water on a saturated land. Run-off, trickling, seeping, flowing, floodwaters engulfing – chaos! Where the unpainted surface is just as important as the painted image. 



Created during a year-long residency at Sub Tropic Studio, Shyanne Clark experiments across multiple mediums, from acrylics to oils on canvas and charcoal works on paper, attempting to capture the depths, and the human response to the power of the sea. Pastel pops hovering above the horizon offer oblique reference to the impact of climate change and global warming on the sea and its environs. The works encourage the observer to pause, to observe the layers and marks and mediums. To linger.


Sidepiece: An exhibition of ideas

An exhibition of painting and sculpture from the studio where Alison Mooney explores ideas of colour, structure and light beyond her ongoing ‘tube series’. 

5/43 Access Crescent, Coolum Beach

Ph: 5471 7366



Life Drawing Exhibition 2022

Discover the Annual Exhibition from the Life Drawing Group at the Buderim Craft Cottage and try your hand at drawing a portrait from a live model between 10am and 12pm on both days.

23 – 25 SEPTEMBER 

‘Off the Shelf’ Art Sale

Local Mixed Media artists stack the gallery shelves with original art, from soft to bold, abstract to realism and experimental to decorative. View, connect with and purchase watercolour, acrylic, oil, printmaking, collage and more at greatly reduced prices. 

15 – 23 OCTOBER

Sculpture Garden Exhibition 

Led by Diedre Phipps, this exhibition features 150 sculpted creations by local artists, each representing the diversity in this ancient art form. The artists will be on hand each day to assist visitors in discovering how the pieces are inspired, designed, and crafted.

28 – 30 OCTOBER 

Silversmiths of Buderim Craft Cottage

This Annual Exhibition showcases exquisite hand-crafted jewellery and metal art, from rustic recycled pieces to designed and finished fine jewellery. Experience demonstrations with artisans in action, creating their jewellery pieces using materials such as silver, gold, brass, copper, glass and gemstones.

5 Main Street, Buderim 

Ph: 5450 1714



the C word

Culture, Crisis, Comfort, Confusion, Cloak, Concealment, Cocoon… The C word has as many understandings as the individuals who encounter it. Kim Schoenberger takes this ambiguity and melds it into forms and structures that interrogate the societal stasis wrought by a global phenomenon.


Nambour State College Annual Art Exhibition

Nambour State College’s thriving Visual Art department exhibits artwork from secondary students across a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics and installation.

80 Howard Street, Nambour



Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2022

This dynamic visual arts award reflects outstanding contemporary 2D arts practice in Australia. Now in its seventeenth year, the exhibition presents the remarkable finalist works by established and emerging artists from across the country. 


Sihot’e Nioge: When Skirts Become Artworks

An exhibition celebrating the Omie origin story of Papua New Guinea – the making of the first skirt or nioge. Exploring the history and tradition of nioge tapa, Omie Tapa artists present works created with the inner bark of rainforest trees and dyes from the natural world. Launch: Thursday 20 October, 6pm – 8pm. 

22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra

Ph: 5420 8299



Peter Hudson:
The mystery of being here

Sunshine Coast artist Peter Hudson’s largest career survey features more than 50 artworks drawn from public and private collections, investigating his overarching interest in our relationship with the world around us through painting and drawing. 

90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs

Ph: 5459 4645



Pocket Pieces

Celebrate the first birthday of Stevens Street Gallery with 75 artists who exhibited works in the past year returning with 30cm x 30cm pieces available for purchase. Works by Denise Daffara, Cath Knijnenburg, Wayne Smith and more recognise the incredible diversity of talent and expose audiences to affordable, original art. 


Featured Artists

Discover works from local artists Laura Vecmane, Matt Armstrong, Rachel Pedrana, Mirelle Streza and Holly Milner. Meet the featured artists and explore the gallery at Artesunday with Bar Deco, Sunday 18 September, 2pm – 5pm.

2 Stevens Street, Yandina

Ph: Toni – 0414 687 895; Alicia – 0437 141 786

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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!

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`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! 🌞

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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.

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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)