Arts Radar: Spring 2022
Discover exciting new exhibitions at the Sunshine Coast’s leading galleries, studios and arts centres!
COOL ART GALLERY
UNTIL 12 SEPTEMBER
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.
12 SEPTEMBER – 4 OCTOBER
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.
18 OCTOBER – 8 NOVEMBER
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
BUDERIM CRAFT COTTAGE
17 – 18 SEPTEMBER
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
OLD AMBULANCE STATION
UNTIL 24 SEPTEMBER
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.
11 NOVEMBER – 3 DECEMBER
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
CALOUNDRA REGIONAL GALLERY
UNTIL 16 OCTOBER
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.
21 OCTOBER – 4 DECEMBER
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
USC ART GALLERY
UNTIL 29 OCTOBER
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
STEVENS STREET GALLERY
UNTIL 30 OCTOBER
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.
UNTIL 30 OCTOBER
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