Arts Radar: Spring 2023
Discover exciting new exhibitions at the Sunshine Coast’s leading galleries, studios and arts centres!
UNTIL 15 OCTOBER
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2023
The national acquisitive Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a dynamic visual arts award reflecting outstanding contemporary 2D and new media arts practice in Australia. Now in its eighteenth year, the exhibition presents remarkable finalist works by artists from across the country. Winners will be announced on 5 October
20 OCTOBER UNTIL 3 DECEMBER
Land Holds Memory
No landscape is neutral. Land Holds Memory of stories bearing human and environmental imprints emanating from deep time to the present day. Featuring Kev Carmody, Joanne Currie Nalingu, Joe Furlonger, Pat Hoffie, Peter Hudson and Euan Macleod. Celebrate the launch on Thursday 19 October from 6pm.
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Ph: 5420 8299
19 SEPTEMBER – 10 October
P I E C E S: Blair McNamara 2023
“These works are my surrender to ‘play’ as I swim deeper into abstraction. With my acrylic paints, colours emerge in layers as an indirect response of my gratitude for belonging here.” – Blair.
6 UNTIL 28 NOVEMBER
AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY Jan Williamson
As one of Australia’s premier portrait artists, Jan’s work portrays people and often intricate studies of children at play, engrossed in their own world. This will be a long-awaited solo exhibition for those that know and love Jan’s work.
5/43 Access Crescent, Coolum Beach
Ph: 5471 7366
18 OCTOBER, 10.30am-2.30pm
The Art Series: PAM WALPOLE
Presented by ca gallery, enjoy Pam’s bold yet minimal works inspired by nature along with fine food and wine, live music and artist talks.
Palm Creek Estate, 36 McCords Rd, Yandina Creek. Ticketed event.
16 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 6 OCTOBER
Make Beads Not War
The Little Glass House presents an exhibition of beaded jewellery with a
pop-up shop, workshops and glassmaking demonstrations!
80 Howard Street, Nambour
UNTIL 28 OCTOBER
You Are Neither Here Nor There
as part of horizon festival
Curated by Hamish Sawyer, this exhibition brings together four projects made during the first decade of Queensland artist Sam Cranstoun’s research-driven practice including key works from four major projects alongside new paintings that extend the artist’s investigation of modernist art and design, the built environment, and capitalism.
90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs
Ph: 5459 4645
8 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 29 OCTOBER
Featuring Artists Charlotte Wensley, Krystal Bradford, Katherine Spiller, Juanita Van Den Burgh and Marty Williamson unlock the imagination and liberate the mind with abstract works!
8 SEPTEMBER UNTIL 29 OCTOBER
Celebrating another year of bringing art to the community, Pocket Pieces returns with a huge collection of small art works (30 x 30cm) from over 50 local artists. An accessible and affordable way to bring art into your life!
1 NOVEMBER UNTIL 31 DECEMBER
This exhibition is a vibrant artistic celebration of colour with bright, bold artworks to finish off the year with a brilliant explosion of the colour wheel!
2 Stevens Street, Yandina
Toni – 0414 687 895 / Alicia – 0437 141 786
2, 9 & 16 SEPTEMBER,
Symbols of Reverence
Journey through a world of symbolism and meaning at the Symbols of Reverence Oceanic tribal art exhibition. Uncover the spiritual and cultural significance of these masterful works that pay tribute to the diverse beliefs and traditions of indigenous cultures. Opening Night,
26 August, 5pm to 7pm; September viewings, 9am-12pm or by appointment.
11, 18 & 25 NOVEMBER; 2 DECEMBER
Spirits of Reverence
Embark on a journey of spiritual discovery and reverence at this Oceanic tribal art exhibition. Immerse yourself in the masterful works of indigenous artists that capture the essence and power of the spirits that guide and inspire their cultures. Opening Night, 11 November, 5pm to 7pm; viewings on 18 and 25 November and 2 December, 9am to 12pm or by appointment.
47-51 Lysaght Street, Coolum Beach
Ph: 0407 565 900
23 TO 24 SEPTEMBER
Off the Shelf Art Sale
As Mixed Media artists declutter their studios, connect with and take home bargain-priced art from watercolour, acrylic and oil to printmaking, collage, charcoal and pastels.
7 UNTIL 15 OCTOBER
Sculpture Garden Exhibition
Celebrating 26 years and the work of the Pottery Group, skilfully moulded, dried, glazed and fired to entrap the warmth, personality and talent of each artist. Large and small artworks for sale.
27 UNTIL 29 OCTOBER
Discover handmade jewellery and metal art and watch the artisans in action, creating their original modern classics or rustic, recycled pieces.
3 TO 5 NOVEMBER
Life Drawing Exhibition
Stunning portraits and life drawings by local artists in pastel, paint, charcoal. Try your hand at portraiture.
24 TO 25 NOVEMBER
Buderim Christmas Fair
The annual community event everyone loves with many art and craft stalls plus coffee and cake!
5 Main Street, Buderim
Ph: 5450 1714