Arts Radar

Arts Radar Summer 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!



Open Gallery Night

Meet exhibiting artists including Deann Cumner, Denise Daffara, Steve Allen, Sam Goodwin and Samantha Hobbelen at the next Open Gallery Night. This will be an evening of inspiring local art and creative conversations, live music and culinary delights from 5pm to 9pm.


Mixed Media & Collage with Yvette Fanciulli

Spend a few hours with Yvette Fanciulli creating collage pieces with lovely quotes and affirmations to use on cards. Enjoy stamping, painting and basic line work in a feel-good, relaxing class with all materials and morning tea provided from 10am to 1pm.


Resin Jewellery with Jen Eales

Learn techniques to create statement resin jewellery such as earrings, bangles and rings. Jeweller Jen Eales will teach how to mix resin, add colour, pour and finish pieces with a brief explanation and demonstration of the medium. All materials are supplied during the workshop from 10am to 1am.

2 Stevens Street, Yandina

Toni – 0414 687 895

Alicia – 0437 141 786



Joe Furlonger: Regional Queensland landscapes, figures and still life

Explore selected works from a private collection of watercolour sketches by celebrated Queensland contemporary artist, Joe Furlonger, whose artistic career in works on paper, ceramics and painting spans from the late 1980s to the present.

44 Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree; Ph 5475 8989 




A social meeting place for artists from
all art forms to talk, shop and test ideas from 4pm to 5.30pm. In response to the month’s theme, artists are invited to bring along some of their work; have a yarn or have a listen to an artist Show x Tell. You can also join an artist-led
roundtable conversation about what provocations this concept might offer for artistic practice, processes, concepts and aesthetics.


Cherry Stones

Artist Aaron Perkins and screenwriter/director Sam Dixon’s paintings and writings converse across media to invite make-believe and to offer an imaginative escape from the game of life carried on just outside the pockmarked and graffitied walls of The Old Lock Up. 

Catch the Artist Talk and Film Screening on 18 December 2.30pm.


Entwined as others

Helen Hardess and Tiana Jefferies combine their shared art practices of casting, collecting, assembling and collaborative action to explore affective registers of objects, bodies, and architecture of The Old Lock Up site. The project explores the ungraspable forces of our destabilised biosphere and recognises that humanity cannot survive without non-human others. Attend the opening event on 22 January from 5pm to 7pm and the workshop on 29 January.

4 First Ave, Maroochydore; Ph 0412 528 925 



Safe Space Contemporary Sculpture

This exhibition brings together three-dimensional artworks by twelve Australian artists exploring psychological aspects of physical space. The artists use diverse styles and materials to represent tones ranging from humour and playfulness, nurturing and warmth, through to unease, psychodrama and melancholy

USC Sunshine Coast; Ph 5459 4645

90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs



MindMe: arts and health 

This exhibition is part of an ongoing personal and collaborative exploration about arts and health, started in 2013. Bringing together raw, emotive and engaging expressions by artists working to understand and communicate their sense of self and mental health.

80 Howard Street, Nambour



The Art of Making: art in public spaces

Part retrospective and part glimpse into the future, this exhibition heroes finished artworks alongside conceptual processes. From drawings, designs and maquettes to sculptures and surveys of large-scale installations.


Dystopia/Utopia: 2070

Artists and writers respond to speculative fiction and imagine possible future scenarios of dystopian and utopian worlds. This exhibition is designed to stimulate discussion about our future, to emphasise that the arts in conjunction with science are at the forefront of our survival, and to question what we take for granted.

22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra

Ph 5420 8299

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Join @headspacemaroochydore for a powerful workshop - Work on Your Worries

Is anxiety holding you back? Let`s break free! If negative thoughts are on repeat or decision-making feels like a challenge, this workshop is your game-changer. Hosted by the amazing headspace GP, Dr. Amanda.

When: Monday, December 11th, 2-4pm
Where: YouConnect Hub (Warehouse) @ headspace Maroochydore

Ready to reframe those thoughts and conquer anxiety? Register now via the link in the bio or call 5409 4900 and kick those worries to the curb!

Get ready to time-travel through art history @caloundraregionalgallery ! From 8 December, 2023, to 21 January, 2024, join the ultimate print party curated by Kyoji Takizawa from the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts!

Dive into the wild world of ten artists who flipped the script on contemporary art using prints in the 1970s!

Thanks to the magic of the Japan Foundation, Sydney, and the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane, this show is an art extravaganza you won`t want to miss!

Time to rediscover prints and redefine your art journey! (link in bio)

Get ready for a festive double feature at @eumundimarkets !

Friday 8 December - Christmas Night Market from 4-8pm! Immerse yourself in the holiday magic with dazzling lights, festive treats, and a FREE climbing wall for the kiddos!

Then, on Saturday 9 December at 9am, join for a Saturday Market day like no other! Join the Christmas Card Workshop – a merry morning of creativity, crafts, and spreading holiday cheer!

Mark your calendars for a weekend of joy and jolly vibes!

Get ready to jingle all the way at the 59th Annual Peregian Beach Carols – the Coast`s OG carolling extravaganza on Wednesday 20 December.

This year, the dynamic trio of @peregianfamilyandfriends , @thevillageperegianbeach and @peregiansurfclub are teaming up to make your holiday season merry and bright in Peregian Park!

What`s on the festive menu?
- Live beats and carol classics by local bands, solo stars, and dynamic duos
- Foodie delights and artisan stalls to snag those last-minute Christmas goodies
- Kid-friendly fun, including face painting for the little elves
- A special sky-diving Santa soaring onto the beach (around 6pm, weather ready!)
- And hold onto your reindeer hats for a surprise grand finale at 8pm!

To unwrap all this awesomeness, just throw in a jolly $15 per family – covering EVERYTHING, from tunes to the main man himself, Santa!

Let`s make it a Peregian party to remember – see you there! (link in bio for tickets)

Sleigh bells are ringing! Have you booked your spot yet?

Join us @coolumbeer on Thursday, 7 December, as the @coolum_business_and_tourism community jingle and mingle to celebrate the merriest time of the year!

Let`s wrap up the year with a dash of holiday cheer and join your Coolum Business and Tourism community for an unforgettable evening, marking the official start of the silly season!

Secure your ticket now for a holly, jolly time by clicking the link in our bio!

Date: Thursday, 7 December, 2023
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Coolum Beer Co. | Unit 1, 2 Junction Drive, Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Tickets: Members $35.00 | Non-Members $45.00