Arts Radar Summer 2021
A new season brings exciting new exhibitions and the Sunshine Coast’s galleries, studios and arts centres have something for everyone!
STEVENS STREET GALLERY
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
MAROOCHYDORE LIBRARY ARTSPACE
UNTIL 18 DECEMBER
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
OLD LOCK UP MAROOCHYDORE
18 DECEMBER, 29 JANUARY, 26 MARCH
IN | CITE
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.
UNTIL 18 DECEMBER
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.
FROM 22 JANUARY UNTIL 28 JANUARY
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
UNTIL 15 JANUARY
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
OLD AMBULANCE STATION NAMBOUR
UNTIL 22 JANUARY
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
CALOUNDRA REGIONAL GALLERY
UNTIL 30 JANUARY
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.
FROM 3 FEBRUARY UNTIL 20 MARCH
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