Arts Radar: Summer 2022

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



Elizabeth Shaw: Radical Localism & Legacy

Radical Localism is an atmospheric exhibition which surveys Elizabeth Shaw’s jewellery practice, spanning several decades and encompassing much of the history of sustainable jewellery practice in Queensland. The exhibition explores the role of home, place, family, and nurture, in fostering talent at home and beyond.

Legacy continues this journey of fostering beyond, with a small collection of works by several of Liz Shaw’s past students who trained under her at the Fine Art Course, Jewellery and Small Objects, at the Queensland School of Arts, Griffith University.


Latest & Greatest II: Sunshine Coast Art Collection new acquisitions

The second in the series of the Latest & Greatest exhibitions displays a diverse snapshot of collecting over the last two years (2021 and 2022) by the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. This exhibition celebrates the recent additions to the Art Collection by artists, collectors and local enterprises in our region, whilst 

acknowledging philanthropy as a driver for the Collection’s growth and regional identity.

22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra

Ph: 5420 8299



Holiday Gallery

A collaboration of the Craft Cottage’s tireless art groups committed to keeping an active gallery presence during the holiday period.

5 Main Street, Buderim 

Ph: 5450 1714



Dean Jacobs: Words that Inspire

Dean Jacobs explores the use of words, illustrations, and audio, the combining of which creates a unique and memorable outcome for those who
view his artworks.


Margi Parry – Retrospective: Views of Life

Margi Parry is delighted to show a “look back” on her life’s body of work as an artist, draughtsperson and writer. Encompassing themes of industry, travel, nature, flora and landscape. Parry’s use of poetry and diverse materials such as collage, clay, pen and ink, watercolour and wood is presented as a collection of the artists’ perspectives of life, memories, moments and experiences.

44 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore

Ph: 5475 8989 



Summer Fling

Stevens Street’s first exhibition of 2023 is a celebration of summer, showcasing a variety of artists’ reflections and inspirations of this festive, fun, fabulous season and the Australian landscapes. Discover works by artists such as our previous cover artists Jarrod Riggs, Jennie Rutz and Stacey Petersen.

2 Stevens Street, Yandina

Toni – 0414 687 895

Alicia – 0437 141 786



An Acquisitive Instinct: The Arija and Richard Austin Collection

This exhibition includes artworks and objects from Richard (‘Dick’) Austin’s collection to express the story of two people, each with a discrete yet complementary collecting instinct. Richard’s focus on traditional artworks and artefacts from across Asia, and Arija’s passion for design, animals, and contemporary and naïve art from Europe and Australia form the basis of their collection.

90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs

Ph: 5459 4645

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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!

Save the date for an unforgettable evening filled with art, flavour, and entertainment!

Let`s make memories together at "The Sculpted Dinner" – a delight for all the senses!
(Visit the link in bio to secure your tickets today!)

`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! 🌞

Fashion Editor, Ally Chuck @ally_chuck
Photographer, @laurenbiggslbph
Hair and Makeup, Justina Simone @justina_simone
Models, Lucia and Cinzia Cimino, @luciaciminolashes @cinziaciminoc_
Assistant, Chloe Knight @chloeaknightt
Social Media, Rebecca Jamieson Dwyer @becjamiesondwyer
Shoot Manager, Deb Caruso @debcarusopr
Nature, @novotelsunshinecoast’s own 🌿🦘🌿🦘

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.

image: @barry_eyeswideopenimages
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)