Arts Radar: Summer 2023
Discover exciting new exhibitions at the Sunshine Coast’s leading galleries, studios and arts centres!
CALOUNDRA REGIONAL GALLERY
UNTIL 21 JANUARY
Variation and Autonomy: The Prints of Contemporary Japanese Painters
This exhibition showcases the work of 10 artists who explored a wide range of possibilities through prints and expanded the range of expression in contemporary art in the 1970s. It was made possible by the Japan Foundation, Sydney and the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane.
26 JANUARY UNTIL 17 MARCH
Reception this way: motels – a sentimental journey with Tim Ross
In this national touring exhibition developed by the National Archives of Australia, you’re invited to travel around the country revisiting your memories of the classic Aussie motel, from family holidays and long road trips to continental breakfasts and mid-century mod cons.
22 MARCH UNTIL 5 MAY
Local Student Art Prize 2024
Children aged five and up are encouraged to participate in this exciting opportunity by entering a two-dimensional artwork on paper that celebrates their local region. A total prize pool of $1500 has been generously donated by Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc. and Marie Pigott. Art supplies vouchers will be awarded across a range of categories to winning entrants and their schools. Entries close Sunday 11 February.
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Ph: 5420 8299
HEART SPACE CREATIVE STUDIO
9 DECEMBER UNTIL 14 JANUARY
A small selection of original works and fine art prints by the local artists participating in artist residency weeks at Heart Space Creative Studio throughout 2023! Come to Open Studio Day and meet the artists on Saturday 9 December 10am-12pm.
STEVENS STREET GALLERY
UNTIL 31 DECEMBER
An exhibition that invites artists to unleash their colour palette and embrace the full spectrum of colours! As you wander through the gallery, prepare to be dazzled by a brilliant explosion of colours. It’s a visual feast that will uplift your spirits and ignite your sense of wonder.
FROM 10 JANUARY UNTIL 25 FEBRUARY
Stevens Street Gallery’s first exhibition of 2024 showcases artists’ reflections and inspirations of summer, from our landscapes to the feelings we relate to this time of year in Australia. Witness works by Jarrod Riggs, Stacey Petersen, Chris Hooper, Billy Flores and others.
2 Stevens Street, Yandina
Toni – 0414 687 895 / Alicia – 0437 141 786
UNISC ART GALLERY
UNTIL 27 JANUARY
Of Late brings together selected artworks from the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Collection acquired over the last five years. Although collected independently, throughout the work of the 19 artists represented in the exhibition, interconnecting themes emerge. Many of the artists foreground their working processes to explore their chosen medium’s material and conceptual possibilities. Some respond to the social and physical aspects of place, while others turn inward to the personal.
23 FEBRUARY UNTIL 4 MAY
OCCURRENT AFFAIR: proppaNOW
This major exhibition features new and recent works by Brisbane-based Aboriginal artist collective proppaNOW, who have had a five-year hiatus to focus on their individual careers. Conceived as a collaborative activist gesture, OCCURRENT AFFAIR will address current socio-political, economic and environmental issues, while celebrating the strength, resilience and continuity of Aboriginal culture.
90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs
Ph: 5459 4645
MAROOCHYDORE LIBRARY ARTSPACE
UNTIL 16 DECEMBER
See the Able Not the Label
The Compass Institute’s See the Able Not the Label campaign was developed as an invitation to look beyond the surface and see the humanity of the individual. The aim of this movement is to remove barriers of acceptance, break down perceived limitations and to connect the viewer to the universal truth that within each of us is an innate potential to be extraordinary in our own right.
18 DECEMBER UNTIL 4 FEBRUARY
Robert (Bob) Faulkner: Vietnam to Life Transitions
Robert (Bob) Faulkner served as a private infantry soldier in Vietnam during the 1960s and early 1970s. This exhibition is a retrospective of his artist practice spanning from his earlier works to present day.
6 FEBURARY UNTIL 24 MARCH
Elizabeth Gunko was born in Dnipro in the east of Ukraine and has studied Ukrainian traditional folk arts since childhood. Due to Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Elizabeth was forced to flee her home country and is now a Sunshine Coast resident. Her Petrykivka paintings are powerful, bright and colourful, and she uses this medium to focus on her culture and keeping traditional art alive.
44 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore
Ph: 5475 8989
Next year, ca Gallery looks forward to sharing a comprehensive exhibition of works by Rex Backhaus-Smith and welcoming new artists to the gallery spaces. Dates available in the coming months!
5/43 Access Crescent, Coolum Beach
Ph: 5471 7366
BUDERIM CRAFT COTTAGE
30 DECEMBER UNTIL 14 JANUARY
Holiday Art Gallery
Discover locally made art in a variety of styles and mediums from Buderim Craft Cottage group members, with Devonshire tea available on weekend mornings!
5 Main Street, Buderim
Ph: 5450 1714