Arts Radar: Winter 2022
A new season brings exciting new exhibitions and the Sunshine Coast’s galleries, studios and arts centres have something for everyone!
USC ART GALLERY
UNTIL 6 AUGUST
Lyndon Davis: Djagan Yaman
Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, the work of First Nations artist Lyndon Davis represents his deep connection to Country. The exhibition brings together painting, objects, moving image and sound to consider the way Davis’ practice is grounded in communicating the importance of custodianship and caring for Country.
UNTIL 6 AUGUST
Hayley Millar Baker: There we were all in one place
From 2016 to 2019, cross-cultural artist Hayley Millar Baker produced five photographic series affirming Aboriginal experience and culture in a complex image narrative of place, family, identity and survival. This exhibition brings these five bodies of work together for the first time to consider how Millar Baker
uses photography and storytelling to re-author history and assert the authority of memory and experience across generations.
90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs
Ph: 5459 4645
CALOUNDRA REGIONAL GALLERY
UNTIL 26 JUNE
Feeling of the Place: from here to there and back again
A deep insight into the extraordinary making of one of the Sunshine Coast’s favourite artistic travellers, Rex Backhaus-Smith. With works drawn from private and public collections, this exhibition examines the depth and breadth of Rex’s art and follows his expeditions from his early landscapes of outback towns to vivid works from trips to the top end to his own backyard.
1 JULY UNTIL 21 AUGUST
Veiled Histories: Works by leading First Nations artists
In celebration of NAIDOC, this curated collection of works honours two extraordinary First Nations visual storytellers, Jennifer Herd (MBarbarum) and Joanne Currie Nalingu (Gungurri).
Explore Jennifer’s shields as a metaphor for strength and protection through to Joanne’s distinctive linear patterning symbolising her deep spiritual connection to the river. Attend the launch on 30 June from 6pm to 8pm!
26 AUGUST UNTIL 16 OCTOBER
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2022 Exhibition
This dynamic visual arts award reflects outstanding contemporary 2D arts practice in Australia. Now in its seventeenth year, the exhibition presents the remarkable finalist works by established and emerging artists from across the country. Presented in partnership with Horizon Festival.
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Ph: 5420 8299
MAROOCHYDORE LIBRARY ARTSPACE
UNTIL 18 JUNE
The artworks in Coasting… are about the free and easy lifestyle, and also the Sunshine Coast beaches and the perfect waves that have broken on them for millennia.
44 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore
Ph: 5475 8989
OLD AMBULANCE STATION
UNTIL 9 JULY
Ceramicist Paula Bowie uses clay as her medium using found ochres, handmade slips, terracotta, white clays, and coloured oxides. She showcases ceramic pieces, usable vessels, free form wall art and installations to represent her love for geological rock formations.
15 JULY UNTIL 20 AUGUST
This exhibition is a collection of recent and retrospective works depicting the ephemeral world of traveling shows, roadside vendors, itinerant workers and entertainers.
Drawn from artist’s Jeff Manning’s work with puppetry, music, carnival workers and various entertainers including circus performers, magicians and musicians.
26 AUGUST UNTIL 24 SEPTEMBER
the C word
Culture, Crisis, Comfort, Confusion, Cloak, Concealment, Cocoon, C…
The C Word has as many understandings as the individuals who encounter it.
Kim Schoenberger takes this ambiguity and melds it into forms and structures that interrogate the societal stasis wrought by a global phenomenon.
80 Howard Street, Nambour
STEVENS STREET GALLERY
UNTIL 30 JUNE
Immerse yourself in Tara Spicer’s enduring, self-contained innocence and contentment; discover the journey of women in current society with Jo Cook; explore the natural form and colours of the environment and landscapes with Wayne Clayton; experience Lorissa Manner’s expression of human stories and the beauty of landscapes; and witness Rachel Pedrana’s aerial photography capturing mesmerising fractal patterns and colours in nature.
2 Stevens Street, Yandina
Toni – 0414 687 895
Alicia – 0437 141 786
BUDERIM CRAFT COTTAGE
Winter Open Day & Silversmith’s Sale
22 JULY UNTIL 31 JULY
Needlework Patchwork & Machine Embroidery Exhibition
11 AUGUST UNTIL 14 AUGUST
Art Expo 2022
Art Expo 22 reflects the broad styles, media and techniques used by the members of the Painting Group. Join the Craft Cottage to browse their exciting range of artworks and be delighted by the diversity and prices of their paintings.
5 Main Street, Buderim
Ph: 5450 1714