Arts Radar: Winter 2023
Discover exciting new exhibitions at the Sunshine Coast’s leading galleries, studios and arts centres!
30 JUNE UNTIL 13 AUGUST
This is Aunty Hope O’Chin’s (Kabi Kabi /Gubbi Gubbi, Wakka Wakka, Koa, Gugu-Yalanji) story of the first surfer – the Dolphin – and the board surfers of the waves, and how both co-inhabit on the shores of her Country. A visual example of humans and other species working together to maintain the ecosystems of the coastal region.
Ghost Net Sculptures from Pormpuraaw
Created by Christine Holroyd, Christine Yantumba, Michael Norman, Mylene Holroyd, Steven Kepper and Syd Bruce Shortjoe, these artworks utilise recycled materials, in particular nets that have been dumped by commercial fishing boats, causing significant environmental harm. Four of these works were exhibited in Australia/Defending the Oceans: Ghost Net Sculptures at The Paris Aquarium and the United Nations in Geneva in 2017.
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Ph: 5420 8299
UNTIL 22 JULY
Together We Stand
Celebrating 20 years of NAIDOC on the Sunshine Coast, this is a collaborative art project developed by First Nations creatives from the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN) South East Queensland North (SEQN) region to keep connected and creating during COVID-19.
44 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore
Ph: 5475 8989
OLD AMBULANCE STATION
UNTIL 11 JULY
This exhibition aims to inspire conversation around ecology and sustainability, exploring meaningful attachments between nature and art. As artists and teachers at TAFE Queensland East Coast, these 10 artists strive to bridge creative gaps in how we interact with and understand Nature, and help others make relevant connections through the power of visual arts. From drawings and ceramic art to contemporary photography, printmaking and painting, the artwork encourages viewers to consider our intertwined relationship with Nature.
80 Howard Street, Nambour
UNTIL 2 JULY
Country & Landscapes
Our landscapes have been incredible sources of inspiration for creative people, whether it is the sheer beauty of the vast views, the feelings they bring, the familiarity of the places we call home or the connection to country. This exhibition showcases local artists’ perspective of native country, landscapes and places.
5 JULY UNTIL 27 AUGUST
To be still can be quite a challenge in our modern lifestyle, one that must be learned to appreciate the fleeting moments of life. A beautiful portrait or still life – whether a photograph, an illustration or a painting – has the power to transcend language and stir emotions. These unique captured moments in time, depicted forever on canvas, create a time capsule that can allow us to remember the laughter or music, to smell the rain and the grass, or to experience the soul and bustle of vibrant places.
2 Stevens Street, Yandina
Toni – 0414 687 895 / Alicia – 0437 141 786
26 AUGUST; 2, 9 & 16 SEPTEMBER
Symbols of Reverence
Journey through a world of symbolism and meaning at the Symbols of Reverence Oceanic tribal art exhibition. Uncover the spiritual and cultural significance of these masterful works that pay tribute to the diverse beliefs and traditions of indigenous cultures. Opening Night, 26 August, 5pm to 7pm; September viewings, 9am-12pm or by appointment.
47-51 Lysaght Street, Coolum Beach
Ph: 0407 565 900
12 JULY, 10.30AM – 2.30PM
THE ART SERIES, AMY CLARKE
This collaboration with Palm Creek Estate will deliver a two-course Italian lunch with canapés, champagne and fine wine; live music, artist commentary and exhibition of new works by Amy Clarke, whose abstract paintings are closely connected to the landscape. Amy sees painting as ‘part play’ where she can tap into childhood memories of making and playing in the Australian bush. This is a ticketed event not to be missed!
Event Venue: Palm Creek Estate
116 McCords Rd, Yandina Creek
Ph: Cool Art Gallery on 5471 7366
UNTIL 12 AUGUST
This is a site-responsive, collaborative exhibition by three artists whose material-led practices share feminist and ecological concerns. Working together as friends, collaborators and peers, Mandy Quadrio, Susan Hawkins and Jan Oliver will bring together an immersive installation with their chosen materials, from sea grass, bull kelp and ochres to domestic and industrial objects.
Exhibiting subtle and evocative works on paper, panel and sculpture, Ian Friend reflects the work of Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space with his own archaeology of place, time and memory.
90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs
Ph: 5459 4645
1 JULY UNTIL 9 JULY
Buderim Winter School
Nine days of artistic creativity and inspiration under the fig trees of Buderim hill. A biennial program of art workshops and masterclasses led by renowned tutors inside the historic Buderim Craft Cottage. Workshops cater to beginner and expert levels. Registration opens 2 April.
5 Main Street, Buderim
Ph: 5450 1714