Arts Radar

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For a little taste of what the Sunshine Coast art scene is like, here’s a handful of suggestions to help quench your arty thirst!

Caloundra Regional Gallery

Friday 11 December 2020 – Sunday 7 February 2021

Constructing Landscape: urban visions (various artists)

An exhibition re-imagining the landscape of our now – capturing the streets, the constructs and built environments where most reside, and our relationship with same. A collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures from around the country, the works investigate both the celebratory and condemning aspects of urban sprawl.

Tues-Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-2pm 22, Omrah Avenue, Caloundra, Ph 5420 8299,

www.gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Ola Ambulance Station Nambour

Friday 4 December 2020 – Saturday 30 January 2021

Time Dilator – Samuel Tupou

A 2020 series of works on paper by Brisbane-based artist, Samuel Tupou that explores our personal and geographical relationship with the physical planes of space and time.

Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm,80 Howard Street, Nambour,

www.theoldambulancestation.com

Sub Tropic Studio

Until 10 December – Warwick Gow

Creative Spaces (in Residence) Exhibition:

Sunshine Coast local Warwick Gow shares a series of self-portraits shot over the course of a week during social distancing restrictions. These images are meant to reflect Warwick’s growing unease at home. Challenging spaces that should feel homely and comforting. With a growing sense of surrealism and horror throughout the home as he broke down a daily routine over a week.

23 Cooma Terrace, Caloundra,

www.subtropicstudio.com

University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery

Until 16 January 2021

Marian Tubbs: we need privacy guys here too

Marian Tubbs works with poor and found materials to question ideas of value and raise economic, social and ecological issues.

Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat, 10am-1pm, USC 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, Ph 5459 4645,

www.usc.edu.au/art-gallery

Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail

Instigated by gallerists, Tony Gill and Jane Caraffi from Art on Cairncross, Maleny, the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail offers the cultural consumer a broad and diverse online directory of public and commercial art galleries, and (private) artist galleries across the Sunshine Coast region.

Ph 5429 6404,

www.sunshinecoastartgallerytrail.com.au,

C.C.S.A. Hall

Friday 18 December, 4.00-7.30pm

It’s a Wrap: Artisan Market

Presented by Caloundra Regional Gallery and hosted at the Caloundra Committee for Services to the Aged Hall (C.C.S.A.). Gift wrapping by Gallery volunteers for gold coin donation with proceeds donated to local charity. Live music and cash bar.

Celebrating the hand-made by local artisans, head to an artisan market where you can meander through and immerse yourself in a wonderful array of unique arty-gifts and art-wares, be entertained and enjoy a festive atmosphere, all in the one place!

A nice way to support our local creative industries, particularly after the year we have all experienced!

C.C.S.A. Hall, 1 Nutley St, Caloundra,

www.gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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Ali spends her days clicking away and creating print and digital designs for a variety of coast businesses and brings more than 15 years of print publishing experience. When she’s not at her computer, you can find her outdoors with her husband and three kids.

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