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,

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,

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,

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,

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,,

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,

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SAVE THE DATE! 9 December, 9am-3pm @stevensstreetgallery for their Christmas Market!

Discover 20+ makers showcasing unique art, ceramics, jewellery, and more from the region`s finest artisans.

Shop local and creative this Christmas for the perfect gifts. Don`t miss free workshops and entertaining programs.

Every purchase supports local artists and boosts the creative community. A festive day trip awaits, filled with creative spirit!

Join @headspacemaroochydore for a powerful workshop - Work on Your Worries

Is anxiety holding you back? Let`s break free! If negative thoughts are on repeat or decision-making feels like a challenge, this workshop is your game-changer. Hosted by the amazing headspace GP, Dr. Amanda.

When: Monday, December 11th, 2-4pm
Where: YouConnect Hub (Warehouse) @ headspace Maroochydore

Ready to reframe those thoughts and conquer anxiety? Register now via the link in the bio or call 5409 4900 and kick those worries to the curb!

Get ready to time-travel through art history @caloundraregionalgallery ! From 8 December, 2023, to 21 January, 2024, join the ultimate print party curated by Kyoji Takizawa from the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts!

Dive into the wild world of ten artists who flipped the script on contemporary art using prints in the 1970s!

Thanks to the magic of the Japan Foundation, Sydney, and the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane, this show is an art extravaganza you won`t want to miss!

Time to rediscover prints and redefine your art journey! (link in bio)

Get ready for a festive double feature at @eumundimarkets !

Friday 8 December - Christmas Night Market from 4-8pm! Immerse yourself in the holiday magic with dazzling lights, festive treats, and a FREE climbing wall for the kiddos!

Then, on Saturday 9 December at 9am, join for a Saturday Market day like no other! Join the Christmas Card Workshop – a merry morning of creativity, crafts, and spreading holiday cheer!

Mark your calendars for a weekend of joy and jolly vibes!

Get ready to jingle all the way at the 59th Annual Peregian Beach Carols – the Coast`s OG carolling extravaganza on Wednesday 20 December.

This year, the dynamic trio of @peregianfamilyandfriends , @thevillageperegianbeach and @peregiansurfclub are teaming up to make your holiday season merry and bright in Peregian Park!

What`s on the festive menu?
- Live beats and carol classics by local bands, solo stars, and dynamic duos
- Foodie delights and artisan stalls to snag those last-minute Christmas goodies
- Kid-friendly fun, including face painting for the little elves
- A special sky-diving Santa soaring onto the beach (around 6pm, weather ready!)
- And hold onto your reindeer hats for a surprise grand finale at 8pm!

To unwrap all this awesomeness, just throw in a jolly $15 per family – covering EVERYTHING, from tunes to the main man himself, Santa!

Let`s make it a Peregian party to remember – see you there! (link in bio for tickets)

Sleigh bells are ringing! Have you booked your spot yet?

Join us @coolumbeer on Thursday, 7 December, as the @coolum_business_and_tourism community jingle and mingle to celebrate the merriest time of the year!

Let`s wrap up the year with a dash of holiday cheer and join your Coolum Business and Tourism community for an unforgettable evening, marking the official start of the silly season!

Secure your ticket now for a holly, jolly time by clicking the link in our bio!

Date: Thursday, 7 December, 2023
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Coolum Beer Co. | Unit 1, 2 Junction Drive, Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Tickets: Members $35.00 | Non-Members $45.00