ONE OF OUR FINEST ASSETS
SPEND A DAY FOLLOWING THE SUNSHINE COAST ART GALLERY TRAIL FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT
The Sunshine Coast abounds with exhibitions at the moment.
I am taking the liberty this week of sharing even more of these.
We are the art region for Queensland with many galleries dotted throughout.
Joining the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail is a great alternative to the beach during school holidays.
The art galleries are one of the region’s finest assets and, I feel, undervalued by our tourism organisations.
So let’s do the promotion ourselves.
Please share this article with friends and visitors to the region. Get cultured.
University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery
Women’s Work from the Collection: various artists
Exhibition dates: until May 11
Borrowing its title from the first exhibition of women’s art held in Australia in 1907, Women’s Work celebrates artwork by Australian women artists held in the USC Art Collection. Women have been artists for centuries, yet it wasn’t until the 1960s and ’70s, alongside the wider feminist movement, that they began to gain professional recognition. Bringing together a diverse range of practices, the exhibition acknowledges the dynamic and vital contribution Australian women artists make to contemporary art and to the USC Art Collection.
Stevens Street Gallery, Yandina dot to dot: Emma Davies Exhibition dates: until April 20
The work in this exhibition is inspired by Emma’s natural surroundings and her time spent in remote communities. “My reward is in removing materials from common functionality such as packaging and being able to transform what is intrinsically ugly into something beautiful,” she says. Montville Art Gallery David Hinchliffe: feature artist Exhibition dates: until April 31 David Hinchliffe is the featured artist at Montville Art Gallery. Hinchcliffe has emerged from three decades of work in the public domain to follow his passion as an artist. His instantly recognisable style is described as “contemporary impressionism” and includes subjects from around the world.
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery Painting Space: various artists Exhibition dates: until May 26
Curated by Margaret Ellen Turner, featuring the work of Carley Cornelissen, Margaret Ellen Turner, Alison Mooney and Robyn Shaw, Painting Space explores the different ways in which contemporary painters engage with ideas of space through their work.
Noosa Regional Gallery Promiscious Provenance: Anna Glynn Exhibition dates: until April 28
Promiscuous Provenance explores our colonial past with direct reference to the works of the early colonial artists and their first encounters with the Australian landscape. Australian artist Anna Glynn elaborates on John Hunter’s idea of “promiscuous intercourse” by creating her own alien creatures: hybrid manifestations of the original colonists’ art that sometimes includes the colonists themselves.
RE-IMAGINING CLASSICS: Anna Glynn's 2017 work Colonial Hybrid Reimagined from Joseph Lycett’s View of the Female Orphan School, near Parramatta, 1824. LEFT: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery has Carly Cornelissen's When Your Neighbours Are Impossible 2018. BELOW: Umbrellas by David Hinchliffe.
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