ONE OF OUR FINEST AS­SETS

SPEND A DAY FOL­LOW­ING THE SUN­SHINE COAST ART GALLERY TRAIL FOR SOME­THING DIF­FER­ENT

Life & Style Weekend - - ART - WORDS: TONY GILL Tony Gill is co-di­rec­tor of Art on Cairn­cross and has been in­volved in the vis­ual arts on the Sun­shine Coast for 25 years.

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.

Gallery snip­pets

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.

PHO­TOS: COUR­TESY OF THE ARTISTS

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.

ARTS SCENE: SEE MORE ON THE RE­GIONAL ARTS SCENE AT WWW.SUNSHINECO­ASTARTGALL­ERYTRAIL.COM.AU

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