ADD SOME CULTURE TO MUM’S BIG DAY
CAN THERE BE ANYTHING MORE SATISFYING THAN A DRIVE IN THE COUNTRY FOR FOOD, WINE AND ART
Mother’s Day is a good excuse to head out on the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail. Warm mum’s appetite by doing an art gallery in the morning and then take her out for a fancy lunch at one of the many fine restaurants the Sunshine Coast has to offer.
Then for a cultural afternoon, check out some of the art galleries dotted throughout the greater Sunshine Coast region.
We showcase art for all tastes with galleries full of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and photography.
Our regional galleries all have great exhibitions on at the moment and are showing a diverse cross-section of art.
Food, wine and art ... what a great way to tell mum you love her.
You may even find something for yourself. See the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail website for individual galleries opening hours at www.sunshinecoastartgallerytrail.com.au
Gallery snippets Maroochydore Library Artspace In Full Colour, the Sunshine Coast through the eyes of an artist: various artists Exhibition dates: until June 1
IN FULL colour is an exhibition that delves into the holdings of the Sunshine Coast Art Collection to explore artists’ use of high-key colour palettes to depict their subjects over using traditional tones to represent environments, people and local produce.
Stevens Street Gallery, Yandina Vanishing Point: Tess Chodan and Tanya Hoddinott Exhibition dates: until May 20
Vanishing Point explores the importance of perspective: how we view different art forms. Photographs of trees by Tanya Hoddinott as distant ancestors. Tess Chodan uses items such as precious insect specimens and antique scales, and both artists convey the line between extinction and immortality.
Gympie Regional Gallery State of the Art: various artists Exhibition dates: until May 18
State of the Art is an annual quilt exhibition by members of the Queensland Quilters Inc. showcasing members’ talents as artists and demonstrating the changing role of the quilt as an art form. The quilts highlight the wide range of techniques and subject matter art quilters are exploring today. This exhibition will captivate, entertain and allow audiences to gain a fuller understanding of art quilts.
Cool Art Gallery, Coolum The Truck Show – An Alternate Landscape: Helena Jackson-lloyd Exhibition dates: until May 27
Sunshine Coast artist Helena Jackson-lloyd is delighted to present her new body of work at Cool Art Picture Framing Gallery at Coolum Beach. Jackson-lloyd, known primarily as a landscape painter, says that although collectors have found her new subject matter surprising, she sees it as a natural progression in her art practice after moving to a studio overlooking a truck depot. Tony Gill is co-director of Art on Cairncross and has been involved in the visual arts on the Sunshine Coast for 25 years.
ABOVE: Maroochydore Library Artspace features Matthew de Moiser's Servo (state 3), 2014: winner of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014 in the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. TOP LEFT: Gympie Regional Gallery has Urban Sprawl (detail) by Alison Charlton.
NEW BODY OF WORK: by Helena Jackson-lloyd at Cool Art Gallery, Coolum.