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

Life & Style Weekend - - ART - WORDS: TONY GILL

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.

PHO­TOS: SARAH JANE SMITH (MAIN) AND COUR­TESY OF THE ARTIST

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.

PHOTO: MICK RICHARDS

NEW BODY OF WORK: by Helena Jack­son-lloyd at Cool Art Gallery, Coolum.

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