ELECTION DAY CAN BE FUN
TURN A NEGATIVE INTO A POSITIVE BY JOINING THE SUNSHINE COAST ART TRAIL AFTER VOTING
Sometimes in life you are forced into going out to an event you just don’t want to go to – a distant relative’s wedding, unhappy birthdays, funerals and, of course, election day.
Turn the negative into a positive and have a great day out.
There are so many art galleries on the Sunshine Coast and many have great exhibitions currently showing.
Pick a polling booth close to your gallery of choice and make a lunch booking at your favourite restaurant or cafe.
Then you can forget about all the promises made by politicians (that surely will be broken).
You may even return home with a piece of art that just might make polling day a happy memory.
While at the polling booth, inquire about the candidates’ cultural policies and what they will do to enhance our region’s cultural assets.
Check the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail website for individual galleries and their opening hours at www.sunshinecoastartgallerytrail.com.au.
University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery
Rivers Edge: Kim Guthrie
Exhibition dates: until June 29 This is an exhibition of photographs of Johns Landing Camping Ground in Noosa by Sunshine Coast-based artist Kim Guthrie. Guthrie visited Johns Landing over a number of years and with more frequency in the lead-up to the sale of the land to Noosa Regional Council. This exhibition brings together a selection of the moving portraits and documentary photographs by Guthrie that capture this unique community.
Montville Art Gallery
Feature artist: Bruce Buchanan
Exhibition dates: Until May 31
Bruce Buchanan is a realist landscape water-colourist. Having been an architect for most of his working life, he has a natural understanding of structure, perspective, form, scale and detail which underlines his meticulous application of the medium.
Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy Conversations between Internal Landscapes: Margaret Builder
Exhibition dates: until June 18
Margaret Builder says labelling shapes stops you from seeing. Her abstract work is the whole collection of shapes. The idea is for it to evoke a feeling of whatever it is that is evoked in you, not what she is trying to tell you to feel, or what a small label might have you feel. Let’s say the work is in a language you don’t know and it is somehow expressing to you an experience that is new and that is your own. This is an intriguing exhibition.
Art on Cairncross, Maleny
Spectrum: Sarah Larsen
Exhibition dates: until May 26
Spectrum encompasses a range of works from landscape to the human condition for a journey through landscape, personal interaction and the spectrum of emotion. It includes a suite of works from her children’s book The Rainbow Elephant in which she seeks to bring awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder.
ABOVE: To Be Unique is a Beautiful Thing by Sarah Larsen at Art on Cairncross, Maleny. TOP LEFT: Cooroy’s Butter Factory Arts Centre is displaying Abstract 1 by Margaret Builder.
Kim Guthrie's Penny Outside Her Camp 2017 at the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery.