40 Under 40

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Vibrant and youthful artists set out to disrupt the arts scene. Deb Caruso was there to catch all the action.

The second 40 Under 40 Exhibition set out to showcase the young, vibrant and talented art scene in a high-energy exhibition opening at Butter Factory Arts Centre – job done! 

Live music, dancers, poets and art demonstrations brought youthful exuberance to art lovers of all ages; food trucks and the Land & Sea and Fortune Distillery bar kept the fans sated; and the exhibition of works by 40 artists aged under 40, amazed all.

Artist, Art Student and Curator Amanda Bennetts created the exhibition and event after being disheartened by the lack of opportunity for younger artists in the region. She is an active campaigner for youth culture to be nurtured, promoted and funded for the benefit of the greater community.

Together with Butter Factory Arts Centre Coordinater Alicia Sharples and co-creator and fellow artist Pruedence Swann, The Bentley’s 40 Under 40 delivered a diverse and distinctive collection of works covering many disciplines from ceramics and jewellery to printmaking, installation art, photography and new media.

The future certainly looks bright!!


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Deb has 25+ years' experience providing strategic communications and brand reputation advice to clients in the government, business and not-for-profit clients. She is passionate about Noosa and is an active member of her community, providing PR to Slow Food Noosa and other clients. Her passion lies in working with small businesses to help them succeed. She is planning to release the Tastes of Noosa cookbook with Matt Golinski in 2019.

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