Arts Radar – Spring 2021
A new season brings exciting new exhibitions and Noosa’s galleries, studios and arts centres have something for everyone!
NOOSA REGIONAL GALLERY
UNTIL 31 OCTOBER
Gabriel Poole: Spaces In Which The Soul Can Play
Award-winning architect Gabriel Poole is renowned for his experimental, modular designs. He believed homes should be simple, affordable and fit for multi-generational families. Experience his architectural vision, the showcase of a lifetime of work.
5 NOVEMBER to 5 DECEMBER
The Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize
Established in memory of visual artist, art educator and art collector Lyn McCrea, this national prize celebrates the fundamental art of drawing and the Australian contemporary artists behind the medium.
9 Pelican Street, Tewantin
Ph 5329 6145
NOOSA ARTS AND CRAFTS ASSOCIATION
FROM 5 NOVEMBER to 12 NOVEMBER
Arts & Minds Exhibition
Opening with a night of wine and nibbles at 5.30pm, the Arts & Minds Exhibition displays the miscellaneous artworks of Association members at Wallace House. The week-long event will feature beading, botanical art, ceramics, creative artists, embroidery, life art, oils and acrylics, porcelain art and smocking from 9am to 3pm.
SATURDAYS UNTIL 4 DECEMBER, 11.30AM
Learn to Crochet
Dedicated to the well-worn art of crochet, Janelle Turley’s ongoing workshop introduces you to basic stitches and patterns before sewing all your skills together in a Granny Square. Bring light-coloured 8-ply yarn and a 3.5 crochet hook. Bookings required.
5 OCTOBER TO 2 NOVEMBER,
Lizzie Connor lays out the techniques for painting seascapes across a 4-week workshop. Learn to wield acrylics and capture the Sunshine Coast’s ever-changing sand and surf on a sprawling canvas. Bookings required.
9 NOVEMBER TO 7 DECEMBER,
Pen & Wash Workshop
Another 4-week workshop with Lizzie Connor on the techniques of pen and wash, a medium involving the layering of watercolour stains above ink sketches. Bookings required.
1 Wallace Drive, Noosaville
Ph 5474 1211
COOROY BUTTER FACTORY ARTS CENTRE
7 OCTOBER, 10AM-3PM
Libby Derham: intro to Watercolour
Libby Derham offers a full day exploration on the elusive techniques of laying washes, mixing colours, mark-making and more. Aimed for beginners, this workshop teaches you skills that will bloom across the page in rich landscapes. Bookings required.
UNTIL 17 OCTOBER
Eclectica Art Awards
2021 BFF Exhibition
Butter Factory Friends offer an assortment of eclectic art to recognise BFAC members and their gifted minds and hands. From painters and printmakers to potters and glassblowers, this exhibition showcases the true diversity of regional talent.
22 OCTOBER TO 28 NOVEMBER
2021 Siliceous Award for Ceramic Excellence
Clay workers mould character and depth into their sculptural works of art during Ceramic Arts Queensland’s fifth exhibition. The competitive event promises a celebration of local and national excellence in sculpture, pottery and ceramics, with winners announced on the opening day.
22 OCTOBER TO 28 NOVEMBER
Noosa District State High School Exhibition
Young artists, artisans and designers from the region show off their emerging talent at the Young Creators and Makers exhibition. Fine art, fashion, technical design and furniture are among the artistic mediums on display for a recognition of youth in the arts.
11a Maple Street, Cooroy
Ph 5442 6665
POMONA RAILWAY STATION GALLERY
UNTIL 29 SEPTEMBER, Carriage room
Grounded, The Outsiders Art Group
Paintings in oil, acrylics, mixed media and 3D works in ceramic and wood reflecting the natural environment by The Outsiders Art Group, a small cohort of established and emerging artists who meet outdoors every month.
UNTIL 22 SEPTEMBER, the Banana shed
karen robinson: create your world
Contemporary works with an emphasis on colour, contrast and creation, this exhibition is a celebration of Karen’s journey that have led her to be an artist.
10 Station Street, Pomona
Ph 5485 2950
Open 7 days
THE J NOOSA
UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30
Jhana Bowen: Messages of the Earth
A poignant exhibition chronicling the loss and restoration of balance between nature and humanity from local artist and author Jhana Bowen. Bowen combines visual and written narratives in a new representation of his illustrated book Rainbow Turtle, Golden Dolphin.
60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Ph 5329 6560
Pop in and check out these new galleries that have just opened!
A contemporary art gallery of indigenous and non-indigenous artists as well as the studio and workshop of Maxine Stibbe
Shop 11a, 113 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin
Ph 0414 725 424
ARCADIA STREET GALLERY
Dedicated to showing and promoting exceptional work from Australia and abroad.
5/14 Sunshine Beach Road, Noosa Junction
Ph 0422 268 089