Arts Radar: Summer 2022
A new season brings exciting new exhibitions and Noosa’s galleries, studios and arts centres have something for everyone!
UNTIL 22 JANUARY
A Bit More Paint (see page 124)
This exhibition brings together six artists who take painting and push it to places that don’t typically jump to mind when you talk about the medium. Alex Lange, Alicia Sharples, BJ Murphy, Casey Hewitt, Pippa Makgill and Thom Stuart steer painting into different spaces, times and dimensions, asking us to reassess our assumptions about what painting could and should be.
4 FEBRUARY-6 APRIL
More than the sum of its parts
This exhibition brings together an ambitiously scaled ensemble of works to recreate the vast and varied ecosystem that is the Noosa natural environment.
A salon hang of breathtaking proportions, the works of Noosa’s creative community are brought together in an installation that seeks to give a unique perspective on this special place they call home.
Trevor Purvis: Australian Sienna
An endless variation of texture and
form as offered by the Australian landscape, Trevor’s recent works embraces an expressive palette and
an intuitive approach to mark making that sets a spark under the compositions he brings to life.
Riverside, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin
Ph: 5329 6145
UNTIL 15 JANUARY
This exhibition of eclectic works from the Butter Factory Friends (BFFs) began in 2016 with 14 entries and has since grown to 73 entries in 2021. Now the BFFs present a new collection of artwork for awards in 2D, 3D, Ceramics, Portraiture and People’s Choice.
20 JANUARY-19 FEBRUARY
An exhibition of artwork from local collections for resale.
Geoffrey Cook and Madi Cook
Two local artists showcase hand-made knives and Australiana paintings.
A challenging reductive abstract exhibition by six Sunshine Coast artists that responds to the six faces of three large movable walls in the gallery space.
24 FEBRUARY-26 MARCH
A group exhibition of paintings and sculptures on the theme of ‘Ocean Eyes’. This encompasses both the relationship with the ocean in any form and the human archetype of the emotional, intuitive and dreamy aspect of a personal water sign/type.
Mirror Mirror (see page 126)
In conjunction with International Women’s Day, 17 local female artists explore self-discovery through their reflections in a mirror. Each artist interprets their identity through art imposed on a physical mirror, while leaving space for the audience to see themselves. A second artwork reveals their reflection by introducing a mirror into the dynamic of a painterly scene.
Artists of contemporary art collective Carte Blanche investigate their rich and diverse natural environment, exploring and developing their personal homage to individual trees. The exhibition is intended to raise awareness and bring attention to the importance of trees both on a global scale and in our immediate environments.
11A Maple Street, Cooroy
Ph: 5442 6665
21- 22 JANUARY
Discover 2D and 3D art from members of Noosa Arts & Crafts, chat to the artists, browse the Gift Shop and take this chance to own some unique artworks.
Discover the distinctive textile art and craft produced by members, including handmade paper and bookmaking, complemented by poems from the Haiku Poetry Group. Also discover displays of quilting, knitting, crochet, smocking, embroidery and beading.
Wallace House, 1 Wallace Drive, Noosaville
Ph: 5474 1211
UNTIL 22 DECEMBER
Land, Sea and Sky
Jo Gabe uses her experience of living and travelling abroad to capture the diversity, beauty and intensity of our ever-changing planet.
3 DECEMBER-4 JANUARY
Local artists Julie St Aubyn and Peter Aland come together to show their wonderfully colourful work. Each painting is a unique response to the artist’s place in this world.
4 JANUARY-25 JANUARY
Passionate about abstract botanical painting, Jennie Smith presents a collection of midsummer artworks.
7 JANUARY-1 FEBRUARY
A Land Down Under
Four artists, Wendy Talbot, Helen Campbell, Vicki Armstrong and Jo Dansie, take a contemporary look at the Australian landscape using different art mediums and styles.
28 JANUARY-22 FEBRUARY
Inspired by the human experience, Majeeda Cox embraces her artistic instinct with ‘naïve art’, a style often described as raw, childlike and inhibited. She presents a new collection of works in her solo showcase.
4 FEBRUARY-1 MARCH
Frances Anschutz is a young Sunshine Coast-based artist whose practice spans the mediums of drawing, painting, watercolour and digital and video art. Frances is an individual on the autism spectrum and is firmly established in her art practice. Her show explores the world of imagination in reinterpreting the characters and experiences of the Winnie the Pooh stories.
10 Station Street, Pomona
Ph: 5485 2950
9 DECEMBER, 5PM – 7PM
Driven to Abstraction
In the new exhibition space at the Sun City Gallery and Studio, emerging yet high-profile female artists Ash Holmes, Ondine Seabrook, Amalia Keefer and Sarah Darling present dreamy, abstract and nature-based artwork.
For one night only, peruse the gallery walls while enjoying live music and natural wines. Kids are welcome, and their bikes too!
22 Project Avenue, Noosaville
Ph: 0422 268 089
UNTIL 18 DECEMBER
In this exhibition, David Hinchliffe dissolves the details of a subject to capture its essence, using rain to produce the effect of washing away complexities and allowing the imagination in.
6/32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Ph: Steve – 0400 716 526, Karen – 0400 716 553
UNTIL 16 DECEMBER
Encounter wildlife through Jackie’s nature-based photography.
19 DECEMBER-27 JANUARY
Tim’s impressionist paintings explode with vibrant yet earthy tones, depicting Australia’s outback, coastal and hinterland landscapes.
30 JANUARY-24 FEBRUARY
Jennie showcases her love of nature through paintings of vivid abstract florals.
27 FEBRUARY-31 MARCH
Josie explores narrative and complex meaning through a combination of contemporary and realist styles in her art.
Dianne captures her love of adventure and spirit in charcoal, acrylic and oil-based depictions of landscapes, flora and fauna.
36a Maple Street, Cooroy
Ph: 5447 7131
UNTIL 9 DECEMBER
Mu-raay is a storyteller, reflecting the old in the new in his contemporary indigenous art.
12 DECEMBER-20 JANUARY
Vice President of Noosa Photo Club Ian Glew captures the beauty of our natural surrounds through photography.
23 JANUARY-17 FEBRUARY
Discover the works of this local artist.
20 FEBRUARY-24 MARCH
Kevin is a master sculptor, specialising in maritime and indigenous themes through timber, plywood, fibreglass, stainless steel and more.
27 MARCH-21 APRIL
Encounter wildlife through Jackie’s nature-based photography.
114 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin
Ph: 5440 5289