Arts Radar: Winter 2023
This season’s exciting new exhibitions in Noosa’s galleries, studios and arts centres.
UNTIL 30 JULY
Warwick Gow: An Ode to DIY
Photographic works in celebration of the DIY ethic that challenges notions of representation.
Judy Watson : Skeletons
Contemporary First Nations artist Judy presents works in direct reference to research from the State archives as an invitation to explore an alternative national narrative.
5 AUGUST-1 OCTOBER
Experimenta: Life Forms
Featuring robotics, bio-art, screen-based works, installations, participatory and generative art, Experimenta’s 8th national touring exhibition showcases 26 leading Australian and International artists.
Riverside, 9 Pelican Street, Tewantin; 5329 6145
16 JUNE-23 JULY
Amanda Bennett: I feel the weight of the minute as I bend my body towards the clock.
With its medical and disability aesthetics, this installation examines time and the labour of self-care for the disabled and ill body, dissecting how time for the non-normative bodies is bent, stretched, slowed, rewound, expanded, fastened and exploded.
Kevin Wilson: Get Lost.
A moving image installation exploring how landscape and place are infected by memory and trauma from colonial settlement to World War I, II and beyond.
Ceramic pieces made by First Nations youth and women in the Dhakkan/Mundagudda Vessels Workshop Project.
First time curator Odessa Mahoney de Vries presents a group exhibition of installation, sound and performance to explore the materiality of nature through the body as maker and viewer.
28 JULY-27 AUGUST
Beatrice Prost: Oceanic Apnea
Beatrice’s fascination for coral life is the inspiration for her new series of paintings and carvings.
Prudence Coburn: In-depth
Coburn’s paintings invite us to look past the bigger picture and see the intricate beauty that envelopes her sea creatures with the temporary realism of the animals’ submerged landscapes.
Vit Martinek, Anna Howard, Ellen Terrell, and Dennis Forshaw: Another Day, Another Way
Anna’s recent work continues her investigation and resolution of patterns and landscape influences while Vit, Ellen and Dennis showcase new functional and sculptural work using lustre glazes.
31 AUGUST-10 SEPTEMBER Studios 100
A preview of artists taking part in the Noosa Open Studios program.
11A Maple Street, Cooroy; 5442 6665
UNTIL 21 JUNE
Abstract Action: Jan Murphy
From mountains to faces, nothing is safe from Jan’s abstract designs, full of colour and vibrance. Jan will demonstrate her technique in the gallery, Saturday and Sundays, 10am-1pm.
UNTIL 29 JUNE
A Sunshine State of Mind: Tom Kerr, Anne Kerr, Ken Walker and Clancy Patrick
Sea, surf, sand, sunshine! Water, rock, leather, glass! A blend of creativity expressing a sunshine state of mind.
24 JUNE-26 JULY
Elements of the Hinterland: Members of Pomona Railway Station Gallery
Member’s works coinciding with Pomona’s King of the Mountain Festival.
1 JULY-2 AUGUST
Spirit and Patterns of the Landscape: Sonia Border and Pam Walsh
Painter Sonia and ceramicist Pam communicate the spirit of the landscape through colours, textures and patterns.
29 JULY-30 AUGUST
Reflections: Artists Alliance
Local artists reflect Sunshine Coast scenes that have left an impression on them.
10 Station Street, Pomona; 5485 2950
24 JULY-22 AUGUST
John Rigby and Joy Roggenkamp: Visions of Land and Sea
Colour, landscapes and genre feature in this selection of works from the family estates of Sunshine Coast locals.
4-26 SEPTEMBER Blair McNamara
Acrylic and mixed media artworks inspired by life on the Sunshine Coast.
5/43 Access Crescent, Coolum Beach; 5471 7366
Steve Rosendale: All Day Sunrise
An explosive solo exhibition of new work, tempting us into his world of retro vibes and magical movie moments. Opening Night, 9 July, 6pm–8pm; Noosa Concours Champagne Reception, 15 July, 5pm–7pm.
1-31 AUGUST Director’s Choice
An eclectic collection of artists rotated weekly with a special showcasing of works by artist Leonie Barton.
14 SEPTEMBER-1 OCTOBER
Gareth Edwards: Ocean Light
A stunning new collection of evocative, abstract landscape oil paintings created in the famous Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall, UK. Opening Night, 16 September, 6pm–8pm.
6/32 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads; Steve, 0400 716 526; Karen, 0400 716 553
Bendigo Bank invites local artists to create, exhibit and sell their works.
UNTIL 23 JUNE Ann Milland
23 JUNE-21 JULY Andy Gamble
24 JULY-10 AUGUST Susi Cargill
11 AUGUST-15 SEPTEMBER Lee Birch
15 SEPTEMBER-13 OCTOBER Noel Foley
36a Maple Street, Cooroy; 5447 7131
16 JUNE-9 AUGUST
Stop. And Be – In the moment
Multiple local artists and sculptors encourage us to stop and be in the moment. Opening Night, 21 June, 5.30pm
10 AUGUST-11 SEPTEMBER Jessica Hanselmann
11 SEPTEMBER – 17 OCTOBER Jennie Smith
114 Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin; 5440 5289