Arts

Former Mayor says Events Centre needed for Region’s Economy

Jobs, jobs, and more diverse jobs! Billion-dollar industry opportunities will be missed if we don’t act now, says Chair of the Sunshine Coast Arts, Convention and Entertainment Centre Assoc Inc. (ACE) and former Maroochy Mayor, Alison Barry-Jones.   “Sunshine Coast Council, government, and key stakeholders must ensure the proposed Sunshine Coast Arts, Convention and Exhibition […]

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‘Precious days’: art prize winner’s moving message

An artist’s emotion-charged tribute to “precious days of presence and deep love”, created as she cared for her partner in his final moments, has earned the Sunshine Coast’s top art prize. Susan Schmidt was crowned the Local Contemporary Art Prize ‘Best in Show’ winner and recounts why she felt compelled to create the artwork, Breathe

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Urgent call for Olympic infrastructure funding to be re-directed

Over $100 million in Olympic infrastructure funding, allocated to a basketball stadium at Kawana, needs to be urgently re-directed into a multi-purpose facility that will benefit the wider community and be able to host a multitude of different types of events, says former Mayor. Alison Barry-Jones, Chair of the Sunshine Coast Arts, Convention, Exhibition and

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New Art Installations showcase vibrant Coast cultural scene

Two bold new art pieces capturing the essence of the Sunshine Coast’s natural and urban landscape have been unveiled in Maroochydore City Centre, marking an exciting addition to The MET’s Creative Hoarding Program. The first installation “Excited to See You Here” by the talented local mural artist, Kym Tabulo, serves as a striking representation of

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Music, digital arts and dance flows after funding boost

Their unique talents entertain, inspire and teach us and now 14 artists, arts groups and creative businesses will share in almost $90,000 to further develop their practice.      Sunshine Coast Council’s latest Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant recipients are set to deliver an exciting array of creative projects. These include delivering workshops, recording music albums,

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Funding support ready for community groups

Funding is now available for community groups to see their project come to life. Sunshine Coast Council’s Minor Grants program offers up to $2000 to support one-off projects and programs. Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said funding would support projects that have broad community benefit. “We’re calling on community groups to apply with projects that

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Your chance to experience hottest contemporary art in Australia

Works from 40 leading Australian artists, showcasing the very latest contemporary art the nation has to offer, go on show at Caloundra Regional Gallery Friday August 18, in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2023 (SCAP) Exhibition. The artworks offer a diverse portrayal of subjects in a range of styles, from traditional oils and acrylics to

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‘See, feel and connect’: The exhibition you can’t miss

Sunshine Coast artists are diverse, plentiful and exceptionally talented, a fact evidenced by the stunning Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize 2023 exhibition, on show now at Caloundra Regional Gallery. The exhibition an initiative of Friends Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc. showcases 40 established and emerging artists, each expressing their understanding of the environment either

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