Sam Leach ,Mouflon ,2013 ,Oil and resin on wood 50x 80cm.Image:Andrew Wuttke     

Claude Jones Beast of Burden 2011 mixed media 112 x 111cm Winner Moreton Bay Art Awards2011 Animal FanFair lead image 1Claude Jones, Beast of Burden,2011, acrylic paint, pencil, collage and screenprint on canvas, 112 x 111cm. Image Al Sim 

Animal FanFair: Humans – Animals – Environment draws attention to humankind’s changing relationships with animals which are complex and often contradictory. Theartists examine human nature and challenge us to think about how we treat animals, asking us to question the ethics of keeping, killing and engineering new species of animals.

Artists include: Katka Adams, Marian Drew, Hayden Fowler, Kelly Hussey-Smith, Owen Hutchison, Claude Jones, Sam Leach, Emma Lindsay, Rod McRae and Walter Stahl.

Animal FanFair: Humans – Animals – Environment is organised by Moreton Bay Regional Council and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland.
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Finishing on the 19th Novembe.r Advanced design students present industry-ready print portfolios that will introduce them to future clients and employers.

Portfolios are built on professional competence in design, concept and technical skill learned through their studio practice and can include new projects as well as those completed earlier in their degree.

The outcome is a group of comprehensive quality portfolios that will be appreciated by anyone interested in design, illustration, photography, marketing,


24 Nov  22 Dec

USC Design students have been working over a number of years with Senior Lecturer, Kevin Todd on the redesign of the permanent exhibition at Letaba Elephant Hall, Kruger National Park, South Africa. Exhibition starts Thursday 24 November, but the official opening night will be Thursday 1 December at 6.30pm in the gallery, everyone welcome.

packaging and branding.



Join artist Nick Cave in conversation with Geraldine Barlow, Curatorial Manager, International Art, QAGOMA, in this special event in the lead up to GOMA turning 10. Cave’s HEARD 2012 will feature as part of ‘Sugar Spin: You, me, art and everything’ during GOMA Turns 10, and will be activated  as HEARD●Brisbane 2016 in two spectacular performances as part of the GOMA Turns 10 weekend celebrations on 3 and 4 December 2016. 
Nick Cave is an artist, educator and foremost a messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance.

Cave is well known for his Soundsuits, sculptural forms based on the scale of his body. Soundsuits camouflage the body, masking and creating a second skin the conceals race, gender, and class, forcing the viewer to look without judgment.


This exhibition will celebrate the University of the Sunshine Coast’s 20th anniversary in 2016 and be part of the University’s official celebrations.

Twenty notable contributors to the development and continued growth of the University and in particular the art collection, were asked to select their favourite art work from the USC Collection.

Many of these artworks will be on show alongside portraits of contributors such as Emeritus Professors Paul Thomas and Andrew Hede, John Shadforth, Jocelyn Walker, Ferre and Mieke De Deyne and Karen Neuendorf.

RSVP: by Thursday 12 September (acceptances only) Tel: +61 7 5459 4645 or email:

Image: Ferre and Mieke De Deyne — Big Beizam. Kindly donated to the University of the Sunshine Coast in 2012 by the Proost-De Deyne Family of Woombye.

Image credit: Rick Everingham | Mountain View Tree | 2015 | oil on linen | 77 x 77 cm

Local Artists – Local Content The Friends of the Regional Gallery Caloundra Inc. are proud to showcase the extraordinary talent of the region in the Local Artists – Local Content 2016 Art Prize exhibition.Up to forty finalists will be selected for the exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, with prizes totalling $7,500.

Location Event Dates and Times Bookings 
Caloundra Regional Gallery  Exhibition Thursday 6 October to Sunday 30 October  No bookings 
Caloundra Regional Gallery  Official Opening  Thursday 6 October, 6.00 pm  Book online



Friday 1 July – 28 AugustBelongingness’- Identity to one’s sense of place

Sunshine Coast artist Hope O’Chin’s creative exploration through paintings and photographs of storylines illustrate her perspective of a contemporary sense of place through language, storytelling and poetry in arts and education.

Flora non Evidens by KAREN RICHARDSis a unique installation of delicate, light reflective embroideries of endangered plant species from Australia’s east coast. When illuminated by the viewer’s head torch, life-size trees, vines and flowers appear as a ghostly garden, before disappearing back into the darkness, suggesting the fragile existence of these rare plants and their environments.


The Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize – 
2016 Finalist Exhibition
Friday 6 May – Sunday 26 June

Dedicated to the memory of contemporary visual artist, art educator and collector, Lyn McCrea;
the prize is a national acquisitive award, aimed to promote excellence in contemporary Australian drawing.
25 Finalists have been selectecet for the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize. 
The 2016 Finalists are:
Ben Austen, Sara Bell, Jacqueline Calvert-Lane, Jim Cox, 
David Dodd, Wendy Epp, Blair Ferguson, Joolie Gibbs,
Cheryl Kensett, Robyn Kinsela, Christine Kirkegard, Rosie Lloyd-Giblett,
Silva Maki-Neste, Ian Millar, Noela Mills, Katherine Nix, Colleen Palmer,
David Parker, Jan Rae, Lizzie Reik, Paul Reynolds, Judith Rosenberg,
Greer Townshend, Sam Vatovey and Jane Woodruff.










Noosa District State High School

Butter Box Space

Thursday 13 October – Wednesday 26 October 2016

Perceptions is an exhibition capturing Noosa District State High School Year 12 Visual Art, Arts in Practice and Fashion students’ perceptions of themselves, their environment and our world. Students have worked with a variety of stimulus to create unique personal Perceptions.







McCotter Art
Cultivation of Memories

Cultivation of Memories is a collection of paintings that emanate from the experiences of the artist, June McCotter.  Life fuels the mind of the artist and their ability to experience and “see” the voice of nature.  The challenge is to bring these stimulations through the brush and onto the canvas.

McCotter is completely immersed in this transfer of the beauty of nature.  The paintings are a part of her and the rhythm is one with her.  She produces a volume of artwork so more of us can enjoy her interpretations.


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