Latest exhibitions celebrate local landscape and what makes us human

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Ruby Tuesday,2014,59.4 x 84.1cm,Image credit of the artist

Two new exhibitions will be unveiled at Caloundra Regional Gallery this week (May 30) featuring prominent Kabi Kabi artist Bianca Beetson alongside landscape works by leading local artists.

In Being Human, artist Bianca Beetson explores notions of identity through a series of photographic works created using smartphone technology. The exhibition is a culmination of seven years research exploring Aboriginal identity through the medium of self-portraiture.

Collected Landscapes features works from the Sunshine Coast Art Collection alongside loans from leading local artists and presents a range of artistic responses to the diverse landscape of our region and surrounds. 

Gallery visitors can explore works by Joanne Currie Nalingu, Joseph Daws, Johanna DeMaine, Peter Hudson, Shane Pickett, Sarah Rayner, Luke Roberts and A.J. Taylor.

Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the exhibitions highlighted the maturity and diversity of our local artists.

“Viewed together, these exhibitions deeply examine our diverse local environment and the Indigenous culture of the region and beyond,” Cr Baberowski said.

“This is the first solo exhibition by Bianca Beetson here on the Sunshine Coast and we’re excited to bring her work to the Caloundra Regional Gallery.” 

Artist Bianca Beetson said Being Human explored the notion of what make us human.

“It’s those everyday mundane things we do,” Beetson said.

“The work also celebrates the survival and diversity of Aboriginal people in this country despite adversity faced since colonisation.”

Public Programs

Book your place via the gallery website

Botanical Sculpture Workshop with Susan Gourley

When: Tuesday 11 June, 10am – 3pm

Details: Join artist Susan Gourley to create lifelike botanical sculptures from salvaged and new materials including cardboard, paper, natural twine and wire.

Collected Landscapes Floor Talk and Conversation with local artist Peter Hudson

When: Tuesday 2 July, 10 – 11am

Landscape Painting Workshop with Joseph Daws

When: Wednesday 3 July, 10am – 3pm

Details: Join exhibiting artist, Joseph Daws for a workshop to introduce some basic concepts and techniques to aid the practice of landscape painting. Examine composition dynamics and explore them in practice through a series of studies working from photographs.

For information about all of the public programs on offer at the gallery visit the gallery website.

The exhibitions will be on display from Thursday, May 30 until Sunday, July 21.

Owned and operated by Sunshine Coast Council, Caloundra Regional Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue and is open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm.

You can follow Caloundra Regional Gallery on Facebook and Instagram, @caloundraregionalgallery.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
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