Caloundra to become the Place2Play
  • Thursday 06 February 2020
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Playful, artistic activations will soon be popping up throughout the streets, parks and laneways of Caloundra as a part of Sunshine Coast Council’s Place2Play project.

Council called for expressions of interest from artists to participate in Place2Play earlier this year and an exciting program of thought-provoking and contemporary interaction, art installation and playful participatory activations is emerging.

Introducing the ten Place2Play artists who will be embellishing the streets of Caloundra between February and May:

  • Ashleigh Musk and Michael Smith, emerging choreographers, artists and provocateurs
  • Corrie Wright, a transdisciplinary visual artist passionate about visual communication
  • New collaborators Mia Hollingworth, a dancer and dance-maker, and Fiona Bryant, choreographer, performer and movement educator
  • Kevin McMahon, an artist focussed on multidisciplinary investigation
  • Penny Gale, interior architect, mother, textile designer and graphic artist and Samantha Taylor, award-winning architect, exhibition designer, mother, thinker and maker
  • Jake Moss, a motley of creative genres: visual artist, film-maker, poet, playwright, novelist and stand-up comic
  • Kellie O’Dempsey, whose works incorporate projection, video, collage, architectural space, gestural line and digital drawing

Additionally visitors can discover a series of small scale works produced in collaboration with artists Simone Eisler and Russell Anderson. These works will be popping up throughout the CBD area and will provide points of joyful discovery.

Place2Play is a part of the broader Place2 creative place making project for Division 2. 

Divisional Councillor Tim Dwyer said art and creativity were key to Caloundra’s cultural identity.

“Caloundra is emerging as a dynamic creative hub and a place that celebrates, supports and nurtures creative and cultural activities,” Cr Dwyer said.

“I’m excited to see Place2Play coming together and encourage everyone to get out and about in Downtown Caloundra over the coming months to check out the playful activations.”

The first Place2Play event, Street Love by Kellie O’Dempsey, will take over Felicity Park on Valentine’s Day (February 14). The full Place2Play program will be revealed soon so stay tuned for more information.

Find out more about Place2Play  

The Place2 activation plan is an initiative of the Caloundra Public Art Plan and supports the delivery of Sunshine Coast Council’s Caloundra Centre Master Plan, delivered in partnership with the Caloundra Taskforce, and the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan.

Image: Projections by Street Love participating artist, Clunkk