Gallery unveils 2019 exhibition program
  • Wednesday 23 January 2019
Ross Manning

Caloundra Regional Gallery announced its 2019 exhibition program today, a program that will showcase experiential art, sculpture, photo media and installation by leading local and Australian artists.

The exhibitions will allow visitors to immerse themselves in works by artists including Ross Manning (Dissonant Rhythms), Margaret Ellen Turner (Painting Space), Bianca Beetson (Being Human) and Elizabeth Willing, food artist.

In addition, the gallery will present The Kyoto Hanga International Print Exhibition: Japan and Australia, in partnership with the Print Council of Australia and Kyota Hanga, Japan. The exhibition will involve 40 Japanese artists and 25 Australian artists including six local Sunshine Coast artists.

The signature Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition will again be a highlight between July 25 and September 15.

Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the 2019 program would both intrigue and inspire locals and visitors to the region.

“The gallery team has put together a more conceptual, outward looking program of exhibitions,” Cr Baberowski said.

“The program has a considered overall balance with a particular focus on connecting international, Australian and local Sunshine Coast artists.”

Caloundra Regional Gallery curator Hamish Sawyer said the exhibition program brought together a diverse offering of exhibitions.

“The 2019 program brings the diversity of contemporary visual arts practice to the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Sawyer said.

“At the gallery in 2019, visitors can immerse themselves in today’s art, create open debate and discover ground-breaking works, creating an opportunity for thoughtful reflection.”

The exhibition program is enhanced by the gallery’s wide range of public programs and events for people of all ages and abilities – from Kids Art Attack and Toddler Wednesdays, to artist talks, workshops, Friday3Live events and the Mindful Art program for people living with dementia.

2019 exhibition program

Ross Manning: Dissonant Rhythms                                       8 February – 31 March

Paint Space: curated by Margaret Ellen Turner                     3 April – 26 May

Bianca Beetson: Being Human                                              29 May – 21 July

Collected Landscapes: Sunshine Coast Art Collection          29 May – 21 July

Sunshine Coast Art Prize                                                       24 July – 15 September

The Kyoto Hanga International Print Exhibition                     19 September – 10 November

Elizabeth Willing                                                                      13 November – 12 January, 2020

For more details on all of the exhibitions, programs and workshops at the gallery visit the gallery website

You can also follow Caloundra Regional Gallery on Facebook and Instagram.

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.

Image: Ross Manning, Dichroic Filter Piece (extended projection) (detail), 2012–2017, dichroic filters, cut glass, media players, and data projectors. Photography: Tony Nathan. Image courtesy Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.