Art collection on show | Highlights from the First Nations Art Collection

Now showing at Council’s Customer Service centres and at Sunshine Coast library branches.

A diverse region-wide display of artworks from the Sunshine Coast Art Collection, profiling First Nations artists in celebration of this year’s NAIDOC theme: ‘Heal Country’.

The region-wide exhibition profiles our local Indigenous artists as well as First Nations artists from outside of the region, telling stories of Country and reflects the past, present and future of the oldest continuing culture in the world.

Location  Artists
Sunshine Coast Council
Customer Service Centres
  • Maurice Mickelo (Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi)
  • C Kanak
  • Dale Manns (dec.) (Mandandjani)
Beerwah Library
  • Belle Hartnell (Erub & Mer Islands) 
  • Bridgette (Chilly) Davis (Kabi Kabi)
Caloundra Library
  • Lyndon Davis (Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi) 
  • Paul Constable-Calcott (Wurudjeri)
Coolum Library
  • Michael Nelson (Kumantye) Jagamara OAM (1946-2020) – (Walpiri / Luritja)
Kawana Library
  • Bianca Beetson (Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi/Waradjuri) 
  • Stephen Bond (Wakka Wakka)
Kenilworth Library
  • Arthur Conlon (Wakka Wakka)
Maroochydore Library
  • Michael Cook (Bidjara) 
Nambour Library
  • Paul Constable-Calcott (Wiradjuri)

The works featured have been acquired through the Sunshine Coast Council’s Reconciliation Action Plans, the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program and direct donations from artists.

C Kanak
C Kanak