Art Collection on Show

Council is committed to enabling access to the Art Collection through a vibrant presentation of selected artworks on the walls of public and civic buildings, external loans and touring exhibitions, curated exhibitions, outreach opportunities and an online Art Collections database.

The Art Collection is currently on display in key locations across the region, including the public foyers of council's administration buildings, libraries, venues and community halls.

The Art Collection is also showcased at times in part through themed exhibitions at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. See information below for details of Art Collection exhibitions and displays.

At times, artworks are also loaned externally for specific exhibitions and displays to promote the Art Collection and the Sunshine Coast beyond the region. Council provides and seeks opportunities for effective Collection partnerships with other galleries, museums or groups. For more information, please contact the Collections Curator.


Current exhibitions

Samuel Condon, Pineapple
September 2018
Council Administration Foyer, Cnr Currie and Bury streets, Nambour

Samuel Condon’s Pineapple 2017, was a finalist in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017. After presenting a popular fruit-themed children’s workshop at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and recognising the significant agricultural connection and the strong affection that exists between the Sunshine Coast region and this unique fruit, the artist generously gifted his finalist artwork to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection for the community to enjoy.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. The award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium and offers a prize pool of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes.

This year’s forty finalists are on display at the Caloundra Regional Gallery until 14 October 2018 and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.


Past exhibitions

Reconciliation and NAIDOC Week displays
June – August 2018

Laith McGregor: Borrowed Time
8 March – 29 April 2018
On display as part of the Borrowed Time exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery is a suite of eight ceramic and mixed media sculptures by Laith McGregor, recently gifted by the artist to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

In Focus: Highlights from the Sunshine Coast Art Collection
Throughout February and March recent acquisitions and other selected works from the Sunshine Coast Art Collection will be displayed in publicly accessible locations within council buildings across the region. 

The Glass Houses
28 October 2017 – 27 January 2018
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
In this exhibition view Joanne Currie Nalingu’s Glasshouse Mountains Triptych 2002 currently on loan from the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. 

From the Mountains to the Sea: Sunshine Coast Stories
8 July – 19 August 2017
University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery

Re-View: Selected works from the Sunshine Coast Art Collection
26 April - 18 June 2017
Caloundra Regional Gallery

Sunday Drive
6 February - 23 March 2014
Caloundra Regional Gallery