Horizon Festival of Art and Culture – Art Trails

While you are exploring the region during the Horizon Festival make sure you visit the many galleries and exhibitions, as well as ephemeral art installations featured as a part of the festival.

Sunshine Coast Hinterland Art Trail

Artisans at the House:  A display of two and three dimensional artworks by local artists.  Date Fri 25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, Yandina Historic House, 3 Pioneer Rd, Yandina.

Dying to Know – A Journey of Life, Loss and Renewal:  An inter-generational collaboration exploring death and renewal through the eyes of student photographers under the mentorship of master photographer Colin Beard.  Date:  25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, 2017, Nambour Social, Currie St and Old Ambulance Station, Howard St, Nambour.

Rust & Lace:  An exhibition of wall-hanging assemblages by Nathalie Bastier.  Date Fri 25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, 2017 (closed Monday), Art on Cairncross, 3 Panorama Place, Maleny.

Sunshine Coast Ar Trail

Patterns in the Landscape:  Manning Daly Art will create patterns in the sand with designs inspired by local plant species, enhancing the spectacular Sunshine Coast beaches.  These large scale creations are drawn directly onto the sand only to be washed away with the tide.  The ephemeral nature of the art is a reminder of the transience of our valuable landscape.  Date:  25 Aug;  Time:  Artists on site 2 pm to 6 pm; Location:  Kings Beach, Caloundra; Price:  Free.

Australis Plasticus:  An Art for ARTsake site specific installation demonstrating the dangers of plastic and litter in marine areas, sending the message that plastic is not welcome in our ocean.  Australis Plasticus, the morphed sea creature, will suspend and crawl from the Coolum Surf Life Saving Tower.  Date:  Fri 25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, 2017; Time:  Daily; Location: Coolum Surf Life Saving Observation Tower, Coolum;  Price:  Free

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2017:  A national contemporary exhibition showcasing 40 finalist working in a 2D medium.  Date: Thu 17th Aug to Sun 8 Oct, 2017;  Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Ave, Caloundra.

Maroochy Gunyah – Historical Images of South East Queensland Gunyahs:  A photographic exhibition of traditional Indigenious shelters from the South East Queensland Region.  Date Sat 26 Aug to Sun 27 Aug, 2017.

Standing Here: A beautiful installation comprising of naturally dyed squares of fabric, bringing together the natural dyeing work from communities around Australia.  Date Fri 25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, 2017, USC Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs.

Japanese Artist in Residence:  Watch Mr Murata, master water colourist and pastel painter.  Date Fri 25 Aug to Sat 2 Sep, 2017 at The Yaroomba Beach Design Centre, 1443 David Low Way, Yaroomba.

Creative Generation – Excellence in Visual Art Awards 2017:  An exhibition showcasing the best of the region’s senior high school artwork.  Date Fri 25 Aug to Sun 3 Sep, 2017, USC Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs.

Wearable Art Exhibition:  A bespoke exhibition of ‘lost arts’ responding to the theme of wearable art.  Date Fri 1 Sep to Sun 3 Sep, 2017 at Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North St., Caloundra.

 

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Horizon Festival of Art and Culture – Street Art

Stand By Me:  Watch internationally renowned street artist Beastman (Bradley Eastman), one of Australia’s most distinctive and prolific emerging contemporary artists, alongside MIMI (Emily Devers), an accomplished multidisciplinary artist who develops pertinent and timeless concepts.  The Maroochydore Revitalisation Association (MRA), Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival (MMVAF) and Horizon have partnered to bring these prolific artists to the Ocean Street Precinct.

See these two street artists creative live mural art in a couple of locations within the Ocean Street Precinct from Monday 28th August to Wednesday 30th August, 2017.

Live Mural Art – 28, 29 and 30th August 9am to 5 pm at the Alleyway, 7 Ocean St and 37 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore.

Artist Talk and Question & Answers – 30th August between 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Alleyway, 7 Ocean St, Maroochydore (wet weather venue Machu Picchu).

Caloundra: Downtown Caloundra is emerging as an urban creative hub.  There are nine street art works to see, all in comfortable walking distance.

Discover murals by artists David Houghton, Thom Stuart, Fuzeillear (aka Claire Matthews), Joel Birch, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Andrew Frazer, Adam Lewczuk, Ryan Sullivan, John Waldron, Steven Bordonaro and Cassie Munson.

The trail loop is approximately 1.7 km.  Council recommends starting at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and wander up through Lamkin Lane to discover The Pavilion and The Lighthouse. Take a stroll up Bulcock Street to the top of the roundabout and down to the Dingle Wall. On your way back down Bulcock Street cross the road and turn left into the laneway towards the Transit Centre. Here you will discover Ma and Pa and to the left, behind you, Miniature Panthers. Head south along Williamson Lane, to discover three other works.

Once you are done, grab a refreshing juice, smoothie or coffee in Bulcock Street or a wine on the waterfront along The Esplanade in one of Caloundra’s premier cafes or restaurants.

To find out more about each work, download the free council app on your smart device, look for the ‘THINGS TO DO’ button and open the ‘VIRTUAL GALLERY’.

Enjoy the trail and share your experience on social media with #scpublicart – download the Street Art Trail[3036KB] map on your smart device and follow the walking trail.

Nambour:  Uncover the groundswell of street art across Nambour’s streets and lane-ways.  Recognised as a n emerging hub for street art, Nambour was a satellite location for the 2017 Brisbane Street Art Festival.  Wander the urban streets of Nambour and discover eight large-scale artworks by artists David Houghton, EJ Zyla, Mieke Salna, Conrad Square, Mandy Schone-Salter, Simon Degroot, The Brightsiders, Adam Lewczuk, Ryan Sullivan, Michael Foley and Bianca Beetson.  Nambour CBD also features four integrated and sculptural Public Artworks to check out along the trail.

The walk should take about an hour and a half or a little more if you enjoy a coffee at one of the local café’s along the way.  The trail loop is approximately 2.3 km.  There are 13 works of art to discover, highlighting the local history, colourful stories and meaningful expressions by some of our best local and national public art artists.

To find out more about each work, download the free council app on your smart device, look for the ‘Things to Do’ button and open the ‘Virtual Gallery’.
Download the Nambour Public Art Trail Map here

 

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Horizon Fesitval of Arts and Culture – Public Art

Horizon Festival of Arts & Culture – Public Art

For a really immersive creative experience, take time out to explore one or all of the dynamic public art trails available from Friday 25th August to Sunday 3 September, 2017.

This first list is public art on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland:

  • Herd of Cows: Bunya St, Maleny (Artist – Janna Pameijer)
  • Apparatus for Expedient market Deployment:  Ananas Comosus – Simpson Street, Beerwah (Artist Russell Anderson)
  • Strangler Cairn:  Conondale Range Great Walk (Artist Andy Goldsworthy)
  • Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden – Sculpture Garden with more than 30 works nestled amidst a lush and beautiful landscape.
  • Sunshine Coast Hinterland Poetry Trail:  Located in Maleny, Montville and Kenilworth – there are seven works to discover on your journey.

Here are other areas of the Sunshine Coast

  • iDIDIT!Village Park, Birtinya (Artist Russell Anderson)
  • Spirit OrbEumundi Amphitheatre, Memorial Ave (Artists Meg Geer and Richard Thompson)
  • SustainableEumundi, at Dick Caplick Park (Artist Hew Chee Fong)
  • PortalMarcoola Village Green (Artist Simone Eisler)
  • Coolum Boardwalk Public Art Trail – Enjoy the outdoors and seaside views with a creative twist. Pop in for a coffee at one of the local café’s while you navigate through more than 12 public artworks.

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Horizon Festival – Art St Maleny

Art St Maleny – part of the amazing
Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture

There are events covering the Sunshine Coast and the Hinterland from 25th August to 3 September 2017.  Click here to find out more about Art St Maleny.

 Art St Maleny is a collaborative  celebration that, together with Maleny Music Festival, will bring art into public space through local cafes, parks and venues to celebrate the creative energy of the Maleny community.  Art St presents a series of events, workshops, public art installations and opportunities for visitors to engage their senses.

From Friday to Sunday 1st to 3rd September, 2017 : –

Maleny Music Festival – at the Maleny Showgrounds.  Maleny Music Festival website

Eat Our Art! – Local cafes celebrate food as a medium for creativity making delicious signature arty dishes using food as a paintbrush and the plate as the canvas.

Traditional Maori Basket Weaving Workshop with Alice Spittle – daily at Tesch Park, Coral Street,  10 am to 4 pm Cost $69 (includes materials).

Forest Art Trail – Designed to educate children about native wildlife, follow the map along a wonderful forest walk to discover 15 art features created from nature’s gifts, recycled materials and other creative recourses – daily on the Obi Boardwalk connecting Maleny Showgrounds to Coral Street.  Cost – Free.

Pick up a fabulous A4 black brochure from the Maleny Visitor Information Centre and check out our comprehensive Events Calendar (covering the whole of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland)  Click here to check out the Maleny Visitor Information Centre’s Events Calendar.  

If you can’t get a hold of the Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture brochure you can see it online Click here to see the brochure which covers all the events, and includes, days, dates, times, location, and cost(s).

This is a huge Arts and Culture Festival – there has to be something to suit you!

The Horizon Sunshine Coast is presented by the Sunshine Coast Council and supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Tourism and Events Queensland. 

 

 

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Crocodile Rockin’ – Elton John Vintage Classics – Fundraiser

Crocodile Rockin – Elton John vintage classics – Saturday 7th May at the Maleny RSL Hall.   This is a fundraising event to get the 2016 Maleny Music Festival rolling.  

Doors open 6 pm – meals available and a licensed bar.  Early bird Tickets $20 online at Click here to buy Early Bird Tickets at $20 – Cost at the door will be $25.

Dress up in your best 770’s Glam Rock gear!  Prizes galore – best EJ glasses – EJ trivia quiz – raffle!

Come along for a great night & know that all funds raised go to helping our not-for-profit festival.

The Maleny Music Weekend 2016 – A spring Festival at the Maleny Showgrounds,  will be held on Friday 25th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2016.  Keep up to date through their website:  Maleny Music Weekend website.

A fun filled night featuring fabulous Maleny and Sunshine Coast musos performing Elton John vintage classics: Rob Longstaff, Kelly Cork, Brian Martin, Lee Hardisty, Kit Cotter, Noel Gardner & Joe Lynch.  The Master of Ceremonies for the night will be local comic Clayton Storey.

 

 

Maleny Wood Expo 2016

Maleny Wood Expo 2016 celebrates
20 years and has expanded to 3 days.

This year it is on Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May at the Maleny Showgrounds.  For more information checkout the  Maleny Wood Expo website

Maleny Wood Expo 2016

Started in 1996, the Expo was the brainchild of Queensland forester and passionate Landcare supporter, Ashley Sewell.  Designed to promote sustainable use of our beautiful native timbers through the work of local and regional wood artisans the Expo is now recognised as one of the best wood shows in Australia.

We invite you to join us for three days of clean country family fun at the beautiful Maleny Showgrounds.  View the amazing range of lovingly crafted timber products, and meet and talk to the craftsmen and women who’ve created them. With work by furniture-makers and toy-makers, musical instrument-makers and box-makers, whittlers, carvers and everything in-between, there’s something to suit every taste and budget.

Glimpse the skills of the timber cutters who ‘opened up’ the region, and catch up with the very best in both hand-crafted traditional and high tech tools. Smell the distinctive spicy aroma of newly milled timber and watch live demos of chainsaws, woodworking, trade tools and more. There’s hands-on woodwork for the whole family with WoodShed WorkshopsWoodwork for Women  and a creative space for kids to taste the delights of getting their hands in the sawdust and taking home their own masterpiece.

There are native plants and local Maleny produce to purchase, natural resource management displays and much much more.
Pull up a hay bale, enjoy great food and fabulous local music and have a great day!
All wood artisans and exhibitors are required to work in sustainably harvested native timbers, weed or recycled timbers.

Maleny Christmas Carnival – What a Party!

Maleny Christmas Carnival – What a Party!  If you didn’t make the Maleny Christmas Carnival in the main street of Maleny last night – you missed one heck of a community party.  Coming down the hill and seeing a business absolutely covered in Christmas lights – to the man in the dark shouting safety messages to everyone coming past – to all of the community groups and businesses that opened for the evening – re-arranging menus, building street stalls for food, gifts etc, handing out free Christmas cake, organising an army of helpers to offer the locals all manner of ‘stuff’.   How impressive was that twirling ride in the middle of our sloping street!  The music, the lights, the arts &  crafts – oh I know I have missed so many in this missive.  From my own point of view, I was so impressed by the friendliness of all of the people when I accosted them to help the Maleny Visitor Information Centre by adding a review into Google – to enhance our Google standing – I thank you all.  However my most thanks have to go to Spencer & Karen Shaw and their team(s) of helpers who organised everything – to go from our usual main street, covered in vehicles as normal – to such a party land was extraordinary and all put up – run – and pulled down all in 4 to 5 hours.  You guys deserve a medal.  I love this community – but last night made me just so proud to be part of it.

Maleny Christmas Carnival Raffle Prizes 2015

Maleny Christmas Carnival Raffle Prizes 2015 : As part of the Maleny Christmas Carnival Maleny Commerce are raising money to benefit our local youth through programs such as Headspace.  The tickets cost $2 each and can be purchased at many businesses in the main street.  There are seven (7) prizes to be won.  They are:

  • First Prize – 2 nights weekend accommodation for 6 people at Macadamia Letting (value $650);  plus a dining voucher at Pomodoras on Obi Restaurant  (value $100).
  • Second Prize – 2 x Framed Japanese woodcut preproduction – Sugoi Ni  (value $200); plus a Gift Basket of local art pieces from Art on Cairncross  (value $350).
  • Third Prize – 3 x garden books from Rosetta Books (value $90);  a plant voucher from Forest Heart Nursery (value $60); and a recycled pallet crate from Pallet Life (value $55).
  • Fourth Prize – A felted organza shawl from Lindel Kielly;  a voucher from Imelda’s (value $100); a voucher from Birdy Boutique (value $30); a voucher from Industree (value $30); and a voucher from Sapling Textiles (value $30).
  • Fifth Prize – a first aid kit from Maleny Pharmacy (value $50);  a massage with Helena Wilson (value $60); a soap gift pack from The Soap Bar (value $35); and a voucher from Kashmiah (value $25).
  • Sixth Prize – kitchen wear from Gone Bonkers (value $25);  a voucher from Maleny Bakery (value $50); a voucher from Maleny Butchers (value $20); and a voucher from Maleny Books (value $25).
  • Seventh Prize – a voucher from the Curry Hut (value $30); a voucher from Daawat Indian Restaurant (value $25); a voucher from Shot Gun Espresso (value $25);  and a voucher from Mr J’s Pies (value $20).

Please support these local businesses.

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Maleny Music Festival – The Goodwills

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The Goodwills :  Bob and Laurel Wilson are a veteran folk duo who have been singing together for more than 30 years. In recent years, they have become known to a wider audience through radio play of Bob’s original songs like ‘Big Country Town’, ‘Underneath the Story Bridge’ and ‘Courting the Net’.  They are featured at the Maleny Music Festival 2015, at the Maleny Showgrounds on Saturday 29 August  at 12:30 pm on the Obi Obi Green with guest musicians Steve Cook and Robyn Foley.

Bob is an award-winning songwriter who plays six-string and 12-string guitar and harmonicas. He either sings lead or provides tenor harmonies to Laurel’s lead vocals. Laurel has a five-octave vocal range, which allows the duo to explore the depths of harmony and melody.  To know more about this talented duo check out The Goodwills

 Maleny Info Centre event link

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Maleny Music Festival – Local Public Transport Tables

Public Transport information to get to the Maleny Music Festival ie Train to Landsborough – interconnecting Bus to Maleny – and return

To get here:  Catch the train to Landsborough – check out Translink

Catch the bus to Maleny.  Then either drop into the Maleny Visitor Information Centre in the main street and ask for directions to the Maleny Showgrounds using the Obi Obi Boardwalk (accessed from Coral Street, Maleny), or follow the instructions on the Hinterland Tourism Map – Obi Obi Boardwalk

Map from Bus Stop to Maleny Showground

Bus Timetables – Landsborough to Maleny

Landsborough to Maleny

Bus Timetables – Maleny to Landsborough

Maleny to Landsborough

Further Information from the Sunshine Coast Council re the Bus Service

Full 7 Day Timetable – to and from Maleny / Landsborough / Beerwah