- Thursday 10 January 2013
Sunshine Coast Council invites the community to join in the free Australia Day celebrations at Noosa Regional Gallery on Saturday 26 January 2013 and celebrate the Australian landscape with two breathtaking exhibitions.
Landscapes Far and Wide
John Morrison’s landscapes are inspired by Harry Redford’s outback country. They are a road map to the special landscape that are part of Harry Redford’s extraordinary adventure traversing four states from the New South Wales tablelands deep into the Northern Territory.
They are also part of the colourful story of how the vast magnificent landscape of Australia was changed by the relentless advances of the frontier of civilization, from the earliest movements away from the first settlement around Sydney Cove and the Hawkesbury in the early 1800’s until the Commonwealth of Australia was declared in 1901.
An exhibition that brings to life the stories, places and people of Central Western Queensland. 12 artists from the Barcaldine, Aramac and Jericho regions reveal the rich diversity of life and land in Artesian country which are captured in paintings, photography, sculpture and spoken word.
Australia Day schedule of events:
9am Bush Poet’s breakfast with Harry Donnelly, Ian Mackay and Tom Lockie
Bring a picnic rug for morning tea and poetry by the river. Light refreshments available for purchase
10am Creative children’s activities
Noon Artist talk with John Morrison
1pm Official opening of exhibitions by 2008 Senior Australian of the year, Bruce Campbell AM MBE
2.30pm Artist talk with Tom Lockie and Jo Martin.
Bookings essential by visiting council’s gallery website.
Landscapes Far and Wide and Artesian Country will be on exhibition from 23 January to 24 February 2013 at Noosa Regional Gallery from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.