Community members and gallery volunteers reveal their artistic talents!
  • Friday 11 February 2011

Noosa Regional Gallery is now showing two diverse exhibitions presenting artworks uncovered from artistic members within our local Sunshine Coast community.

The exhibitions – Zooming into 2030 and Show Us Your Art: Volunteer Showcase – are showing from 27 January to 13 March 2011.

The Zooming into 2030 exhibition showcases photographs and drawings from the Zooming into 2030 competition which sought images from the community for use in Sunshine Coast Council's Community Plan.

Community Policy and Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the competition received hundreds of entries and has provided council with a unique viewpoint from the eyes of children, young adults and those a little older.

“The images and captions represent our community’s hopes and dreams for the future of the Sunshine Coast,” Cr McKay said.

“The diversity in imagery demonstrates the passion for preserving the Sunshine Coast and its unique character and identity.”

The winning entry: “In 2030 I hope to see the dawn of a new era where we share ourselves by moving into community and connecting” by Hannah Coyle, St John’s College, Nambour year 12 student, features in the exhibition.

The Draft Sunshine Coast Community Plan is currently on display in Gallery 3. Feedback forms are also available for members of the community to share their comments.

Show Us Your Art: Volunteer Showcase presents the hidden talents of gallery volunteers from both Noosa and Caloundra Regional Galleries.

Councillor McKay said the exhibition is a tribute to the many dedicated gallery volunteers who assist in the delivery of the gallery’s innovative exhibitions and public programs.

“The artworks in the exhibition are just as diverse as the backgrounds of our volunteers, from painting and drawing to ceramics and textiles,” she said.

A number of engaging public programs will be run as part of this exhibition, including a People’s Choice Award.

The winning artist from this award will present an informative floor talk during a morning tea at Art over Coffee on Saturday 26 February at 11am. Tickets are $5 and bookings are essential. Phone the gallery on 5449 5340.