Gallery comes alive for Fringe Festival
  • Friday 19 September 2014
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Caloundra Regional Gallery will come alive with an eclectic range of events to celebrate the Caloundra Fringe Festival from September 26 to October 6.

Sunshine Coast Council Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the Caloundra Fringe Festival activities would take place throughout Bulcock Street, Bulcock Beach, Happy Valley, Kings Beach and Caloundra Regional Gallery, making the whole town the place to be come the end of September.

“The gallery has organised a fantastic range of events offering everything from art debates, junior workshops, a suitcase rummage, Burlesque Life Drawing and live music − there is something for everyone,” he said.

“People can enjoy an entertaining Musical Interlude with a 16 piece cappella chamber choir from Maleny and Tapestry with the soothing harp of Kim Kirkman of Ten Tenor fame on September 26.

“Tapestry has a wide-ranging repertoire, from early music to arrangements of modern songs.”

Cr Dwyer said for those who love a lively and humorous discussion, they could witness the Great Art Debate on Saturday, September 27 talking about the virtues and wickedness of contemporary art.

You will also find out once and for all, Is that Art? at the Creative Alliance hosted event when you can also enjoy a sumptuous arts dinner while you are entertained.

“You won’t want to miss out on the Suitcase Rummage in the Caloundra Regional Gallery car park on Sunday, September 28 where you can pick up vintage clothing, artwork, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery and more,” he said.

“Or for something really different make sure you book early to attend Dr Sketchy's Burlesque Life Drawing workshop. Bring your favourite sketching materials such as sketch pad, pencils, charcoal or watercolours and sketch to your heart's content from 7-9pm on Wednesday, October 1.

“On Thursday, October 2 international artist Andy Brown and Australian musicians The Mae Trio perform in the Festival of Small Halls concert showcasing the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists.”

During the Caloundra Fringe Festival you will have the chance to view the Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014 exhibition on display until October 26 and to invest in original artworks at the Sunshine Coast Art Prize Auction at 2pm on Sunday 26 October. Make sure you book today to enjoy delightful jazz and world music in Felicity Park at the Garden Party luncheon preceding the auction from 11.30am.

Visit Council’s gallery website - www.gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for full event details.

Caloundra Regional Gallery is owned and operated by the Sunshine Coast Council. Located at 22 Omrah Avenue, the Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-4pm.

Caloundra Fringe Festival is run in conjunction with Caloundra Music Festival – a not for profit family-friendly community event that celebrates the environment, cultural achievements and community pride of the Caloundra area.

For full Caloundra Fringe Festival program details visit the Caloundra Fringe Festival website www.caloundrafringefestival.com.au