Get involved in the East Coast Encounter exhibition public program
  • Monday 13 July 2015

Kids’ Club, yarn bombing and a panel talk led by journalist, Jeff McMullen AM – these are just some of the East Coast Encounter exhibition events during July and August.

The multi-arts East Coast Encounter exhibition on display at Council’s Caloundra Regional Gallery until Sunday, August 16, re-imagines the encounter by Lt James Cook and his crew with Aboriginal people in 1770.

The exhibition contains work from Australian Indigenous and non- Indigenous artists, writers and songwriters. Artists include Bianca Beetson, Michael Cook, Neil Healey, Peter Hudson, Adam Hill, Garth Lena, Gail Mabo, Euan Macleod, Arone Meeks, Reg Mombassa, Gordon Syron, Ann Thomson, Judy Watson and performer/writers Gemma Cronin, Shane Howard and Neil Murray.

Paintings, photographs, videos and three dimensional works are included alongside a small selection of historic artefacts.

The exhibition features a documentary DVD by Adric Watson and Jeff McMullen which gives further voice to the artists and records their encounters with significant sites and traditional owners.

Get involved in the following East Coast Encounter events:

Crochet knitting circle
Friday, July 31, 10am to noon
Fringe Festival ‘yarn bombing’ project.
Free activity and no bookings are necessary.

Kids’ Club
Saturday, Saturday, August 1, 10am to noon
Free activity and bookings are not required.

Kids’ Art Attack
Come along each Saturday morning during July between 10am and noon and discover an exciting new art technique. Bring along the family, get creative and have some amazing fun. Gold coin donation per person and no bookings are necessary.

En Plein-Air Workshop with Peter Hudson
Saturday, August 8, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Location: Nungeena, 60 Streek Road, Glass House Mountains
En Plein-Air workshop with Peter Hudson set in the beautiful surroundings of the Glass House Mountains. $45 per person, limited to eight places. Bookings are essential, bookings and pre-payment by Friday, July 31.

East Coast Encounter Panel Talk
Saturday, August 15, 2 to 3pm
Journalist Jeff McMullen AM will facilitate and lead an interesting panel discussion with participating East Coast Encounter exhibiting artists, Bianca Beetson, Judy Watson and Peter Hudson and curators, John Waldron and Dr Lisa Chandler. Free activity, bookings are essential.

This project has been developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and assisted by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Visit Council’s gallery website for bookings and more 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 to 4pm.