Incredible works will inspire and delight innovators of all ages
  • Thursday 08 January 2015

To kick off the inaugural Sunshine Coast Art Prize New Media Award exhibition, Caloundra Regional Gallery opens its doors to an interactive showcase of new media, design innovation and future thinking from January 30 to March 15.

The Digital Disruption exhibition will showcase the six finalist artworks from the 2014 Sunshine Coast Art Prize New Media Award as well as the winning artwork, which will be announced at the exhibition opening on Friday, January 30.

Also included in the exhibition will be a series of innovative artists, such as a six-legged electric walking bubble blowing robot, absurd and whimsical machines, animations, projections and the Pixel Mosaic life-sized interactive artwork of colour and light.

The exhibition will be supported by an eclectic range of workshops, forums, seminars and discussions as visitors interact with, and get a chance to participate and learn in, this experiential showcase.

You can even entertain the family for free at the Kids’ Club on Saturday, February 7 and Saturday, March 7 from 10am to noon.

With everything from Dr Sketchy’s Burlesque Life Drawing and Photography class to Get Funky Animation Workshop with Judy Barrass ─ Caloundra Regional Gallery is the place to be over the next few months.

Sunshine Coast New Media Art Prize finalists

  • Conrad Gracie  
  • Jessica and Matthew Doak
  • Isabella Summerfield
  • Lauren Edmonds
  • Susan Bohmer 
  • Brayden Van Meurs

Digital Disruption participating artists

  • Mic Black 
  • BarkLab (Lindy Aitkin and Stephen Guthrie)
  • Russell Anderson
  • James Muller
  • Chris Denaro
  • Judy Barrass
  • John Waldron 
  • John Burke

All are welcome to attend the official opening of Digital Disruption at 6pm on Friday, January 30 and to enjoy live music and light refreshments.

Refer to council’s gallery website for more details, workshops and event bookings.

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.