Showcase of the Coast’s emerging tertiary artists
  • Friday 26 July 2013

Cooroy’s Butter Factory Arts Centre will showcase an exhibition of the region’s emerging tertiary artists vying for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize Tertiary category (SCAP T3) from 15 August to 5 October 2013.

Sunshine Coast Council’s Division 12 Councillor Tony Wellington said SCAP T3 was open to all tertiary students living or studying on the Sunshine Coast and offers a $3,000 prize in each of the 2D and 3D categories.

“This excellent showcase of great art gets better every year. This year’s competition drew 74 entries,” he said.

“The aim of the prize is to promote local talent and at the same time raise awareness of the creative educational opportunities on the Coast.

“Last year’s SCAP T3 winners Oliver Hew (2D) and Michelle Rubins (3D) demonstrated the very high standard that is becoming a hallmark of this competition.

“Visitors to the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre will be invited to cast a vote in the SCAP T3 People’s Choice Award for their favourite artwork. The student who garners the most votes from visitors to the gallery will be awarded a prize of $500.

“The winners of this year's SCAP T3 will be announced on Saturday 7 September at 5pm. Everyone is invited to come along to the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre for that event.”

Don’t miss out on the opportunity of getting involved in the following range of SCAP T3 public programs:

Get Creative

Saturday 17 August and 21 September from 10am to noon

Free drop-in style family fun event held every third Saturday of the month. No age restrictions or bookings required.

Exhibition Guided Tour

Friday 30 August at 10am

Join a guided tour and gain an insight into the SCAP T3 artists and their work, exploring selected pieces.

Bookings essential by 29 August as morning tea is provided.

T@3 with T3

Friday 27 September at 3pm

Join in tea at 3 for a chance to meet three of the tertiary students from the SCAP T3 exhibition. Bookings essential by 26 September as afternoon tea is provided. This event will be followed by the announcement of the People’s Choice Award and a Lucky Prize Draw Presentation.

Spring ArtsCool

Wednesday 2 October

10.30am to noon for children aged 5 to 8 years

12.30pm to 2pm for children aged 9 to 12 years

Children’s school holiday art class specially developed to complement the SCAP T3 exhibition. Learn the skills and techniques with an experienced art teacher. Cost to attend is just $8 per child per workshop. Bookings and pre-payment essential.

The Butter Factory Arts Centre is located at 10 Maple Street Cooroy and open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10am to noon. For bookings visit council’s gallery website or call the Butter Factory Arts Centre on 5454 9050.