Take a leisurely Sunday Drive to Caloundra Regional Gallery and across the region
  • Thursday 30 January 2014

Caloundra Regional Gallery takes you on a Sunday Drive through vistas of green and blue when its latest exhibition goes on display from 6 February to 23 March 2014.

The works in the Sunday Drive exhibition are drawn from the Sunshine Coast Art Collection which celebrates the local artists and landmarks that characterise our beautiful region.

All are welcome to attend a special picnic in the park to mark the exhibition’s official opening by Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer, on Sunday 9 February at 11.30am.

So organise your group of family and friends today, bring your own picnic and enjoy the free entertainment at Felicity Park - outside the Caloundra Regional Gallery.

Open Studios and Galleries Tour

And the fun doesn’t stop there. Residents and visitors are invited to take a Sunday Drive to visit Hinterland galleries and studios, to view the best new art the Sunshine Coast has to offer and spend time with local artists in their studios. Studios across the region will be open on Sunday 2 March from 10am to 4pm. An official Sunday Drive trail is available from the Arts Connect website complete with gallery locations and further details.

Take a ‘selfie’ and win an iPad

What Sunday Drive is complete without a few family photos? Take one as part of this exhibition and you could be in the running to win an iPad. All you need to do is visit a local landmark anywhere on the Sunshine Coast, photograph yourself at the landmark and share your journey with us. Competition runs 6 February to 23 March 2014. To enter:

  1. like the Sunshine Coast Council Facebook page
  2. Head to one of the Coast’s many tourism destinations
  3. Take your ‘selfie’ and upload via the contest app or on Instragram and Twitter post your ‘selfie’ with the hashtag #caloundragallery. Visit council’s gallery website for terms and conditions and further information.

Get involved in the Sunday Drive exhibition

Bookings are now open for the following public programs:

  • A Perfect Blend

Thursday 13 February, 10.30am

All are welcome to connect with our hinterland creative community by attending a special presentation from Arts Connect Inc. Find out what’s on and what’s buzzing for 2014 and connect with ‘heART’. Bookings are essential by 12 February.

  • Gallery Floor Talk

Wednesday 26 February, 10.30am to 11.30am

Meet renowned and internationally respected ceramic artist, Johanna DeMaine as she shares her rich and creative history, while enjoying light refreshments at the Caloundra Regional Gallery. Bookings are essential by 25 February.

  • Gallery Floor Talk

Thursday 13 March, 10.30am to 11.30am

Meet artists Glen Manning and Kathy Daly as they share the inspiration and production of the intriguing projection work, Natural Transitions. Council’s Collections Curator will share the development of the collection and the unique opportunity for visitors to witness our region and history through our local artists. Bookings are essential by 12 March.

  • Kids’ Club

Saturday 1 March, 10am-noon

Entertain the kids at the free children’s art activities themed on the current exhibition which are held on the first Saturday of each month. Bookings are not required.

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

Caloundra Regional Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue and is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.