Autumn 2017 Autumn 2017

29 April - 11 June 2017

Ruben Pang
The Glass Eye Opens

Ruben Pang, Gated Community (detail),2016 - 2017,oil
and alkyd on aluminum panel,63 x 73 cm

Ruben Pang 
Ruben Pang's exhibition is building on Noosa Regional Galleries previous exhibitions of Southeast Asian art, and this solo presentation by Ruben Pang will present to the Sunshine Coast residents a new series of works by one of the most exciting young artists practising in the region. Ruben will travel through Queensland to immerse him in Australian art, particularly James Gleeson and Albert Tucker whom his works have an affinity with. Ruben’s works are not only highly sought after but he represents the new generation of global artists who travel extensively to connect more deeply with the world and its environs. 
Ruben Pang - The Glass Eye Opens
This series of paintings are composed around a medley of the supernatural, folklore and
bio-luminescence. I treat the landscape format as a stage. Through spectacular scenery or dramatic sky, there's a sensation of integration, a feeling of escaping the confines of the body and mind. Tapping into such subconscious arenas to find new angles of self analysis and inspiration is the means I find most potency creatively.


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Wanton,Wild and Unimagined
Alison McDonald 

Flow (detail) 2010-2013,Up-cycled plastic lids & cable ties 12 x 7m.Image Credit: Through the Looking Glass 

Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled
plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection.
Townsville environmental artist, Alison McDonald has spent
many hours manipulating the humble plastic bottle, and collecting thousands of lids to make a variety of unimagined and impossible creations inspired by plants, oceans and by John Wyndham’s book, The Day of the Triffids. 


A travelling exhibition organised by Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program; and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.




Greer Townshend 


Heart, a series of drawings on large unfolded origami hearts, depicts the moments in life we fold-up to keep and unfold to re-live. Explore the otherworldly secretsof the heart through kirigami (papercuttting) and archetypal imagery such as body prints, woven baskets and butterflies in charcoal and ink. Interlaced, these ideas highlight the delicate and ineffable nature of the soul, while inviting viewers to ask themselves what they hold dear.






15 June - 23 July 2017

What's up Sunshine?

The 50th Anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast


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Noosa Council presents an exhibition that tells the story of the last
50 years of Noosa’s history. The exhibition is part of a range of
activities planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast. The exhibition will focus on the people and events that have shaped the region

over the last 50 years and explore themes such as holidays, tourism, surfing, environment,
festivals, planning and development.

August 2017 marks 50 years since the adoption of the name  ‘Sunshine Coast’ to describe the region from Caloundra to Noosa. The then Landsborough, Maroochy and Noosa councils endorsed the name to cover the three shires for promotional purposes, replacing the name “near North Coast”, which had been in use and which was not considered distinct enough or identifiable by southerners. The name was officially gazetted by the Queensland government in July 1967 to take effect from 1 August 1967.

Image : Sunshine Coast Newspapers Chief Photographer Ted Robinson demonstrates for models,(detail) Noosa Woods, ca 1980s.  Photographer Ian Murray.  Image courtesy of Noosa Library Service/Picture Noosa.


15 June - 23 July 2017

Fabula Mundi by Rosalind Woodward



Rosalind Woodward’s Dupion silk works present like cultural garments. Fifteen years in the making, their restricted palette and minimal design hint at national costume or period piece. Rosalind’s creations came into being after many years  discussing Depth Psychology with her late  husband, who also was an artist "Fabula Mundi" or Story of the World is a journey into what separates, and connects the conscious and unconscious mind. Each garment is a study in patience, restraint and dedication, some taking six months to complete. 

Image: Rosalind Woodward, Sea Snake No 1 (detail), dupion silk garment, 104x108cm.