Winter 2017 Winter 2017

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. 


27 July  - 3 September 2017
Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels



Internationally respected, Tasmanian Indigenous artist Lola Greeno’s award winning talent in
shell-working is magnificently displayed in this solo exhibition of 50 highly visual and textual works, each uniquely championing the traditions and culture of the Indigenous women of Tasmania’s Cape Barren and Flinders Islands. The exhibition’s overarching theme is storytelling; of the meticulous crafting of stories of cultural knowledge, natural beauty, ancient traditions, and connectedness with her island home. Also about modern issues – contemporary sculptural works that feature are part of Greeno’s response to her concerns for the environmental future of shell stringing in northern Tasmania.

Image: Lola Greeno,teunne (king maireener shell crown) [detail]
2013,king maireener shells, cotton thread,diameter 250mm.PhotoJohn LeemingQVMAG

Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is an Australian Design Centre touring exhibition and is part of the Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series.



27 July - 3 September 2017
Noosa Open Studio

A selection of artists participating in Noosa Open Studios will be exhibiting their work in the gallery. This annual art trail is an opportunity for the public to visit the private studios of local artists and learn more about their creative processes. It is a free event held across the Noosa shire from Friday August 18 to Sunday August 20, 2017. For more information, go to


8 September - 15 October 2017
Life on the edge - Nicola Moss

Nicola Moss’ works on paper meld something of how we value nature, while making visible life’s vital energy. A world view is revealed where nature, culture, lifestyle and well-being are inseparably entwined. ‘Life on the edge’ explores the fabric of Noosa’s Biosphere Reserve, utilizing processes of en-plein air painting, expanded drawing, conversation and site visits.

20 October - 26 November 2017



Sequence by Katrin Terton

Katrin Terton continues her use of unconventional materials - her own hair, shed snake skin,
ash and found objects. By focusing on working in series, Katrin sequences works around a theme.

This allows her to investigate materials, ideas and concepts more deeply while exploring the liminal space between separate pieces. Katrin’s use of visual metaphors aims to inspire imagination and self-discovery.


An exhibition by Hsiu-Luan Tung Lin

Official opening Saturday October 21, 5pm
Guest speaker: The Hon Glen Elmes MP
Free event, all welcome. Cash bar available.

Hsiu-Luan Tung Lin trained in the traditional art of Taiwanese silk painting progressing from traditional bird and flower paintings into Nihonga.
Forever in the pursuit of learning new artistic skills,her study has covered multimedia art, sculpture and jewellery design. Her exhibition Harmonic at the Noosa Regional Gallery unveils her artistic journey from silk painting to large abstract works on paper.


Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize 2017  
Finalist exhibition here

20 October  -  26 November 2017



Please be advised that photographs will be taken at all events including workshops for use on Noosa Regional Gallery and Noosa Council websites, social media and in marketing materials and other publications. By entering the venue, you consent to Noosa Regional Gallery and Noosa Council photographing and using your image and likeness

23 March - 6 May 2018

    Invisible Soldiers and Shrouded Machines -  
    Official opening: Saturday 24 March 2018,  2pm



Invisible Soldiers and Shrouded Machines brings together a series of paintings and drawings that describe and reveal the presence of military camouflage in the  environment. In some works, objects such as vehicles may be guessed at by the  impression they leave on the heavy green covers draped over them in imagery recalling  Magritte’s The Lovers. In others, distant and unidentified soldiers move through foliage  with unknown purpose. In these works however the shrouding serves to liberate rather  than stifle. Such is the paradox of war.





Stencil Art Prize -
The World’s Largest Stencil   Exhibition
Official opening: Saturday 24 March 2018, 2pm

The 2017 Stencil Art Prize Touring Exhibition showcases 67 stencil artists from 25 countries.
Influenced by the ephemeral nature of street art, these stencil-based works
blend pop-culture imagery and global politics to highlight the growing concerns of a socially engaged generation of artists.