The Sunshine Coast hinterland is home to a wealth of artistic talent. The broad range of quality art and craft created here encompasses from oil and watercolour paintings to marble and bronze sculptures; from hand-blown glass to ceramics, wood and very much more. This has helped to establish an array of wonderful fine art galleries, showing works by nationally and internationally recognized and awarded artists.
Artists have always been attracted by the natural beauty of the Blackall Range, with the environment being their main inspiration and this has also been the major allure for all visitors. The reason that art continues to be another leading attraction is the depth of artwork being created. Few places can lay claim to such a strong ongoing history of painting (from traditional through to modern art), sculpting, glass blowing, wood craft, pottery and extending into performance arts, writing, music and creative thinking in many ways.
A busy day can cover plenty, but a truly relaxing stay can encompass time spent between the galleries, browsing through local markets or possibly even participating in art classes. There really is something for everyone – across all tastes and budgets and much of the fun is in the finding. Each art gallery has its own character and specialities, from papermaking through contemporary art, from wood turning to fine furniture, silk painting, photography, glass art, print-making, fibre arts, leather work, quilting…the variety is amazing.
At certain times of the year there are opportunities to visit artist’s studios or view annual award exhibitions, please refer to the events calendar for more details of any forthcoming events.
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Updated Nov 2012
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