Caloundra Regional Gallery announce stellar line-up for 2021
  • Thursday 04 February 2021
L - R. Ferre De Deyne, Mayor Mark Jamieson, John Gallagher

Caloundra Regional Gallery has revealed a year-long program of exhibitions and public programs today that will excite and enthral every art lover in 2021.

Caloundra Regional Gallery Manager and Curator Jo Duke said there were 10 exhibitions planned for the year, celebrating art across every discipline.

“There are only a few days left of our first exhibition for the year, Constructing Landscape: urban visions, which has been a resounding success,” Ms Duke said.

“Now, we’re thrilled to announce an exciting all-star line-up of art from across our region, Australia and the world, coming to Caloundra in a range of curated exhibitions and events.

“Announcing our program is a great way to remind residents and visitors that everyone is welcome at our gallery.

“The exhibitions are the real drawcard however our gallery shop is the perfect place to support local art and purchase unique handmade gifts.

“Entry is free, and children are both welcomed and catered for with take home art-bags offered at every exhibition.”

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Caloundra Regional Gallery’s 2021 program 

12 February – 14 March 2021
Latest & Greatest: Sunshine Coast Art Collection recent acquisitions
This exhibition presents a vibrant display of contemporary art in a variety of media celebrating new additions to the Collection from the past two years. It also highlights the importance of philanthropy in the arts by artists, collectors, local enterprises and the Sunshine Coast Council, who have all generously supported the arts in the Region. 

12 February - 14 March 2021
Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke
Caloundra Regional Gallery is the first gallery in Queensland to host this innovative exhibition, which presents works by contemporary carvers and artisans of the netsuke - a traditional Japanese toggle used to secure small personal items such as money pouches and inro (medicine containers), which were worn suspended from the obi (a sash worn with the traditional Japanese clothing kimono).

19 March - 2 May 2021

Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize.

Incorporating the Local Artists - Local Content 2021 Student Award.

Friends, Regional Gallery, Caloundra Inc. present up to 40 finalist works for the annual Local Artists—Local Content Art Prize. Thirty student award finalists will be displayed in the Artroom at the Caloundra Regional Gallery.


7 May - 20 June 2021
Coastal Connections: beach culture from the past to present
The exhibition examines the importance of the Coast in the Australian psyche - Australia’s love affair with the sea, beach and beach culture from the sea, sand, surf, the fashion, music, food, lifestyle as well as identity and contested ownership of place that underscores Australian’s belief in the beach.

1 - 30 May 2021
Culture is Inclusion - part of a region wide celebration of First Nations Peoples Connecting Stories
Maroochy Arts & Ecology Centre, Tanawha
This exhibition draws on works created by the NuunaRon Art group - First Nations artists based on the Sunshine Coast who are living with a disability - in partnership with First Peoples Disability Network Australia.

24 June - 15 August 2021
NAIDOC 2021 – Remembered; Revitalised; Reactive

A gallery exhibition celebrating First Nations – stories, songs, dance and artworks reflecting the past, current and future of the oldest continuing culture in the world. Presented in association with Sunshine Coast Council’s Cultural Heritage Services, the artefacts, works, events, happenings and stories remember, revitalise and react towards the telling of their history and our combined histories.

27 August - 10 October 2021
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2021
The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is one of the most dynamic and prestigious visual art awards in Australia, reflecting contemporary arts practice from across the country.
The diverse range of 40 finalist artworks will be displayed at the gallery, with the winners to be decided by a guest judge. The exhibition also features our popular People’s Choice award, as voted by the community.

15 October to 5 December 2021
Beyond Horizon – I Sea U
Beyond Horizon This exhibition expands and celebrates a project that will start during this year’s iconic Horizon festival, while I Sea U expands and builds on an existing portrait series examining people's relationship to the sea led by Sunshine Coast based photographer Keith Hamlyn.

15 October to 5 December 2021
Healing Garden - Sunshine Coast Wild Flowers
Hiromi Tango
Healing Garden will provide an opportunity to explore the many ways that nature sustains our wellbeing.  International artist, Hiromi Tango, will work with the community, local artists, teachers and carers to help create a garden for Gallery 3. This space will continue to  transform and evolve during the exhibition as creations are add from workshops held with communities around the region.

14 Oct - 6 Dec 2020
UAP: The Art of Making
This exhibition celebrates Urban Art Projects [UAP] 25 years of creating and advocating for art in public spaces around the globe.

Part retrospective and part glimpse into the future, the exhibition heroes finished artworks alongside conceptual processes: from drawings, designs and maquettes to sculptures and surveys of large-scale installations.