Coast’s libraries supporting the region’s art community
  • Monday 16 January 2017
ImageWe all know council’s Sunshine Coast Libraries are vibrant community hubs greeting people from all walks of life and now the community can also enjoy art exhibitions on display by local artists.

As soon as you enter the Maroochydore Library Artspace you will be greeted by Judy Coburn’s Memories of Golden Beach No 1 and Charlie Sciortino’s Old Ships to name just a couple.

The art on display is as diversified as the Sunshine Coast Art Group located at William Parker Place, Buderim. This group of men and women artists have different levels of experience in art ranging from the beginner through to the professional artist.

The Sunshine Coast Art Group Exhibition will be launched at the library on January 21 at 2.30pm and will be on display at Maroochydore Library from Friday, January 20 to Thursday, February, 28.

Other exhibitions on display at Sunshine Coast Libraries:

Mieke Van Sambeek exhibition on display at Maleny Library until January 31
Mieke’s passion is to be creative and clay is her first choice to work with. She enjoys exploring possibilities with different techniques in ceramics, different firings and different kilns. Mieke feels that working in the arts gives her the opportunity to express her artistic flare whilst bringing joy and pleasure into other people’s lives.

Pauline Amor Textile exhibition on display at Maleny Library until January 31
Pauline is a textile artist who loves to work with brightly coloured silks and beads. This is a compilation of her latest work using sari silks, silk threads from Nepal and other textural yarns. Pauline has a wealth of knowledge which she is happy to share. She also teaches textile basket making and beading at her home studio in Mooloolah.

Avril Sabine exhibition on display at Kawana Library until January 31
Be enchanted by a wonderful, inspiring and quirky display. These unique items made by Clint Peterson, from Random Creations Workshop, are used as inspiration for author of young adult and children's fiction, Avril Sabine. The items are made from scratch, using old and used materials found around the home.

June McCotter exhibition on display at Maroochydore Library from March 1-30
June McCotter has been an artist for more than 30 years, initially starting out as a potter. Finding inspiration from painting her pottery she became an artist in her own right. Since retiring McCotter has poured her energy and talent into creating wonderful pieces of art.

The good news is, all exhibitions are free and no bookings are required. To view all exhibitions on display in the region’s libraries visit council’s library website.