Exhibition chronicles the development of modernism
  • Wednesday 15 October 2014

Sunshine Coast Council is excited to bring to the region this month an incredible selection of 20th Century Australian contemporary art by some of our country’s most recognised artists.
Portfolio holder for Community Programs, Councillor Jenny McKay said the next exhibition to be hosted at Caloundra Regional Gallery is one not to be missed.

“The Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition toured by Museum and Gallery Service Queensland is shared in a national touring exhibition – Cream: Four Decades of Australian Art – on display at Caloundra Regional Gallery from October 29 to December 14”, Cr McKay said.

“The touring works chronicle the development of modernism in Australia from 1940 to 1980, and includes paintings, drawings and prints by artists such as John Perceval, Arthur Boyd, Charles Blackman, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, John Brack, Clifton Pugh, Sam Fulbrook, Margaret Olley, and Fred Williams.

“All are welcome to attend the official opening of Cream: Four Decades of Australian Art on Wednesday October 29 at 6pm.”

Get involved in the Cream: Four Decades of Australian Art exhibition
Bookings are now open for the following public programs:

Perfect Blend
Thursday, October 30, 10.30-11.30am
Perfect Blend is a regular gathering to gain insight into how an artist creates their work. This month we hear from Diana Warnes, Curator of Rockhampton Art Gallery about how and why the artworks showcased in Cream: Four Decades of Australian Art, a Rockhampton Art Gallery Travelling exhibition were selected. Free event and bookings are essential.

Talk and Tea
Wednesday, November 12, 2.30-3.30pm
Meet talented local artist Ardleigh Cleveland who features as one of our Gallery Store artists.  Enjoy a light afternoon tea and browse some of her hand crafted silk scarves, bags, wraps and wall hangings. Free event and bookings are essential.

Guided exhibition tours
• Wednesday, November 5, 11 to 11.30am
• Saturday, November 8, 11 to 11.30am
• Sunday, November 16, 11 to 11.30am
• Wednesday, November 19, 11 to 11.30am
• Friday, November 21, 11 to 11.30am
• Thursday, November 27, 11 to 11.30am
• Saturday, November 29, 11 to 11.30am
Throughout the month of November join us for a guided tour of Cream: Four Decades of Australian Art. Seven sessions are planned and tours will highlight the themes of Modernism in Australian art. Free event and bookings are essential.

Kids’ Club
• Saturday 1 November, 10am to noon
• Saturday 6 December,10am to noon
Kids’ Club is a free event at Caloundra Regional Gallery every first Saturday of the month. A range of fun self-guided activities are created to support the current exhibition. Suitable for children aged five to 12 years. Children must be accompanied by a parent/adult guardian and should wear appropriate protective clothing and footwear. Free event and bookings are essential.

Refer to council’s gallery website for more details, workshops and event bookings.

Caloundra Regional Gallery is owned and operated by the Sunshine Coast Council. Located at 22 Omrah Avenue, the Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm.