Celebrate 23 years of the iconic Maleny Wood Expo with three days of clean country family fun in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Telling the whole timber story and designed to promote sustainable use of native timbers through the work of regional wood artisans, the Expo is now recognised as one of the best wood shows in Australia. All wood exhibitors are required to use sustainably harvested native timbers, weed or recycled timbers.
Wander at leisure through lovingly crafted timber products, talk to the craftsmen and women who’ve created them, and visit the Sunshine Coast Wootha Prize exhibition.
Glimpse skills of the early timber-cutters, see the best in both hand-crafted traditional and high tech tools and smell the spicy aroma of newly milled timber.
In the Junior Landcare Paddock, the hub for kids' activities, kids of all ages can learn from experienced woodcrafters and use real tools to make toys, furniture or a gift for Mum.
With native plants for sale, live demonstrations of mobile milling, chainsaw carving, woodworking, trade tools and more, it really is “from seed to fine furniture”.
Pull up a hay bale, enjoy great food and fabulous local music. Have a great day among the sawdust!
Maleny Wood Expo 2020 is cancelled. See you in 2021!...
A two day renovation and design event showcasing designers, tradespeople and product suppliers.
Join a community of renovators, artisans, and tradespeople for two days of interactive workshops, talks, display spaces, homewares and samples from their local partners.
The Reno + Design Show is a renovating and home improvement showcase that brings together the best the industry has to offer.
Industry experts at the event will include landscape designer and presenter Charlie Albone, photographic stylist and former style editor of Real Living magazine Kerrie-Ann Jones, local architect Amelia Lee of Undercover Architect, and many more..
You will also have the opportunity to source unique products for your home, start a conversation with an industry professional, or just check out what’s on trend!
Mavis Ngallametta (1944-2019) made a profound contribution to arts and culture nationally and particularly in Queensland, her home state. An elder of the Putch clan and a cultural leader of the Wik and Kugu people of Aurukun, Mavis Ngallametta was one of the most well-regarded senior community-based artists in Australia.
This exhibition will survey a decade of the artist's intricate and animated paintings, bringing together major works from her Pamp/Swamp, Kendall River, Wutan, Ikalath, Yalgamunken, intertidal estuary and powerful bushfire series for the first time. This will be a powerful aesthetic experience and great insight into life on Mavis Ngallametta’s country....
As Australia continues to strengthen its position as a global superyacht hotspot, organisers have this week announced the fourth annual Australian Superyacht Rendezvous – will be hosted in the Whitsundays by Coral Sea Marina Resort from 16th to 18th October 2020.
Recognised internationally as the South Pacific’s leading superyacht event, the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous – which has been staged on the Gold Coast since its inception in 2017 will make an exciting move to the Great Barrier Reef with invitation-only events staged across the three days for attending international superyacht industry heavyweights, superyacht owners and buyers, tourism and industry professionals plus politicians and media....
Hosted at the RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre, Rose Hamilton-Barr's latest exhibition "Faith, Hope and Love" is described by the artist as "a celebration of creation". Photographs on display are scenes recognizable for many locals and visitors to the greater Burnett and Fraser Coast areas, but through patience and opportunity those captured shots share inspiring colour, contrast and nature's true beauty.
Rose has 20 years of professional photography under her belt and an eye for capturing outstanding photographs in her local area. Be sure to visit this exhibition and enjoy the photography on display.
This exhibition is on display now until July 31, 2020.
A workshop catering for all levels of photography is anticipated for late July - positions are limited, please book early to secure your spot as last year's workshop sold out quickly. For information please call them....
The 18th Annual Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities. With exhibitors including Universities, private education providers, TAFE institutes, graduate employment, Defence Force recruiting, student support services and employers, this Careers Expo provides a unique opportunity to find everything related to education and employment, under one roof.
Keep an eye on their Facebook page as visitors have the chance to win multiple prizes! For more information on the Expo, please visit their website and click on the Sunshine CoastTab.
The expo will be on from 10am to 2pm and 3.00pm to 6.00pm.
Admission is free!...
The 2020 InStudio Art Trail is going virtual. Instead of a self drive trail visiting home studios, artists will participate in a 'virtual trail' that can be enjoyed from anywhere during the entire month of August.
Four feature artists and a retrospective of work from artists who have previously been feature artists, will display a mix of new and previous works for online viewing and sales. There will be interviews, artist talks, studio walk throughs and a wide variety of artworks to browse.
Access will be via the Crows Nest Community Arts and Crafts website and via Facebook (InStudio Art Trail)....
The Fraser Coast Expo is the region’s largest outdoor adventure, home and lifestyle event! Over three massive days in August, the Maryborough Showgrounds will be filled with the latest caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, 4x4's, accessories, boats and more! Plus, the home and lifestyle showcase will bring you ideas for your home, outdoors and garden. This is your opportunity to view and compare all these products and more in one convenient location.
There’s plenty to see across the weekend, over 170 companies on show, great entertainment for the whole family and major prizes to win. They look forward to seeing you at the 2020 Fraser Coast Expo! 14 to 16 August, Maryborough Showgrounds....
The 'Port' series by Damien O’Mara presents several large, industrial landscape photographs of the Port of Brisbane.
The images are shot with a consistent method and composition, in reference to the objective methodology used by late-modern, industrial photographers like Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher and Andreas Gursky.
O’Mara’s exhibition challenges this aesthetic through a unique combination of objective method and abstraction. While the images display symmetry and grid-like composition, they also contain conflicting elements such as vivid, digital colour, and abstracted form.
For more information and bookings visit their website or phone them....
The Condamine Country Art and Craft Trail invites visitors to meander through a unique country experience meeting the talented local artists and visiting their beautiful towns, big and small, along the way.
The Condamine Country name encompasses the towns that sit along the upper reaches of the Condamine River. The headwaters of the river rise on the slopes of Mount Superbus, part of the Main Range, before passing through Cambanoora Gorge. The river flows through the towns of Killarney and Warwick before heading west to eventually become the Darling River.
Their event links with the Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail (GBART) to create 2 weekends which showcases the awesome creativity of the region....
An informative and interactive display in recognition of the resilience, spirit and sheer hard work of the indigenous men and women who played a vital role in the establishment of the cattle industry in the Gulf Region. The display will enhance the experience at the Normanton Visitor Information Centre, housed in the historic and heritage listed Burns Philp building, which attracts tourists travelling on both, the Matilda Way and Savannah Way.
'Artistic Endeavour: Contemporary botanical artists’ response to the legacy of Banks, Solander and Parkinson' marks the 250th anniversary of the HMB Endeavour’s voyage along the east coast of Australia. Scientists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, together with illustrator Sydney Parkinson, gathered and recorded many “curious plants (they) met with on shore”.
Showcasing new works by members of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland, the exhibition is an innovative exploration of the artistic, scientific, environmental and cultural significance of this chapter in Queensland’s botanical heritage.
An initiative of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland in partnership with Museums and Galleries Queensland, and supported by Moreton Bay Regional Council. Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments. Supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Proudly sponsored by IAS Fine Art Logistics and Winsor and Newton.
Image credit: Catherin Bull, Eucalyptus platyphylla, poplar gum (detail), watercolour, graphite on paper, 2019....
This one event you can't miss! This Expo is for the Weekend Enthusiast - no matter your age.
This Family Friendly Expo is all about the activities you love to get up to on your days off.
You'll see everything from ATV; 4WD; Boats; Campers; Cars; Caravans; Destinations; DIY; Fishing Gear; Hobbies; Quad Bikes; Remote Control Vehicles; Tanks; Tents; Trucks and Everything you need to go with you on your Weekend Getaways; Destination & Staycations.
There are rides for Kids and Entertainment for the Adults - including Stunt Riders on bikes; motorcycles & jet pack.
Come along for some Fun, Frivolity and Food....
A three day event with up to 200 classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles on display including three on site driving events, dancing, live entertaintment and competitions. To keep up-to-date with the event details, please like the Burdekin Cruisers Car Club Inc on Facebook.
Artel, the creative studio of CPL – Choice, Passion, Life, is located in Redcliffe and provides the necessary tools, space and instruction to support its artists to creatively express themselves as a dynamic artistic movement.
The exhibition title Reasonable and Necessary is taken from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) criteria. With the uncertainty surrounding the NDIS, the Artel studio is not just reasonable and necessary but essential, providing real career prospects for artists.
Works in the exhibition captivate on many levels – they have been grouped by the exhibition Curator, Lynne Seear, into eight themes: Places, People, Family, Voices, Sailing, Driving, Mark Making and Artist Books.
An exhibition held in conjunction with Queensland Disability Action Week 2019.
For more information and bookings visit their website or phone them....
See the GOMA in a new light. As the sky shifts to dusk, James Turrell’s permanent architectural light installation Night Life 2018 illuminates the Gallery of Modern Art from within. Through shifts in tempo, hue and intensity of colour over 88 minutes, the artist invites us to consider how we’re affected by light. A decade after the opening of GOMA, this dynamic work realises the architects’ vision of animating the building’s façade at night.
Perspectives of Brisbane is a fascinating snapshot of Brisbane’s history, the milestone moments and unique characteristics that have shaped and define our city as the modern, new world capital we know today.
Join them for the official opening of Showtime!
Amid the current global pandemic, the Ekka and many regional shows around the country have been cancelled for 2020. The photographic exhibition, Showtime explores how the Ekka grounds look today through the eyes of the AFTM Foto Group members in contrast to artist Sylvain Minier’s bustling Ekka extravaganza snapshots.
Please join the artists for the OFFICIAL OPENING on Saturday 25 July at 4pm
Register for the event to RSVP....
A larger scale epic water mural trail that extends through the heart of Western Queensland linking the Outback communities showcasing their culture, history and heritage.
Red Ridge Interior Queensland has engaged multiple artists to work along side communities to share their trail blazing stories and transform into captivating artwork. The trail begins from Cunnamulla to Mt Isa.
Trailblazing the West is funded under the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program.
Curated by the Museum’s Curator Tom Hardwood, this exhibition will tell the stories of some of the many people whose lives contributed to the creation and ongoing development of our national airline. Whether as pilots, engineers, cabin crew or ground staff, their stories will remind us of the dedication to high standards of service and safety which are the essence of national icon we call Qantas.
This exhibition is free to view.
This event is part of Qantas Founders Museum’s Celebration of the Qantas Centenary Program of Events.
Celebration of the Qantas Centenary Program of Events is funded under the Year of Outback Tourism Events Program....
Discover a whole new world of adventure at the 2020 Cleveland Caravan, Camping, Boating and 4x4 Expo.
Browse and compare the latest outdoor gear including caravans, camper trailers, vehicles, boats and everything in between. Plus, there are dozens of complementary companies, including holiday and tourism bodies, 4x4 and vehicle accessories, camping equipment, insurance services, tools, gadgets and heaps more!
There will be plenty to see and do across the whole weekend, live entertainment for the whole family, kids’ rides, great prizes to win and loads of massive outdoor adventure displays from local and national companies.
Join over 15,000 outdoor adventure enthusiasts and view and compare the latest products and services their exhibitors have to offer, from 18 to 20 September at the Cleveland Showgrounds....
In her exhibition 'Presence of Place', Catherine Parker celebrates the beauty in both the urban and natural landscape, choosing to honour, rather than divide the two. Exploring the Redlands Coast through her paintings on wood and canvas, Parker takes heart that within any landscape there are always mysterious elements. For her, a sense of being watched, an invisible presence perhaps that keeps the balance in check.
For more information and bookings visit their website or phone them....
The biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards has long aimed to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation. A showcase for both well-known and emerging artists, this competition displays the diversity of ceramic art currently being produced in Australia.
The City of Townsville Art Collection Award of AUD10000 continues to provide both opportunity for artists to become a part of one of the nation’s most significant ceramic collections, as well as ensuring the continued growth of this important subsection of the City of Townsville Art Collection.
The 2020 Ceramic Awards will be exhibited at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from 24 July to 20 September....
What is Gemfest? A Festival of Gems!
There’s no better place to celebrate the origin, appeal and sheer beauty of precious and semi-precious stones at the home of the largest sapphire fields in the Southern Hemisphere. The annual Gemfest Festival of Gems is recognised as one of the most popular celebrations of sapphires and gems in Australia. Crowds of over 7,000 people converge on Central Queensland’s Sapphire Gemfields for the annual four-day festival, held every year in the second week of August.
Gemfest has been running since 1988 and this year promises to be bigger than ever with an amazing combination of traders and merchants, activities, exhibitions, entertainment, workshops, prizes, demonstrations and much, much more.
While local sapphires are undoubtedly the gem of choice at the Festival, diamonds, pearls, zircons, opals and other gemstones will also be amongst the sparkling array, along with gold, crystals, fossils and minerals.
Gemfest offers a four-day celebration filled with an exciting array of fun and entertainment for the whole family. From gem displays and exhibitions, music and live performances, dedicated children’s entertainment area, gems and jewellery on sale, and lapidary and equipment supplies for the gem enthusiasts, the Festival truly has something for everyone....
See colour as you’ve never seen it before in this exhibition developed by Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre and presented at the Ipswich Art Gallery.
Is your yellow the same as mine? How do pixels and paint differ? Have you ever wanted to see UV light like an insect?
Engage with more than 25 interactive experiences, ranging from coloured bubbles to iridescent insects to colour illusions. Explore how light influences colour, and compare your perception of colour with your family and friends. ‘See like a bee’ with the ultraviolet camera; take a high-resolution image of your eye; and see glowing quantum nanomaterials that change their colour with crystal size. The exhibition will show the power colour has on the choices you make every day, and on your responses to your environment.
Bookings Essential. To comply with Queensland Government guidelines which limit attendance to 20 visitors at a time, visitors are required to pre-book a 90-minute session....
Powercruise- Australia's favourite Crusing Car Show comes to Queensland Raceway drawing hundreds of muscle cars, thousands of spectators during the three day event.
This family friendly event is great for any muscle car enthusiasts, with loads of on and off track entertainment. The event includes cruises and competitions involving burnouts, off-street drag racing, powerskids, drifting and Miss Powercruise. Kids rides, trade stands, show-n-go awards and stunt entertainment, are all apart of the must see entertainment....
'15 Artists' is an annual acquisitive prize developed to enhance the Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection and exhibition program.
Each year, 15 artists are invited by Moreton Bay Regional Council to participate in the exhibition, with the winning artist awarded $15,000 and their work acquired into Council’s art collection. The exhibition aims to highlight recent works by Australian artists and provide Council with an opportunity to present diverse voices and ideas.
Exhibition developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Image credit: Ryan Presley, 'The Dunes (How good is Australia?)', 2019. Oil on board. Winner 15 Artists 2019, Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection....
Find inspiration, skill, craftsmanship, rare and forgotten trades, lost arts and traditions at the Lost Trades Fair.
See over one hundred makers practising their crafts and trades; wheelwrights, coopers, silversmiths, woodworkers, musical instrument makers, leatherworkers, chairmakers, whip plaiters, ceramicists, weavers, tinsmiths and clockmakers. The trades and the incredible artisans, workers and makers who continue to pursue these trades as a career will showcase their skills, craftsmanship and share their knowledge.
The Lost Trades Fair aims to inspire, to educate and to show why people should aim to have things made by a real person rather than a machine, to think about sustainability and the longevity of what they buy and use, to share skills and demonstrate what people can do with practice and knowledge.
The fair attracts artisans from across Australia and overseas.
Please visit the website for more information....
Step back in time and experience a weekend of vintage machinery in action, including for the first time on display the only functioning 1910 Marshall Tractor in the world. The rally is also aiming to bring together the largest collection of vintage motorcycles ever seen in Australia....
Showcasing hundreds of entries from Queensland artists and community art groups, keep an eye on their website, social media and upcoming newsletters for updates on this exciting exhibition.
AFTM, a creative initiative of Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ), supports, exhibits and promotes the work of artists living with adversity, mental health issues, physical or intellectual disabilities, or experiencing homelessness and social isolation.
In 2020, the theme of the AFTM Queensland Outsider Art Awards is “belonging”. A simple word for a huge concept - whether it be the need to belong or finally having found a place where they do. This compelling exhibition provides the platform for these artists to bring valuable life experience and showcase what ‘belonging’ means to them.
Due to COVID-19, they'll be hosting this thought-provoking exhibition online from 11 to 20 September 2020.
An exhibition for the Finalists will be hosted onsite at AFTM Gallery and Studios from 28 September 2020.
All art will be available for sale online....
Redland Art Awards is a biennial contemporary painting competition open to all Australian artists, presented by RAG.
Redland Art Awards 2020 features four prizes, totalling over AUD20,000. The primary award will be an acquisitive prize of AUD15,000. There will also be runner up awards of AUD4,000 and AUD2,500 as well as The Meredith Foxton People’s Choice Award of AUD500.
Now celebrating its 31st year the competition is presented at RAG, Cleveland. Opened in 2003, the gallery is a vibrant cultural destination with an annual calendar of exhibitions and public programs featuring local, Queensland, nationally and internationally recognised artists of which Redland Art Awards is a program highlight.
For more information and bookings visit their website or phone them....
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The Annual Motor Show and Swap Meet is a must see event for all car enthusiasts featuring a 'show n shine', super cruises and go-to-whoa. There is something for everyone including a large selection of swap sites, demonstrations, feature attractions, a vast array of vintage cars and stationary machinery on display and much more including live band, licensed bar and children's entertainment.
Come and view all the finalists work selected from our 2020 Art from the Margins Queensland Outsider Art Award Exhibition. This years theme is “belonging”. A simple word for a huge concept - whether it be the need to belong or finally having found a place where they do. This compelling exhibition provides the platform for these artists to bring valuable life experience and showcase what ‘belonging’ means to them.
AFTM, a creative initiative of Wesley Mission Queensland (WMQ), supports, exhibits and promotes the work of artists living with adversity, mental health issues, physical or intellectual disabilities, or experiencing homelessness and social isolation....
To support legacy craft skills and work that sits beyond the functional, artisan is showcasing a range of collectable crafted artworks by local artists who challenge and reposition what craft can be. Artists exhibiting in artisan Collects include: Aaron Micallef; Beata Batorwicz; Carol McGregor; Christine Atkins; Dagmar Maini; Gerhard Herbst; Glen Skein; Jo Bone; Karl De Waal; Lucy Quinn; Melissa Stannard; Paula Quintella; Pru Morrison; Sharon Muir; Sue Ryan....
CRT FarmFest is Queensland’s premier primary industry field days. Showcasing over 2,000 companies and attracting over 60,000 visitors from across the nation and overseas. This is one of the fastest-growing and successful field days in Australia. The event is organised and promoted by ACM Rural Events, the organisers of many major events in Australia and New Zealand including the giant AgQuip Field Days in Gunnedah NSW.
Amid the current global pandemic, the Ekka and many regional shows around the country have been cancelled for 2020. The photographic exhibition, Showtime explores how the Ekka grounds look today through the eyes of the AFTM Foto Group members in contrast to artist Sylvain Minier’s bustling Ekka extravaganza snapshots....
This world-exclusive exhibition, only at GOMA in Brisbane, will showcase the art, design and history of one of the most iconic objects of the last 150 years, the motorcycle.
Featuring more than 100 innovative and influential motorcycles from the 1860s to present day, it will consider the iconic vehicle from the perspective of social history, popular culture, design and technology.
The exhibition will tap into the appeal of this enduring object of design and art, looking at the motorcycle’s past, present and future....
A minibeast is a creature without either a backbone or an internal skeleton (scientifically called an invertebrate). Minibeasts include, beetles, butterflies, spiders, worms, praying mantis, centipedes and bees!
'Minibeasts' highlights the spectacular realm of insects and celebrates all things that creep, crawl, wriggle, squirm, buzz and flutter!
Enjoy a myriad of fun interactive activities including, examining and classifying specimens using magnifying glasses, creating patterns with natural materials, decorating three dimensional bug templates, contributing to a collaborative bee hive, posing in front of a butterfly wing mural and observing a live insect display.
Redcliffe Museum has implemented Covid-19 safe measures to ensure the safety of staff and patrons.
Image credit: Photographed by Katie Bennett....
Marc Clark has lived a rich and varied life. He has lived in different countries, served in the Second World War, and taught at numerous art institutions, all the while committed to the pursuit of art.
'A life in art' surveys the artistic ideas and principles that Clark returns to time and again. His experimentations with colour and form stretches from his student days at the Royal College of Art in London, to his productive retirement in Deception Bay. Sculpture, drawing and painting all reveal his lifelong interests in architecture, abstraction and the female form.
Image credit: Marc Clark, 'Presence', c.2016 (detail). Marble, gold leaf, acrylic. Courtesy of the artist....