THE ARTISTS • THE GALLERIES • THE STUDIOS

ARTISTS • GALLERIES • STUDIOS

Behind closed doors artists dive into their happy place and paint, draw, sculpt or scribe their creativity into magnificent pieces of work for others to enjoy. Take a sneak peak of all the artists in this years event who open their studios and share this works for during the Open Studios.

Alison Comber

SCULPTOR

Alison collects unwanted items and turns them into works of art. Her inspiration comes from one object setting her imagination alive to create something quirky. Shapes from nature or discarded item...

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Amanda Brooks

PAINTER

Amanda Brooks’ work on large canvases are vibrant and textured using a combination of acrylics, ink washes and oils creating layer upon layer reflecting her love of nature, music and the coas...

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Annie McDonald

GLASS ARTIST

Annie established her glass work in 1985 here on the coast. She works in kiln Fired Slumping & Fusing, Leadlighting and her latest work is Pate de Verre. Annie has always loved the colours, tex...

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Beatrice Prost

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

Beatrice creates unique surfaces which are topographies of her imagination. She explores the lands seen from high above or down below. Beatrice is a multi media artist. Her painting combines watery...

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Ben Lucas

PAINTER

Ben Lucas is an award-winning painter of emotionally evocative seascapes full of light, colour, movement and memories. Known for his free manipulation of the oil paint on the canvas Ben’s pai...

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Bronwyn Barton

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

Bronwyn’s artworks are semi abstract depicting the colours, shapes, textures and lines she sees everyday in the natural bush setting she calls home. Her work is characterised by the layering ...

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Carley Bourne

ILLUSTRATOR|MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

Carley has an intuitive way that is both free and fanciful, allowing her artistic visions to flow. Finding beauty in the natural world, botanicals and landscapes, excites her artistic imagination. ...

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Carol Watkins

CERAMICIST

Carol has a love of alternative firing methods such as raku, naked raku and saggar, working in varied atmospheric conditions, using organic combustibles, oxides and sometimes her own glazes. This g...

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Cath Knijnenburg

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

Cath’s works are predominantly flora and fauna based, influenced and abstracted by the graphic style of her previous design career. They evoke a strong sense of native wildlife, in a contempo...

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Cee VanderAa

TEXTILE ARTIST

Cee is an eclectic artist who designs, stitches and creates. Cee is passionate about vintage linen and has used found pieces that have been re-designed into goddess aprons and pinnys.

This b...

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Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre

GALLERY

The Butter Factory Arts Centre provides a friendly and collaborative environment to both new and established artists working in any media.

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Dale Leach

PAINTER|PRINTMAKER

Dale Leach Painter, Printmaker Dale Leach paints what surrounds and interests her. She loves the colours, textures and patterns of the hinterland landscapes and loves animals. She uses photography ...

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Dallas Lesley

PAINTER

Dallas has twice been a finalist in the Sulman Prize Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, selected in many art prize exhibitions, and her paintings have been valued and approved by the Australian ...

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Darren White

PAINTER

Darren’s artworks often speak to emotions, expressing his fascination of places throughout the world, where the ocean disperses its energy onto a city edge. Drawing upon these memories of ...

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Dave Gilbert

CERAMICIST|ILLUSTRATOR|PAINTER|SCULPTOR

Dave paints in watercolour and acrylics. He incorporates skills from his pastry-cooking days, using pallet knives and piping bags to add texture to his painting. On joining WallaceHouse ceramics gr...

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David (Wolf) Sanders

METAL SCULPTOR

After working for 40 years as a 1st class sheetmetal tradesman, now has a desire and passion to explore art using his skills and knowledge to create unique pieces of art and beauty from metal, comb...

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Desley Rolph

PAINTER

Des Rolph’s works explores a creative process that describes the landscape. She creates atmospheric landscape paintings that tell a story of mystery and intrigue. Through introducing ethereal...

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Diane Young

PHOTOGRAPHER

Diane’s love and passion for nature is apparent in her abstract and unique body of work. Lines and myriads of colours form a wrestle of shapes and textures on paper. The photographic capturin...

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Dianne McInerney

CERAMICIST|GLASS ARTIST|MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

Dianne’s core intention is to create and portray the magic of light, the surprise of the dramatic, achieving this with glass, clay, acrylic and oil mediums. Dianne’s current work highli...

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Dinah Wakefield

PAINTER

Dinah’s paintings are enjoyed all over the world, including collections in New York, London, Toronto and Paris and throughout Australia. She is known for the tremendous sense of movement and ...

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Elke Lucas

CERAMICIST

Elke Lucas is a highly regarded Australian potter, making wheel thrown and hand built high-fired tableware and homewares. The decoration on the pots is minimal using natural oxides. The result are ...

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Fiona Groom

PAINTER

Fiona Groom’s work is all about emotion, reaction and narrative, animal life inspires her to create what you see before you and as the composition slowly comes to life, her new painting has e...

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Fiona MacCulloch

FURNITURE MAKER

Fiona moved from Uganda to Doonan five years ago. She recently revived Ndoro – a hobby born of a lifetime’s passion for African design. She transforms wrought iron, hardwood and handmad...

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Gabriella (Gabi) Dick

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER|PRINTMAKER

Gabi captures the uniqueness of plants in her botanical art and in her contemporary/abstract art she is challenged to create something intriguing and meaningful. Gabi has witnessed the destruction ...

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Geoff Cook

KNIFE ARTISAN|METAL SCULPTOR

Geoff has been crafting hand made knives since 1981, with a diploma of gold and silver smithing he has been creating beautifully balanced and function knives. Incorporating ancient damascus steel t...

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Giuliana de Witts

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER|PRINTMAKER

Giuliana intuitively responds to the connection between self, medium and subject matter bringing a tangible authenticity of expression, sometimes resulting in a bold and vibrant statement other tim...

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Glen Ladegaard

CERAMICIST|ILLUSTRATOR|PAINTER|PHOTOGRAPHER

Danish born Glen began her ceramic journey in 1996 by accident, as the best things often do. Whilst living in a Spanish village she uncovered her passion for clay. Glen has studied under ceramic ma...

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Gwen Cook

PAINTER

Gwen’s interest in Art began in needlework and textiles when she was a student. In her paintings, she focuses on aesthetic design rather than a purely accurate botanical representation. She e...

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Helen Lawson

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

Helen has won many awards, both in traditional and abstract genres, and in differing mediums. Since moving to Noosa, local awards include those given by Gympie Goldrush, Maleny Art Awards, Kenilwor...

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Helen Peel

PAINTER

Helen is a local artist. Using oils for rich portraits and life scenes to reveal a powerful technique and the eye for detail. Rub off technique using the expression of life. Also 9 solo exhibitions...

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Jackie White

GLASS ARTIST|MOSAIC ARTIST

Jackie enjoys working from her home studio in Sunshine Beach, creating fun and unusual art pieces using stained glass. She creates both 2D and 3D pieces and particularly enjoys working with both th...

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James Ainslie

PAINTER

James has been a professional artist for over 50 years. During this time he has had more than 40 solo exhibitions & countless group/shared exhibitions both here & overseas. He is considered...

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Jan Dunlop

ILLUSTRATOR|PAINTER|SCULPTOR

Jan studied classical art and is now in a position to survey the vast field of artistic creation that has gone before. Jan feels no need to conform; her paintings and environmental installations ex...

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Jan Murphy

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PHOTOGRAPHER|PRINTMAKER

Jan creates a range of mixed media including oil, cold wax, collage and acrylic. Using found objects, string, lace, paper, foil, hand-made stencils or her scratches and scrapes add interest to her ...

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Jenny Hines

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER|PHOTOGRAPHER|PRINTMAKER

The subject matter of Jenny’s bold and colourful abstract works in oil and acrylics is drawn from memory. Some are remembered for the colour and others for the powerful emotions the experienc...

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Jenny McElhinney

CERAMICIST

Through clay Jenny is given the freedom and inspiration to create different forms and finishes . Her garden sculptures range from large rustic pots through to soft female forms, some being placed o...

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Jill Harris

PAINTER

Jill paints in oil and enjoys creating atmosphere and detail in her work so is quite a disciplined painter. However she is also inspired to let loose sometimes so has added another dimension, cold ...

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Jo Cook

CERAMICIST|MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER|SCULPTOR

Jo Cook is an artist and sculptor. Women, spirituality and the journey to authenticity influence her work. This year Jo’s work features mixed media where abstract meets figurative. She has al...

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Jude Tulloch

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER|PHOTOGRAPHER

Jude Tulloch is an artist who thrives on creative challenges. She is constantly exploring new ways of expression using paint, mixed media and photography. Jude has exhibited in the Noosa Shire, and...

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Jule Polkinghorne

PAINTER

Jule completed a Diploma in Fine Art and Design at Swinbourne, Melbourne in 1980. She pursued a teaching career in Art and then in QLD taught in Special Education. Her studio is set in a natural ga...

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Julia Carter

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

Julia’s paintings overflow with optimism, energy and a sense of celebration, such is her attitude to life. Enjoying an experimental approach she captures the world in breathtaking form. Weavi...

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Julie Field

CERAMICIST|PAINTER|SCULPTOR

Julie’s abstract landscapes and equine art are extensions of her deep connection with horses and more broadly, her beloved country lifestyle. Julie’s focus is on attention to detail in ...

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Karen Fullwood

CERAMICIST|PAINTER|SCULPTOR

Karen has exercised her artistic passions in the advertising industry, interior design, oil painting and ceramics. Her studio is nestled amongst the trees of Little Cove. She uses various clays, gl...

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Kate Cullen

ILLUSTRATOR|PAINTER|SCULPTOR

Kate Cullen is a Noosa based artist who works with acrylics. A principle theme in Kate’s works are nature, fantasy and spiritual awakening. She tries to express both of these elements through...

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Kerry Norman

PAINTER|SCULPTOR

Kerry Norman is a painter and sculpture that has truly discovered and shared the power art can deliver. Famous across Australia for her trademarks sculptures “Mortal Portals”, she has b...

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Kerry Sanders

CERAMICIST

Kerrys Studio is set on a tranquil property in the Noosa Hinterland where she creates her ceramics, including functional and sculptural pieces. Kerry makes her own ash glazes and uses different fir...

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Kevin Dick

SCULPTOR|WOOD SCULPTOR

Kevin has been a master craftsmen boatbuilder of high quality powered boats of his design that have a reputation for quality throughout Australia. With 50 years experience he is now focussed on scu...

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Kevin Hart

FURNITURE MAKER|PHOTOGRAPHER

Kevins Work is a fusion of traditional joinery and modern design he is currently Creating practical Bespoke joinery incorporating Yaki sugi techniques in to his designs. He has a keen interest in t...

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Libby Derham

PAINTER

Libby Derham is a contemporary landscape watercolour artist. Libby is a fourth-generation watercolourist and works plein air weekly. She is currently exploring the ways to capture the sensory aware...

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Linda A Evans

PAINTER

Linda has been painting for 12 years and traveling 6 months of the year all over the world. She is a self taught artist and regards her ability to paint as a passion in her life. Most of the painti...

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Lindsay Marshall

ILLUSTRATOR|MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

Dr Lindsay Marshall is a world-renowned fisheries biologist and natural history artist. She is a self-taught artist who has painted every species of shark and ray in the world (1200 species) for th...

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Lisa Jones

PAINTER

Lisa is an acrylic and oil painter who loves colour . She has a passion for creative portraiture. Lisa has been painting since 1995. She has studied at the Brisbane Institute of Art and has taken p...

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Lorna Goldring

PAINTER

Lorna is a self-taught abstract artist working in acrylic and mixed media. Her work is inspired by her history and she explores this using a variety of tools and techniques. She starts intuitively ...

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Madeleine Cook

PAINTER

Madi mainly works with oil paints on canvas. She was inspired by the Artists from the Heidelberg School of Art; having grown up in the area as a child. She is self-taught and enjoys painting subjec...

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Marg Watt

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

Marg is inspired by the beauty and diversity of the Australian landscape and draws inspiration from where she lives in Noosa. Her artworks are vibrant and eye-catching pushing the boundaries of tra...

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Margie Gibson

CERAMICIST|MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER|SCULPTOR

As much a sculptor as she is a painter Margie draws inspiration from monumental rock formations, boulders, shells, seeds and other representations of life. By tapping into the primordial she create...

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Maureen (Mo) Riggs

PAINTER

Mo Riggs is an established world renowned local artist whose artwork invites viewers to journey into the ocean. A love of scuba diving combined with a passion for the natural world really shows in ...

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Michele Knightley

ILLUSTRATOR|MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER|PRINTMAKER

A long time Noosa local, Michele feels a strong connection with our coastal environment. Nature provides endless inspiration for artworks depicting local landscapes, as well as closer interpretatio...

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Michele Rudder

PAINTER

Combining her Artistic and Medical background led Michele to depict “Emotions” experienced during life. She gathered her “Observations” in 2 Art Books you can find in GOMA B...

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Mitch English

PAINTER

Mitchell English is an Australian artist based in Noosa. His studio is in the Thomas Surfboards precinct in Noosaville. A lifelong surfer, Mitch’s sensibility is undeniably Australian. His wo...

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Moon Mountain Gallery

GALLERY|SCULPTOR

Creativity in design: an intermingling where architecture meets the environment, where nature mixes with people, birds and animals; and art and sculptures bring all the elements together. An artist...

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NACA Wallace House

GALLERY

Located in the beautiful Wallace Park precinct, the historic Wallace House is the HQ for Noosa Arts & Crafts Association. Home to over 30 activity groups ranging from painting in all mediums, ...

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Naida Ginnane

PAINTER|PHOTOGRAPHER

Naida has worked in Visual Arts for 30+ years specializing in photography and painting Her work uses botanical elements to highlight environmental issues. Solo and group exhibitions in Singapore, S...

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Noosa Regional Gallery

GALLERY

Noosa Regional Gallery is the Premier regional gallery on the Sunshine Coast presenting a diverse program of contemporary exhibitions. Featuring local, national and international artists, curators ...

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Pam Miller

ILLUSTRATOR|MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER|PRINTMAKER

From a very early age Pam has always loved art. Winning a scholarship to the National Art School in Sydney she studied under Brett Whiteley. She is currently working on large scale abstract works a...

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Pamela Mitchell

PAINTER

Pamela has been exhibiting her art since 1995. Pam works mainly in acrylics and oils and draws charcoal and pastel. Several of Pamela’s art articles have been published in The Australian Arti...

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Patricia (TRISH) Sheppard

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER|PHOTOGRAPHER|PRINTMAKER

As an artist and photographer I enjoy expressing my passion for the sea and rainforests in an array of mediums: acrylics, watercolours, oils, charcoal. I love using vibrant colours in portraits and...

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Paul Reynolds

ILLUSTRATOR|PAINTER

Paul Reynolds has lived on acreage above Cooroy for over 20 years. There are over 30 paintings and many drawings on display.

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Penny McIntyre

METAL SCULPTOR|MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|SCULPTOR

Penny works as a silversmith jeweller an educator and a maker of small objects using mixed media after a lengthy ceramics practice. This has opened opportunities in using traditional methods in jew...

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Pete Goodlet

GLASS ARTIST|METAL SCULPTOR|PAINTER|SCULPTOR

Make sure Pete Goodlet’s Artyard Gallery is on your must-see list. Pete is well known for his vibrant artworks and many commissions that capture the joy of living on the coast. Artyard Galler...

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Peter Phillips

GALLERY|PAINTER|SCULPTOR

Peter Phillips, is one of the pre-eminent British Pop Artists of our time. Vibrant colour and filled with borrowed iconography drawn from daily life, his work ranges from oils on canvas to multi-me...

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Peter Smith

METAL SCULPTOR

Peter is a self taught welder who has developed a passion for making wonderful sculptures. His skills in using steel has given him the opportunity to create many types of pieces which has brought p...

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Phillip Gibson

WOOD SCULPTOR

Phillip loves Australian timbers and considers them the best in the world. He uses predominantly Australian timbers to create artistic pieces. His work ranges from purely decorative wood carvings t...

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Pomona Railway Station Gallery

GALLERY

Pomona Railway Station Gallery is in the Noosa Hinterland town of Pomona. Surrounded by lush gardens with a backdrop of Mount Cooroora, the gallery is a community run space committed to serving loc...

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Robyn Gibson

CERAMICIST|SCULPTOR

Robyn enjoys working with clay in her home studio . She creates fun garden sculptures experimenting with glazes and sometimes incorporating mosaics. Robyn also makes decorative home and functional ...

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Rod Moore

PAINTER

Rod Moore is a contemporary landscape impressionist whose work is inspired by the Noosa Hinterland and coastal regions. His loose, bold and expressive style of interpreting the landscape has seen h...

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Rosie Jennings

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

Rosie’s predominantly abstract works are a fusion of calm and pulsating energy, inspired by the land and sea near her home, and the collective madness of humanity. Rosie’s drawings aim ...

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Rosie Lloyd-Giblett

ILLUSTRATOR|MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

The flow of water, Mother Earth, family connections and the necessity to create in response to life experience is what defines Rosie Lloyd-Giblett’s artistic identity. Her deep concerns for c...

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Rowley Drysdale

CERAMICIST|MIXED MEDIA ARTIST

Rowley Drysdale, one of Australia’s foremost ceramic artists and educators, is based at ‘Quixotica’, where he makes, fires and teaches. Don’t miss this on your trail –...

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Sarah Therese

CERAMICIST|ILLUSTRATOR|PAINTER

Sarah creates using an abundance of colour, detail and texture. She paints abstract works with acrylics, detailed pieces in watercolour and enjoys wheel throwing and decorating ceramics. Sarah is g...

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Saren Dobkins

PAINTER

Saren has been painting and exhibiting professionally since 1983. Originally from Africa, her distinctive work is bold, colourful and lyrical. Contemporary and expressive, the figurative, narrative...

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Sharon Jack

PAINTER

The desire for experimenting is what drives Sharon and what makes her pieces bring up harmony out of chaos. Sharon specialises in “stain painting” consisting of layers of thinned acryli...

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Sonia Conti

CERAMICIST|PAINTER

Sonia’s unique artworks are inspired by her experiences from throughout the world. She constantly creates exciting new designs using different techniques. Sonia has a passion for hand built a...

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Steven Hill

GALLERY|PHOTOGRAPHER|PRINTMAKER

Steven Hill is a digital artist specialising in large feature wall art on canvas, acrylic and glass. Steven has named his distinctive style ‘Liquid Canvas’. Using original photographic ...

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Sue Boyd

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|PAINTER

Sue graduated from the University of South Australia. After graduation she worked in advertising, illustrating children’s books and designing window displays for major retailers including Dav...

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Susan Neuvonen

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST

Susan’s work is about weather and water. Works on paper incorporate imagery from weather systems and synoptic charts, focussing on significant weather events and climate change. Her works on ...

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Susan Schmidt

PAINTER

Susan’s paintings are contemporary and figurative with subtle abstract elements and surprises. Acrylic and oil, patterned, layered and rubbed back evoking nostalgia. Inviting appreciation for...

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The Art Hub Cooroy

GALLERY

The Art Hub Cooroy is located in the heart of bustling Cooroy Town. Regular exhibitions are held at their “Art & Sculpture Gallery” to showcase artists’ works of art. Art lov...

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The Gallery Peregian Beach

GALLERY

Contemporary art gallery featuring original art by local and regional artists.

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The Shed Door Gallery

GALLERY

This collaboration of eight dynamic Wide Bay Regional artists, who work in a broad spectrum of concepts, ranging from traditional through to abstract, have embraced many techniques to bring an ecle...

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Tony Wellington

PAINTER

Tony has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast. He has provided commissioned artwork to corporate and individual clients as well as illustrations for book j...

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Trevor Purvis

PAINTER

Trevor is an award-winning artist. His energetic, contemporary Australian Outback paintings are now collected around the country. He paints quick studies en plein air and completes them back in the...

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Wabi Sabi Homewares

GALLERY

Wabi Sabi Noosa has an aesthetic of crisp white interiors filled with exotic and one-off pieces sourced from all over the globe. The ambience of the gallery has attracted the interest of many artis...

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Warren Salter

PAINTER|SCULPTOR

A large scale canvas painter Warren interprets natures mystery, form, beauty and design. Trees, grasses flowers and more. He concedes he is ‘a part of art’ instead of art being a part o...

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Wendy Britton

CERAMICIST|SCULPTOR

Wendy Britton is a Ceramic Artist who lives on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast she started her clay journey in 2002 and went on to complete her Diploma in Fine Arts/Ceramics at Tafe in 2009. Wend...

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Wendy Catlin

MIXED MEDIA ARTIST

When Wendy is working on her art, she feels happy and focussed. She feels free to make marks, to put down colour, to make textures. She has learned that no matter what she does it is okay…. W...

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Yanni van Zijl

CERAMICIST|MIXED MEDIA ARTIST|SCULPTOR

Yanni seeks to investigate shadow and form in her sculptural pieces. Her dream, that these maquettes become large scale sculptures. A multi-media artist she explores themes around environment and c...

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