Meet the artists dinner at Sculpture on the Edge

Mela Cooke entries this year include Chatter (1) and Chatter (2)

Mela Cooke entries this year include Chatter (1) and Chatter (2)

Arts Connect Inc. are proud to present six extraordinary sculptors. Returning artists, Elli Schlunke, Mela Cooke and Tina Cooper will be joined by first time entrants, Jules McRae and Charles McGuire, to show you their work installed in the beautiful gardens of Spicers Tamarind Retreat.

This unique dinner event allows guests unprecedented access to the sculptures and the artists who bring these works of art to life.

The evening begins as the sun is setting with canapes and beverages served amongst the sculptures. President, Kaye Leach, will then host the evening interviewing the artists throughout the night to hear their inspiration on creating their unique pieces.

They will then form a panel where they will talk about what motivates them to produce their incredible work.

Miles Allen will be joining the panel as well, where he will share his amazing journey since winning first prize in 2016.

Guests will enjoy a Thai banquet prepared by The Tamarind Head Chef, Dan Jarrett, along with matching wines.

Book in with Spicers for October 15 from 4pm at Spicers Tamarind Retreat, 88 Obi Lane South, Maleny.

Now in its seventh year, Sculpture on the Edge has evolved into one of the Sunshine Coast’s not-to-be-missed art events, with works from 40 selected finalists from all over Queensland on display. Visitor entry is free, with the opportunity to vote for People’s Choice.

Visit Sculpture on the Edge: 9am-5pm daily, open until October 25.

One more Open Studio weekend to enjoy  

In conjunction with Sculpture on the Edge, Arts Connect Inc. are welcoming visitors to 15 studios, where 18 artists are opening their doors from 10am – 4pm, October 7/8.

Landsborough, Conondale, Woombye Maleny and Mapleton are just some of the destinations where you will find curious, striking, thought-provoking and enjoyable works of art in various mediums – just follow the map.

This collective program is diverse, with painters, ceramicists, illustrators, printmakers and sculptors sharing their visions from their creative spaces over the rolling hills of the Hinterland.

Many artists have glorious views and beautiful gardens to enjoy whilst you’re visiting, and a few even have cups of tea on offer too!

Visit: for a map and more information.