This month, our artist profile is focussing on an entire group of young painters. Graduating Year 6 students of Montville Primary School worked with local professional artist, Judith Sinnamon, to create a rainforest mural to gift to their school and student community....read more
Disillusioned with working in high-end fashion in Sydney, Rebecca Dostal decided to put her creative talents to better use, bringing wonderment and joy to thousands with her colourful and intriguing puppets. By Judy Fredriksen Convention is not a doctrine that...read more
There’s not much that can’t be said about singer-songwriter Col Finley. After notching up 25 years of writing, recording and performing, Col recently released his sixth album, The Collective, a celebration of songs written over his illustrious career. This is only a...read more
By Gay LiddingtonLara Cooper paints in all mediums, with a unique vision for artistic storytelling. As a result her work is unique, fresh and meaningful, both in subject and technique. Almost 12 years ago, Lara began painting under the tutelage of renowned watercolour...read more
By Gay LiddingtonOn November 29, 5.45pm for 6.30pm, Outspoken will host a conversation with the outstanding and universally respected journalist Kerry O’Brien, talking about his self-titled memoir. In this intimate groundbreaking account, told with wit and insight,...read more
By Gay Liddington The Ryan Giles Band are a four-piece explosion of funk, soul, reggae and hip hop, based on the Sunshine Coast. Groove-heavy beats, infectious melodies, together with intelligent, positive and conscious songcraft make it impossible for anyone to stand...read more
By Gay LiddingtonThe astonishing new musical A Girl's Guide to World War comes to the Sunshine Coast this November. Based on true events, it follows the adventures of ‘lady doctors’ during World War 1. The show promises an unforgettable night of music, tears and...read more
Visions of dancing in the romantic city of Paris, in some of the world’s most treasured ballets, is a whimsical dream for most young girls that take that first ballet class. For Forest Glen’s Kadelle Smith, this dream could become a reality. Writer Rebecca Mugridge...read more
By Gay Liddington Brooke Smith, together with her father Gregg Nowell, currently has paintings on display at the Reflection Gallery, Montville Uniting Church. Brooke’s sister, Haylee Freudigmann, is also involved with framed presentations of some of her writings. The...read more
By Gay Liddington Poetry is an arrangement of language, artistic word pictures that attempt to inspire imagination, evoke emotion and provoke humour. A poet is an illustrator of words that creates beauty and intensity. It is time poets had a platform in the Hinterland...read more
By Gay LiddingtonIn 2005 writer Dale Lorna Jacobsen stood among dangling cobwebs and collapsing walls of a hut in the Victorian High Country, trying to imagine what it must have been like living in this dim, smoke-blackened place. It had been the home of Lucy...read more
By Gay LiddingtonSunshine Coast Spoken Word (SCSW) was founded by award-winning performance poet and writer, Robin Archbold aka Archie, in 2013, and has been involved in Sunshine Coast festivals and other events ever since. Archie hosts a gathering of poets,...read more
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