Dancing with the stars is a reality for Wendy and Christopher Ward, with that sparkling canopy above their Maleny home each night! Their passion for dance and music is also their favourite way of sharing creativity with the community. by Jacqui Hensel For...read more
It’s the right time of year to let all the artists across the Sunshine Coast Hinterland know that the Obi Art Prize is now open for entries! October 2019 will see the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre’s second Obi Art Prize taking place from October 4 - 7, at the Maleny...read more
Maleny is home to many creatives, and this month Victoria McGuin caught up with a local artist and an actor/writer who, between them, have been nurturing a feature film and an Archibald Prize entry. Theirs is a story of friendship, forging a personal path and trusting...read more
When the enthusiastic audience shouted for more at the Baroque Nightclub in Katoomba's heritage-listed Carrington Hotel, Maleny Ukulele's Tom Richter issued an open invitation to the packed venue for them to venture north to see the group at the forthcoming Sunshine...read more
Local girl Zarah Smolders (ten) is passionate about saving our oceans from plastic. Recently she channelled that passion into creating an artwork for the Hatchery Crusaders Challenge run by the Queensland Museum as a part of World Science Week 2019. Entrants were...read more
PROFILE OF A POET Grew up in a leafy Brisbane suburb By a sleepy Brisbane River; That eventually would burst its’ banks Cause the populace to shiver. My childhood was idyllic Blithe – with not a care; Concerts. Picnics, bushwalking, Loving family – always there. But I...read more
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
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