WHAT'S ON // 3 - 16 Feb
4 Feb: Sketches, Splashes and Brush Strokes Workshop
Join Local Artists – Local Content exhibiting artist Grace McClymont in an immersive journey into the creation process used to create her artwork Splash. Participants will work towards creating their own original artwork using a number of media and techniques throughout the day. Suitable for beginners to professionals.
7 Feb: Nights on Ocean
Nights on Ocean returns to Ocean Street, bringing with it a smorgasbord of international street food vendors, handcrafted goods and live music.
7 Feb: 10 Toes Brewing Beer Degustation
Join Rupert Hall, Head Brewer and Owner of renowned brewery 10 Toes Brewing, at Uptown Gastropub for a special one off event, featuring a 5 course degustation of fine comfort food matched elegantly with the finest in Sunshine Coast Craft Beer.
8 Feb: Meet the Artists at Caloundra Regional Gallery
Meet Local Artists Local Content Art Prize 2020 finalists, Jandamarra Cadd, Jan Roebuck, Jonathan Jones and Kim Herringe and share a guided walk and talk tour of their artworks. Each artist will discuss their exhibiting artwork and share insights about their practice and what inspires them.
8 Feb: Karl S Williams at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi
Saturday 8 February sees mesmerizing singer-songwriter Karl S. Williams perform in The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel - kicking off a national tour to promote his new album 'Lifeblood' (available from 2 February), supported by Sweet Formidables.
8 Feb: Bullhorn at Solbar
Bullhorn have been working hard on the Australian music scene, performing at festivals all over the country including Splendour In The Grass, Queenscliff Music Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Port Fairy Festival, Vivid Sydney, Mullum Festival, Bello Festival and many others! Their shows are a unique and incredible experience, like no other, and a must to see.
8 Feb: Live Jazz at Piano Bar
Silky grooves from funky soul to frothy beer jazz the Lava Lamps will have you dancing, swooning, spiralling and jumping. From twists on known tunes to momentary creations of fresh original grooves, Lava Lamps keep you engaged with curves, angles and flections offering unprocessed organic music. Come and groove with the coast's finest.
9 Feb: Jesse Taylor Secret Garden Show
Settle in for a night of beautiful and intimate music at this secret garden show. Held somewhere in Caloundra, the address will be sent out on the day of the event!
10 Feb: Beer Yoga at Your Mates Brewhouse
Beer And Yoga Combine to Help Protect Reefs and Oceans on the Sunshine Coast! Come get bendy at the Brew House for beer yoga session! Brydie O’Halloran from Younion Yoga, a qualified vinyasa yoga instructor (and seasoned beer drinker) will get you loose, limber, and having fun — whether you're a total yoga novice, or a well-practiced pro. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Reef Check Australia to support Sunshine Coast Reef Health Surveys and local community education.
11 Feb: God Jammit Open Mic Night
A night for the local creatives of the Sunshine Coast to share & collaborate with their talents, to network and come together as artists/musicians/writers etc. This wonderful night held at Foxy On Coolum is welcome to all, whether you would like to share or just listen, enjoy & meet some lovely new faces.
12 Feb: Art in Public Places Workshop
Hear from industry professionals and discover the 'ins and outs' of developing art in public spaces. Learn how to respond to Public Art briefs and prepare your submission to optimise your success.
12 Feb: International Ocean Film Festival
Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. The International Ocean Film Tour is headed to Australia and New Zealand with the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. 120 minutes packed with the most inspiring short films from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year. This year's program consists of 6 short films including JULIE, where we hold our breath and meet a free diving filmmaker who has found her creative voice under the ocean’s surface, a special tour edit of the award winning film ANDY IRONS-KISSED BY GOD and the environmental film CHASING THE THUNDER, in which the activists of Sea Shepherd put their lives on the line to protect endangered species from cunning poachers.
12 + 13 Feb: Ravenswood Women in Art Workshops
As part of Stockland's sponsorship of the Ravenswood Australia Women in Art Prize, Stockland Birtinya are hosting a series of free Women in Art sessions with local Sunshine Coast artist Alison Mooney. Alison is an artist who invites the unexpected into her studio. Her practice began in realism and is now nestled in her world of translucent rainbow tubes, on canvas. Movement, contrast, colour and energy are regular elements of her work. Join her in this workshop series to step a little further into the unexpected ... or come along to try something completely new!