14 July–20 August
Multi award winning photographer Lisa Maree Williams began her career at 21 as a photographer's assistant, worked for the Sunshine Coast Daily as a photojournalist and then quickly moved on to study photojournalism at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.
Recognized for her documentary and portrait work Lisa, has pursued assignments throughout Indonesia, Cuba, North America, Europe and her home country of Australia.
Currently based in Sydney, Lisa has covered some of Australia's most memorable news and cultural events of recent years. She was a host photographer for the 2007 APEC Summit, 2008 World Youth Day, covered Australian Prime Minister's John Howard and Julia Gillard during the 2007 and 2010 Federal Election Campaigns.
Lisa also documented Sorry Day at Parliament House in 2008 and Prince William's first official visit to Australia in 2010. Lisa has received numerous honours and accolades; her work with East Timorese refugees living in Brisbane, shown at the USC Gallery in 2008, was awarded the Australian Photojournalist Association Documentary Award.
Lisa was a semi-finalist in the 2008 and 2011 Moran Portrait Prize and selected as a finalist in the 2009 and 2010 Head On Photographic Competition - one of Australia's most critically acclaimed photographic portrait prizes.
In 2007 Lisa completed a photo series with Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Titled 'The Players', it was sponsored by Canon Australia and exhibited as large scale prints in conjunction with the annual Sydney Arts Festival. Some of the NIDA works plus a series of other portraits will be exhibited in the exhibition.
The exhibition is presented with the support of NIDA.
Image: Lisa Maree WILLIAMS, Jess (The Veronicas), 2010
14 July–20 August
A cyberTribe and Queensland University of Technology Touring Exhibition.
An exhibition of animation art, including stop-motion, hand-drawn, computer generated, Machinima and other animation techniques.
Big Eye showcases Aboriginal animations from the only two First Nation Peoples whom describe themselves as Aboriginal: Australia and Canada, creating a unique cross-tribal exchange of ideas and world views.
TimeTraveller™ is being produced with the support of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace [www.AbTeC.org].
Special thanks to Research Assistant and set builder, Bea Parsons. Graphic Design, Lysanne Bellemare.
Image: Skawennati Tricia Fragnito, TimeTraveller™ 2008, Machinima (production still).
14 July–20 August
Presentations by the engage research lab at USC showcase the ongoing research by the engage team headed by Dr Christian Jones. The team uses technology to engage the community around social issues and to provide community members with a voice and opportunities for learning.
Building on technologies that are familiar to users such as social networking sites (eg facebook and youtube), computer games, and smartphone applications (eg iPhone and iPad) , engage provides free to use environments for users to learn about issues and to collaborate to find original solutions.
It puts together teams of multi-discipline experts to engage in a variety of research programs based around serious games, hand-held education devices and interactive exhibits.
25 August–15 September
The Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art and Design recognises and promotes excellence in senior visual arts education throughout Queensland’s state and non-state schools.
This program has been conducted annually since 1990 and has helped raise community awareness about the degree of sophistication in concepts, diversity of technical competence, and the high standard of arts education in Queensland secondary schools.
This exhibition presents the art work of senior high school art students from the Sunshine Coast Region.
The exhibition is presented in association with the Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training and sponsored by S&S Wholesale.
Image: Katie WHITBURN, Her Agony (detail), 2010, ink and graphite on various papers, Sunshine Coast Grammar School.
22 September–5 November
With wire, plastic and fibre, Elizabeth Poole offers her comment on the environment. She lives and works in the Australian bush and is constantly inspired by the fragile and often fragmented landscape.
Her observations are divided between the area known as Wallum, which is basically floodplain and heath and the Sunshine Coast’s lakes and river systems. Recently she is attracted to the sparse and ‘bony’ dry inland.
All of her works relate directly to both seen and ‘unseen’ aspects of the landscapes. The unseen encompasses the strong spiritual presence of a once vital indigenous culture and the core of an old continent.
Materials, as well as subject matter, are frequently taken from the landscape and incorporated in the art works.
Image: Elizabeth POOLE, Tree Museum, vinyl, varying sizes, 2009
Incorporating digital prints, graphic design, animation, illustration, web sites and interactive CD-ROMs, this exhibition showcases the culmination of three years of study by advanced-level University of the Sunshine Coast Design students.
Students present their portfolios of digital design and commercial graphic art in readiness for a career in design.
Image: Sian SHEPPARD, corporate ID (detail), seasoned exhibition, 2010