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At a time when rapid change to the urban fabric of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts is taking place, this exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to re-engage with the cultural, artistic, architectural and design legacy of the beach cottage.

Presented in collaboration with the Gold Coast Art Gallery and independent curator John Waldron, the exhibition will present a series of contemporary artists’ impressions in addition to historical paintings, architectural information and photographs of the changing landscape of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

Visit www.fibrocoast.net/ for more information or see our Facebook page www.facebook.com/fibrocoast

Image: Blair MCNAMARA, Coolum Kitchen, photographic image on satin paper,  University of the Sunshine Coast Collection, (detail)

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Public Program for Fibro Coast

1. Film screening - The Place at the Coast

Sunday 22 June 2014, 2pm to 4 pm

Film

Meet at the USC Gallery for directions to Lecture Theatre 7.

Writer Jane Hyde will introduce a screening of the film The Place at the Coast, a screen adaptation by producer Hilary Furlong of Jane’s book of the same name.

In 1949 when Jane was four, her family began holidaying at Dicky Beach, Caloundra, in a fibro house designed by her late father, the architect John Kershaw. It was split level with a single sloping roof, novelties that would become coastal vernacular.

The impending loss to development of the surrounding landscape in the 1960s inspired Jane to write The Place at the Coast. The film, made in 1987 and starring the late John Hargreaves, is set in southern NSW at the village of South Durras.

Seating is limited. Please book on 5456 5746 or contact Lou Jaeger at ljaeger@usc.edu.au. Free event, everyone welcome.

 

2. Discussion Forum - Fibro Coast

Thursday 31 July 2014, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Discussion and refreshments

University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery

With rapid change occurring on both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and recent controversies within both communities around the demolition of fibro structures, speakers from heritage, planning, museum, art, community and development industries address the range of issues around the assessment, understanding and retention of these structures in physical or other forms.

Speakers:

Gail Robinson, Performing artist and Memorably Moffat coordinator

Prof. Paul Cooper, Team University of Wollongong Faculty Adviser & the
Director of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at the University of Wollongong

Roger Todd, Sunshine Coast architect

Dr Kevin Rains, Coordinator Cultural Heritage Development, City of Gold Coast

Judy Barrass, exhibiting artist

Virginia Rigney, Exhibition Co-Curator, Gold Coast City Gallery

John Waldron, Blue Sky View Exhibition Services

Seating is limited. Please book on 5456 5746 or contact Lou Jaeger at ljaeger@usc.edu.au. Free event, everyone welcome.

 

3. Walking tour - Moffat Beach

Sunday 3 August 2014, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meeting point: 8 Campbell St, Moffat Beach

This year local architect Roger Todd was awarded Regional Project of the Year at the Sunshine Coast Architecture Awards for his significant study on Post WW2 Development on the coast with a focus on Moffat Beach.

Roger will lead a walking tour of Moffat Beach discussing the area’s unique architecture, holiday heritage and the importance of preserving its character.

Please book on 5456 5746 or contact Lou Jaeger at ljaeger@usc.edu.au.

Free event, everyone welcome.

 

Photographs and Memories

12 June - 16 August

Celebrating the tenth birthday of the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery in its current location, the exhibition will highlight the dedication and work of our wonderful Gallery volunteers. The exhibition will show as series of photographs that journal the stories, work, laughter and fun of the last ten years.

Art Gallery Volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Volunteers helping with installation, 2013

12 Jun - 16 Aug

At a time when rapid change to the urban fabric of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts is taking place, this exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to re-engage with the cultural, artistic, architectural and design legacy of the beach cottage

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