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Ladies sunbathing on Maroochydore Beach Maroochydore c.1955. Picture Sunshine Coast.

From the mountains to the sea: Backwards glance

Friday 11 August, 11am, USC Art Gallery

Join Jenny Hayne, from the Sunshine Coast Council Heritage Library, for a discussion about the popular feature article 'Backwards Glance'. This article appears in the Sunshine Coast Daily each weekend and has gained a strong following in the community. Hear many interesting and memorable stories about the history of the people and places of the Sunshine Coast.

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Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Community Possum Skin Cloak 2016. Natural ocher, binder and thread on possum skins. Image courtesy of the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Community.

From the mountains to the sea: Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Community Cloak

Friday 18 August, 11am, USC Art Gallery

Join Melinda Serico, Carol McGregor and other community members for a conversation about the making of the Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi Community Cloak that was created for Art of the skins—a project by the State Library of Queensland to revitalize the practice of possum skin cloak making in South East Queensland—and on display in From the mountains to the sea: Sunshine Coast stories.

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Trailblazers: Muses Trio and Vulcana

Wednesday 30 August, 6.30pm, USC Art Gallery 

As part of 2017 Horizon Festival, Muses Trio and Vulcana Women's Circus  will present a chamber music performance celebrating living female composers and explore female creative leadership through sound and circus.

Muses Trio will present seven leading women composers forging ahead in their field representing the strength, vitality and diversity of contemporary composition across the globe. The majority of these works will receive their Queensland Premiere performance at this event. The concert explores ways to deepen audience engagement and understanding of what it is to be a composer and a creative woman.

Muses Trio discover, perform, collaborate, commission and record outstanding musical works written by women.

Muses Trio are Christa Powell (Topology), Louise King (Cello Dreaming) and Therese Milanovic (Topology) who bring this relatively unknown yet vastly deserving collection of music to the stage and to enthralled audiences.

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Shibori natural dyeing workshop

Friday 1 September, 10am-3pm, USC Art Gallery Piazza
Cost $125

This workshop shares the process of using plant dyeing to record connection to nature and place. You will learn traditional Shibori techniques and natural dye processes so you can learn to create your own beautiful work at home. All Materials supplied, all skill levels welcome.

Presented in conjunction with Horizon Festival. This workshop coincides with Standing here, an installation comprising of 100’s of naturally dyed squares of fabric from communities around the world. 

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