News & Events

News & Events

Applications are now closed 


Register NOW for your spot at our monthly meet-up. 

This month we will be hearing from Kate Florence and Tessa Robertson

Two intuitive creatives who are inspired by a sense of freedom utilising paint and clay to connect to place, movement & presence. We are looking forward to hearing about their journey, artworks, exhibitions & projects.

PLUS free coffees from the brilliant Slide Coffee!

Tickets are free – Registration is essential

Past events...

Join us for a not to be missed event with leading Australian performance artist, Stelarc in conversation with David Harris.

Grab a drink and a bite to eat from the Taphouse Kitchen and Bar, then settle in to hear Stelarc discuss his groundbreaking practice. Happy hour from 4-6pm. 

Supported by the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery.

Image credit: Stelarc Re-Wired / Re-Mixed 2016. Radical Ecologies, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth. Photo: Steven Alyian.

Performance workshop with Stelarc: From Extreme Bodies to Virtual Selves: Sumo, Butoh, Robots, Avatars and Performance

This theoretical workshop elaborates on alternated anatomical architectures, hybrid bodies and hyper bodies through a discussion of social, cultural and philosophical ideas of the body, issues of awareness, agency and identity are interrogated. What a body is, how a body performs and what it means to be human in an age of technological speed, power and precision will be questioned. Having discussed these poetic and philosophical notions of bodily action and machine operation, more practical issues of structuring, framing, timing and enduring a performance will also be considered.

Good Chats is on again this month at Sub Tropic Studios.
Come and join the local creative community for a morning of networking and hearing from some of our amazing local creatives.
Registration is free (coffee is also on us!) – so reserve your place now. 

SCCA presents the next Sunday Coaster event for 2022 with local slam poetry legend David Knobel. 

Join us for an afternoon of networking and short performance at the beautiful Imperial Hotel, Eumundi.

Tickets also available at the door.


Disclaimer: this performance may include content that speaks about themes of mental illness, domestic and family violence, violence against women and childhood trauma. Patron discretion is advised.

Join us for a night of inspiration and connection on Tuesday 5 July at The Refinery’s fourth annual Showcase event.
You will hear pitches from 15 exciting creative entrepreneurs, who were selected from over 80 applicants to be part of The Refinery – the Sunshine Coast’s unique annual creative incubator program. From gallery to stage and forest to Netflix, their stories, ideas and talents will inspire and excite you.
Connect with creative enterprise and creative thinkers to activate and expand your own business or projects. Enjoy a nibble and some networking and find out more about what makes the Sunshine Coast a regional creative hotspot. 
Drinks and canapes are on us with full restaurant service available. 
Spaces are limited, reserve your spot now.

Critical Light

Presented by Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance

Are you a highly engaged contemporary practitioner wanting to expand your critical appreciation of contemporary arts practices? Apply to participate in Critical Light.

Twelve artists will journey Horizon Festival with Provocateur Dr Margi Brown Ash (artist, educator and researcher) to shine a critical light on the program through interpretation, contextualisation, and engage in rigorous discussion.

There are eight places for artists who reside on the Sunshine Coast and four places are reserved for artists who reside on the Gold Coast through the support of the City of Gold Coast.

Critical Light will enable you to see a program of works throughout Horizon Festival with artist peers, including Provocateur Dr Margi Brown Ash, and engage in conversations about your interpretations of the work.

To be eligible for the program you will need to be available to participate in the whole program schedule of shows and group discussions that will take place across the Sunshine Coast. The days and times you will need to be available are as follows:

Friday 26 August, 5pm – 9pm, Cotton Tree

Saturday 27 August, 10am – 1pm, Tanawha and Sippy Downs

Sunday 28 August, 3pm – 5.30pm, Cotton Tree

Tuesday 30 August, 5.30pm – 8pm, Cotton Tree

Friday 2 September, 6pm - 9pm, Cotton Tree

Saturday 3 September, 1pm - 7pm, Nambour and Kawana

Sunday 4 September, 5am – 7.30am, Coolum

If your application is successful, you will be provided with complementary tickets to the programmed shows.

The successful applicants from the Gold Coast will be supported by the City of Gold Coast through a stipend of $1300 as a contribution to their time, travel expenses and accommodation. 

To apply to be selected to participate in Critical Light complete your application by 7 July 2022.