Artists on the Green

is an ‘art market with a difference’.
The market features a unique selection of artworks.

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Open Studios

is our major project for the year.
The Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Open Studios project establishes a
‘trail of artists at work’ through the Blackall Range.

Explore the Open Studios
Sculpture on the Edge

brings our sculptors into direct contact with garden lovers – a natural fit!
This program started out as a collaboration with the Maleny Garden Club during their Open Gardens project.

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Calendar of events

gives an overview of what’s happening each month, with details for each event and an option to purchase tickets for specific events.

See our events
Artist of the Month

profiles the history and work of our artists. A different artist is featured each month.

Meet our artist of the month

is open to all and provides social interaction with like-minded people through meetings, shared activities and events.

Learn about membership

are presented by our members
and provide knowledge, skills and encouragement to emerging artists in their local community.

Find a workshop
Our artists

practice across a wide range of disciplines – painting, sculpture, pottery, fibre art, jewellery, photography, illustration, ceramics, printmaking, calligraphy & more …

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Arts Connect Inc. encourages excellence within local arts practices through shared activities, workshops, collaboration and mentoring.

Metal Stack, by Len Wilkinson

Jade Aphrodite, by Dianne Cumner

supporting ARTists & CONNECTing communities

Arts Connect Inc. (ACI) supports and promotes the practice and enjoyment of the arts across the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, in Queensland’s south-east.

We coordinate a wide range of activities that provide opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their works.

ACI is a not-for-profit organisation and membership is open to everyone – artist, art lover or patron. We continually search for opportunities to expand our members’ professional development and marketing potential.

Our goal is to establish and promote the hinterland as a unique ‘arts destination’, and to stimulate a greater understanding of the arts within local communities.

We have developed several signature events over the last few years and are always open to new ideas and opportunities.

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland Open Studios program has been a great success over several years, attracting over 2000 visits to a diverse range of studios throughout the Blackall Rangeduring the 2013 program.

Sculpture on the Edge has developed into a great opportunity for sculptors to showcase their larger works in the beautiful setting of Spicers Tamarind Retreat from September to November. Spicers have sponsored this event over several years and in 2014 we welcome artists to enter the Inaugural Spicers Sculpture Award

Members Exhibitions, as opportunites present, are held in local galleries as group exhibitions allowing members to showcase their work in a supportive environment.

Read more about ACI

‘Scribble Treescape’ – by Deann Cumner

sunshine coast art prize

ACI is proud to support the Sunshine Coast Art Prize presented by the Sunshine Coast Council.

Now in its ninth year, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize attracts the best contemporary and emerging artists Australia has to offer. The winner of the two-dimensional (2D) category receives $15,000 and the winning work is added into the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

Entries close soon – see the Caloundra Regional Gallery website.

Sunshine Coast Council Sunshine Coast Art Prize