'Earth Connections' combines the talents of two senior Queensland artists. Rex Backhaus-Smith & Rowley Drysdale both come from the land. This is evident in their inspired use of earthy colours in their chosen fields of painting and ceramics.
Earth Connections opens on June 9th and continues until June 24th. All welcome!
For the month of May watercolours by James McKay are complemented by the magnificent sculpture by Fiona McCarron and Craig Medson.
The subtlety of the watercolours and the strength of the stone bring this exhibition together.
May 5th to 27th.
Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm
Our opening hours are different for the second half of May (from Wednesday 16th).
Wednesday to Friday 11.00am to 3.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Normal trading resumes from June 1st.
A group of art lovers gathered to meet Judith Laws and Marc Kalifa on Sunday April 8th for the launch of their feature at Art on Cairncross. 'Colour & Light' features paintings by Judith & glass by Marc and continues until April 29. All welcome!
Jane and Tony from Art on Cairncross are proud to present the last 'unsold' works by the much loved Queensland artist Nan Paterson. Nan, who died in 2015 aged 92 , was a gifted artist and the family have made this selection of works available for sale.
This feature runs for 2 weeks only from February 13 to 25, 2018.
Nan Paterson was a remarkable artist, which is immediately apparent on seeing the quality of her works first-hand. Her inherent artistic ability was honed by the rigours of ‘old-school’ teaching which shows in her discipline towards her art, that allowed her talent to then speak for itself.
This feature of paintings & drawings is further proof of the importance of essential skills in art & Nan was part of an irreplaceable era of Australian artists with dedication, exacting standards & a strong drawing base.
In this the last feature of unsold work (some never before exhibited) there will be beautifully crafted still life oil paintings alongside a wonderful selection of both framed & unframed nude studies in charcoal, pastel & silverpoint.
Nan enjoyed a wonderful life. She resided in Maleny for many years & is fondly remembered by all who knew her.
You are invited to come at your leisure to enjoy this stunning collection...or visit our website.
We are hoping to take a break from mid-February, but will obviously keep you informed nearer that time.
We have plenty to look forward to in 2018...features by Ian Mastin, Mike Nicholas, Kim Wilson, Bodo Muche, Tom McAulay, John McVeigh-Brown and Cynthia House to name but a few. We shall have features of other artists throughout the year as well and there is always something original and new to enjoy.
Art on Cairncross is proud to present a feature of paintings by Central Queensland artist Sarah Larsen.
Sarah paints heartfelt, often semi-abstract landscapes based on her home in Central Queensland. In her highly awarded career, she has always taken inspiration from her environment depicting feelings as well as visions, but always with optimism and colour.
This feature continues at Art on Cairncross until November 26th.
We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm. All welcome!
'Showtime' by Ann & Gerry O'Connor opens on Saturday October 7th at Art on Cairncross, Maleny.
Join us at 3.00pm for the official opening by Maleny artist Fiona McCarron. All welcome!
This remarkable couple have been lifetime partners and share a studio, but have maintained their individual approaches to clay.
Gerry O’Connor works in the Western approach to Raku creating intriguing figures and mesmerising glazes. “It is the branch of ceramics that fires my imagination and suits my personality. I love its directness, vigour and colour. I create more decorative and sculptural items” he explains.
Ann O’Connor uses white clay as the basis for her intricately sculpted figurative works and bright underglazes to great effect. There is joy and mischief in much of it and sheer wonderment at the detail.
“Showtime” is a new collection of works drawn from burlesque to baroque, but also encompasses the meaning of the ceramicists putting themselves on show too. All of it is entertaining and engaging.
We are very happy to have the work of jeweller Michele Carnie at Art on Cairncross.
Australian born Michele has returned from working in the UK perfecting her craft. Working with sterling silver, she draws her inspiration from the Arts and Crafts movement, with nature supplying ideas for her designs, whilst other designs are free form, evolving step by step during the creative process.
Michele's love of colour shows in her range of gemstone jewellery to complement her silver designs, created using quality semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls from around the world. She prefers to keep her jewellery to individual, one-off pieces, and each piece is made by her own hand.
Art on Cairncross presents "Rust & Lace", an exhibition of wall-hanging assemblages by Nathalie Bastier. Predominantly pieces of rusted metal are combined and contrasted with delicate lace or other old items to create artworks of social commentary, balance and new beauty. There is humour and much to discover in each work.
The exhibition opens on Saturday August 12th at 3.00pm (all welcome) and continues until September 17th.
Proud to be part of the Sunshine Coast Horizon Festival.
Art on Cairncross is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Irish born Jim Kinch at the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce in Bulcock Street, Caloundra.
Jim loved painting people at play whether it be sport or leisure and he always captured movement in his paintings.
Sadly Jim died in late 2016 but I'm sure he would be happy with this particular exhibition of his work.
If you are a member of the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce you can visit any time during office hours. For all others we can organise a viewing for you.
Please contact Art on Cairncross on 07-54296404 for more information.
We are hoping to take a break from mid-February (following a few renovations to the gallery), but will obviously keep you informed nearer that time.
We have plenty to look forward to in 2017...major exhibitions by Rowley Drysdale; Rex Backhaus-Smith & Judith Laws; Ann O'Connor & Gerry O'Connor. We shall have features of other artists throughout the year and there is always something original and new to enjoy.
We have had a very successful opening weekend for our 'Precious Little' exhibition.
It was great to see people braving the heatwave to come into the comfort of the air conditioned gallery.
So why not give away the seething masses at the shopping centre and indulge in something unique for a loved one....or even yourself.
We are continuing the 'bubbles & wrapping' right up until December 24th.
Open - Tuesday to Sunday - 10.00am to 5.00pm
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jim Kinch on October 4th.
Jim was a highly talented impressionist painter with a great sense of humour.
We were fortunate to know him and regard him as a good friend.
Our condolences are with Marie and the entire Kinch family.
Rest in Peace Jim.
Cynthia House and Deidre Ryan are the feature artists at Art on Cairncross for October 2016.
Deidre has been showing her wonderful bird paintings with contemporary backgrounds at the gallery for over 20 years.
Cynthia has recently been named 'peoples choice' at the prestigious David Shepherd International Wildlife Artist of the Year awards in London.
The exhibition will continue throughout October.
]The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm