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Michael Gurney

Michael Gurney

Michael Gurney covers lower Sunshine Coast arts and culture for the Coast Reporter.

Recent Work by Michael

Power surges through reborn sculptures at GPAG

Power surges through reborn sculptures at GPAG

Original creations by Sunshine Coast resident Carolina Franzen (also known by her professional sobriquet aC Hömmken) reveal new dimensions within the German-born artist’s nuanced worldview.
ArtBeat: Making movies reel fast – Coasters in the 48 hour film competition

ArtBeat: Making movies reel fast – Coasters in the 48 hour film competition

Six teenaged filmmakers from Elphinstone Secondary School were the sole Sunshine Coast team to compete in the Run N Gun 48-hour Film Competition that began on May 10.
Winsome artists in spotlight at Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts closer

Winsome artists in spotlight at Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts closer

A multidisciplinary concert and distribution of over 60 scholarships and awards before a capacity audience on May 11 brought the golden anniversary of the Sunshine Coast’s longest-running festival to a resounding conclusion.
New art bends fabric of past, present, future at GPAG

New art bends fabric of past, present, future at GPAG

The capricious nature of reality — and our hunger to tie it down through symbols and images — are portrayed in two new exhibitions unveiled at the Gibsons Public Art Gallery last week.
Deanna Knight's new album is a wellspring of goodwill

Deanna Knight's new album is a wellspring of goodwill

'I think one of my strongest messages is that we all have this unique, beautiful spark inside,': Singer-songwriter Deanna Knight will launch her second album Every Little Spark at a record concert and cabaret on May 24 at the Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons.
Gibsons' Silver Moon Gallery reopens and adds 'fine art printery'

Gibsons' Silver Moon Gallery reopens and adds 'fine art printery'

A downtown Gibsons gallery has re-opened its doors under new ownership, launching a refreshed identity with a showcase of paintings by a self-taught interpreter of Sunshine Coast landscapes. 
Art Beat: Muralist, illustrator Ben Tour opens 'A Lil’ Sum' show at The Kube

Art Beat: Muralist, illustrator Ben Tour opens 'A Lil’ Sum' show at The Kube

Also, four Gibsons artists holding Open Studio Day and Coastal Art Gallery hosting a Battle of the Brushes May 25.
Derailed Shania Twain zombie musical resurrected online

Derailed Shania Twain zombie musical resurrected online

A full-scale musical inspired by the music of country music superstar Shania Twain was due for its world premiere in Sechelt in mid-May. 
Sunshine Coaster's fast-paced nursing memoir is a runaway bestseller

Sunshine Coaster's fast-paced nursing memoir is a runaway bestseller

Sequel to Marion Crook’s 'Always Pack a Candle' was published last month
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts climax delivers moving experience

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts climax delivers moving experience

Hundreds of dance performances during the Coastal Dance Festival resulted in the first round of awards in the 2024 Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts.
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