PICTURE PERFECT: Celebrating at the VIEW National Conference were Val Davis, Julie Williams, Carol Kahl and Clodagh Barwise Smith from the Caloundra Club.
PICTURE PERFECT: Celebrating at the VIEW National Conference were Val Davis, Julie Williams, Carol Kahl and Clodagh Barwise Smith from the Caloundra Club.

Group guide: Sunshine Coast




OUR next Lunch and Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2 at 11am for a 11.30am start. There will be an interesting Guest Speaker. Buderim Tavern. Cost: $28.

RSVP: Pat Cooney on 07 5445 6329 or email wockagrandy @optusnet.com.au.


VIEW ON LIFE: (left to right): Diana Woolley, Helen Bukmanis, Margaret Elliott, Annette Caldwell, Carol Bomford, Jenny Jackson and Julie Peake are all Buderim VIEW Club members (except for Zone Councillor Margaret Elliott).
VIEW ON LIFE: (left to right): Diana Woolley, Helen Bukmanis, Margaret Elliott, Annette Caldwell, Carol Bomford, Jenny Jackson and Julie Peake are all Buderim VIEW Club members (except for Zone Councillor Margaret Elliott).



THE fabulous 54th National Convention of VIEW Clubs was conducted at the Novatel Twin Waters Resort in September. Sunshine Coast members mingled with ladies from over 300 Australian VIEW Clubs who were hosted for three days of educational and social events. The event provided a forum for debating issues of national importance and hearing about the achievements of VIEW in supporting the education of disadvantaged children through the Smith Family Charity.

VIEW ladies listened to panel of inspirational Australians - Prof. Lisa Harvey- Smith, Kathleen Noonan, Di Morrissey AM, and Alison Harrington facilitated by Caroline Hutchinson. Dr Craig Challenge OAM, famous for his involvement in the Thai Cave rescue, was a humble and engaging guest speaker who also spoke of his new role as an Ambassador for The Smith Family. Kim McKosker of 4 Ingredients fame and musician and former Smith Family Learning for Life student, Mason Hope, also represented the Sunshine Coast. Guests enjoyed Friday's 'Back to the Beach Party' with dancing by the lagoon and the 'The Mystical Masquerade Ball' on Saturday night. On Sunday over 350 members, family and friends enjoyed morning tea at the Grand Celebration and farewell.

Phone Sue Meehan on 0403 504 408.


Caloundra Evening

LADIES have enjoyed a busy round of social outings in the last few weeks. Our regular Morning Tea at the Caloundra Power Boat Club on the first Tuesday of the month drew another crowd of happy members. The Club's activities also include Luncheons and a Sunday Walk and Breakfast. VIEW provides educational and leadership opportunities for women seeking to make a difference as well as a socialising.

Phone Secretary, Sue on 0403 504 408.


COFFEE AND CHAT: Caloundra Evening VIEW members Judy Gardiner, Margaret Ive-Smith, Val Davis, Julie Williams, Carol Kahl, May Thomas, Beryl Moye, Sue Meehan, Betty Brie, Mary Montgomery, Cheryl Scott, and Pat Porter enjoy Morning Tea at Café By the Beach, Moffat Headland.
COFFEE AND CHAT: Caloundra Evening VIEW members Judy Gardiner, Margaret Ive-Smith, Val Davis, Julie Williams, Carol Kahl, May Thomas, Beryl Moye, Sue Meehan, Betty Brie, Mary Montgomery, Cheryl Scott, and Pat Porter enjoy Morning Tea at Café By the Beach, Moffat Headland.



OUR October Guest speaker is Dr Tegan Keogh, a specialist Clinical Audiologist. She is an international leader in the field of Audiology (hearing) working as a specialist Audiologist in Children's Hearing and Auditory Processing Assessment, Tegan adores working with children. She has worked closely with children and families of hearing impaired children across the state. Join Dr Tegan Keogh who will speak about recognising the listening needs of children and babies for lunch on Friday, October 25 at the Maroochydore Surf Club.

Phone Sandi on 0429 022 033.


ON SATURDAY, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 the Caloundra Woodworking Club will hold its annual Open Days. The club headquarters in Ulm Street South, Caloundra will be open both days from 9am-2pm. There will be an incredible display of fine woodworking by members plus the opportunity to win one of the many prizes on offer in the monster raffle. A BBQ will operate plus morning teas. It is a great chance to purchase those extra special Christmas gifts at bargain prices. Entry is by gold coin donation.


WE WILL be presenting Music on a Saturday on October 12 at 2pm in the Kawana Community Hall Nanyima St, Buddina. An afternoon of top entertainment with a great variety of music and talented vocalists under the baton of Music Director, Ken Chadwick OAM. Tickets $15 - available at the door, includes afternoon tea and raffle prizes. This concert is supporting the Buderim Men's Shed.

Any inquiries, phone Toni on 0404 193 912. For more, go to sccb.org.au.


WOULD you like to sew boomerang bags at home? We can give you packs of fabric cut and ready to sew. All you need to do is sew them together. It would be preferable if you have an overlocker. Collect from Noosa Arts & Crafts, Wallace House, near the Noosa Library. If you are unable to collect, we may be able to arrange delivery. From the sale of bags, we have donated over $4,000 to Ocean Crusaders to remove rubbish, including large and heavy junk which is dumped into the Noosa River.

Phone Sandra on 0466 449 946.


EVERY Tuesday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm Pat and Norm Young organise a Social evening at the Pomona Memorial School of Arts Hall. Cost is $4, which includes supper. It is a very enjoyable evening as Pat and Norm provide New Vogue as well as Old Time Dancing. Come and be a Spectator, and see if you will enjoy it. Everyone is welcome.

Phone 0407 456 939 for more or come and visit.


WE PROUDLY present The Thirty Nine Steps, an action comedy romance. It makes a long awaited return to the Caloundra Chorale Theatre for 12 thrilling performances only. Come in, sit down, hang on and roar with laughter as Richard Hannay races to clear his name, thwart the villains, evade the police, win the girl and save the Empire. Five actors, 41 roles, 41 costumes and 90 minutes of hilarious organised chaos. Book now, tickets are going fast.

CCTC Theatre, 3 Piringa St, Wurtulla. Performances: Preview on Wednesday, November 6 from 7.30pm $22. Bookings: 0490 329 912. Matinee performances: Nov 9,10,16,17,23,24 at 2pm. Evening performances: Nov 8,15,16,20,22, at 7.30pm. Prices: Adults $32, Con $29, FOC Members and Groups $26 All tickets include Programme and Supper.


RETIRED or About to Retire? Association of Independent Retirees (AIR Limited) is the peak National not-for-profit organisation supporting self-funded retirees or those about to retire. Our next General Meeting is on Thursday, October 10 at 9.45am for 10am start at South Pacific Resort, 179 Weyba Road, Noosaville. Speaker: Mehera Saunders and Ock Visser, Cartwrights Lawyers. Topic: Legal Spring Cleaning Rob McGregor (McGregor Wealth) will also explain the new Centrelink rules for annuities. Cost $6 pp Members $10 pp non-Members includes morning tea. Visitors welcome.

Email airnoosacommunications@gmail.com, phone 0478 479 049 or go to facebook.com/AIRNoosa.


PALMWOODS Little Village Choir caused a stir in Palmwoods on Thursday, September 5 by casually strolling into the Heritage Bank in Palmwoods, and performing Rock My Soul as they revealed the T-shirts for which Heritage had given them a grant. The Choir had come straight from the Palmwoods Memorial Hall where they had been performing for the Palmwoods Senior Citizens 40th Anniversary lunch. The Palmwoods Little Village Choir is a community choir, singing a wide repertoire. We meet during school term time at the Girl Guide Hut in Palmwoods at 12.45pm on a Monday and welcome anyone who would like to experience the physical and emotional benefits of singing with a group.

Phone Pat Atkinson on 0404 980 222.


The Little Village choir sang for the Palmwoods Senior Citizens on their 40th anniversary and followed on with a Flash Mob at the Heritage Bank in Palmwoods.
The Little Village choir sang for the Palmwoods Senior Citizens on their 40th anniversary and followed on with a Flash Mob at the Heritage Bank in Palmwoods.


WE HOLD the only open Spring Flower competition on the Sunshine Coast. Each year we have hundred of entries which fill the Buderim Memorial Hall with a wonderful show of colour and perfume, which is enjoyed by thousands of visitors. The Buderim Garden Festival includes six specially selected Open Gardens to show a diverse range of types, sizes and styles of gardening. The success of this event is dependant on the wonderful support of the local communities, news and print media. The funds raised from this event is used to beautify the public spaces of Buderim, as per our club charter. Time is flying and the Buderim Garden Festival is just five weeks away on the weekend of October 18,19 and 20.

We have expanded it to include a twilight opening of the Spring Flowers Show, an enhanced Photography Competition and the Quality Plant Market on 5pm-9pm on Friday, Oct 18 as well as the usual Saturday 8am-4pm and Sunday 9am-1pm plant markets. There will be the tempting aroma of a sausage sizzle (on Friday evening) to whet your appetite as you wander around the Hall admiring the spectacular flower show and photography competition and browse the various plant stalls, searching out that very special plant you have been seeking.

Book on 0448 714 561 or email buderimgardenclub @gmail.com. For groups of 10 or more there is a special discount of $12 pp which covers the whole weekend, all the open gardens and all the activities centred around the Buderim Memorial Hall.

Members and Groups $26 All tickets include Programme and Supper.


THIS is a well loved and special event. Each year just in time for some wonderful Christmas shopping the Art Centre opens its doors even wider to a wonderful range of handmade arts and crafts to delight all ages. You can find fine art, pottery and all manner of beautiful handmade items. There are plants for your garden, cakes and other delicious delights as well as fresh produce. The very popular second hand books and DVD stall replenishes many a home library. A visit to the fair is a must to experience the fun and joy that your Christmas gift shopping should be. Come with your list and you will never know what you will find. Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North St, Caloundra on Saturday, November 9 from 9am-4pm and Sunday, November 10 from 9am-3pm. Ample parking.

You can visit the website, go to caloundraarts andcrafts.org.au or our Facebook Page.


AGLOW - Sunshine Coast will meet on Friday, October 11 commencing at 9.30am at Flame Tree Baptist Church hall, 27 Coes Creek Road, Burnside. Entry $8 includes morning tea. Come along and enjoy worship and an inspirational message. our guest speaker is Matthew Chivers from Bridges For Peace. Men and women are welcome. Come along and bring a friend.

For more information, phone Melva on 07 5443 5752, 0421 900 770 or Dorothy 07 5476 4190. Aglow is a world-wide, non-denominational Christian organisation.



Buderim East

AT THE monthly meeting of the Buderim East Probus Club held at the Waterfront Hotel, President Marilyn Keelty introduced guest speaker Adele Rice to members and guests. Adele is a truly inspirational speaker and kept the members enthralled as she spoke on her role as founding Principal of Milpera State High School in Moorooka, Brisbane, developing the school as an intensive English language preparation centre for refugees and migrant students and it remains so today.

Member Jan Smith moved the vote of thanks to Adele. September has been one of fun, friendship and fellowship for the members of the Club. A coffee and chat morning and a dine out at the TAFE College Cartwrights restaurant were well attended social functions. 14 members enjoyed a 7 day cruise of the Pacific Islands and 27 members attended the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers on a 2 night 3 day visit. We meet at the Waterfront Hotel, Diddillibah at 10am on the second Tuesday of each month.

Phone Kenn Rogers on 07 5445 6176.


Caloundra 86

BIG Heart Bamboo Farm at Belli Park was our September outing where owner Durn Dart and his daughter Rebecca explained all about growing and harvesting bamboo. After walking through the vast area of different bamboos, we were treated to tastings of pickled bamboo shoots and various chutneys using the shoots. A great lunch was enjoyed at nearby Peggy Sue's Diner with 60's music from the jute box. To join this active group of retired and semi-retired men and women for various monthly activities.

Phone Membership Officers Dorothy and Bill on 07 5492 6721.


TO FIND a telephone number for a friend, business, Government Department or a street map it is easier to use a computer or tablet or smart phone - if you know how. If you are having problems with this, joining the Sunshine Coast Computer Club could help. Members are also alerted to safe use of technology when doing this to avoid scams etc. Come as a visitor to a weekly Club meeting at Buderim on a Thursday afternoon or Caloundra on a Saturday morning for an introductory chat to our Welcoming members and see what happens at meetings if you are wanting help with your technology equipment. Phone 07 5492 1005 or go to sccc.org.au or email@internode.on.net.


DON'T miss the final Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Concert for 2019 presented by the Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company. The velvety tones of singer Maureen Fogg will delight with popular tunes including those of Peter Paul and Mary; young local students Madison Randl - dancing cast members from "Matilda" the musical, Jasmin Groves, Dayne Rowlands, Sam Henderson, Jared Solti and Michael Hewitt will present recent Eisteddfod work and dance items and be joined by favourite CCTC members Colin and Helen Butcher, Helen Duffy, and Julie and Grant Marks in some Rogers and Hammerstein fun.

Great tunes you'll love to sing and hum along with. Tremendous entertainment in the company of people enjoying a musical afternoon. On Sunday, October 6 at 2pm at the CCSA Hall Nutley St, Caloundra. General admission $10 includes Afternoon Tea. No need to book just turn up at 1.30pm.

Any inquiries phone Ann on 07 5437 2719.


WE MEET every Thursday from 7pm at the Croquet Club, Syd Lingard Drive, Buderim. Donation $4 to cover hall hire. This October we present for inquiry, topics current for this age, and the theosophical view of these. Why not come along for discussions and talks on things that matter. All welcome.

For inquiries, phone 0409 065 062.


THE event will be held at Gregson & Weight, 159 Wises Rd Buderim on Saturday, October 5 from 1pm-5pm. Entry $15 each. Children under 5 years of age admitted free (Includes afternoon tea). Raffle Tickets on sale. All funds raised will go towards the Building of the new Sunshine Hospice at Buderim. For more information, phone the Sunshine Hospice Director Bev Barton on 0400 606 300. There will be Rock & Roll, Dance & Country music from the 50's through to the 80's. Featuring Live band and artists from three of the Sunshine Coasts popular Country Music Clubs.

For more, go to sunshinehospice.org.au.


OUR next General Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 1.30pm. Our guest Speaker will be Ms Ros Lauder (an Archivist) presenting the topic Journey of the Ashlars and Freemasonary in Qld. Whether you are a beginner or have been researching your descendants for years, there is always something to learn and be amazed by the knowledge of the monthly guest speakers and the various small group outings to local museums and libraries that the group is associated with. Our rooms are open on Thursdays and Saturdays at 9am-12.30pm for people who want to use our resources (library, computers and onsite expert advice). We welcome new members and visitors.

Our address, opening times and further details are available on caloundrafamilyhistory.org.au or email us on hello@caloundrafamily history.org.au or phone Cathy Meyer on 0411 881 745.


PRESENTING direct from the Gold Coast - Brad Leaver and the Swing Central Band. The Swing Central Band is fronted by the super-suave top shelf front man Brad Leaver whose velvet crooning has been melting hearts worldwide for decades. You will be treated to the best of the best of music by the sublimely skilled band members, Ian Macrae (Piano), Thierry Fossemalle (Double Bass) and Max Sportelli (Drums). Performing on October 13.

Next up is The Barry Charles Band. Barry is not just another singer, he is a man with an extraordinary voice. Barry's band comprises of some other local heroes in the indomitable Peter 'awesome' Wells - guitar, Parris Macleod - piano, Greg Hose - bass and Duncan Macqueen - drums. Performing on November 3. Look forward to music of a more refined and romantic era when crooners like Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Bobby Darin and Nat King Cole ruled the nightclubs. Experience an afternoon of swing and bossa nova classics to redefine your expectations of live music. Jazz N Blues Sunday @ the Old Soul Lounge Bar Doors open 1pm; Music 2pm-4.30pm (latest 5pm). Tickets $24 and Seniors $21.

Go to ticketebo.com.au/ Jazz-blues-collective (fee max $1pp) or phone 0417 633 734.


THE Sunshine Coast Branch of the Australian Shareholders Association is holding its August meeting at the Buderim Tavern, 81 Burnett Street, Buderim on Tuesday, October 15 at 10am. Special guest presenter is Geoffrey Feeley, Manager "End Road SMSF." Geoffrey will give a clear update on the latest issues in Superannuation: an important topic given significant recent changes. All members and visitors are welcome. Free parking available on site.

For inquiries, phone Don on 07 5445 1563.


JOIN us for Movie Music at Maleny by the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Adrian King Maleny at the Community Centre from 2pm on Sunday, October 27. Tickets: Pre-booked $20/ At-the-door $25/Children under 16 - free. For tickets, go to sunshinecoastsymphony orchestra.com, phone 075445 3703 or at Maleny Visitor Information Centre (from October 1). Afternoon tea is available for purchase from T.S. Centaur Navy Cadets.


WE HOSTED another successful day of bowls with our Mixed Seafood Fours. Overall winners with 3 wins +26 were Warren Patterson's team from Coolum Beach. Runners up with 3+21 were Glyn Colley's team from Albert Club in Gympie and third place getters with 3+19 were Peter Harris's team from our own club at Woombye. All 96 bowlers from clubs far and wide enjoyed Woombye's hospitality, great greens and yummy prawns, fish, chips and salads, followed by hot nibbles during presentations. Many thanks to our great green keeper, Geoff Steele, hard-working staff and our many helpers. A great team effort! Our next Men's Seafood Fours is on October 20, followed by our Open Seafood Fours on December 1.

A few vacancies are still available, but phone our club on 07 5294 5245 for details.


WE ARE having stalls in the Hall on Thursday, November 7 from 8.30am-1.30pm. There will be stalls with cakes, jams, chutney, plants and pre loved books. Buy early for Christmas from our hand made gifts stall then relax with a Devonshire Tea for only $4.50. All money raised goes to help support missions, including Bush Church Aid (BCA) who provide ministry in remote country towns, many struggling with drought.

Also, Rev. Tania Eichler Rector would like to invite you to our Wednesday morning service and for a "cuppa" afterwards. The Service starts at 9.30am on Wednesday mornings and is shorter than Sunday Services. We enjoy having children at our Church and for people who are unwell this service is excellent. Our Sunday services are at 7am and 9am. St Peter's Anglican Church Cnr of Church St & Beach Rd, Maroochydore.


WE WILL be presenting an Estate Planning Day at the Buderim War Memorial Hall on King Street on Thursday, October 10 at 10am-noon.Topic for discussion. Estate Planning, how to ensure your affairs are in the best order possible. Speaker......Chloe Kopilovic, Senior Associate FC Lawyers. Chloe specialises in Estate Planning. Also present will be Dr Marguerite Robertson, retired Palliative Medicine specialist. It's that time of the year again, Sunshine Coast Arts and Crafts is having another of it's popular Craft Fairs, the "Sunshine Coast Arts and Crafts Community Fair". It's just in time to purchase that unique and one of a kind Christmas Day gift. I have also attached a photo from our last successful Fair. On October 26 and 27 from 9am-4pm at Montville Village Hall we will have a huge range of locally made crafts available that have been lovingly hand made by our members and members of the local community. Most importantly entry is free.


WE WILL be holding our next Information Session at the CWA Hall, (opposite the Maroochy RSL) Maroochydore on Wednesday, October 16 at 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Refreshments are provided and all are most welcome. Our organisation believes that all adult Australians should have choice in their end of life decisions, which is why we lobby politicians to change the law in Queensland to allow residents suffering intolerably to receive assistance to die peacefully and painlessly. Over 80% of adult Australians have indicated their desire for such a change, in reputable poll after poll and if this is also your belief, help us achieve our aim and come and join us. We need people power to make our politicians listen.

Any inquiries, phone Denise on 07 54775569.


CRAFTY BLOKES: Caloundra Woodwork Club members Kev Hennesy, Don Ritchie and Don Ogg.
CRAFTY BLOKES: Caloundra Woodwork Club members Kev Hennesy, Don Ritchie and Don Ogg.



Tech Help at Cooroy Library -Tuesdays, 9am-11am and Noosaville Library-Fridays, 9am-11am. Have you got tech troubles? Or would you just like to get started? Join our informal tech help sessions. Library staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist you with troubleshooting and to improve your skills and confidence in using technology. BYO device recommended. A limited number of library devices will be available for use during the session. Free. No bookings required.


Memoir Writing Workshop - Turn Life into Art, Noosaville Library - October 12 from 12.30pm-2.30pm. This hands-on workshop will enable you to see how key life events represent key themes and sub themes that can form the backbone of your memoir. On this writing journey, learn writer's secrets - how less is sometimes more, how silence speaks, how dialogue reveals character and moves plot along, and how events from your own life can become literature - a compelling narrative that anyone would want to read. All writers and aspiring writers welcome. Presented by Dr Shelley Davidow, an internationally acclaimed author and academic. Free. Bookings required.

For bookings and inquiries phone 07 5329 6555 or go to libraries.noosa.qld.gov.au.



Gumtree and eBay

MYTECH - Join library staff in a group session to learn how to buy and sell online. Search for bargains and sell unwanted items as you step through the basics of trading on eBay and Gumtree. Discover safe payment methods such as PayPal and find out how you can shop from the comfort of your own home. Friday, October 25 9am-10.30am Maroochydore; Tuesday, October 29 from 2.30pm-4pm Beerwah; Wednesday, October 30 2pm-3.30pm Coolum; Thursday, October 31 from 9.30am-11am Caloundra; Thursday, November 7 2pm- 3.30pm Nambour; Friday 22 November 10 - 11.30am Kawana; Wednesday 27 November 10 - 11.30am Maleny. Free. Registration essential.

Phone 07 5475 8989 or go to library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.


IF YOU have ever suffered from anxiety, stress or panic attacks then come and join Sylvia Bellamy, a certified Clarity Coach and mentor for A Little Peace of Mind© anxiety program, as she introduces and explores a different understanding of mental health and well-being in One Thought Away from Peace and Well-being. During the morning, Sylvia will work with you to discover: How our minds work in relation to anxiety; How we create our own reality and experience of life; The depth of your own resilience and wisdom; How we can live life with more peace, joy and ease; How one though can make a world of difference. Pomona & District Community House is hosting this unique information morning on Wednesday, October 9 from 9.30am-11am at the Lawson Shed, 1 Memorial Ave, Pomona as part of 2019 Mental Health Week. Cost: $3 donation for morning tea.

Book on 07 5485 2427.


SUNSHINE Coast Council is offering free yoga classes to residents impacted by the bushfires in a small gesture it hopes will help people relieve stress. Council's Healthy Sunshine Coast community outdoor yoga classes at Peregian Springs will be free until the end of October. The weekly class is held from 8am-9am Saturdays at the 'Duckpond' park, The Avenue, Peregian Springs, costs $5.

Pre-registration is not required, simply arrive at 7.45am for an 8am start.


The popular Buderim Male Choir will premiere their current program of popular songs that stir the soul in the Uniting Church, Queen Street, Caloundra at 2pm Sunday, October 27.
The popular Buderim Male Choir will premiere their current program of popular songs that stir the soul in the Uniting Church, Queen Street, Caloundra at 2pm Sunday, October 27. Built-in,TTL-BL


The popular Buderim Male Choir will premiere their current program of popular songs that stir the soul in the Uniting Church, Queen St, Caloundra at 2pm Sunday, October 27. The program, designed to 'stir the soul' will include The Impossible Dream; You'll Never Walk Alone; 'I Believe; Saints Go Marching In and many more. On this occasion the choir will be raising much needed funds supporting local charity Rosies-Friends on the Street. Admission $20 includes afternoon tea.


HIGH Tea for Hamlin to help eradicate fistula at the Zonta Club of the Blackall Range, Uniting Church Hall, 1284 Landsborough-Maleny Road, Maleny on October 9 at 9.30am. If you can't attend, please make a donation to help a mother piece her life back together. Raffle available with great prizes. Tickets available at the door - $15.

Phone Gloria on 0457 390 527 or go to hightea.hamlin.org.au/ zontaclubofblackallrange.


WE ARE holding our famous Spring Fair on October 19 from 7am-12noon. Delicious homemade produce, craft, trash and treasure, books, bric-a-brac, pre-loved women's and men's clothing, woodcraft from the men's shed, jewellery, plants, children's clothes, toys and more. We have a super raffle organised with a large number of prizes on offer and morning tea provided by the ladies of the Edgewater Community.

If you would like to book a stall space, phone Robyn on 0438 600 594.


EVERY spring since 1997, sculptors and potters from Buderim's Craft Cottage have staged their "Sculptured Garden" exhibition. It started as a tiny showing by a handful of artists interested in making art for gardens. Where better than Buderim for such a venture? What else to call it but "The Sculptured Garden? Fast forward to 2019. It has grown to be one of the largest and most visited regular sculpture exhibitions in Queensland, and one of Buderim's favourite events. OVER nine days starting Saturday, October 12 to October 20, this year's exhibition at the Cottage's Atrium Gallery will include over 150 individually crafted works. Hand built sculpture designed for outdoor display still features prominently, but the sculptors are now joined by some talented potters who specialise in creating wheel- thrown porcelain and stoneware vessels.

As in past years, the exhibition's second weekend, October 19 & 20 will coincide with the Buderim Garden Festival. another favourite on Buderim's busy calendar of arts and cultural events. This years exhibition will include Deidre Phipps' collection of whimsical animals and naughty ladies, and Karel Beech's richly surfaced vessels and wall hung ceramics. They are among thirty artists participating in the exhibition. Atrium Gallery, Buderim Craft Cottage, 5 Main St, (next to Memorial Hall) 9am-4pm daily, October 12 to October 20. Free. All works for sale.

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