Art & Culture

Neo Gallery

Established in 2004, NeoGallery specialises in Modern Australian and Contemporary Indigenous Art. Originally located in Brisbane's Arts precinct in Fortitude Valley, the gallery relocated to Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast in January 2012. NeoGallery presents bi-monthly changing exhibitions,...

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An Evening of Slam Poetry Workshops, Performances and Music at Yandina's The Shared

Australian slam poetry champion Zohab Zee Khan

Poetry Slam workshop, performances and music: Hosted by 2014 Australian Poetry Slam champion Zohab Zee Khan, this two-hour workshop will help prepare emerging performers if they wish to compete at our official Sunshine Coast Poetry Slam championship on August 12 which is one of eight heats of the Qu...

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2nd annual Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival at Coolum

Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival Inc - when words are your passion

The 2nd annual Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival at Coolum features two days and one night of outstanding and inspiring performances and presentations from more than 100 creatives from throughout the Sunshine Coast, Australia and the world. Children 13 and under have free adm...

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Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre

Discover Eumundi is a Heritage and Visitor Centre which houses a wonderful collection of memorabilia from early white settlement in Eumundi and its surrounding district through to more contemporary history such as Eumundi's famous Original Eumundi Market. It is also a keeping place for indigenous ar...

Yaroomba Beach

Yaroomba Beach is a place where nature and community connect. A place to enjoy great food and shopping, relax in beautiful parkland or wander along the boardwalk to the patrolled beach. Where The Westin Coolum Resort & Spa will offer a sanctuary for locals and an iconic destination for visitors.

About Art & Culture For Coolum

The art and culture scene in Coolum is alive and kicking. So much, in fact, there is a diverse array of artists from all mediums, world-class musicians and performers in the area. With so many art galleries in the area, along with performances and venues, it’s always a fun adventure while in the Sunshine Coast area.  Almost every single month there is another event along the coast, including the Coolum Cultural Arts Festival.

The Cultural Arts Festival is like a great circus where talented theatre groups, Greek belly dancers, Wave Writers, and the Coolum School of Dance all take turns entertaining visitors. There’s lots more! Workshops like Japanese cooking, poetry, short-story writing and even dance are all a part of this fun, invigorating festival. The food is great too, like souvlaki, and plain old burgers, but the kids will enjoy the food and the chance to get their faces painted.

Local galleries have events not to be missed. The Arts Dinner at Coolum is an event where artists, musicians, industry workers and the community gather together to network while sharing a delicious meal by the Council at the Coolum Civic Center. Local musicians give some short performances while local food suppliers showcase local fare with tastings and treats to sample. It’s a great time by everyone for a night of arts and culture in Coolum that can’t be beat.