Leading an innovative, connected and sustainable arts sector in regional Queensland and beyond that provides value for the community, businesses, government and creative professionals.

The Creative Arts Alliance works across South East Queensland North in partnership with six local councils – Gympie, Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Somerset & Redlands.

Creative Arts Alliance recognises that we work and create on the lands of the Quandamooka, Yuggera, Turrbal, Jinibara, Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Waka Waka and Butchula/Badtjala peoples. We acknowledge them as Traditional Owners, Custodians, First Peoples and the first artists, storytellers, performers and creatives of these lands. We pay our deep respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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Grab your tickets to The Design Series final 2021 event: Designing with Country
TUESDAY 7th DEC, 2021 | 5:30-8:30pm
Ticket Price – $35, includes food & music
The Metropolitan (MET)

Designing with Country through architecture, placemaking and public art.

Troy Casey in conversation with Kevin O’Brien, Lyndon Davis, Erin McDonald. Together they will weave a narrative and share their experience in this emerging new Australian design ethos, one that responds to the essence of Country and its people.



Troy Casey – Co-Director Blaklash. Troy is passionate about harnessing economic opportunities to create positive social change for First Nations Australians. He combines his extensive community engagement experience spanning the government, not-for-profit and higher education sectors, with his curatorial practice, working collaboratively with communities to ensure First Nations voices are embedded across projects within public art, placemaking, and urban design.

Kevin O’Brien – Kevin O’Brien is an architect and principal at BVN Architecture. He has established a Designing with Country methodology for the practice that now influences all architectural and urban design projects. The most recent example being the QUT Campus to Country: Positioning Strategy that will guide the future direction of the campus and outlines QUTS’s aspiration of its place reflective of culture both past and present.

Erin McDonald – Erin is a proud Aboriginal woman who embeds her culture throughout the design process. She pushes the boundaries through a holistic approach in translating Indigenous technologies to embed cultural identity into the built environment. Erin is passionate about educating designers to think innovatively in an approach to provide economic growth for communities.

Lyndon Davis – Lyndon Davis is an Indigenous presenter, performer, educator and artist. Lyndon was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast and is a Traditional Custodian and representative of the Local Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi people.

As our final event of 2021, this will also double as our collective industry celebration! Bar open and operated by the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance – profits direct to local art projects.
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Grab your tickets to The Design Series final 2021 event: Designing with Country
TUESDAY 7th DEC, 2021 | 5:30-8:30pm
Ticket Price – $35, includes food & music
The Metropolitan (MET)

Designing with Country through architecture, placemaking and public art.

Troy Casey in conversation with Kevin O’Brien, Lyndon Davis, Erin McDonald. Together they will weave a narrative and share their experience in this emerging new Australian design ethos, one that responds to the essence of Country and its people.

http://mccmetropolitan.com.au/the-design-series/

Troy Casey – Co-Director Blaklash. Troy is passionate about harnessing economic opportunities to create positive social change for First Nations Australians. He combines his extensive community engagement experience spanning the government, not-for-profit and higher education sectors, with his curatorial practice, working collaboratively with communities to ensure First Nations voices are embedded across projects within public art, placemaking, and urban design.

Kevin O’Brien – Kevin O’Brien is an architect and principal at BVN Architecture. He has established a Designing with Country methodology for the practice that now influences all architectural and urban design projects. The most recent example being the QUT Campus to Country: Positioning Strategy that will guide the future direction of the campus and outlines QUTS’s aspiration of its place reflective of culture both past and present.

Erin McDonald – Erin is a proud Aboriginal woman who embeds her culture throughout the design process. She pushes the boundaries through a holistic approach in translating Indigenous technologies to embed cultural identity into the built environment. Erin is passionate about educating designers to think innovatively in an approach to provide economic growth for communities.

Lyndon Davis – Lyndon Davis is an Indigenous presenter, performer, educator and artist. Lyndon was born and raised on the Sunshine Coast and is a Traditional Custodian and representative of the Local Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi people.

As our final event of 2021, this will also double as our collective industry celebration! Bar open and operated by the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance – profits direct to local art projects.Image attachment

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Have you discovered the Secret Garden?
Every month the Sculpture garden plays host to an afternoon of live music in this magic setting.

BYO picnic and your favourite music loving people.

Tickets available via Troubadour Wagons

December feature artists . . . 

Lovers of Bluesfest will be familiar with Bobby Longstaff, a legend on the festival circuit his shows always pull you right in.

Up and comer Demi Casha has amassed a loyal following in a few short years as she wields her raw talent and earthy energy in to each set. Her voice will have you transfixed from her first song to her last.

#secretgardengig #maroochybotanicgardens #microevents #visitsunshinecoast #sunshinecoastevents #openair #liveandlocal #qmusicnetwork

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Thanks so much for attending Cr and for your support for this great project! We’ll done to the MBRC team! Regional Arts Services Network - RASN Arts Queensland

Thanks so much for attending Cr and for your support for this great project! We’ll done to the MBRC team! Regional Arts Services Network - RASN Arts Queensland

How good was that? Moreton Bay, we had a great time with Live and Local and hope you did too. Thank you to everyone who showed up and showed support for live music in the Moreton Bay region.

A heartfelt thanks to our venues who are passionate about getting emerging artists into local spaces:
Dropout espresso, Collies. and Co., Pause, Little Tree Bake & Brew House, Market Burger, Samford Seafood,Cafe Lagarto, Silverwood Cafe, The Dayboro Drop, Brendale Brewing Company, and Method Art Tattoo

To the incredibly talented artists who brought some extra life to Samford, Dayboro and Brendale, we thank you all: Rock 'n' Roll Boys, Vixens of Fall, Freight Train Foxes, Gabrielle Kerr, Elbury, Hello Jane, Cheyne Starkie, L.R. Marsh, Lucid Safari, The Kindly Ravens, Kelsey Berrington, Zoe Quinn Music, Van Larkins, Adam James, Jack Lorry, Josh Crawford, BASOKI,
Dan Ford Jazz Group, Brendan Leggatt Music, Cassi Marie, Chris Ah Gee & JaZZella Music, Billie Rose, Tayiha, Phoebe Purtill Music, Amber Worthington Music, Bitmore Music - Brett Whitmore acoustic soloist, Deon Powter, Blackstar, Anna & Jordan, and Radioceans BAND Hannah J & The Luxton Bros

And a big, warm, hug-of-a-thank you to the passionate Amy Kate Music who pulled together an amazing program.
Thanks also goes to our presenting partners and supporters Moreton Bay Regional Council, Live Music Office, QMusic, APRA AMCOS, Arts Queensland and Regional Arts Services Network - RASN

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Thank you so much guys. We had a blast and have gained some terrific momentum from this initiative. I am soo appreciative.

Thank you so much for the opportunity, we really appreciate it - The Kindly Ravens

Thank you so much for offering such a brilliant opportunity. I had a great time!

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“Across its first three years of operation, CAA has consistently demonstrated an appetite and ability to champion regional arts practices and enable the creation of new work – with a particular and necessary emphasis on First Nations arts practices. These are invariably of a high quality and continue to be critically and socially engaged.” 

Michael Brennan Gallery Director, Noosa Regional Gallery

“Our relationship with Creative Alliance allows us to pursue our shared goals for regional artists and audiences and we look forward to building on this as CAA’s continues its growth and influence in the SEQN region.”

Kris Stewart, Chief Executive, QMusic