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Take the dive, stay dry and explore the coral by torchlight
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Caloundra Regional Gallery at Night


I'm feeling pretty confident when I say I don't think any of you have ever explored a coral reef, made entirely of wool, at night, under torchlight and never got wet. Well, here's your opportunity. Join the Night Dive at the Gallery at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra on Friday, 19 June, 2015 commencing at 6.00 pm until 9.00 pm.

Entry to this interactive exhibit is $25 per person. Bookings and pre-payments are essential so book online here and get in early as tickets are limited.

Caloundra Regional Gallery's Sunshine Coast's Satellite Reef Exhibition is part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef Project created by the Institute for Figuring. Launched a year ago on 5 June, 2014 the Exhibition has attracted hundreds of community members to join in the collaborative making of the crochet coral forms forming the Sunshine Coast Satellite Reef.

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Is Everything What it Seems? Institute For Figuring's Crochet Coral Reef project, 2005-present. Photo © the IFF.


The Caloundra Regional Gallery's Sunshine Coast's Satellite Reef Exhibition has been created and curated by Christine Wertheim and Margaret Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring. Their Satellite Reef of coral that isn't coral but a woolly celebration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine handicraft. Hundreds of entries have flooded in from all around Australia contributing to this magnificent exhibition. Along with the crocheted coral you'll see sculptural sea birds and sea creatures by artist, Tony Rice and underwater photography of our local reefs complementing this inspirational exhibition.

The Crochet Reef is a unique fusion of art, science, mathematics, handicraft and community practice that may well be the largest community art project in the world. Click here for information about how to start building your own Satellite Reef.

And there is only one way to really enjoy the beauty and excitement of a coral reef and that is to dive in and get up close. So for this unique opportunity the Dive Masters for the Night Dive at the Gallery are the fabulous duo of Linsey Pollak and Tunji Beier.

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Linsey Pollak and Tunji Beier do Dva


Linsey and Tunji have created a themed night aimed at celebrating the Sunshine Coast's Satellite Reef, by giving you the opportunity to join in the fun and frivolity of exploring the reef without getting your feet wet. Bring along your torch and you'll be able to immerse yourself in the experience starting with cocktails and canapés on arrival and then travelling around the Satellite Reef by torchlight as you are submerged into the glorious sound of Dva.

Dva, pronounced D-vah, is Macedonian for 'two' and, in this partnership, is used to express the great love Linsey and Tunji have for playing together as a duo creating improvisations and compositions influenced mainly by the musical traditions of Macedonia and South India. Linsey's wind instruments combine with Tunji's percussion to create an intense musical relationship. Their repertoire of original compositions constantly changes and, although based on a solid structure, their performances, like the ocean around a coral reef, ebb and flow with improvisation that is technically and emotionally dazzling.

The music, the exhibit and the atmosphere will all combine for this unique show that will leave you spellbound. Don't miss the Night Dive at the Gallery.

For more information on this spectacular evening make an inquiry through the Caloundra Regional Gallery's contact page here or telephone the Gallery on (07) 5420 8299.
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Why? The music, the exhibit and the atmosphere will all combine for this unique show that will leave you spellbound.
When: From 6.00pm until 9.00pm, Friday, 19 June, 2015
Phone: (07) 5420 8299
Where: Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra
Cost: $25.00
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