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Sarah Rayner, A short story from a long tale, 2018, hand-carved porcelain

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower is an ambitious exhibition project that sets out to re-create the abundant and biodiverse natural ecosystems of the Noosa region – inside Noosa Regional Gallery – while also exploring how humans interact with and coexist with this space. Taking its title from the Dylan Thomas poem, the exhibition sets out to consider and convey the interconnectedness of nature and humankind, the energy and force that flows through each and the cycle of life and destruction that makes it wondrous and sublime. The entirety of Noosa Regional Gallery’s exhibition spaces will be transformed into a visual, conceptual and immersive representation of the Biosphere ecology, articulating and underscoring the diversity, interconnectedness and beauty of the ecosystem while exploring the way we interact with, learn from and rely on this environment.

Artists: Leah Barclay, Bianca Beetson, Deidre But-Husaim, Tess Chodan, Simon Finn, Kim Guthrie, Lou Jaeger, Ash Keating, Sam Leach, Lisa Morgan, Sarah Rayner, Natalie Ryan, Kylie Stillman, A.J. Taylor, Naomi White and more

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Fri 3 May - Sun 16 June

Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 3pm
(closed Mondays)


Noosa Regional Gallery
Riverside, 9 Pelican St
Tewantin, QLD 4565 Australia
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Travel to Tewantin Central. The gallery is a short stroll from the bus stop. For timetable information contact Translink on 131 230


Queensland Rail operates a limited service to and from Brisbane, which stops at the hinterland townships of Nambour, Eumundi and Cooroy. For timetable and connecting bus information contact Translink on 131 230


Noosa Ferries depart from Hastings Street, Noosa and arrive at Noosa Marina in Tewantin, operating daily. The gallery is a short stroll along the river path from the Marina.