The Keeper Project

The Keeper Project

July 15, 2022 - August 26, 2022

Keeper #10 Cooper Brady
15 July – 5 August, 2022
Join Keeper #10 Cooper Brady on a pre-dawn rendezvous to sit, listen, notice and feel the transition from dark to light. Narrate or traverse the relationship between permanent and temporary through experimental photography within Coolum's most loved landscapes. Connect with Cooper via instagram @cooperbradyphotog

Keeper #11 Petalia Humphreys
5 August – 26 August, 2022
Keeper #11 Petalia Humphreys is exploring the vernacular of Coolum as expressed in the colours of its architecture. Through conversation and colour mixing, Petalia will create a paint swatch of the colours of Coolum. Follow Petalia's Keeper journey on instagram - @petalia_humphreys

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The Keeper Project is a live public art project where artists work in a temporary role as observer, collector, maker and storyteller within the community.

The Keepers are archaeologists of stories.

Ten Coolum Beach based artists and creative practitioners take on the role of Keeper from July 2021 – August 2022. The artists come from a range of practices including visual arts, music, spoken word and inter-disciplinary practice.

One at a time each of the artists takes the role of The Keeper - the observer, the explorer, the maker before passing the role on.

Each artist takes the role of The Keeper for three weeks. During this time, they have a chosen ritual that they will repeat, occurring at a particular place, at a particular time. The communities of people experiencing the ritual are likely to change.

The Keepers will be logging their journey like any good explorer. You can read their account on the website or visit their office at Coolum Library. You can also follow the keepers on Instagram

Developed in collaboration with Field Theory and produced by Red Chair in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council.

Visit The Keeper Project for more info.

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.