See the list below of our sponsors.

If you are interested in purchasing advertising space in the SOTE 2023 catalogue please enquire below

sunshine coast council

Arts Connect Inc.  acknowledge council’s support through funding for our Open Studios Sunshine Coast and Sculpture On The Edge events.  They support us through grants, resources, and funding opportunities.  Sunshine Coast Council offers a range of grants and funding for community projects and artistic development. 
The Sunshine Coast Council, through their Arts and Culture program, offer creative and cultural initiatives, partnerships, venues and opportunities.  The Caloundra Regional Gallery offers support through exhibitions, competitions and cultural activities.  It has and will continue to be a great partnership. 
Our art community is supported by professional development, plans and policies projects and festivals.  We are grateful for their encouragement, support and assistance in all our events and activities. 


Sponsor of the ‘Overall Winner’ of $10,000 prize money Sculpture On The Edge 2022
and was: Nicole Voevodin – Cash – Pocket Park Mounges) 

Flaxton Gardens is an iconic Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding venue, restaurant and function centre with coastline views stretching from Noosa to Moreton Island. They are everything you have been looking for in hospitality. They can promise you a warm welcome and all that you would expect from a family run establishment. 


The De Deyne Family are long term supporters of the arts on the Sunshine Coast. The De Deyne’s have been sponsors of Arts Connect and Sculpture on the Edge, with Ferre sponsoring the highly commended prize for a number of years, also being involved as a judge and most recently as a curator.
Through the ‘Arts Foundation’s Gifted Program’, the De Deyne’s have sponsored local sculptor, Finn Cossar, and they have also purchased his work for their collection.
We appreciate and thank the De Deyne Family for their patronage and ongoing support


Illume Creations owned by Shiralee Cooper is a sponsor and long-time supporter of Arts Connect Inc.’s annual event Sculpture On The Edge and this year is the sponsor of the ‘Local Artist Prize’ valued at $2,000.

Illume Creations celebrates the art of colour. The stunning hand blown glass is the work of international artist, Tina Cooper, who resides in Montville and her hot glass team. Handmade glass jewellery from a number of local glass bead and dichroic glass artists as well as Wolfgang Engel’s glass pens are showcased in Illume Creations.  The shop has an amazing backdrop and many more beautiful treasures can be found there.

 Illume Creations is open 7 days from 9:30 to 4:30.
 The shop can be found the top end of Montville – undercover parking is available.


The Opal Cutter is our sponsor for ‘Reclaimed and Recycled Art’, a $2,000 prize this year at Sculpture On The Edge.

The Opal Cutter has been in the opal trade for over 40 years. Barbara is an opal miner, cutter, polisher and designer of exquisite jewellery, all made in Australia.

Moving to Montville in 2012, Barbara and Edi previously travelled extensively, immensely enjoying their adventures and meeting new artists.  Also showcasing at The Opal Cutter is handmade jewellery and art from Montville, Barcelona, Poland, England and South Africa.  Some opals are unique to the Southern hemisphere, others are sourced from around the world.  
The unique pieces showcased at The Opal Cutter demonstrate the love that Barbara and Edi share for jewellery, art and culture; you will not be disappointed!  


This year Tina Cooper Glass Gallery is the sponsor of a new award at Sculpture On The Edge for 2023 called the ‘Artist Choice Peer Award’ of $1,000.
Tina’s works are incredibly unique.  Recording history through her own perspective, using hot glass, wood and iron as her mediums.  Her pieces have a sense of spirituality, as if the artwork speaks to you – mesmerising her collectors from around the world.

Open 5 days a week 10am-5pm by appointment only (closed Monday and Tuesday).
Tina welcomes both existing and future collectors of fine glass art.


Wayne and Tracey Malkin are great supporters of the art community on the Sunshine Coast.  Their gallery showcases world-class original art from over 40 of the regions’ best artists, in the picturesque and historic town of Montville, Queensland, Australia.  Wayne assists us with curation of Sculpture On The Edge and is continuing to sponsor the ‘Emerging Art Prize’ this year with Bodo Muche Studio valued at $1,000.  Their gallery is 138 Main Street Montville and open 7 days 10-5pm.


Robyn Muche of Bodo Muche Studio continues to support the art community and continue to sponsor the $1000 Emerging Art Prize along with Montville Art Gallery.  Fine art sculptures by Bodo Muche Studio are presented at special events and may be found in private, public, corporate and royal collections internationally.


Montville Chamber of Commerce along with Hammond Optometry are sponsoring the $1000 prize for ‘People’s Choice Award’ this year at Sculpture On The Edge, fulfilling their aim to promote economic vitality and sustainability in Montville through creating relevant services and opportunities to deliver business and community growth. Since the 1970s, Montville has been renowned for its art and craft.  By promoting our region as an artisan destination we are embracing our authentic identity.


Hammond Optometry and Montville Chamber Of Commerce are sponsoring the $1000 ‘People’s Choice Award’ again this year at Sculpture On The Edge.  We value their continued support of the arts and the arts community on the Sunshine Coast.  Hammond Optometry are an independent boutique optometry practice committed to providing you with a comprehensive eye examination and tailored vision solutions to meet your needs. Their practice stocks the latest in designer eyewear and sunwear for the individual in you.


Mitta Glen Guesthouse is co-sponsoring our Judges accomodation.

Mitta Glen Guesthouse is an iconic, historical Queenslander with three magnificent newly appointed and elegant guest suites, all with their own luxurious ensuites.

Set on a former Pineapple Plantation on almost two acres of beautiful established gardens on the picturesque Sunshine Coast Hinterland, overlooking the valley to the coast below.

Close to many fabulous local attractions, wonderful dining options and Wedding Venues, the grand homestead is just over an hours drive north of Brisbane and on the main Tourist Road from the village of Montville to Mapleton.


Tamara and Jonathan are supporting Sculpture On The Edge again this year by sponsoring the People’s Choice Award.  Lovestone Cottages joins a number of other local businesses who are helping us showcase artists from around the world.

Nestled on an ancient escarpment across five acres of natural rainforest in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, you will find Lovestone Cottages in the heart of Gubbi Gubbi country. 
Take the time to unwind in truly unique surrounds where the vitality of the wildlife and landscape diversity takes you to another world. Whether relaxing in your cottage, enjoying a drink from your own private deck, or snuggling up under the stars in the outdoor seating area, you could be forgiven for not wanting to leave.


Alan and Aryna Dryden, owners of The Falls Montville, are supporting and sponsoring Sculpture On The Edge this year with accommodation for our judges. The Falls are 2kms from the picturesque Sunshine Coast mountain village of Montville and only 350m from Kondalilla National Park, with its verdant rainforest, waterfalls and varied walking trails.   Our romantic, secluded rainforest cottages and our magnificent Manor House revolve around the ‘guest experience’ – with unobtrusive yet attentive service for those ‘little touches’.


Barry John Alsop, photographer, continues to live his life and capture images with his eyes wide open!  His business ‘Eyes Wide Open IMAGES’ continues to be commissioned to photograph major sporting, media, cultural and corporate events.  Barry will be supporting Art Connect Inc.’s Sculpture On The Edge at Flaxton Gardens again this year with his photography and workshops;  look out for them, not to be missed if you have an interest in photography.


Why shouldn’t the best place in the world have a few spirits to match? Four blokes, an empty shed, a lot of memories and a bit too much sun. Sunshine & Sons was born — like a lot of things on the coast — out of a bit of nostalgia, a why-not attitude and a few lucky coincidences.
Sunshine & Sons spirits are a little bit of everything you love about our part of the world. Pot-distilled in our shed amongst the hinterland rainforest — with carefully curated ingredients but a laid-back approach, our spirits evoke all the promise and the memory, the allure and the warmth of Queensland’s beautiful subtropical coast.  Sponsor of Sculpture On The Edge.


Matso’s is a true Broome treasure, award-winning craft beers and supporters of the arts on the Sunshine Coast through Sunshine & Sons at Yandina…  Being the most remote brewery in Australia is certainly a challenge at times but the Matso’s team love their spiritual home in Broome. Matso’s Broome brewery, as we know it, began in 2000 when Martin and Kim Peirson-Jones took over a truly micro 200l brewery that was also a café and art gallery. 


Bassett Barks Pty Ltd is one of Queensland’s largest landscaping and potting media supply companies. With over 40 years experience and an absolute commitment to customer service and environmental sustainability, Bassett Barks is the market leader in high quality bark products.


Ready made wall art to custom framing for your own artwork, we are Queensland’s leading framing specialists. You can be sure our high quality materials will stand the test of time.


Art School Co. are sponsors of Arts Connect Inc. and support artists on the Sunshine Coast through their art school as well as with supplies and teaching.   Their two-core beliefs are that human beings are essentially creative and that living creatively is what helps us all feel most alive.  The school is about growing individuals through the practice of creativity, with a belief that anyone, at any age, can learn the techniques required to make incredible art, we help you find ‘your unique way of seeing and making art’.  This happens through both one-on-one teaching and in an environment with others who are seeking to find and expand on their own creativity.


The Sunshine Coast is home to a flourishing arts industry enriching the lives of local audiences and cultural visitors.

Our region is positioned to become a leading arts destination, supported by significant population and infrastructure growth including direct international broadband, transport and an expanded airport.

Our mission is to promote the development and prosperity of the arts on the Sunshine Coast through fundraising and philanthropic investment that facilitates artistic vibrancy and engages the public imagination.


Cory shares a passion for the arts and will be playing at Sculpture On The Edge again this year.   Cory specialises in live music & DJ, weddings, corporate & events; a lifetime of musical experience.  Vocals, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, didgeridoo.  Come see him play!


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