Page 14 - Sandgate Guide April 2021 Issue
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 Local Artist
NEW Venue Opening Soon
Bluenose Betty is the newest bar/ restaurant to open in Sandgate. With a lot of work being done at the old Sam’s Wine Bar site, the new owners expect to open in the next couple of months. Watch this space!
Kids Bike Riding Skills
Kids will learn the skills needed to have fun off-road and on the bikeways through riding-based games and fun activities. This is a free event presented by Council’s Active and Healthy & Cycling Brisbane programs and will be held on Wednesday, 7 April, from 9am. Meet at Sandgate Second Lagoon Reserve, Brighton Road, Sandgate. Bookings essential. Phone Spoke Sixteen on 0468 671 135. Register via www.eventbrite. by searching Junior Bike Riding Skills Sandgate.
Jazz at Town Hall
New Groove Jazz Ensemble will perform in the Sandgate Town Hall on Sunday, 11 April, from 2-4pm. Bring your friends together for an afternoon of jazz, dancing, and afternoon tea. Tickets to the concert must be pre-paid and bought online, with all attendees completing contact details. For details visit:
Long Table Postponed
The Long Table Shorncliffe Pier 2021 event organisers have announced the postponement of the popular event to later in the year, due to the uncertainty of COVID. As disappointing as this news might be, the Sandgate Bayside Chamber of Commerce has promised a rejuvenated special event for diners, ensuring the same quality dining experience as in previous years. Keep an eye out for a new date coming soon.
  Opens Studio
to the Public
LStory Jodie Woodward
ocal art lovers can now view Jim Hansen’s collection of artworks at his newly opened IONA Art Gallery on Flinders Parade.
“I am fortunate to have a fairly spacious studio at home and decided to set up a gallery as well to exhibit my artworks,” he said.
Jim’s main artistic interest is landscape painting, and he works in acrylics, watercolour and gouache. The addition of a gallery allows visitors to view his artworks, many of which have been inspired by local scenery and landscape.
“I take pride in the Sandgate area and hope that some of my paintings of the local scenery will inspire people to explore our diverse local landscapes,” Jim said. “My artworks may also inspire others to take up painting and interpret the area as they see it.”
Jim said that local connection to art was important now more than ever.
“In such stressful times, art can take the viewer to a more peaceful place and encourage people to express their own individuality,” he said. “Also, community projects like the murals on the retaining walls of the Sandgate State School enliven the local environment and represent the character of the area.”
Book your visit by calling 0408 190 549 or for more information go to
 Jim Hansen
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