Up The Coast: A history of the Sunshine Coast through photos, art, memorabilia.

Up The Coast exhibition: Final day today at the Cooroy Butter Factory

If you’re up the coast today be sure to check out the exhibition on display at the Cooroy Butter Factory.

Up The Coast: Our Stories, Our Collections brings together memorobilia, art and photos that tell the stories of the Sunshine Coast as a holiday destination.

My formative years were spent holidaying in fibro shacks at the beach (albeit “Down the Coast”) so this collection is not only a great history of the region but, for me, it brought back memories of carefree days in truly laidback destinations.

Here are my favourites from the exhibition. (There was also a Model T on display but I didn’t get a photo).

Up The Coast Ma and Pa

Sunshine Coast surfing legends, Ma and Pa Bendall

Up The Coast surf board

Early surfboard.

Up The Coast Fibro Beach House

Swoon. A photo of classic fibro beach house on the Sunshine Coast. From the collection of Roger Todd.

And… my favourites by Susan Schmidt

Sunseeker by Susan Schmidt

“Sunseeker” – 2009 (print) by Susan Schmidt

Welcome by Susan Schmidt

“Welcome” 2009 (print) by Susan Schmidt

Up The Coast is on at the Cooroy Butter Factory until 30 October 2010. (Today! Go, Go, Go!)