“Why does a young growing region need thinking in terms of ‘legacy’ at this time. Because our vision, our dream, is for 10 or 15 years’ time. What can we do now, for this region’s future identity, history, memory?
“The legacy of art is all of these. Think great paintings, dancers, singers, plays, playwrights, operas, novels, porcelain pieces. Here in this gallery, the exhibition of works that reflect our beach culture, show a quite remarkable shift in style, subject matter and technique. These are our history, our social history, and our identity.
“Your legacy will let this region be what it wants to be and should be. SCAF can offer tax deductibility. Argon Law can offer you advice. And the artists offer you evidence that the arts make for a better life for all who live on the Sunshine Coast and who visit the Sunshine Coast,” Professor Radbourne said.