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Alfie Flew Up (a working title) - Artist Showing

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Alfie Flew Up (a working title) - Artist Showing by Alfie Barker

We didn't have a name for this yet because we aren't entirely sure what it will be but we do know that we booked some flights and invited Alfie Barker aka 'Crocodile Cowboy' to come up to the ever sunny Sunshine Coast for a week this September the year of 2023. Alife is a cartoonist, advocate, model and autistic trans man ratbag located in Lutruwita/Tasmania.

We asked Alfie to send us some words like you do so they could tell us what they were thinking of working on and they replied with:

"I want to use Lantana Space to give some old drawing ideas a new life and turn them into colourful paintings on canvas whilst being inspired by the people and the environment around me. I think the space will be wonderful to help me break through some barriers that come with making my artwork at home in my bedroom. It will also be a really nice experience to meet and be around other artists."

As an autistic person I perceive the world in a different way to how a neurotypical person would. Naturally I see and interpret everything on earth and the way humans interact under a different lense. My artworks express this through a colourful step into my imagination with a sprinkle of depression and anxiety to sometimes be found in the artworks depending on the viewer's interpretation.

Join us 5pm Friday 29th September, at LANTANA Space to celebrate 'Alfie Flew Up (a working title)' by Alfie Barker.
Drinks will be available for donation, RSVP is essential.

Gallery Hours:

Open daily from Friday 13th to Sunday 22nd October: 10am to 3pm
Please inquire to schedule a time to view the exhibition outside of these hours.
LANTANA Space is an independent arts space with a focus on platforming and supporting emerging and experimental artists through a social and unconventional formats. Collectively run by artists Ebony Busk, Coen Keyte, Jordyn Burnett and Warwick Gow. If you have specific access needs, or would just like to give us a heads up on something we should consider, please contact us and we can help provide any further information.

We’re a one of a kind space in the region, a DIY space that's artist funded and run. We provide space and support independent artists to make, create, present and represent the diverse arts ecology of the Sunshine Coast from the coast to the hinterland. All donations go straight into programming, paying the power bill and providing more opportunities for artists to create arts experiences for you, the punter to be apart of. We greatly appreciate any donations and don't hesitate to reach out to find out more about how you can get involved.

Unfortunately the main entrance is not easily wheelchair accessible due to a small 20cm step. We are able to facilitate access to the space through the side roller door. We ask any participants who have mobility requirements to specify when purchasing their ticket their access requirements. Please reach out at if you have any concerns.

Street parking along Allen Street is available and we recommend car pooling where possible to reduce impact on our neighbours and the environment. Please be conscious to not block any driveways or create excessive noise when attending or leaving the venue. Caloundra Bus Interchange is a 30min walk or 5min Uber from the venue with accessible bus routes along Queen Street, William Street and Edmund Street with the 600, 602 and 607. We recommend visiting translink.


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