To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Saturday 16 February 2019

To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Saturday 16 February 2019

The last Old Ambo Long Table Dinner had not only the usual one to one conversation exchanges over the great food we shared, but a number of announcements and entertaining contributions are shared across the long table.   Surrounded by the colours of the Loud and Clear exhibition (on the walls of the Old  Ambo for a whole month and introduced to us by John) people shared their various creations Matt presented his mum’s cook book. Matt’s enthusiasm was appreciated by Robyn, the author and by a number of us who purchased some copies. Glenda, the beautiful host of the evening gifted us with her great singing and Jenny added to it with quite a bit of involvement from the audience. Judith presenting her brooches.  Come and join us on the 16th of every month, you might have a song, a brooch, a painting, a book or something altogether different to share as well. If not, just come and add some JOY. Remember to rsvp to Ludmila -...
Women of Story: Gallery One, 1-31, March 2019

Women of Story: Gallery One, 1-31, March 2019

WOMEN OF STORY is an Intergenerational Women’s Story and Art Exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day. Curated by Peripheral Arts, Women of Story is told by a collective of Sunshine Coast female storytellers, artists and musicians. Dates: 1 - 31 March 2019 Venue: Gallery One, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm Official Exhibition Launch and Celebration of Women’s Stories: 5:30pm for a 6pm start on Friday, 1st March 2019  EXHIBITION 1: Have You Considered: A Women’s Story via Masks, Photography, Animated Art and Song Peripheral Arts and Women Initiating New Directions Organisation (WINDO) have recently collaborated on a story crafting and mask making workshop series ‘The Story of US’, a women-centred, multi-generational community arts and storytelling project, held at Montessori International College. The women’s stories and art from the workshop have culminated in the intermedial Women of Story exhibition/storytelling event during International Women’s Month in March 2019.  The project conducted story and mask crafting workshops focusing on significant issues for women, driven thematically through participant consultation. During the workshop and crafting phase, participants had the opportunity to reimagine and recreate their stories via diverse artistic mediums. Included in the exhibition are a number of women’s masks; framed photographs of the women during the workshop; a display of the women’s individual stories; and a looped animated film of the women’s collaborative story Have You Considered created and facilitated by Sunshine Coast Artist Alicia Sharples.  Sketch Animation Artist: Alicia Sharples  Alicia’s ethos and work as a sketch animator aligns and complements Peripheral Arts’ philosophy that fosters the importance of storytelling, across different mediums, to empower and create social...
Masterclass workshop for performance artists – Friday 18th & Saturday 19th January

Masterclass workshop for performance artists – Friday 18th & Saturday 19th January

Theatrelab: 2019 commences with a Masterclass for performance artists in taking Voice and Text into Performance with two nationally acclaimed theatre actor/teacher/directors, Dianne Eden OAM and Jennifer Flowers. VENUE: The Black Box Theatre, at the Old Ambulance Station, Nambour MASTERCLASS TIME: Friday 18th January 6.00pm to 9.00pm and Saturday 19th January 10.00am to 4.00pm.  COST: $70; Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance members, $50; Youth, $30 FURTHER INFORMATION: https://bit.ly/2FdmrPs BOOKINGS: https://bit.ly/2H11Ak7 About Dianne Eden OAM As head of Voice and Acting at QUT for 23 years Dianne Eden OAM has nurtured two generations of actors.  She was recognised for her extraordinary commitment, with an Alan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award. Dianne is Australia’s first Designated Linklater voice teacher and is a member of the guest Faculty at Shakespeare & Company, Massachusetts. She completed post graduate voice and text studies with Fran Bennett (California Institute of Arts); Patsy Rodenburg (at Guild Hall, London); and Cicely Berry.  About Jennifer Flowers Dianne will be working beside Jennifer Flowers, an actor/director and teacher who has worked extensively for all major theatre companies in Australia. She is the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship and has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Matilda Award for her contribution to Queensland Theatre as well as numerous Matilda Awards. She has served on several Theatre Company Boards and contributed to peer assessment panels for Arts Queensland. TheatreLab 18:19 is supported by Sunshine Coast Council through the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional...
Every Woman Beautiful: Gallery One, 1-31 March, 2019

Every Woman Beautiful: Gallery One, 1-31 March, 2019

EVERY WOMAN BEAUTIFUL is presented in conjunction with the Woman of Story exhibition by Sunshine Coast artist Heather Lee Murphy. It is a series of acrylic paintings on canvas that celebrate the feminine form, in particular the torso. The models are real women, everyday woman, women that would not normally pose naked if their identity was known. These are brave women, many of whom have experienced greater self-love and self-acceptance as participants in this project. This is not an objectifying of the female body but a celebration of the female form, the differences and the similarities. The works seek to empower women of all ages, shapes, weight, skin color and medical history, regardless of society and the Medias concept of beauty.  Every woman is beautiful and should be celebrated and respected as such.   Dates: 1-31 March, 2019 Venue: Gallery One, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Times: 10.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Saturday Heather Lee Murphy is a visual artist.  She paints with acrylic paint on canvas and studied Fine Art Painting at the South Australian School of Art in Adelaide. She paints in her studio and works from photographs, drawings, collage and journals. Her painting style leans toward realism but she also enjoys impressionism. She is interested in the fall of light and how contrast between dark and light creates the illusion of three dimensional form, tone informing the viewer what to think and colour, and what to feel! Heather believes it is both a blessing and a privilege to be exhibiting in conjunction with the Woman of Story...
My World of Characters: Gallery Two, 1-31 March, 2019

My World of Characters: Gallery Two, 1-31 March, 2019

MY WORLD OF CHARACTERS are the delightful works of Nambour artist Rose Hill. Her bright and harmonious colour combinations give life to the subjects she paints. Rose interprets the character and expression of faces brilliantly. The nuances of her paintings immediately take the viewer’s attention and lead to an intensive examination of detail. Dates: 1-31 March 2019 Venue: Gallery Two, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Times: 10.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Saturday Exhibition Opening: 2.00pm Saturday 9 March, featuring Herb Fenn playing flute Rose is a self taught artist and was inspired to pursue an inherited passion for art after creating a painting for her 4 year old grandson. Her father was a talented portrait artist. Included in several paintings, the viewer may discover some works by the great masters. Their paintings supply Rose with great inspiration and after studying these works, enabled her to effortlessly paint from her heart. Although Rose may be confined to a wheelchair, her creative talent holds no bounds as she paints with an honest unrivalled freedom. To Rose, “Painting is my escape from reality. It’s a place to find myself and to create something...