Out of the Corner of My Eye – The photographs of Bill Walker (1940-2017): 20 April to 20 May

Out of the Corner of My Eye – The photographs of Bill Walker (1940-2017): 20 April to 20 May

“Bill doesn’t set up photos. He catches life, architecture and landscape fragments ‘out of the corner of his eye’. He reflects on them after as to what that spontaneous capture of the image means in terms of his aesthetic. What Bill does set out to photograph are images that suggest the two dimensions in which they will ultimately be viewed. This creates in the viewer a sense of immediate reality- a truth in the image that is intensely satisfying,” Dr Jude Pippen. Bill has had a rich life which informs the variety of his photographic work from theatre production to ship’s engineer and designing knitting patterns! As a student Bill managed the Alexandra Theatre at Monash University before production managing Barry Humphries’ first shows. His career in theatrical production encompassed the major Australian opera companies, the London Palladium and the original Jesus Christ Superstar. He was an early worker on inflatable sets and contributed to shows by Tully, Billy Thorpe, Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, the Balinese Dancers amongst others. After a period as a lecturer at NIDA he left theatre to pursue a career as a ship’s engineer on a sailing ship trading in the Pacific. He has a deep interest in Melanesian Culture and until fairly recently lived in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. He is a long term photographer with an interesting eye and deep technical expertise.  Bill wanted to have this exhibition in Nambour where he loved residing in his final years. The family have priced his works to make them accessible to the community to enjoy them in their homes. At the Old Ambo...
Near & Far – an exhibition inspired by travel – Sally Chandler & Valarie Ross: 25 May to 24 June

Near & Far – an exhibition inspired by travel – Sally Chandler & Valarie Ross: 25 May to 24 June

The exhibition ‘Near & Far’ features works which reflect the extensive practice and travel influences of local artists, Sally Chandler and Valarie Ross. Both Sally and Valarie have over the years separately exhibited in Australia and internationally and have works in national and overseas collections.  Sally Chandler As a young artist Sally worked as a studio assistant to the renowned Australian artist Charles Blackman. Earlier she trained at the Central Technical College Art School (now Queensland College of Art) under the two-times winner of the Archibald prize, William Robinson as well as finishing Arts and Education Degrees from the University of Queensland. Her European artistic adventures saw her furthering her education at the pre-eminent Chelsea and St Martins Schools in London.  Inspired by Egyptian tomb paintings, Chinese landscape scrolls and the comic strip, her exuberant yet peaceful style captures her love for the Australian wilderness and unique vision of patterns in exotic landscapes. Widely exhibited throughout Australia and internationally, Sally’s work is held in private, public and corporate collections and has won awards such as the Caltex prize, the James Hardy prize for drawing and the Stanthorpe Heritage award. Sally has successfully blended a practice in art with an exceptional career in education as a Queensland state art advisor, lecturer at Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Art Gallery tutor. Until her retirement Sally was Head of St Peters Lutheran College in Brisbane where the Chandler Visual Arts Centre was named in recognition of her service in Arts education. Sally now paints full time at her studios in Samsonvale and Buderim and welcomes visitors to her gallery. Valarie Ross Val...
To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Saturday 16 June.

To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Saturday 16 June.

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 -...

David Knobel

  Secretary David has a long association with the Old Ambulance Station and the SCAIP Inc. Board, having served in the roles of President, Vice-President and Treasurer. He has a background in community and cultural development and has worked across Queensland in Indigenous health promotion projects. David has also worked for a local government developing cultural heritage management and public art policy. After a four year hiatus from the management of the Old Ambo to focus on finishing his law degree David is excited to return to such a dynamic management committee. David will take on the role of Secretary to provide strategic support to the Board using his analytical and technical skills and focus on regulatory compliance to ensure the Old Ambulance Station thrives over the next twelve months.   BA USC, BSc USC, LLB (Grad Entry) (Hons) USC, GDLP CoL Links...
Beyond Sight – a sensory art exhibition: Old Ambo Gallery 2, 13 March to 16 April 2018

Beyond Sight – a sensory art exhibition: Old Ambo Gallery 2, 13 March to 16 April 2018

Beyond Sight is a sensory art exhibition for people of all abilities and builds and extends the creative practice of artist Katrin Terton. Look, listen, feel, smell, imagine and enjoy. Katrin’s work is accessible for people with no or low vision and at the same time intends to create awareness among the sighted population about vision-impairment. Her use of organic materials and found objects generate thoughts about our environment and the non-descriptive nature of the works invites individual imagination and interpretation. At Old Ambo Gallery 2, 13 March to 16 April 2018 Exhibition Hours: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm. Closed Easter Friday.  Contact Katrin: 0439 708 385 Web Site: www.katrinterton.com April Ambo Long Table Dinner Katrin is also the featured artist at our 16 April Ambo Long Table Dinner (ALTD). Come along to April’s ALTD at 6.00pm to meet and be inspired by Katrin.  ALTD RSVP’s to ludmila@edgeware.com.au or message 0434 357...