Visit the Old Ambo as part of the Sunshine Coast Open House Program: 10.00am to 3.00pm Saturday 20 October

Visit the Old Ambo as part of the Sunshine Coast Open House Program: 10.00am to 3.00pm Saturday 20 October

WE TRUELY ARE AN OLD AMBULANCE STATION!   Whilst the history of an ambulance station serving Nambour and surrounds from 80 Howard Street starts in 1927, the existing building was opened in August 1958 by the then premier of Queensland, Sir Francis Nicklin. If you’ve a friend who hasn’t visited the Old Ambo, the Sunshine Coast Open House Day on Saturday 20th October is a great opportunity to bring them. We’ll be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm to show visitors to the Old Ambo the transformation today to a hub for creative industries and social enterprise.  And whilst you are visiting be inspired by our current feature exhibition ‘Considered Design and Resourceful Living,’ presented as part of this year’s Sunshine Coast Open House...
Considered Design and Resourceful Living – Exhibition, Talks and Workshops, Friday 12 October to Sunday 4 November

Considered Design and Resourceful Living – Exhibition, Talks and Workshops, Friday 12 October to Sunday 4 November

CONSIDERED DESIGN AND RESOURCEFUL LIVING  Throughout October and in conjunction with the 2018 Sunshine Coast Open House program visitors to the Old Ambo can explore, be inspired and get informed at the Considered Design and Resourceful Living Exhibition. Free to the public the exhibition encompasses artwork, talks and workshops.  SEE: Conceptual designs — Living Futures, Nambour Contributing local artists including: Susan Schmidt - “Seaburbia”, Arcylic and Oil paintings John Waldron - “Significance”, 3D printed buildings and digital images Thom Stuart and Pam Walpole - Sunshine Coast Open House 2017 and 2018 artworks Solar horizons — Sunshine Coast Solar Farm images, live data, interactive energy exhibits Installation - The Room That Breathes, Plant Life Balance Tales of Relocatable Homes: a visual diary by Jo Case PRESENTATIONS: (free, but please book) Exploring Renewables + Energy Efficiency + Energy Storage; Wednesday 24 October 5.00pm to 7.00pm,  Book here Rethinking Housing - when bigger isn’t better; Thursday 25 October 6.00pm to 8.15pm, Book here Considered Design Talk Series (5 presentations); Saturday 27 October 10.00am to 3.00pm, Book...
Transdimensional-Journey through time and space with local artist Russell Anderson: Gallery 2, 25 August to 4 November

Transdimensional-Journey through time and space with local artist Russell Anderson: Gallery 2, 25 August to 4 November

Transdimensional Journey through time and space with local public artist Russell Anderson. This fascinating exhibition showcases a collection of sculptural apparatus, from tea bag jigglers to interactive machines.  With seductive surfaces of polished and cast bronze, brass, steel and copper, small scale artworks appear alongside a large, immersive installation. The sculptures include interactive lighting as well as engaging analogue and digital technologies.  Together, the collection offers a compelling narrative exploring the life and creations of Cornelius Dempsey, an inventor from times past, who made machines that could transport him through the multiverse. Russell’s APPARATUS series is a growing collection of fictionalised, human-scale machines located in several cities and towns throughout the Australia. Viewers are prompted to consider the nature of time and place, our impact and how we understand what was, ponder what is and speculate on the possibilities Sustainable practice is an integral part of Russell’s work and lifestyle choices. Russell works from an off-the-grid, completely solar powered workshop and studio in Witta, which is equipped with CNC tooling and a full machine shop. He drives a hybrid electric car and has strong interest in sustainable solutions such as using reclaimed timbers, low-energy lighting, alternative energy and supporting local manufactures.   ABOVE: Apparatus for Viewing Transdimensional Mechatronic Variants of a Set Cause #4a, 2013, Cast bronze, stainless steel, copper, brass, found vintage objects, LEDs, DC generators, super capacitors   About Russell Anderson Russell has been a full-time artist for over 20 years designing and building small to large-scale public art commissions for community, government, theatre and festivals. His monumental sculpture iDIDIT! that captures the joy of a child successfully completing a handstand...
To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Tuesday 16 October

To discover what really happens at a Long Table Dinner join us on Tuesday 16 October

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 -...
The Travelling Wunderkammer: Gallery 1, 25 August to 6 October

The Travelling Wunderkammer: Gallery 1, 25 August to 6 October

The Travelling Wunderkammer Wunderkammer, or cabinets of curiosities, arose in mid-sixteenth-century Europe as repositories for all manner of wondrous and exotic objects and antiques.   This Travelling Wunderkammer is a collaboration of interdisciplinary artists in puppetry, animatronics, virtual reality, sculpture, prop building, performance art, fine art and fibre art to recreate a menagerie of mythological creatures gathered from the four corners of the globe. See for yourself real Faeries and Dragons, monsters and aliens. See if you can wake the slumbering Yeti or uncover the spells hidden deep in the magic Grimorum Necromorum. Be enthralled by the the Großmutter Meerjungfrau, but cover your ears as she wails the song of the Siren calling for her lost babies.   Engage with the kinetic sculptures on display, for it is through our relationship to the hidden and mystical that we can enter the world of lost artifacts, and mythical creatures. Connect to magic and the darker side of the magical realm!  Date: Saturday 25 August to Saturday 6 October Venue: Gallery 1, Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Cost: Free...