Fragments Within: Galleries One & Two, 5-28, April 2019

Fragments Within: Galleries One & Two, 5-28, April 2019

FRAGMENTS WITHIN is a collection of “rescued assemblage” artworks by Nambour-based artist Ken Munsie. The 40 works in the exhibition centre on Ken’s long time engagement with the genre of the artists’ books, and like books, these immersive installations reveal chambers hidden behind closed doors which, when opened, invite the viewer to engage in intimate interactions with mysterious and complicated stories reflecting an artist’s fascination with life, death, rebirth and traces of past existences. Dates: 5 to 28 April 2019 Venue: Galleries One & Two, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Hours: 10.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Saturday Exhibition Opening: 5.00pm Saturday 6 April. Ken’s exhibition will be officially opened by Councillor Rick Baberowski. The works are a combination of timber, rusted metal, glass, found objects and paper, and these unwanted, sometimes damaged and mostly discarded items, that have lived a previous life and are witnesses of human existence, have been rescued and then re-worked to create individual pieces that mirror a story to be explored with the viewer’s imagination. The stories - rich in their complexity and fascinating in their mystery – are fueled by the artist’s desire to give new life and meaning to ‘rescued’ objects, found or resourced in junk shops, flea markets, deserted farm out-buildings and estate sales. Munsie doesn’t start with a set idea, preferring instead to let the process and the found object dictate how the stories develop. His fascination with such diverse things as Oriental cultures, iconography, architecture, jewels, Buddhism, and Arabic calligraphy mingles in these works with more down to earth recognizable objects. Everything in his assemblage boxes has been part of something else, and has been chosen, thought out, manipulated to build up...
Pecha Kucha Night: Thursday 13 December, 5.30pm for 6.00pm start

Pecha Kucha Night: Thursday 13 December, 5.30pm for 6.00pm start

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT This Sunshine Coast Pecha Kucha Night on Thursday 13 December is hosted by the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and sponsored by the Old Ambo. The theme of this particular Pecha Kucha Night is ‘The Wonder of Being, Creating and Celebrating. ‘ Pecha Kucha Nights enable the showcasing and promotion of a great range of projects, initiatives and creative talent and help connect people across the region. Presenters are required to prepare 20 Powerpoint slides that share and celebrate the theme. Each slide is projected for exactly 20 sec and so the talk is for 6 minutes and 40 seconds - no more, no less. Entry to the night is free for presenters but otherwise $15.00 and $10.00 for members of concession holders.  Important Links Presenters should contact Sue Davis of SCCA before Tuesday 11 December.  Email: suedavis565@gmail.com The Creative Alliance (Pecha Kucha Night Host) Web: http://creativealliance.org.au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCCAlliance/ Pecha Kucha (Global website to view PKN presentations) Web: https://www.pechakucha.org Tickets https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/PKN27wonder Place: The Old Ambo, 80 Howard St, Nambour 4560 Date: Thursday 13 December Time: 5.30 for 6.00 pm start Tickets: $15.00 / $10.00...
The Elusive Divine – 9 November to 1 December, Old Ambo Galleries

The Elusive Divine – 9 November to 1 December, Old Ambo Galleries

THE ELUSIVE DEVINE is a collection of works from two emerging Sunshine Coast artists, Fleur Muffatti and Jude Stark.  Fleur and Jude bring together their creative energies in a varied display of 2D, 3D and mixed media artworks. They believe their art is a scared space that expresses their visions and growth as artists, women and members of the wider community. Their journey of connectedness is both with self and with those who view this temple they call ‘Home’ in the search for ‘The Devine’. Dates: Friday 9 November to Saturday 1 December Venue: Galleries 1 & 2, The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour Cost: Free entry...
Let’s Go To An Art Show In Nambour: Galleries 1 & 2,  December 4-15, 2018

Let’s Go To An Art Show In Nambour: Galleries 1 & 2, December 4-15, 2018

LETS GO TO AN ART SHOW IN NAMBOUR are works by 2nd Year and 3rd Year students from the Bachelor of Visual Arts degree program at TAFE Queensland, Nambour campus (currently delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra) and include works by the first cohort of graduating students from a Visual Arts degree delivered solely on the Sunshine Coast. Work in this exhibition includes painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and multidisciplinary installations. The project-based format of the degree allows students the freedom to explore a range of visual arts disciplines, based on their interests. Dates: Thursday 4 December to Saturday 15 December Exhibition Opening: From 5.30pm, Tuesday 4 December Venue: Galleries 1 & 2, Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Cost: Free...
The Eight Reindeer Monologues: Black Box Theatre, December 8

The Eight Reindeer Monologues: Black Box Theatre, December 8

THE EIGHT REINDEER MONOLOGUES – Christmas is nearly here… but things are not what they should be amongst the team that pulls Santa’s sleigh. The rumour mill is in overdrive. Most agree Santa is no saint, but this time it seems he’s gone too far. Something has happened with Vixen, and everyone has an opinion. What happens when the world’s most untouchable man is accused and exposed? Where do alliances stand and fall?  In the age of #MeToo Jeff Goode’s The Eight: Reindeer Monologues has never been more relevant or important.  Cast: Zac Boulton, Patrick Cowley, Ebony Hamacek, Calum Johnston, Jackson O’Sullivan, Izzie Radley, Lele Te’o and Nathan Wilson Directed By: Anita Sweeney and Jackson O’Sullivan Dates: Performances at 2.00pm and 7.30pm Saturday 8 December Tickets: Adult $30; Concession $25; Recommended 15+ (adult themes) Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/ZADP,  http://www.firelighttheatre.com.au, or cash at the door Venue: The Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street,...