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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...