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...
Yes, You Can Dance! 10.00 am to 11.30am Old Ambo Galleries, Thursday 25 October

Yes, You Can Dance! 10.00 am to 11.30am Old Ambo Galleries, Thursday 25 October

YES, YOU CAN DANCE! Seniors of the Sunshine Coast are invited to come along for a social morning to see, hear about and experience the joy of dance for older people. Be captivated and inspired by In A Different Space, a short film that celebrates and showcases Sunshine Coast seniors, aged 60-101 years, dancing their stories in places of significance to them. Hear from Gail Hewton, the film maker and local teacher of dance for older people who will speak briefly about the benefits of dance for older people and share some amazing stories of how dance has transformed the lives of many of her community participants. Seated or standing, prepare to put your best foot forward, kick your heels up and enjoy yourself as Gail leads you through a variety of dance styles and flavours to a broad range of familiar music, we’ll even make some new dance together – it’s about possibilities not limitations with an emphasis on what you can do not what you can’t, all in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Morning Tea will be provided. “In A Different Space is one of the most inspirational dance films I’ve seen in a long time. It combines beauty, humour, serenity and cheekiness in equal measure. Anyone who feels themselves growing older should watch this film.” Anna Leatherdale, Producer, People Dancing (UK) When: 10.00am-11.30am Thursday 25 October 2018 Venue: Gallery Space, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Cost: A gold coin donation please Enquiries: Gail Hewton 0411 720 391 ripedance@gmail.com RSVP: Please rsvp by Monday 22 Oct to Ludmila – message to 0434 357 862 Image Credit:...
The Turn of the Screw,  26-27 October, The Black Box Theatre

The Turn of the Screw, 26-27 October, The Black Box Theatre

THE TURN OF THE SCREW Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the story by Henry James and presented by Firelight Theatre. A group gathers around a fire to share ghost stories, and a man steps up to tell the tale of his sister’s governess…. It is 1872, and a young woman accepts her first appointment as governess to two orphaned children. Her joy at finding herself in charge at an English country manor, however, quickly turns to growing unease. The children’s previous governess and her lover both died untimely deaths, and it seems their spirits are restless. From beyond the graves they reach out, and the young woman must find the courage to keep the children safe from their malicious clutches, even when others question her sanity. Has she got what it takes?  Join us for this tale of power, seduction and horror. What will YOU see? Cast: Ebony Hamacek and Jackson O’Sullivan Dates: Friday October 26, 7.30pm and Saturday October 27, 2pm and 7.30pm Venue: The Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour Cost: Adult $30, Concession $25, Children 14 & under $20 Tickets:  www.firelighttheatre.com.au;  https://www.trybooking.com/YCYI  or at the door...
A Girl’s Guide to World War – 22 November to 1 December, The Black Box Theatre

A Girl’s Guide to World War – 22 November to 1 December, The Black Box Theatre

A GIRL’S GUIDE TO WORLD WAR is a new musical that tells the astonishing true story of a group of women who go to the frontline in World War 1 and through their adventures find freedom, power and passion. Experience an unforgettable night of live music, tears and laughter. A Girl’s Guide to World War stars musical theatre legend Susie French as Dr Lilian Cooper, Australia’s first female surgeon and features the award winning all girl band Vix and the Slick Chix.  Dates: Thursday 22nd November, performance at 7.30pm; Friday 23rd November performance at 7.30pm; Saturday 24th November, performances at 2.00pm and 7.30pm; Thursday 29th November, performance at 7.30pm; Friday 30th November, performance at 7.30pm; Saturday 1 December, performances at 2.00pm and 7.30pm Running Time: 2.5 hours Tickets: General admission $42; Concession $36  Bookings: Eventbrite or call Geoff 07 5445 8441 Venue: The Black Box Theatre Parking: All day parking is available on William Street and also available in the open-air car park on the corner of Sydney and Howard Streets....
Out of the Box Theatre for Hire!

Out of the Box Theatre for Hire!

The Old Ambo’s Black Box Theatre is an unusual yet ideal venue for launches, meetings, networking and training programs. Local and visiting theatre performers have long appreciated the flexibility of its stage and seating, the quality of its sound and lighting systems and the comfort of its air conditioning. With the ability to seat between 80 and 100 people, the Black Box Theatre will make the difference to your next performance. Find our more information about the Black Box Theatre here Bookings and enquires to...