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 -...
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...
Pieces of Me – Old Ambo Gallery 1, 13 March to 16 April 2018

Pieces of Me – Old Ambo Gallery 1, 13 March to 16 April 2018

Pieces of Me is a very personal exhibtion by Peter Rowe, an artist with a difference. Born with Down syndrome and other conditions that limit his ability to speak, it wasn’t until Peter was nearly 30 that he was introduced to Facilitated Communication (FC) – a system that finally gave him a way to communicate and share his view of his world and experiences, the good and the bad. Since discovering FC Peter has become an exhibiting artist, Presenter and has written, illustrated and published eight children’s books. In Peter’s words “It has meant the world to me to be able to express myself through art and writing. It is very therapeutic and has helped me to become who I am. In many ways my art and my writing have given me a voice to speak with; they have allowed me to express my thoughts, dreams and experiences and given me a way to communicate my feelings and share my hear.” Peter has a deep love of art, drawing and writing and they have been an important part of his journey. Peter’s paintings, mostly abstract express his thoughts, dreams, and experiences and have allowed Peter an outlet to communicate his feelings. The evolution of Peter’s art over the years is symbolic of his transition out of darkness, confusion and fear, with his more recent works capturing the colour and light of his new found enjoyment of life. In spite of a lack of formal training, many of Peter’s earlier paintings show his natural flair with colour, but for a long time he still continued to include faces in these paintings,...
Near Future: Learning and Applications from Best Practice European Innovation, Talk & Drinks, Wednesday 7 March 6.00pm -8.00pm

Near Future: Learning and Applications from Best Practice European Innovation, Talk & Drinks, Wednesday 7 March 6.00pm -8.00pm

Disruption and Drinks Occasional talks (and drinks) on creative social entrepreneurship Near Future: Beyond Co-working and Incubation. What We Can Learn and Apply from Best Practice in European Innovation Near Future: What We Can Learn and Apply from Best Practice in European Innovation is the first in an occassional talks and drinks series hosted by the Old Ambo. In this the first talk of the series for 2018, Michael Doneman, Chair of the Board of SCAIP Inc, the managing body of the Old Ambulance Station, offers insights and commentary drawn from his recent tour of Europe, bringing focus in particular to two projects: transforma bxl in Brussels and the Valletta Design Cluster in Malta. From the point of view of his role at the Old Ambo, and also his membership of the #SCRIPT (Advancing Regional Innovation Program) consortium, Michael is passionately engaged with the role of innovative processes for the development of creative businesses, aligned with urban and community development and social enterprise. His talk touches on best practice emerging ‘beyond co-working and incubator’ spaces, informing the continuing growth of the Old Ambulance Station as a social enterprise and informing the innovation ecology of the Sunshine Coast. Date: Wednesday 7 March, 5.30 for 6.00-7.00 lecture, 7.00-8.00 drinks and networking Venue: Main Gallery Space, Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Cost: No cost, this a free event, however registration is required for catering considerations.  Register: Click  to register through Eventbrite...
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...
Judy Pippen receives 2018 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Creative Award

Judy Pippen receives 2018 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Creative Award

Congratulations to the Old Ambo’s Judy Pippen on receiving the 2018 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Creative Award. At a special ceremony today at The Events Centre Caloundra, Mayor Mark Jamieson presented the award to Judy for her support to the region’s artists and creative industries through the development of the Old Ambo. Under Judy’s voluntary management and the efforts of its board, the organisation has moved from a tactical strategy of activating and animating the space, to a more considered strategic approach to medium and long term development. An accompolished fund raiser Judy, attracted significant funding for building and business development as well as creative project development and...