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...
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...
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...