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,...
Kaospilot: Learning Innovation and Innovation in Learning with the Kaospilot Principal,  Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius, talk and drinks, 26 April 6.00-8.00pm

Kaospilot: Learning Innovation and Innovation in Learning with the Kaospilot Principal,  Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius, talk and drinks, 26 April 6.00-8.00pm

Kaospilot: Fostering Leaders and Entrepreneurs - Learning Innovation and Innovation in Learning This talk by Kaospilot Principal, Christer Windeløv-Lidzélius will take us through the story of the school, its pedagogical platform and philosophy. A number of core principles that have found to be valuable for fostering leaders and entrepreneurs will guide the talk. These principles will be illuminated by case stories and different models. Towards the end of the last century, geopolitical vicissitudes, technological breakthroughs and globalization, were just some of the changes the shaped a new time. Peoples preferences, ideas about society and sense of meaning also underwent changes. As old jobs were disappearing and competition increased innovation became the mantra – indeed the panacea for virtually all challenges. But innovation proved to be a fuzzy concept – easier said than done. Education also became an object for these changes and ideas. Not immune to change, but responding very slow, the need for new type of educations that could tackle the complexity- balancing societal needs and individual preferences, left room for new type of initiatives. Here Kaospilot emerged as a response to how to navigate uncertainty, tap into people’s motivation and creativity and help them carve out new paths.  Kaospilot were founded in 1991 by Uffe Elbæk, grounded in his work with disengaged young people. Since then it has grown to considerable stature in Europe, influential across Europe and now internationally, and celebrated by Business Week, Fast Company, Forbes, Wired and Monocle magazines. Described as a ‘hybrid business and design school, a multi-sided education in leadership and entrepreneurship’ Kaospilot is based in Aarhus, Denmark, with a campus in...
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...
THRIVE Creative Health Forum

THRIVE Creative Health Forum

Creative interventions and inventive thinking are making a difference in healthcare.  Friday 6 and Saturday 7 April 2018 THRIVE is a two-day forum that will explore health care innovation and the potential for the Sunshine Coast to take a lead in this field. It will provide professional development opportunities as well as showcase innovative creative health and wellbeing practices, practitioners and projects. THRIVE’S program includes professional development workshops, panel presentations, leading national and local speakers, performances and exhibitions. There are also social gatherings to foster connections and collaborations.  THRIVE is for Arts Professionals; Health Professionals; Educators; Researchers; MedTech, Health and Wellbeing Entrepreneurs; and Government Representatives. Venue:The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street Nambour Registration: Friday 6 April $15 for each session or $45 for all 3 sessions. Saturday 7 April $30 for all presentations and forums. Click here for the final program.  Click here for registration.   Presentation Partners                                                                                     Event Supporters  Program: Day One, Friday 6 April 2018, 1.00pm to 8.00pm Professional Development Workshops Workshop 1 (1.00pm - 2.45pm) Andy Trudgian presents Circa-tonic – experience how circus trainers work with physios, care staff and job seekers to engage people older in playful exercise, movement, teamwork and social interactivity to prepare for a Carnival of the Here and Now event. Workshop 2 (1:00pm - 2:45pm) Leanne Dodd presents Narrative Tharapy - a writing workshop based on narrative therapy, which...