Out of the Corner of My Eye – The photographs of Bill Walker (1940-2017): 20 April to 20 May

Out of the Corner of My Eye – The photographs of Bill Walker (1940-2017): 20 April to 20 May

“Bill doesn’t set up photos. He catches life, architecture and landscape fragments ‘out of the corner of his eye’. He reflects on them after as to what that spontaneous capture of the image means in terms of his aesthetic. What Bill does set out to photograph are images that suggest the two dimensions in which they will ultimately be viewed. This creates in the viewer a sense of immediate reality- a truth in the image that is intensely satisfying,” Dr Jude Pippen. Bill has had a rich life which informs the variety of his photographic work from theatre production to ship’s engineer and designing knitting patterns! As a student Bill managed the Alexandra Theatre at Monash University before production managing Barry Humphries’ first shows. His career in theatrical production encompassed the major Australian opera companies, the London Palladium and the original Jesus Christ Superstar. He was an early worker on inflatable sets and contributed to shows by Tully, Billy Thorpe, Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan, the Balinese Dancers amongst others. After a period as a lecturer at NIDA he left theatre to pursue a career as a ship’s engineer on a sailing ship trading in the Pacific. He has a deep interest in Melanesian Culture and until fairly recently lived in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. He is a long term photographer with an interesting eye and deep technical expertise.  Bill wanted to have this exhibition in Nambour where he loved residing in his final years. The family have priced his works to make them accessible to the community to enjoy them in their homes. At the Old Ambo...
Nambour Living Futures, Architecture Exhibition, 2 to 4 March

Nambour Living Futures, Architecture Exhibition, 2 to 4 March

Nambour Living Futures is an exhibition by QUT students studying for a Master of Architecture. These students have earlier participated in the Nambour Living Futures studio run by Jim Gall. This exhibition further follows on from the June 2017 exhibtion of the students’ work from Semester 1 2017.  Of keen local interest, Nambour Living Futures is supported by QUT and the Sunshine Coast Council. The exhibition is organised by Jim Gall, Adjunct Professor of Design at Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology.  March 2 to 4 2018 in the Old Ambo Gallery, 80 Howard Street, Nambour. Opening Night Friday 2 March at 6.00pm. Complimentary food, cash bar. All...
50 Vessels, Master Potters Exhibition, 2-25 August

50 Vessels, Master Potters Exhibition, 2-25 August

A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast. Master potters from all over Australia have been willing and excited to send their work to join with Suncoast Potters in this exceptional exhibition of world class ceramics. Proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program. Master potters from all over Australia have been willing and excited to send their work to join with Suncoast Potters in this exceptional exhibition of world class ceramics. Proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants program....
Maker Residency #3, Wrapped in the Land, 3rd-15th July

Maker Residency #3, Wrapped in the Land, 3rd-15th July

From 3rd July 3 until 15th July, Monday to Saturday from 10am-3pm.  Lara Stone will work in the space daily with naturally dyed clothing, sewing it into fashion garments. A photographic study of her at work will demonstrate the dying process and fabric and garments will be for sale. The local Association of Natural Dyers and friends will exhibit with her. Come along to the launch on Friday 7th at 6.00pm. www.larastone.com.au studio@larastone.com.au 0428 989...
Exhibition: Behind The Heart, May 4-31

Exhibition: Behind The Heart, May 4-31

Behind the Heart. Led by Linda Dennis of the Multicultural Women’s Group from the Nambour Community Centre, this exhibition will run parallel to Kari’s in Gallery 2. Over a series of 3 workshops, women will have worked on shirts and shoes purchased on the Nambour Vintage Trail to explore issues relating to domestic violence. The exhibition will be extended to cover Domestic Violence week. Opening on 11th May...