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...
Near & Far – an exhibition inspired by travel – Sally Chandler & Valarie Ross: 25 May to 24 June

Near & Far – an exhibition inspired by travel – Sally Chandler & Valarie Ross: 25 May to 24 June

The exhibition ‘Near & Far’ features works which reflect the extensive practice and travel influences of local artists, Sally Chandler and Valarie Ross. Both Sally and Valarie have over the years separately exhibited in Australia and internationally and have works in national and overseas collections.  Sally Chandler As a young artist Sally worked as a studio assistant to the renowned Australian artist Charles Blackman. Earlier she trained at the Central Technical College Art School (now Queensland College of Art) under the two-times winner of the Archibald prize, William Robinson as well as finishing Arts and Education Degrees from the University of Queensland. Her European artistic adventures saw her furthering her education at the pre-eminent Chelsea and St Martins Schools in London.  Inspired by Egyptian tomb paintings, Chinese landscape scrolls and the comic strip, her exuberant yet peaceful style captures her love for the Australian wilderness and unique vision of patterns in exotic landscapes. Widely exhibited throughout Australia and internationally, Sally’s work is held in private, public and corporate collections and has won awards such as the Caltex prize, the James Hardy prize for drawing and the Stanthorpe Heritage award. Sally has successfully blended a practice in art with an exceptional career in education as a Queensland state art advisor, lecturer at Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Art Gallery tutor. Until her retirement Sally was Head of St Peters Lutheran College in Brisbane where the Chandler Visual Arts Centre was named in recognition of her service in Arts education. Sally now paints full time at her studios in Samsonvale and Buderim and welcomes visitors to her gallery. Valarie Ross Val...
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...