The Bureau Of Dodgy Dreams: Gallery 2, 3pm & 7pm, Saturday 18 May

The Bureau Of Dodgy Dreams: Gallery 2, 3pm & 7pm, Saturday 18 May

THE BUREAU OF DODGY DREAMS is a journey into the subconscious with mask puppetry and illusion. Dark, sassy, brutish, and with no two acts alike, these dreamlike vignettes seek to explore the nature of our inner landscape through mask, performance and puppetry.  Stories of lost love, catastrophic whimsy, reckless desire, nature’s revenge, debts to the Devil, and retribution from the Gods. Date & Time: 3.00pm and 7.00pm, Saturday 18 May Venue: Gallery 2, The Old Ambulance Station Cost: $23 Bookings: https://anywhere.is/listings/dodgy/ Grateful Acknowledgments: Noosa Council and the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) and The Old Ambulance...
Women of Story: Gallery One, 1-31, March 2019

Women of Story: Gallery One, 1-31, March 2019

WOMEN OF STORY is an Intergenerational Women’s Story and Art Exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day. Curated by Peripheral Arts, Women of Story is told by a collective of Sunshine Coast female storytellers, artists and musicians. Dates: 1 - 31 March 2019 Venue: Gallery One, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm Official Exhibition Launch and Celebration of Women’s Stories: 5:30pm for a 6pm start on Friday, 1st March 2019  EXHIBITION 1: Have You Considered: A Women’s Story via Masks, Photography, Animated Art and Song Peripheral Arts and Women Initiating New Directions Organisation (WINDO) have recently collaborated on a story crafting and mask making workshop series ‘The Story of US’, a women-centred, multi-generational community arts and storytelling project, held at Montessori International College. The women’s stories and art from the workshop have culminated in the intermedial Women of Story exhibition/storytelling event during International Women’s Month in March 2019.  The project conducted story and mask crafting workshops focusing on significant issues for women, driven thematically through participant consultation. During the workshop and crafting phase, participants had the opportunity to reimagine and recreate their stories via diverse artistic mediums. Included in the exhibition are a number of women’s masks; framed photographs of the women during the workshop; a display of the women’s individual stories; and a looped animated film of the women’s collaborative story Have You Considered created and facilitated by Sunshine Coast Artist Alicia Sharples.  Sketch Animation Artist: Alicia Sharples  Alicia’s ethos and work as a sketch animator aligns and complements Peripheral Arts’ philosophy that fosters the importance of storytelling, across different mediums, to empower and create social...
My World of Characters: Gallery Two, 1-31 March, 2019

My World of Characters: Gallery Two, 1-31 March, 2019

MY WORLD OF CHARACTERS are the delightful works of Nambour artist Rose Hill. Her bright and harmonious colour combinations give life to the subjects she paints. Rose interprets the character and expression of faces brilliantly. The nuances of her paintings immediately take the viewer’s attention and lead to an intensive examination of detail. Dates: 1-31 March 2019 Venue: Gallery Two, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Times: 10.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Saturday Exhibition Opening: 2.00pm Saturday 9 March, featuring Herb Fenn playing flute Rose is a self taught artist and was inspired to pursue an inherited passion for art after creating a painting for her 4 year old grandson. Her father was a talented portrait artist. Included in several paintings, the viewer may discover some works by the great masters. Their paintings supply Rose with great inspiration and after studying these works, enabled her to effortlessly paint from her heart. Although Rose may be confined to a wheelchair, her creative talent holds no bounds as she paints with an honest unrivalled freedom. To Rose, “Painting is my escape from reality. It’s a place to find myself and to create something...
Fragments Within: Galleries One & Two, 5-28, April 2019

Fragments Within: Galleries One & Two, 5-28, April 2019

FRAGMENTS WITHIN is a collection of “rescued assemblage” artworks by Nambour-based artist Ken Munsie. The 40 works in the exhibition centre on Ken’s long time engagement with the genre of the artists’ books, and like books, these immersive installations reveal chambers hidden behind closed doors which, when opened, invite the viewer to engage in intimate interactions with mysterious and complicated stories reflecting an artist’s fascination with life, death, rebirth and traces of past existences. Dates: 5 to 28 April 2019 Venue: Galleries One & Two, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Hours: 10.00am to 3.00pm Monday to Saturday Exhibition Opening: 5.00pm Saturday 6 April. Ken’s exhibition will be officially opened by Councillor Rick Baberowski. The works are a combination of timber, rusted metal, glass, found objects and paper, and these unwanted, sometimes damaged and mostly discarded items, that have lived a previous life and are witnesses of human existence, have been rescued and then re-worked to create individual pieces that mirror a story to be explored with the viewer’s imagination. The stories - rich in their complexity and fascinating in their mystery – are fueled by the artist’s desire to give new life and meaning to ‘rescued’ objects, found or resourced in junk shops, flea markets, deserted farm out-buildings and estate sales. Munsie doesn’t start with a set idea, preferring instead to let the process and the found object dictate how the stories develop. His fascination with such diverse things as Oriental cultures, iconography, architecture, jewels, Buddhism, and Arabic calligraphy mingles in these works with more down to earth recognizable objects. Everything in his assemblage boxes has been part of something else, and has been chosen, thought out, manipulated to build up...
Compassion – an exhibition of artist’s books – 28 June  to 21 July, Old Ambo Galleries

Compassion – an exhibition of artist’s books – 28 June to 21 July, Old Ambo Galleries

COMPASSION - AN EXHIBITION OF ARTISTS’ BOOKS features the works of 27 leading Queensland and interstate artists. Each of the artists has been invited to contribute 6 newly created artworks in the form of an artist’s book each based on the theme of Compassion: Something that the world is definitely in need of. An artist’s book is a medium of artistic expression that uses the form or function of “book” as inspiration. It is the artistic initiative seen in the illustration, choice of materials, creation process, layout and design that makes it an art object. A book that only contains text is simply a book; even if authored by an artist, it would be a book that belongs in a book store or the shelves of a library. What truly makes an artist’s book is the artist’s intent, and artists have used the book as inspiration in a myriad of ways and techniques, from traditional to the experimental. The book could be made through fine press printing or hand-crafted, the pages illustrated with computer-generated images or cheap photocopies; books became sculptures, tiny and gargantuan; books were sliced up and reconfigured, made from all kinds of materials with unconventional objects incorporated, in unique or limited editions, or produced in multiple copies. With all sorts of ideas behind them, artists continue to challenge the idea, content and structure of the traditional book. All artists’ books will be offered for sale, and there will also be a artisan’s shop within the gallery selling smaller pieces. Several artists will be running workshops and giving talks on different aspects of artists’ books. The Compassion exhibition has been...