Our People, Our Place – 24 August to 22 September – Old Ambo Galleries

Our People, Our Place – 24 August to 22 September – Old Ambo Galleries

OUR PEOPLE, OUR PLACE is a large scale photographic exhibition projection work that showcases and celebrates the rich diversity of our region. Combining portraiture, projection and sound, Our People, Our Place tells the story of 32 people from across the Sunshine Coast. Showcasing a refreshing honesty and intimacy, this project shares stories of pursuits of self-discovery and devotion to serving our community, from those who grew up here and those who chose to make the Sunshine Coast their home. Join us for the official opening of Our People, Our Place in the galleries at 6.00pm, Saturday 24 August at 6pm. Horizon Festival Dates: Saturday 24 August, 11am to 7pm; Sunday 25 August to Tuesday 27 August, 10am to 6.30pm; Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September, 10am to 8pm Non festival September Dates: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm Location: Exhibition galleries, The Old Ambulance Station Price:...
Experience Colour, Gallery 2, 27 September to 27 October

Experience Colour, Gallery 2, 27 September to 27 October

EXPERIENCE COLOUR is an exhibition of new abstracts works by local artists Odessa Mahony-de Vries and Amanda Bennetts. Two youthful emerging artists have joined forces to create an array of colourful abstract artwork, in hopes of making their mark on the Sunshine Coast Art scene. This is a must see exhibition for abstract contemporary art lovers alike. The exhibition has a strong focus on process based methods of painting on a large scale. Emphasising a playful and experimental approach to making, the artwork pops with colourful application of pigments, shapes, layering and textures. The artworks may be playful but these artists are serious about their practice, having exhibited in both local and interstate galleries as well as receiving numerous significant awards. Amanda is currently completing her art studies in Brisbane and Odessa has recently returned from her studies in Melbourne.  Dates: 27 September to 27 October 2019 in Old Ambo Gallery 2 Official Opening: 6.00pm to 8.00pm Thursday 10 October Hours: 10.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to...
Between, Galley 1, 9-27 October

Between, Galley 1, 9-27 October

BETWEEN is an exhibition of thirty decorated bamboo poles facilitated by Richmond Fellowship Queensland to coincide with World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October). Richmond Fellowship Queensland are a community-owned organisation that supports people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage. Across Queensland, our people and programs encourage self belief and discovery, personal growth and the achievement of life goals. The poles are the result of a group exercise using imagination and senses as a visual marker of inner and outer worlds…. hence ‘between’. Dates: 9 to 27 October, in Gallery 1 Offical Opening: 6.00-8.00pm Thursday 10 October Open: 10.00am to 3.00pm...
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...
Hope and Peace from Within: Old Ambo Galleries, 13-23 June

Hope and Peace from Within: Old Ambo Galleries, 13-23 June

HOPE AND PEACE FROM WITHIN is a collection of powerful portraits and interviews from the Bloomhill Cancer Care community. The exhibition features visuals by photographer and cancer survivor Joe Surface and interviews by writer Emma Downer. Capturing clients in their raw state, the compelling images offer the observer rare glimpses of life with cancer. These images have been compiled into a keepsake book to be launched on the first evening of the exhibition. Dates: Thursday 13 June to Sunday 23 June Venue: Old Ambo Galleries Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10.00am to...
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...