Every Woman Beautiful: Gallery One, 1-31 March, 2019

Every Woman Beautiful: Gallery One, 1-31 March, 2019

EVERY WOMAN BEAUTIFUL is presented in conjunction with the Woman of Story exhibition by Sunshine Coast artist Heather Lee Murphy. It is a series of acrylic paintings on canvas that celebrate the feminine form, in particular the torso. The models are real women, everyday woman, women that would not normally pose naked if their identity was known. These are brave women, many of whom have experienced greater self-love and self-acceptance as participants in this project. This is not an objectifying of the female body but a celebration of the female form, the differences and the similarities. The works seek to empower women of all ages, shapes, weight, skin color and medical history, regardless of society and the Medias concept of beauty.  Every woman is beautiful and should be celebrated and respected as such.   Dates: 1-31 March, 2019 Venue: Gallery One, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Times: 10.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Saturday Heather Lee Murphy is a visual artist.  She paints with acrylic paint on canvas and studied Fine Art Painting at the South Australian School of Art in Adelaide. She paints in her studio and works from photographs, drawings, collage and journals. Her painting style leans toward realism but she also enjoys impressionism. She is interested in the fall of light and how contrast between dark and light creates the illusion of three dimensional form, tone informing the viewer what to think and colour, and what to feel! Heather believes it is both a blessing and a privilege to be exhibiting in conjunction with the Woman of Story...
The Elusive Divine – 9 November to 1 December, Old Ambo Galleries

The Elusive Divine – 9 November to 1 December, Old Ambo Galleries

THE ELUSIVE DEVINE is a collection of works from two emerging Sunshine Coast artists, Fleur Muffatti and Jude Stark.  Fleur and Jude bring together their creative energies in a varied display of 2D, 3D and mixed media artworks. They believe their art is a scared space that expresses their visions and growth as artists, women and members of the wider community. Their journey of connectedness is both with self and with those who view this temple they call ‘Home’ in the search for ‘The Devine’. Dates: Friday 9 November to Saturday 1 December Venue: Galleries 1 & 2, The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour Cost: Free entry...
Let’s Go To An Art Show In Nambour: Galleries 1 & 2,  December 4-15, 2018

Let’s Go To An Art Show In Nambour: Galleries 1 & 2, December 4-15, 2018

LETS GO TO AN ART SHOW IN NAMBOUR are works by 2nd Year and 3rd Year students from the Bachelor of Visual Arts degree program at TAFE Queensland, Nambour campus (currently delivered in partnership with the University of Canberra) and include works by the first cohort of graduating students from a Visual Arts degree delivered solely on the Sunshine Coast. Work in this exhibition includes painting, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and multidisciplinary installations. The project-based format of the degree allows students the freedom to explore a range of visual arts disciplines, based on their interests. Dates: Thursday 4 December to Saturday 15 December Exhibition Opening: From 5.30pm, Tuesday 4 December Venue: Galleries 1 & 2, Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Cost: Free...
Considered Design and Resourceful Living – Exhibition, Talks and Workshops, Friday 12 October to Sunday 4 November

Considered Design and Resourceful Living – Exhibition, Talks and Workshops, Friday 12 October to Sunday 4 November

CONSIDERED DESIGN AND RESOURCEFUL LIVING  Throughout October and in conjunction with the 2018 Sunshine Coast Open House program visitors to the Old Ambo can explore, be inspired and get informed at the Considered Design and Resourceful Living Exhibition. Free to the public the exhibition encompasses artwork, talks and workshops.  SEE: Conceptual designs — Living Futures, Nambour Contributing local artists including: Susan Schmidt - “Seaburbia”, Arcylic and Oil paintings John Waldron - “Significance”, 3D printed buildings and digital images Thom Stuart and Pam Walpole - Sunshine Coast Open House 2017 and 2018 artworks Solar horizons — Sunshine Coast Solar Farm images, live data, interactive energy exhibits Installation - The Room That Breathes, Plant Life Balance Tales of Relocatable Homes: a visual diary by Jo Case PRESENTATIONS: (free, but please book) Exploring Renewables + Energy Efficiency + Energy Storage; Wednesday 24 October 5.00pm to 7.00pm,  Book here Rethinking Housing - when bigger isn’t better; Thursday 25 October 6.00pm to 8.15pm, Book here Considered Design Talk Series (5 presentations); Saturday 27 October 10.00am to 3.00pm, Book...
Transdimensional-Journey through time and space with local artist Russell Anderson: Gallery 2, 25 August to 4 November

Transdimensional-Journey through time and space with local artist Russell Anderson: Gallery 2, 25 August to 4 November

Transdimensional Journey through time and space with local public artist Russell Anderson. This fascinating exhibition showcases a collection of sculptural apparatus, from tea bag jigglers to interactive machines.  With seductive surfaces of polished and cast bronze, brass, steel and copper, small scale artworks appear alongside a large, immersive installation. The sculptures include interactive lighting as well as engaging analogue and digital technologies.  Together, the collection offers a compelling narrative exploring the life and creations of Cornelius Dempsey, an inventor from times past, who made machines that could transport him through the multiverse. Russell’s APPARATUS series is a growing collection of fictionalised, human-scale machines located in several cities and towns throughout the Australia. Viewers are prompted to consider the nature of time and place, our impact and how we understand what was, ponder what is and speculate on the possibilities Sustainable practice is an integral part of Russell’s work and lifestyle choices. Russell works from an off-the-grid, completely solar powered workshop and studio in Witta, which is equipped with CNC tooling and a full machine shop. He drives a hybrid electric car and has strong interest in sustainable solutions such as using reclaimed timbers, low-energy lighting, alternative energy and supporting local manufactures.   ABOVE: Apparatus for Viewing Transdimensional Mechatronic Variants of a Set Cause #4a, 2013, Cast bronze, stainless steel, copper, brass, found vintage objects, LEDs, DC generators, super capacitors   About Russell Anderson Russell has been a full-time artist for over 20 years designing and building small to large-scale public art commissions for community, government, theatre and festivals. His monumental sculpture iDIDIT! that captures the joy of a child successfully completing a handstand...