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...
Banjo’s Love Ball, Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole, We Could Be Pharaohs – November Performances

Banjo’s Love Ball, Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole, We Could Be Pharaohs – November Performances

SPIRAL PRESENTS: Banjo’s Love Ball, Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole and We Could Be Pharaohs What do you get if you cross Cleopatra, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland with a few belly dancers, Moses and Banjo Patterson thrown in? A whole lot of laughs, fun and pure entertainment. See Spiral’s dancers, actors and stars showcasing their original, wacky, unusual and entertaining performances throughout November. Each performance is as different as it is unique and a spectacle to behold. See what eveyone is talking about. Come and laugh out loud and applaud the cast’s acheivements and triumphs. Banjo’s Love Ball - 11.30am, Monday’s November 13 and 20 Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole - Tuesday’s November 14 and 21 We Could Be Pharaohs - Friday’s November 17 and 24 Bookings are essential. Seats are very limited. Please contact Sprial on 5476 2711. Cost per performance is $10. Note: Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking. Visa/MasterCard payments can be paid for at the time of booking. A small fee applies. All performances at the Black Box Theatre in the Old Ambo....
Muse – 29 September to 8 October

Muse – 29 September to 8 October

DON’T MISS SIMON DENVER’S NEW PLAY! Truth and Lies. Three people try and square the circle of a love triangle. It’s the story of me. It’s the story of you. It’s the story of him. It’s the story of her. It’s the story of us. 28th / 29th Sept (Friday / Saturday) and 6th, 7th & 8th Oct (Friday/ Saturday / Sunday). All shows start at 7:30pm except the Sunday matinee, which starts at 2:00pm. At the Black Box Theatre, the Old Ambulance Station. Book through Eventbrite www.eventbrite.com.au (search for...
Horizon Underground – 26th August to 3rd September

Horizon Underground – 26th August to 3rd September

Horizon Underground, the first festival fringe in Nambour from 26th August to 3rd September is a happening thing! Check out key events and the full Black Parlour program on https://www.horizonfestival.com.au/events by clicking on Horizon Underground and then Search. The organising team still needs volunteers. Contact Project Manager Rebecca Dostal if you would like to be part of this fabulous event on 0400 878 115 or register your interest through email: rebecca.horizonunderground@gmail.com This project is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants...
Piano Forte

Piano Forte

 This play, which explores family violence in the context of elder abuse, was developed in partnership with the Suncoast Community Legal Services Inc.  Dates: Saturday 24 September Times: 2pm & 7pm The play runs for 45 mins and is followed by a Question and Answer segment. Suitable for ages 16+. Written by Toni Wills. Directed by Lucas Stibbard. $10 adult / 2 for $10 Concession and seniors  Dates: Saturday 24 September Times: 2pm & 7pm Venue: Black  Box Theatre Tickets: Tickets available from the Black Box, or Book at suncoastcommunitylegal.org/events Contact for more information: qspa.acting@gmail.com 5476 4376...