Wrapped in the Land – 3rd-16th July

Wrapped in the Land – 3rd-16th July

Throughout  2017 Nambour’s Old Ambo is trialling a series of Maker Residencies to build a Maker Program to embrace and support creatives across the arts sector. A key element of our social enterprise, The Maker Program encourages creatives to connect and share resources, collaborate, network, trial, test and build up their skill base and their business. It is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants...

Maker Residences, April-July 2017

This year the Ambo is trialling a series of residencies to build a Maker Program that embraces creatives across the arts sector. The Maker Program is a key part of the Ambo’s social enterprise, encouraging people to connect and share resources, collaborate, network, trial, test and build up their skill base and their business. The first Maker Residency Recycling for Beginners in April made products from discards and maker Lucy Yule of Trashy Artisan said she ‘found it very productive as it allowed us to refine our products and services and meet new partners, customers and collaborators. Our conversations with the general public enabled us to highlight new avenues for progress and opened opportunities for expansion....
Maker Residency #2, 11-25 June

Maker Residency #2, 11-25 June

An Itch to Etch? Judith Rosenberg will resident in Gallery 2 at the Old Ambo from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday to demonstrate the making of small prints on a portable press. Come and scratch it at a fun, non-toxic Print Workshop or Handmade Art Book Workshop on the Saturdays of her residency. Take home beautiful and useful fine art items. Handmade journals, cards and mounted prints will be for sale alongside an exhibition of her work. Workshops: Saturday 17th June Print your Own Gift Cards 10am-4pm Cost $50.00. Limit 8 participants. Materials provided include: aluminium plates cut to size, etching needle for linear and textual marks, quality paper and oil based ink, gloves. Saturday 24th June Handmade Book Making 10am-4pm Cost $50.00. Limit 10 participants. Materials provided include: cardboard shells for small books, wallpaper, glue, cartridge paper. Bring your own photos, artworks, fabrics, scissors to aid decoration. Book directly with Judith Rosenberg two.roses@bigpond.com 07 54413049 Print Exhibition: Local printers are invited to exhibit in Gallery 1 during Judith’s residency. We are seeking expressions of interest from 5 printers who will invest $20.00 for the exhibition period towards rental of the prominent space. Contact Jude Pippen 0428 188 184....
Exhibition: Behind The Heart, May 4-31

Exhibition: Behind The Heart, May 4-31

Behind the Heart. Led by Linda Dennis of the Multicultural Women’s Group from the Nambour Community Centre, this exhibition will run parallel to Kari’s in Gallery 2. Over a series of 3 workshops, women will have worked on shirts and shoes purchased on the Nambour Vintage Trail to explore issues relating to domestic violence. The exhibition will be extended to cover Domestic Violence week. Opening on 11th May...
Maker Residency #3, 2-16 July

Maker Residency #3, 2-16 July

Wrapped in the Land. Lara Stone will work 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 will exhibit with her. See www.larastone.com.au and contact Lara by email studio@larastone.com.au or phone 0428 989...