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...
Maker Residency #2, 11-25 June

Maker Residency #2, 11-25 June

An Itch to Etch? Judith Rosenberg will demonstrate the making of small prints on a portable press. Come and scratch it at a fun, non-toxic Print Workshop. Take home beautiful and useful fine art items. Handmade journals, cards and mounted prints will be for sale alongside an exhibition of her work. Come in any day to check out the process or join a full day workshop Saturday 17th June 10am-4pm for $50 to design and etch your own greeting cards. Limit of 8. Book with Judith by email two.roses@bigpond.com or phone 07...

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....
Jewellery Making Courses and Workshops by Jewellery Collective

Jewellery Making Courses and Workshops by Jewellery Collective

Jewellery Collective is a contemporary, light filled Sunshine Coast jewellery school located at the Old Ambulance Station in Nambour. It offers small, personalised jewellery making workshops for beginners and intermediate students. Workshops are presented by qualified, highly experienced teachers who are practicing jewellers and metalsmiths. Jewellery Collective is currently offering a range of introductory and intermediate jewellery making courses and one day workshops. To learn...
Bodja Chairs Workshops – April 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10

Bodja Chairs Workshops – April 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10

 Australia’s leading maker of the Jimmy Possum style chair - the Bodja - is hosting a series of workshops offering a unique opportunity to create a family heirloom.  Sunshine Coast artist, Mike Epworth, describes Bodja making as a transformative process, promoting resourcefulness and resilience. The workshop series is available for an investment of $850 per person with a take home chair guaranteed. April 1: Introduction to Drawknifing. How to safely process a piece of salvaged timber using a drawknife. Timber is provided. Start back rungs. April 2: Drawknifing. Finish back rungs and start legs. Participants will be loaned a drawknife to take home if they don’t have one and will need to pay $25 sharpening fee if they have their own. Participants will also be shown what timbers to look for at home. April 8: Drawknifing. Finish legs headrest and arms. April 9: Make seat, drill holes and assemble their chair. Those participants unable to come on the final day of the workshop will also be shown  how to sand and finish. April 10: Sand and finish the chair. For bookings or more details email Mike - mike.epworth@griffithuni.edu.au...