QMusic Free Workshop – Getting It Out There – Saturday 26 August, 12.00pm to 2.00pm

The QMusic Free Workshops Continue….. Saturday 26th August, 12.00pm to 2.00pm ‘Getting It Out There’ Speaker: Vivienne Mellish Is it the end of the world if triple j won’t play your song? We explore the different avenues for getting your music out to a public audience. Sat 23rd September, 12.00pm to 2.00pm ‘I Heard It On The Television’ Speaker: Andrew Tuttle Selling CDs from your merch table is a hard slog. There are other ways to make money from your recordings, like getting your songs on film, TV and videogames. This session will introduce participants to the world of sync, as well as incorporating basic information about royalties and APRA AMCOS. Saturday 7th October, 12.00pm to 2.00pm ‘Building A Team’ Speakers: Alex Henriksson & David Dean Many early career artists think getting a manager, agent or publicist is going to solve all their problems. We explore some case studies to better understand the benefits and limits of the DIY approach, and how to go about attracting the interest of support people when the time is right. Saturday 21st October, 12.00pm to 2.00pm ‘Click Here’ Speaker: Vanessa Picken Digital fan engagement is as important as putting on a great live show. Both start with knowing who your audience really is, and finding novel ways to connect with them, as well as influencers that might be able to give your brand an additional push. A Digital marketing expert will discuss different approaches to creating cost-effective digital content that cuts through the social media...

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....
Pin UP School 9.00am Saturday 3rd June

Pin UP School 9.00am Saturday 3rd June

Learn the art of vintage and pinup styling at the Sunshine Coast Pinup School. From hair and makeup classes to pinup photo shoots, posing assistance and vintage styling, both Miss Fifi La Rouge and Miss Hg Mercury are well practised and have years of experience on vintage styling, on stage, in front and behind the camera. The Sunshine Coast Pinup School offer group workshops, as well as private sessions for individuals or groups such as hens parties. They provide you with all the tools and tricks of the trade to transform yourself into pinup perfection. The Sunshine Coast Pinup School also offers vintage hair styling at kustom kulture shows, for weddings and special events. Next workshop is Saturday 3rd June in the Upstairs Meeting Room Old Ambo 80 Howard Street from 9.00am Contact: Renae and Sofie www.sunshinecoastpinupschool.com sunshinecoastpinupschool@hotmail.com...
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...