We are thrilled to have the following tenants inspiring and building their services and businesses from the Old Ambo.
Kimberley from Jewellery Collective was kind enough to share the following video at a recent meeting of friends and tenants of the Old Ambo. Click here to view.
If you think that the Old Ambo might be a suitable home in which to grow your creative business, please contact us at email@example.com.
Spiral (Supporting people in respite and lifestyle) aims to provide an environment of self-determination for people with multiple disabilities on the Sunshine Coast, through the provision of quality support and respite and engaging in valued roles in their community. Their residency in the Black Box Theatre in 2016 is assisting them to realise their goals of supporting individuals with a disability to build capacity, link into their communities, access leisure and recreational interests, learning and vocational opportunities to become valued members of their communities.
Anna Loren is an actor, theatre maker and educator. She is part of Playlab New Writing Theatre’s 2019, Incubator Program and, was recently supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund to attend a residency in Finland.
Loren has over ten years experience teaching voice, improvisation, acting technique, audition technique and public speaking, both locally and internationally. Anna is working on a new play and her studio is open to anyone seeking voice and acting coaching.
The Little Glass House
Ursula Bates creates designer lampwork glass beads for use in jewellery designs. Her designs are made with patience, precision, skill and a genuine love of working with hot glass.
Back in 2005, she was lucky enough to be living very close to a small art school in Sydney, that offered evening classes. One of those classes was “Making Glass Beads”. She was intrigued and signed up for a 6 week course. She loved it so much, that over time she began to invest in some tools and equipment. Shepracticed whenever she had the chance and began making gifts for friends and relatives.
Now, 15 years on, her skills have developed and she now sell her beads and designs to various artisan shops in Queensland as well as runs classes and workshops from her newly open studio at the Old Ambulance Station. She is currently doing her very first 6 week course with students and is really enjoying teaching and sharing her skills with others.
Glass bead making is a centuries old process that dates back to the Vikings. She hopes to pass on her skills to others to enjoy for centuries to come. When she’s not doing bead-related shenanigans she is a mum to two children and can be found tending to her vegetable garden and chickens, as well as drinking copious amounts of tea. She also enjoys indoor rock climbing, downhill skateboarding, bike riding, surfing and the great outdoors.
Feel free to pop by her studio and say hi.
Tel. 0426 632 954
Kimberley Mather of Joyero Jewellery runs the Jewellery Collective which is a jewellery school and co-working space located at the Old Ambulance Station. We offer a wide selection of interactive, experiential workshops including beginner, intermediate and advanced metalsmithing classes. Kimberley has been a metalsmith for the past seven years. She is based in Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast and she travels regularly to study with indigenous silversmiths around the world.
Dry Land Studio
Sandy Doble is a visual artist focusing on printmaking and has her studio and print supplies business at The Old Ambo. Sandy runs printmaking workshops in lino cuts, mono prints, drypoints and specialises in photopolymer prints. She also has printmaking supplies, keeping in stock speciality inks, tools and papers.
Sandy has been a practicing artist for over 10 years, with experience in painting drawing and ceramics. Recently she completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Nambour TAFE in conjunction with Canberra University.
Dry Land Studio is open Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 3pm (other times by arrangement). Call in to check out Sandy’s work, buy some supplies or book in for a workshop.
Contact: 0400 235 481; Email
Hamish Sewell is an oral historian and freelance radio producer who has worked with Radio National for thirteen years crafting world-class radio features. Hamish believes in the power of well-crafted audio and is passionate about storytelling and location-based sound experiences. Working alongside his partner, Helen Wilkinson, Hamish is the founder and director of The Story Project and Soundtrails, the geo-locative sound walk app.
Pete Townson is Managing Director at ElevenPM Studios. He is inviting freelance producer/engineers to engage in the use of his top end facility in the mezzanine level of The Old Ambulance Station to record new music for online publishing.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 0407 768 078