Time Dilator by Samuel Tupou, Old Ambo Galleries, 4 December 2020 to 30 January 2021

Time Dilator by Samuel Tupou, Old Ambo Galleries, 4 December 2020 to 30 January 2021

Time Dilator is a new series of works on paper, by Brisbane based artist, Samuel Tupou, that consider our personal and geographical relationship with the physical planes of space and time. These screen printed works use pattern and repetition to examine coincidence, déjà vu and the realm of dreaming. Samuel creates artworks that respond to his Tongan and Polynesian heritage, and incorporate patterns derived from and inspired by traditional Pacific Island Tapa cloth design. His recent works draw inspiration from mathematical geometry and 80’s video game imagery as well as Pacific Island Tapa cloth design and fine mat weaving. He often uses colour photographs from family photo albums as a starting point to evoke a strong sense of time and place. Colour segments act as oversized pixels that combine to form a recurring pattern and an overall image which is shrouded by pixilation. The photograph’s original details and subtleties are removed leaving the viewer with a series of colour structures which when pieced together allude to the original image. The works use proximity and distance to alter the viewers perception. Up close, the works appear to be an abstract assemblage of geometric shapes and colours, whilst at a distance an 8-bit halftone image takes shape. Where: The Old Ambo GalleriesWhen: Friday 4 December to Friday 18 December 2020 and Monday 11 January to Saturday 30 January 2021. The galleries will be closed over the Christmas New Year period from Saturday 12 December 2020 until Saturday 9 January...
Fluorescent; An Emergency Festival of Original Theatre, In The Black Box, 9-12 December

Fluorescent; An Emergency Festival of Original Theatre, In The Black Box, 9-12 December

Diverse in style, the works presented in FLUORESCENT are threaded together on themes of identity and place, exploring interfaces between deeply personal experience and the traumas and neuroses of nations. The works showcase, CONSTRUCTION SIGHT and YAY FOR CANE TOADS!  CONSTRUCTION SIGHTA selection of three short, freshly made works.• HE, by Salvadorian-Australian theatre practitioner Rodrigo Calderón is a reckoning with the waters of troubled masculinity in a sleepy coastal town, on one side of the Pacific or another. • UNEARTHED from First Nations (US) queer visionary and drag artist Lindsey Stillwell is a story told to her infant daughter of their escape from violence, and the creation of their new life together. • SAME GOD LAST NIGHT from Nambour born William Foley is his debut as a playwright – a brave and poetic coming out, in more ways than one.  YAY FOR CANE TOADS! An immersive tea party experience that get’s stuck into that pantry full of stale, unfinished business, pulls out a desiccated rat and some sugar.  Locally grown writer and theatre maker Kendra Keller (aka Lady Longdrop) is a whitefella wrestling it out with deep-tissue questions around colonial-capitalist barbarity, normalcy, amnesia and arrival. She brings this award winning work home for its Qld premiere.  Ticketing for FLUORESCENT is based on ‘your hourly rate of pay’, that is maximising accessibility whilst striving to pay artists as much as other workers who wear florescent. Choose to pay $48.50, $28.50, $18.50 or $13.50.  Bookings for all shows and events are essential. Everyone is welcome. Wear your masks, and your hi-vis, or whatever, or nothing. Express yourself! We look forward to seeing you there....
Rebel Heart – Survival and Friendship Told Through Dance and Photography, Black Box Theatre, 4-5 December

Rebel Heart – Survival and Friendship Told Through Dance and Photography, Black Box Theatre, 4-5 December

In Rebel Heart, DANCELAB artistic director Michelle Bucci and photographer/visual artist Valeria Ramirez create the story of their special friendship in Michelle’s experience of and surviving a rare heart condition.  DANCELAB is a new Sunshine Coast youth contemporary dance company founded by Michelle. Rebel Heart  is their first dance work.  Valeria has captured the essence of Rebel Heart in images of behind the scenes dance studio shots to stunning curated portraits of the dancers.  Where: Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station Dates/Times: Friday 4 December; 6.00pm; Saturday 5 December 3.00pm and 6.00pm Prices: $25, $15 (concession - student, concession card) Tickets:...
Nambour State College Exhibition, Old Ambo Galleries, 13-28 November

Nambour State College Exhibition, Old Ambo Galleries, 13-28 November

The Nambour State College Exhibition is a diverse range of works from Years 7-12 that include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking and installation. Students at Nambour State College are able to study a range of creative subject offerings from Visual Art (General), to Certificate I in Visual Arts, and to Certificate III in Visual Arts.  Next year the college will launch the Nambour Academy of Creative Arts Excellence in a Visual Art program for Year 7-10 students. This program will allow students who excel in art to truly flourish.   Evident in this exhibition is the energy, passion and talent represented in youth arts within Nambour.  Where: Old Ambo Galleries, The Old Ambulance Station When: From Friday November 13 to Saturday November 20 Hours: Daily, Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm Entry:...
‘Piece Of My Heart’, Black Box Theatre, Saturday 28 November, 4.00pm and 7.00pm

‘Piece Of My Heart’, Black Box Theatre, Saturday 28 November, 4.00pm and 7.00pm

Join us on a trip back to the psychedelic 60’s to pay homage to the original woman of rock n roll, Janis Joplin. Presented by an all star band with Janice Smithers out front portraying Joplin, with a likeness of voice that takes the audience on an unforgettable journey through this legendary artist’s tragically short career. After recently blowing away crowds at Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival, this show is not to be missed. Janice doing Janis! Where: Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station When: Saturday 28 November, shows at 4.00pm and 7.00pm Prices: $35 & $30 (concession) Tickets:...