Haimakura Hinterland, the landscapes of Roger Callen, 1-24 November, Gallery 1

Haimakura Hinterland, the landscapes of Roger Callen, 1-24 November, Gallery 1

Haimakura is a Japanese word for inspiring and spiritual places in the natural landscape. Haimakura Hinterland are watercolours on paper by local artist Roger Callen of those haimakura places he has identified in southern Queensland. Motivation Roger is motivated by the mystery and intensity of Being, engaging with landscape and nature. He believes that our western society makes us live in our own imagined world, full of hidden boundaries and blind spots which alienate us from our debt to the environment that supports us. His interest in the history and nature of rocks and mountains and the plants that cover them, led to studies in botany and geology, that inspire his art. Maimakura Hinterland Haimakura Hinterland explores places in the landscape that point to the origin of life-force or chi, hence the Japanese word reference. Hinterland is to be taken in its more general sense as that which hovers on the margins of ‘western’ culture, as well as referring to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where most of the works are based. Roger’s relationship with landscape has been there from an early age when he wandered the chalk downs of Kent in England as a boy, collecting fossils and enjoying nature. As an adult he worked mostly in the desert-mountains, dunes and salt-lakes of South Australia. Technique Artist Roger Callen Roger prefers to paint or draw plein air, though he also works in the studio. His art ranges from realist, expressionist, to abstract and may include collage elements, using mainly water-based media on paper or canvas. Official Opening: 6pm Friday 1 November by well known Maleny artist Peter Hudson.  Meet the Artist: Meet Roger...
Sista4Sista, 18 to 22 November, Gallery 2

Sista4Sista, 18 to 22 November, Gallery 2

SISTA4SISTA is an exhibition of some 50 framed photographs and projected images of women who took part in the six month Sista4Sista Nambour Community Centre project. Hosted at some 12 events across the Sunshine Coast Sista4Sista was designed to power and connect women. Ladies from some 60 countries of all ages, backgrounds and experiences were photographed. The images include mothers and daughters, women at their workplaces and women who have started community groups. The strong woman pose adopted by each of the women is based on the 1943 poster We Can Do It produced by J.Howard Miller as an inspirational image to boost female worker morale. The poster is also know as Rosie the Riveter. The main aim of the exhibition is to show the Sunshine Coast community both diversity and celebration. Sharing stories and pictures can ‘humanize’ people from refugee and multicultural backgrounds and contribute to more understanding and acceptance of difference. The Sista4Sista exhibition is accompanied by another from Amnesty International which showcases stories of refugees and those who have helped them. Official Opening: Breakfast launch, 7.30-9.00am Monday 18 November, All Welcome Sunshine Coast Multicultural Network Group Viewing: Lunch, 11.00am to 2.00pm, Tuesday 19 November, All Welcome Exhibition Celebration: 4.00-8.30pm, Friday 22 November, All Welcome Exhibition Hours: 10.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Saturday, All...
Adult Acting Classes with Acclaimed Director Michael Beh, 10th and 30th November, Black Box Theatre

Adult Acting Classes with Acclaimed Director Michael Beh, 10th and 30th November, Black Box Theatre

ACCLAIMED THEATRE DIRECTOR, designer, producer, scholar and acting teacher Michael Beh will conduct two masterclass workshops at the Black Box Theatre on 10th and 30th of November. MASTERCLASS 1: PRESENCE, PERSONAL POWER AND THE ACTOR’S CHOICE When: Sunday 10 November from 10.30am to 4.30pm In this workshop: Become the best actor that you can be. Apply these skills to other elements of your daily life.Explore breath, rhythm, movement and voicing to create multi-dimensional, mythologised character.  Be introduced to the concept of ‘isness’ as you enhance your personal presence as an actor and the presence of your character.Introduction to neutral mask work.  Perform to the power of the angel.Explore monologue, audition preparation and scene work in this workshop designed to empower the actor and magnify the character in performance.Please bring a known monologue to this workshop with 2 paper copies for use. MASTERCLASS 2: THE ACTOR AND THE AESTHETICS OF ACTION When: Saturday 30 November from 10.30am to 4.30pm In this workshop: Develop skills that will empower your craftsmanship as a professional artist. Learn how to interpret script to empower the manifestation of real truth in performance.Explore how to activate playing psycho-physical actions. Both highly practical masterclasses draw on the performance theories of the great Russian artists - Konstantin Stanislavsky, Evgheny Vakhtangov and Michael Chekhov. WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THESE MASTERCLASSES? Masterclasses are designed for actors 18+.  Emerging artists are very welcome to attend.No prior knowledge of their work is required to participate. The work explored in this Masterclass Series is suitable for acting for stage, television or film.  GETTING THE BEST OUT OF THE MASTERCLASSES Each Masterclass runs from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm....
Fundamentals of Voice, Body & Text Acting Class with Accomplished Theatre Maker Anna Loren, Black Box Theatre, Monday nights, November 4 to December 2

Fundamentals of Voice, Body & Text Acting Class with Accomplished Theatre Maker Anna Loren, Black Box Theatre, Monday nights, November 4 to December 2

Over 5 weeks, this Fundamentals of Voice, Body & Text acting class will guide you through the foundational elements necessary to harness your full potential as an actor. Join actor, theatre maker and facilitator, Anna Loren at The Black Box Theatre and take your acting to the next level. You’ll develop new and innovative approaches to storytelling and character, expand your skill base and grow your craft. Classes run Monday nights, 6:30pm-8:30pm for 5 weeks from November 4 until December 2.  Cost: $190 for the 5 week course To Book: www.trybooking.com About Anna Loren Anna holds an MA in Ensemble Theatremaking from The Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, London and brings over a decade of teaching experience to the Sunshine Coast’s Black Box Theatre. Recently returned from London where she faciliated for The Rose Bruford Youth Theatre, NCS The Challenge and the Drama Club, Anna has also taught locally for The Actors Workshop, Brisbane and NIDA Open programs. A recipient of the Rose Bruford International Scholarship, Anna is currently one of eight emerging playwright’s chosen to participate in Playlab New Writing Theatre’s Incubator Program. She is a full time resident at The Old Ambulance Station and was recently awarded an RADF...
Old Ambo Gallery Volunteers Wanted

Old Ambo Gallery Volunteers Wanted

Do you have creativity close to your heart and want to be surrounded by art and creative people? Join our Friends of the Old Ambo and belong to a dynamic inclusive, inclusive and interesting team of people who are artists and lovers of art committed to bring art to the heart of the Sunshine Coast.  Interested? Then drop us a short note including your email and phone contacts at:...