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:...
‘First Wave’ by Sandy Doble, Virtual Exhibition In A Virtual Gallery, from 19 June 2020

‘First Wave’ by Sandy Doble, Virtual Exhibition In A Virtual Gallery, from 19 June 2020

‘FIRST WAVE,’ is the Old Ambulance Station’s first virtual gallery exhibition. The work of Sunshine Coast artist Sandy Doble, ‘First Wave’ describes the experience of an artist during COVID-19 lockdown, isolated in an empty public gallery. Visitors enter the virtual gallery https://bit.ly/virtualambo from the Old Ambo’s website to view Sandy’s drawings. Sandy believes, “First Wave, reflects the abruptness, vacancy and despair of enforced isolation. I missed the pre covid engagement with the artist community. Whilst by nature our work is solitary, we do enjoy the exchange of ideas and opinions. Galleries like the Old Ambo play a critical role in keeping artists and the community together.” Click to hear Sandy further describe First Wave. Once inside the virtual exhibition and gallery visitors are able to click to four of the featured drawings to hear Sandy talk about her work. Exit Now, depicts the panicked behaviour of the first days of the pandemic is represented in the animation of the exiting figure to an unknown point (arrow) and the urgency of the situation in the use of the colour red. Click to hear Sandy talk about Exit Now. In Overwhelming Space, is it just me walled in by the unknowns of this pandemic? Alone. Click to hear Sandy reflect on Overwhelming Space. With Ambo I sought perspective by leaving the walls of the Old Ambo and working on my art from the pavement opposite.  If the role of the artist is to provoke response from observers I succeeded. Empathy – yes. Hostility – yes! Click to learn more about Ambo. ANZAC PPE For the first time in the history of the 104 year...