Experience Colour, Gallery 2, 27 September to 27 October

Experience Colour, Gallery 2, 27 September to 27 October

EXPERIENCE COLOUR is an exhibition of new abstracts works by local artists Odessa Mahony-de Vries and Amanda Bennetts. Two youthful emerging artists have joined forces to create an array of colourful abstract artwork, in hopes of making their mark on the Sunshine Coast Art scene. This is a must see exhibition for abstract contemporary art lovers alike. The exhibition has a strong focus on process based methods of painting on a large scale. Emphasising a playful and experimental approach to making, the artwork pops with colourful application of pigments, shapes, layering and textures. The artworks may be playful but these artists are serious about their practice, having exhibited in both local and interstate galleries as well as receiving numerous significant awards. Amanda is currently completing her art studies in Brisbane and Odessa has recently returned from her studies in Melbourne.  Dates: 27 September to 27 October 2019 in Old Ambo Gallery 2 Official Opening: 6.00pm to 8.00pm Thursday 10 October Hours: 10.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to...
Haimakura Hinterland, the landscapes of Roger Callen, 1-30 November, Old Ambo Galleries

Haimakura Hinterland, the landscapes of Roger Callen, 1-30 November, Old Ambo Galleries

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...
Our People, Our Place – 24 August to 1 September – Old Ambo Galleries

Our People, Our Place – 24 August to 1 September – Old Ambo Galleries

OUR PEOPLE, OUR PLACE is a large scale photographic exhibition projection work that showcases and celebrates the rich diversity of our region. Combining portraiture, projection and sound, Our People, Our Place tells the story of 32 people from across the Sunshine Coast. Showcasing a refreshing honesty and intimacy, this project shares stories of pursuits of self-discovery and devotion to serving our community, from those who grew up here and those who chose to make the Sunshine Coast their home. Join us for the official opening of Our People, Our Place in the galleries at 6.00pm, Saturday 24 August at 6pm. Horizon Festival Dates: Saturday 24 August, 11am to 7pm; Sunday 25 August to Tuesday 27 August, 10am to 6.30pm; Wednesday 28 August to Sunday 1 September, 10am to 8pm Non festival September Dates: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm Location: Exhibition galleries, The Old Ambulance Station Price:...
[In]Place-Saturday August 24 to Saturday 22 September

[In]Place-Saturday August 24 to Saturday 22 September

[IN]PLACE draws on the creative output of five visual artists who have worked in collaboration with experienced animator Helena Papageorgiou to transform their work into an animated and interactive experience, supported by the EyeJack app. Exploring the fluid nature of the environment, both individually and collectively the [In]Place artists search for presence, transition and transformation through Augmented Reality (AR) play. [In]Place artists are Carley Cornelissen, Claire Matthews, James Muller, Kellie O’Dempsey and Pamela See. Official Opening: Saturday 24 August, 6-7pm at The Old Ambo Dates: Saturday 24 August to Saturday 22 September Hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm Location: The Old Ambo Galleries Price: Free Presented in partnership with Experimenta, USC Art Gallery, The Old Ambo and Immerse. [In]Place is supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional...
The Bureau Of Dodgy Dreams: Gallery 2, 3pm & 7pm, Saturday 18 May

The Bureau Of Dodgy Dreams: Gallery 2, 3pm & 7pm, Saturday 18 May

THE BUREAU OF DODGY DREAMS is a journey into the subconscious with mask puppetry and illusion. Dark, sassy, brutish, and with no two acts alike, these dreamlike vignettes seek to explore the nature of our inner landscape through mask, performance and puppetry.  Stories of lost love, catastrophic whimsy, reckless desire, nature’s revenge, debts to the Devil, and retribution from the Gods. Date & Time: 3.00pm and 7.00pm, Saturday 18 May Venue: Gallery 2, The Old Ambulance Station Cost: $23 Bookings: https://anywhere.is/listings/dodgy/ Grateful Acknowledgments: Noosa Council and the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) and The Old Ambulance...
Hope and Peace from Within: Old Ambo Galleries, 13-23 June

Hope and Peace from Within: Old Ambo Galleries, 13-23 June

HOPE AND PEACE FROM WITHIN is a collection of powerful portraits and interviews from the Bloomhill Cancer Care community. The exhibition features visuals by photographer and cancer survivor Joe Surface and interviews by writer Emma Downer. Capturing clients in their raw state, the compelling images offer the observer rare glimpses of life with cancer. These images have been compiled into a keepsake book to be launched on the first evening of the exhibition. Dates: Thursday 13 June to Sunday 23 June Venue: Old Ambo Galleries Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10.00am to...