Between, Galley 1, 9-27 October

Between, Galley 1, 9-27 October

BETWEEN is an exhibition of thirty decorated bamboo poles facilitated by Richmond Fellowship Queensland to coincide with World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October). Richmond Fellowship Queensland are a community-owned organisation that supports people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage. Across Queensland, our people and programs encourage self belief and discovery, personal growth and the achievement of life goals. The poles are the result of a group exercise using imagination and senses as a visual marker of inner and outer worlds…. hence ‘between’. Dates: 9 to 27 October, in Gallery 1 Offical Opening: 6.00-8.00pm Thursday 10 October Open: 10.00am to 3.00pm...
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, 1-24 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...
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...