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...
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...
Women of Story: Gallery One, 1-31, March 2019

Women of Story: Gallery One, 1-31, March 2019

WOMEN OF STORY is an Intergenerational Women’s Story and Art Exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day. Curated by Peripheral Arts, Women of Story is told by a collective of Sunshine Coast female storytellers, artists and musicians. Dates: 1 - 31 March 2019 Venue: Gallery One, The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street, Nambour Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm Official Exhibition Launch and Celebration of Women’s Stories: 5:30pm for a 6pm start on Friday, 1st March 2019  EXHIBITION 1: Have You Considered: A Women’s Story via Masks, Photography, Animated Art and Song Peripheral Arts and Women Initiating New Directions Organisation (WINDO) have recently collaborated on a story crafting and mask making workshop series ‘The Story of US’, a women-centred, multi-generational community arts and storytelling project, held at Montessori International College. The women’s stories and art from the workshop have culminated in the intermedial Women of Story exhibition/storytelling event during International Women’s Month in March 2019.  The project conducted story and mask crafting workshops focusing on significant issues for women, driven thematically through participant consultation. During the workshop and crafting phase, participants had the opportunity to reimagine and recreate their stories via diverse artistic mediums. Included in the exhibition are a number of women’s masks; framed photographs of the women during the workshop; a display of the women’s individual stories; and a looped animated film of the women’s collaborative story Have You Considered created and facilitated by Sunshine Coast Artist Alicia Sharples.  Sketch Animation Artist: Alicia Sharples  Alicia’s ethos and work as a sketch animator aligns and complements Peripheral Arts’ philosophy that fosters the importance of storytelling, across different mediums, to empower and create social...