‘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...
A Girl’s Guide to World War – 22 November to 1 December, The Black Box Theatre

A Girl’s Guide to World War – 22 November to 1 December, The Black Box Theatre

A GIRL’S GUIDE TO WORLD WAR is a new musical that tells the astonishing true story of a group of women who go to the frontline in World War 1 and through their adventures find freedom, power and passion. Experience an unforgettable night of live music, tears and laughter. A Girl’s Guide to World War stars musical theatre legend Susie French as Dr Lilian Cooper, Australia’s first female surgeon and features the award winning all girl band Vix and the Slick Chix.  Dates: Thursday 22nd November, performance at 7.30pm; Friday 23rd November performance at 7.30pm; Saturday 24th November, performances at 2.00pm and 7.30pm; Thursday 29th November, performance at 7.30pm; Friday 30th November, performance at 7.30pm; Saturday 1 December, performances at 2.00pm and 7.30pm Running Time: 2.5 hours Tickets: General admission $42; Concession $36  Bookings: Eventbrite or call Geoff 07 5445 8441 Venue: The Black Box Theatre Parking: All day parking is available on William Street and also available in the open-air car park on the corner of Sydney and Howard Streets....
The Forgotten Bird – Black Box Theatre, October 5 and 6

The Forgotten Bird – Black Box Theatre, October 5 and 6

URSA Major Theatre presents: The Forgotten Bird  Thomas Svensson’s The Forgotten Bird is a dramatic play about a young, struggling couple living on the Sunshine Coast. Throughout the Winter, Audrey, a vivacious woman who thrives for affection, argues with her husband about the loss of their child. Meanwhile, Lyle, a painter, fights with himself and his past to find clarity in his sexuality. The Forgotten Bird contains mature themes surrounding loss and grief and is recommended for ages 15 and up. Dates: Friday October 5 and Saturday October 6 at 7.30pm Venue: The Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station, Nambour Tickets: Adult $25, Concession $20 Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/XUEH...
Banjo’s Love Ball, Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole, We Could Be Pharaohs – November Performances

Banjo’s Love Ball, Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole, We Could Be Pharaohs – November Performances

SPIRAL PRESENTS: Banjo’s Love Ball, Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole and We Could Be Pharaohs What do you get if you cross Cleopatra, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland with a few belly dancers, Moses and Banjo Patterson thrown in? A whole lot of laughs, fun and pure entertainment. See Spiral’s dancers, actors and stars showcasing their original, wacky, unusual and entertaining performances throughout November. Each performance is as different as it is unique and a spectacle to behold. See what eveyone is talking about. Come and laugh out loud and applaud the cast’s acheivements and triumphs. Banjo’s Love Ball - 11.30am, Monday’s November 13 and 20 Alex Down the Multi-Storey Hole - Tuesday’s November 14 and 21 We Could Be Pharaohs - Friday’s November 17 and 24 Bookings are essential. Seats are very limited. Please contact Sprial on 5476 2711. Cost per performance is $10. Note: Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking. Visa/MasterCard payments can be paid for at the time of booking. A small fee applies. All performances at the Black Box Theatre in the Old Ambo....
Muse – 29 September to 8 October

Muse – 29 September to 8 October

DON’T MISS SIMON DENVER’S NEW PLAY! Truth and Lies. Three people try and square the circle of a love triangle. It’s the story of me. It’s the story of you. It’s the story of him. It’s the story of her. It’s the story of us. 28th / 29th Sept (Friday / Saturday) and 6th, 7th & 8th Oct (Friday/ Saturday / Sunday). All shows start at 7:30pm except the Sunday matinee, which starts at 2:00pm. At the Black Box Theatre, the Old Ambulance Station. Book through Eventbrite www.eventbrite.com.au (search for...
Horizon Underground – 26th August to 3rd September

Horizon Underground – 26th August to 3rd September

Horizon Underground, the first festival fringe in Nambour from 26th August to 3rd September is a happening thing! Check out key events and the full Black Parlour program on https://www.horizonfestival.com.au/events by clicking on Horizon Underground and then Search. The organising team still needs volunteers. Contact Project Manager Rebecca Dostal if you would like to be part of this fabulous event on 0400 878 115 or register your interest through email: rebecca.horizonunderground@gmail.com This project is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council’s grants...