Fluorescent; An Emergency Festival of Original Theatre, In The Black Box, 9-12 December

Fluorescent; An Emergency Festival of Original Theatre, In The Black Box, 9-12 December

Diverse in style, the works presented in FLUORESCENT are threaded together on themes of identity and place, exploring interfaces between deeply personal experience and the traumas and neuroses of nations. The works showcase, CONSTRUCTION SIGHT and YAY FOR CANE TOADS!  CONSTRUCTION SIGHTA selection of three short, freshly made works.• HE, by Salvadorian-Australian theatre practitioner Rodrigo Calderón is a reckoning with the waters of troubled masculinity in a sleepy coastal town, on one side of the Pacific or another. • UNEARTHED from First Nations (US) queer visionary and drag artist Lindsey Stillwell is a story told to her infant daughter of their escape from violence, and the creation of their new life together. • SAME GOD LAST NIGHT from Nambour born William Foley is his debut as a playwright – a brave and poetic coming out, in more ways than one.  YAY FOR CANE TOADS! An immersive tea party experience that get’s stuck into that pantry full of stale, unfinished business, pulls out a desiccated rat and some sugar.  Locally grown writer and theatre maker Kendra Keller (aka Lady Longdrop) is a whitefella wrestling it out with deep-tissue questions around colonial-capitalist barbarity, normalcy, amnesia and arrival. She brings this award winning work home for its Qld premiere.  Ticketing for FLUORESCENT is based on ‘your hourly rate of pay’, that is maximising accessibility whilst striving to pay artists as much as other workers who wear florescent. Choose to pay $48.50, $28.50, $18.50 or $13.50.  Bookings for all shows and events are essential. Everyone is welcome. Wear your masks, and your hi-vis, or whatever, or nothing. Express yourself! We look forward to seeing you there....
Rebel Heart – Survival and Friendship Told Through Dance and Photography, Black Box Theatre, 4-5 December

Rebel Heart – Survival and Friendship Told Through Dance and Photography, Black Box Theatre, 4-5 December

In Rebel Heart, DANCELAB artistic director Michelle Bucci and photographer/visual artist Valeria Ramirez create the story of their special friendship in Michelle’s experience of and surviving a rare heart condition.  DANCELAB is a new Sunshine Coast youth contemporary dance company founded by Michelle. Rebel Heart  is their first dance work.  Valeria has captured the essence of Rebel Heart in images of behind the scenes dance studio shots to stunning curated portraits of the dancers.  Where: Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station Dates/Times: Friday 4 December; 6.00pm; Saturday 5 December 3.00pm and 6.00pm Prices: $25, $15 (concession - student, concession card) Tickets:...
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:...
‘Piece Of My Heart’, Black Box Theatre, Saturday 28 November, 4.00pm and 7.00pm

‘Piece Of My Heart’, Black Box Theatre, Saturday 28 November, 4.00pm and 7.00pm

Join us on a trip back to the psychedelic 60’s to pay homage to the original woman of rock n roll, Janis Joplin. Presented by an all star band with Janice Smithers out front portraying Joplin, with a likeness of voice that takes the audience on an unforgettable journey through this legendary artist’s tragically short career. After recently blowing away crowds at Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival, this show is not to be missed. Janice doing Janis! Where: Black Box Theatre, The Old Ambulance Station When: Saturday 28 November, shows at 4.00pm and 7.00pm Prices: $35 & $30 (concession) Tickets:...
Affinity, An Exhibition by Kerry Wilson & Andrew Bryant, 16 October to 7 November

Affinity, An Exhibition by Kerry Wilson & Andrew Bryant, 16 October to 7 November

This exhibition will resonate with the community on the Sunshine Coast as the artwork of Kerry and Andrew reflects their shared passion for making art and teaching.  These artists have a natural affinity and an interest in maintaining an arts practice alongside working as art lecturers at Queensland East Coast TAFE in Nambour.  Kerry’s work focuses on contemporary landscape. Her work combines a penchant for mark- making with emotion, mood and drama in the tradition of romantic landscape painting. Using energetic marks and atmosphere in mixed media, Kerry invites the viewer to experience and connect with the air, light, space and textures in the landscape.  Andrew’s ceramics explore the beauty of inner anatomy within simple clay forms. This process merges texture, colour and sculptural possibilities with functional ceramics. Many in the community will know these artists as the dynamic teachers they are, and engage with the content and essence of their work.  Dates: 16 October to 7 November Hours: 10.00am to 3.00pm, Monday to Saturday Entry:...
Long Table Dinner with guest theatre maker Anna Loren, 6.00pm Wednesday 16 September

Long Table Dinner with guest theatre maker Anna Loren, 6.00pm Wednesday 16 September

At this Long Table Dinner in our gallery we’ll be surrounded by Me & Leonard & An Old Piano, an exhibition by artist Jo Williams, the result of years of her organic affair with music and a couple of old pianos.  We’ll also met theatre maker, Anna Loren. Anna has her creative studio at the Old Ambo and was a finalist in the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2020 – 2021. Anna will share with us her craft and the writing of her play Comfort which recently had its first public reading.  Diners will also get to see and hear about the latest addition to the gallery - a small gift shop.  Our COVID Safe Plan requires that in addition to the dish you will bring to share (and served by us) you bring your own plate, glass and cutlery. Yes, a picnic in the Old Ambo! We’ll set the tables, chairs, tablecloth and serving utensils. As numbers are limited, registration is required via FREE ticket from As numbers are limited, registration is required via FREE ticket from http://bit.ly/sepdinner And as always, expect the unexpected!  Date: 6.00pm, Wednesday 16th September Venue: The Old Ambo Gallery Cost: Free but ticket registration required Tickets: http://bit.ly/sepdinner Enquires: Ludmila 0434 357 862 or...