Throughout October and in conjunction with the 2018 Sunshine Coast Open House program visitors to the Old Ambo can explore, be inspired and get informed at the Considered Design and Resourceful Living Exhibition. Free to the public the exhibition encompasses artwork, talks and workshops. 


  • Conceptual designs — Living Futures, Nambour
  • Contributing local artists including:
    • Susan Schmidt - “Seaburbia”, Arcylic and Oil paintings
    • John Waldron - “Significance”, 3D printed buildings and digital images
    • Thom Stuart and Pam Walpole - Sunshine Coast Open House 2017 and 2018 artworks
  • Solar horizons — Sunshine Coast Solar Farm images, live data, interactive energy exhibits
  • Installation - The Room That Breathes, Plant Life Balance
  • Tales of Relocatable Homes: a visual diary by Jo Case

PRESENTATIONS: (free, but please book)

  1. Exploring Renewables + Energy Efficiency + Energy Storage; Wednesday 24 October 5.00pm to 7.00pm,  Book here
  2. Rethinking Housing - when bigger isn’t better; Thursday 25 October 6.00pm to 8.15pm, Book here
  3. Considered Design Talk Series (5 presentations); Saturday 27 October 10.00am to 3.00pm, Book here