thrive Creative Mental Health forum

Presented by The Old Ambulance Station, Sunshine Coast

THRIVE is a multi-faceted gathering for people contributing to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities through the arts and creativity. In its first year (2018), THRIVE attracted people, from across the country, in the community, education, arts, creative industries, medtech, and healthcare sectors.

In May 2020 THRIVE turns its focus to mental health with a program of practitioner workshops, art exhibitions, performances, social events, talks and panel sessions.

Partnerships and program in development. For information visit theoldambulancestation.com

or contact: john@blueskyview.com.au



THRIVE CreAtive Health Forum

Friday 6 & Saturday 7 April 2018

Presented in partnership The Old Ambulance Station & Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance

Creative interventions and inventive thinking are making a difference in healthcare.
THRIVE will provide professional development opportunities as well as showcase innovative creative health and wellbeing practices, practitioners and projects.


Includes professional development workshops, panel presentations, leading local and national speakers, performances and exhibitions. There are also social gatherings to foster connections and collaborations.

Click here for program detail and registrations info:


workshop: Exhibition Skills

Presented by John Waldron

This workshop is designed for staff, volunteers and artists who are seeking to develop interesting and engaging exhibitions for galleries.

During the workshop, a selection of visual art exhibition case studies will be used to examine the role of a curator and identify the series of activities necessary to develop small and large-scale exhibitions.

Through examples, discussion and guiding worksheets we will examine exhibition design, installation requirements and object
handling standards.

9 & 10 December 2017

Hosted by Museums & Galleries Queensland, Fraser Coast Council and University of the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast


Workshop: Touring Your Exhibition

Presented by John Waldron

This 2-day workshop is designed for artists, gallery and museum staff who are working to develop interesting and engaging touring exhibitions for galleries and museums.
During the workshop a selection of social history and visual art exhibition case studies will be used to examine the series of activities necessary to develop small and large scale touring exhibitions.
Through discussion and guiding worksheets you will develop an exhibition plan that addresses the project’s aims and objectives; target audience; target venues; exhibition development for touring; exhibition manual; crating; tour management.

25 & 26 November 2017

Hosted by Fraser Coast Council and University of the Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast


Museums Galleries Australia National Conference 2017

Museums and galleries throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific are adopting a cultural landscapes approach to their collection, interpretation and outreach programs. This encompasses their built and natural environment together with the social environment of their communities.

These cultural landscapes will be explored throughout the conference in plenary and parallel sessions. Prior to the main conference, there will be a half-day program of workshops, masterclasses and tours of Queensland’s leading cultural institutions in Brisbane. The conference will feature several social activities including a welcome event, conference dinner and a variety of networking opportunities.

14 - 17 May 2017

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Presented by MGA, Hosted by MGA, Queensland

Conference Chair, John Waldron - working with the 2017 MGA Conference Organising Committee