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SPRING SCORCHER LEAVING YOU PARCHED?

On the Gold Coast our weather has taken a huge turn to the scorching and if you’re anything like us, you’re finding yourself getting thirstier and thirstier as the mercury rises. At spaQ we’re always on the look-out for new ways to keep hydrated and our fabulous spaQ Manager Suzanne Dodds spotted this treasure trove […]

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Relax with spaQ soothing tunes this October.

Keep calm & enjoy spaQ’s picks for the ultimate October relaxation tunes. Lorde – Royals Josh Pyke – Warm in Winter Ben Howard – Call me maybe Natalie Merchant – San Andreas Fault Rudimental – Ready or not

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Gold Coast Farmers Market

Situated at Miami, on the Gold Coast, Australia, “ the Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market” is the area’s first and only truly Organic Growers Market, selling the best quality, tastiest, most nutritious produce available to you. Every Sunday from 06:00 AM to 11:30 AM, this totally unique Market provides an extensive and complete range of […]

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FABULOUS THINGS: TOWARDS A NEW ART MUSEUM

Gallery 2 October 12 – November 17, 2013 As a prelude to the exhibition of designs for a new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct that will be unveiled in November, we present some of the key works and strengths of the Gold Coast City Gallery collection. These works have been collected over the past 40 years […]

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Blue Jasmine

Check out this flick at the Arts Centre Gold Coast!   Genre: Drama / Comedy Cast: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Sally Hawkins, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale and Peter Sarsgaard. Written and Director: Woody Alllen Official Website: visit official website Synopsis: A life crisis causes a woman to head to San Francisco, where she reconnects with her sister.   Review.  […]

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AFTER DARK: PECHA KUCHA – 5 IMAGES, 5 MINUTES

Gallery 1Thursday, September 26, 2013 Join us AFTER DARK for a ‘Pecha Kucha’ style event – 5 images, 5 minutes. Selected artists exhibiting in The Border Art Prize 2013 exhibition will give short presentations about their practice – no more than five minutes in length, no more than five images. Bring friends and colleagues for a snappy, inspiring evening of […]

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Energies 2013

allery 2September 7 – October 6, 2013 Energies is a must-see exhibition, showcasing works of art by talented secondary school students from across the Gold Coast. The selected works include widely varying artistic media from painting to video installation across a diverse range of themes and subject matter. This annual event promises to capture a snapshot […]

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The Border Art Prize 2013

Gallery 1 September 21 – October 27, 2013 This annual prize celebrates the diversity and abundance of artists in southeast Queensland and northeast NSW. The prize is shared between Tweed River Art Gallery and Gold Coast City Art Gallery and is held at these venues in alternate years. The total prize pool for 2013 is […]

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Crispy Salmon

How do I cook perfect crispy skinned salmon? taste.com.au says; Step 1: Place the salmon, skin-side up, on a chopping board and sprinkle with sea salt flakes. This helps crisp the skin. Step 2: Heat a little oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook salmon, skin-side down, for 4-5 minutes depending on thickness. […]

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BOY AND BEAR AND BEERS AND US

Since forming in 2009, Boy & Bear have become one of Australia’s best loved indie bands. Actually, they’re probably responsible for our renewed love affair with indie music after being lured to the dark side by Taylor Swift back in 2010. (there was lots of breaking up that year, don’t judge us). And, with their […]

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Extra Info: 130 mins in Genre: Drama Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland. Official Website: visit official website Synopsis: Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios—he killed a man in Texas and vengeful […]

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MEETING PLACE: THE ASIAN CENTURY

Gallery 1August 17 – September 15, 2013 Organised by Australian Creative Exchange, this exhibition instigates a dialogue between artists from China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia. Spurred by former Australian PM Julia Gillard’s paper on The Asian Century which seeks to foster relationships with our Asian neighbours, and encouraged by the Gallery’s [Bundall] location which […]

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The Ducks Ass

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck%27s_Ass + http://www.ehow.com/how_7301159_do-1950s-hair.html#page=1 The duck’s ass is a haircut style that was popular during the 1950s. It is also called the duck’s tail or simply D.A.The D.A. quickly became a stereotypical feature of rebels and nonconformists, and gained popularity especially after the rise of rock ‘n roll legend Elvis Presley, who sported the same look. […]

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MANGO HABANERO DRUNKEN PRAWNS Prawns: 6 prawns 400 mL tequila Sauce: 2 Mangoes 6 Green Habanero Chillies 10 grams of Coriander 20 mL of Lime juice Pinch of Salt 1 tablespoon of Brown Sugar 20 grams of Mint 20 grams of diced Spanish Onion 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder To Serve: Indian Pappadums   Marinate […]

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DAVE GROOM EXHIBITION AT THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST

Foyer GalleryAugust 17 – September 15, 2013 Fourth generation of the Gold Coast Hinterland region, artist Dave Groom lives and works in a studio he built that borders Lamington National Park, observing and absorbing the subtle shifts in colour and form as time passes. Drawing inspiration from his surrounding landscape, Groom works in the manner […]

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