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We Love a Launch

By Benjamen Judd Our favourite local art space, 19 Karen Contemporary, has announced a new selection of works from esteemed Australian contemporary artists Esther Erlich, Johnny Romeo, Michaela Kloeckner and Richard Denny. A quaternity of solo shows that will occupy the space at the same time, the curators at 19Karen have succeeded in creating a [...]

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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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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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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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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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LETS GET STAMPY

By Benjamen Judd   LETS GET STAMPY   Wooden, crafty, and colourful? You better believe we love the shit out of it. Stampel is the name given to the gorgeous range of wooden objects that are designed and hand-carved by Andrea Shaw.   Stampel is a Swedish word (no wonder we love it) for Stamp, [...]

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ONE HELLE OF A WOMAN

By Benjamen Judd What do biology, horticulture, medical research and tiny crochet marine life have in common? One woman, and thy name be Helle. Situated in the stunning backdrop of NSW’s Northern Coast, Helle Jorgensen is the creator of some truly wonderful little bits of craft. She calls her creations a study of materials and [...]

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War Horse Comes to Brisbane this July

The National Theatre of Great Britain’s smash hit production War Horse is coming to Brisbane. War Horse tells the story of Joey, the beloved horse of a boy called Albert, who is sold to the cavalry at the outbreak of World War I and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate [...]

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MADAM METAL

By Benjamen Judd One of our favourite films growing up (and still now as an adult) was Flashdance. The whole steelworker-by-day, self-taught dance star at night thing (a thing, might we add, that was in a bar that didn’t require the girls to get their rack out) gave us the inspiration to grow up and [...]

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A TOUCH OF FROST

By Benjamen Judd This week we are going a little afield in our search for random things that we want to own. We ended up in South Australia (figuratively, not literally) where we came across the amazing ceramic work done by the equally amazing Susan Frost. Susan began her work in clay way back when [...]

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LEARNING FROM SURFERS PARADISE: A REPHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT 1973-2013

At Gallery 2, The Arts Centre Gold Coast from June 22 – August 4, 2013 John Gollings Learning From Surfers Paradise: A Rephotography Project 1973-2013 Inspired by the architectural bombshell that was Venturi and Scott Brown’s text Learning from Las Vegas, John Gollings came to Surfers Paradise in 1973 with the intention to extensively photograph the [...]

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KENJI URANISHI: SANCTUARY

In the Darkroom at The Arts Centre Gold Coast from June 22 – August 4, 2013 I am interested in and influenced by architecture and nature, and how people interact with both. KENJI URANISHI Japanese-born ceramic artist Kenji Uranishi relocated to Brisbane in 2004. From his tiny studio, porcelain structures reminiscent of the built environment [...]

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Book paintings.

We’re not quite sure if you’d call what artist Ekaterina Panikanova creates painting, collage or installation, but there’s no questioning the fact that it’s exploding with awesomeness. The Russian lass has found a new use for crumbly old books and documents aside from sitting dustily on the mantelpiece making us feel smart: she arranges them [...]

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