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Open Country – Indigenous Art Collection

Gallery 2 Gold Coast Arts Centre December 21, 2013 – February 2, 2014 This exhibition celebrates the Gallery’s growing collection of Australian indigenous art that began in earnest when the Gallery opened in 1986.  One of the first exhibitions held was by indigenous ceramic artist Thancoupie signalling the importance of indigenous art for both the […]

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PUT A RING ON IT

By Benjamen Judd   Or a necklace. Or a bracelet. Just as long as it is from our new favourite jewellery designers, Recreational Studios by Emma Swann. A selection of fine jewellery for both men and women, Recreational Studio works with repurposed silver to create imaginative pieces that challenge traditional jewellery norms. A mixture of […]

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GOLD COAST ART PRIZE

By Benjamen Judd   The annual Gold Coast Art Prize and all it’s cultural glory is about to launch this coming Saturday, December 7 and this year is looking bigger than all that have come before. Now in its 45th year, the popular Gold Coast Art Prize provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art […]

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The Face behind 19 Karen

Tucked away in Mermaid Beach is a hidden gem of artist proportions – 19 Karen. A gorgeous little gallery which is attracting droves of followers. The women behind it all is Terri Lew. Terri is committed to her vision of 19 Karen as a gallery that nurtures emerging contemporary artists giving them the opportunity to grow and […]

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SURF ‘N’ TURF AND SHOPPING

By Benjamen Judd   Yay for summer! One of our favourite things to do here on the sunny heaven that is the Gold Coast during the best season of the year is spending evenings meandering along The Esplanade in the heat enjoying some of the best local foods and designs that the region has to […]

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LIMINAL: QUEENSLAND COLLEGE OF ART GOLD COAST GRADUATE EXHIBITION

Gallery 1November 2 – December 1, 2013 The Gold Coast campus of Queensland College of Art at Griffith University has gained a reputation for nurturing local creative talent. This year’s Graduating Fine Art and Honours artists embrace their position on the threshold of embarking on their careers as professional artists through their exhibition Liminal. Through sculpture, […]

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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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