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BLEACH* IS THE WORD

By Benjamen Judd No word of a lie not a single person here in the QT has not once or twice experimented with being a bottle blonde. And while the end results were questionable on most (some of us it actually suited) we learnt that bleach was better left to cleaning toilets and major festivals. […]

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Fin and Ivy

Based on the Gold Coast of Australia the Fin and Ivy creative studio designs and sources unique lifestyle products inspired by world travel and luxury living with a vintage touch. The studios name sake is after the founder, Sam Suttie’s, two daughters Finley and Ivy.   “Bringing up two little girls has made me realise […]

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The Village Markets

The Village Markets (TVM), are the original and best boutique creative market on the Gold Coast, showcasing up to 100 fashion, arts and creative stalls as well as live local music and delicious gourmet food. Founded in October 2008, the aim of TVM is to create a platform for talented emerging designers, creatives, and vintage collectors to showcase their wares, as […]

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Random Acts of Dance

Random Acts of Dance

Behind the shining lights and the glitzy costumes lie brave souls willing to push limits. To navigate through doubts and insecurities so they can share what makes them complete. Random Acts of Dance is a collection of dance works created by local choreographer Ben Veitch and performed by some of Gold Coast’s finest dancers. You […]

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ART ACTIVITIES INSPIRED BY GOLD COAST ART PRIZE 2013

January 13 – January 24, 2014 FREE drop-in program of art making activities that have been inspired by works in the Gold Coast Art Prize 2013 exhibition. Activities are suitable for 4 – 12 years. Younger children welcome. Parental supervision required. No RSVP required. Presented as part of The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s Summer Series in conjunction with the Gold […]

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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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