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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 […]

Susan 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 […]



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 […]



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 […]


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 […]


19Karen Stockroom sale

For the months of June and July 19Karen art gallery on the Gold Coast offers 10-15% off their stockroom artworks. These works have formed part of exhibitions held in the gallery over the past year and show some of the finest Australian modern artistry talent on offer. To check out the details head here.


Collection Focus: Sight and sound

Foyer Gallery May 27 – June 17, 2013 Her visual dynamics combine the primitive throb of the jungle drums with the sophisticated broken rhythms of modern jazz. Art critic Michael Richards on the work of Irene Amos Rarely do artists live in isolation. Often while creating works of art, they listen to music: classical, jazz, […]

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Gallery 2 May 11 – June 16, 2013 Smalltown The wild landscapes of Australia are routinely described as desolate and forbidding… [yet] for all the talk of hostility and harshness, there is nothing so bleak and forbidding in country Australia as the places humans have built there… Tim Winton, 2009 Smalltown is a dialogue between photographer […]



By Benjamen Judd Port Douglas is truly one of Australia’s most beautiful areas to visit. Even better to live, if you ask us. Warm oceans, deep tropical forests and endless sunshine can relax even the hardest of workers…we should know, because we work super hard to make sure that it stays this way.   Not […]


Rosetta Santucci at Gallery One

Gallery One presents the works of Rosetta Santucci. Here are some words about the artist: Having spent over a decade experimenting with applications like jewellery and textile design, it was a natural progression for me to start painting. My background in costume for film and television and a passion for textiles – primarily tribal and […]


Dan Withey at 19KAREN

The work of Adelaide’s Dan Withey combines detailed colour and illustration with his strong stance against globalisation and consumerism. His earthy works make reference to Native Americans and their way of life that represents complete freedom; something, he says, our society has lost.  Withey is one emerging artist to watch. With 17 successful solo shows up his sleeves, Dan’s […]



April 17 – May 5, 2013 The Arts Centre to host Evangelion Art Exhibition as part of 2013 QPOW! Gallery hours Mon  – Fri: 10.00am – 5.00pm Sat , Sun and public holidays: 11.00am – 5.00pm Calling all anime lovers! Queensland Pop Culture Week exploded on the Gold Coast in April 2013. QPOW! is an initiative of the Gold Coast […]

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2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 and Foyer Gallery Now in its 13th year, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. This highly anticipated award, with a total $30,000 in prizes and acquisitions, is a highlight of Gold Coast City Gallery’s exhibition program. From […]


The art of being kind this April

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~Plato I used to have a horrible boss. I worked as a trainer in a big corporation. I can remember him coming into one of my training sessions and telling me off about something in front of my whole group. He talked to me […]

Oldskool Chatterbox

Oldskool Chatterbox

Remember these? The hours spent in class deciding your classmates fortune or challenging them to the dreaded ‘truth or dare’. These paper Chatterboxes are one of the simplest origami tricks to master and we’ve included some easy refresher tips so that you can relive the glory days: Materials: 1 sheet of paper Coloured pencils Pen […]

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