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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 [...]

Independent Season

Independent Season

The Art Centre Gold Coast presents the Independent Season (aka IT IS). It’s time to lose yourself in The Space, explore new worlds and discover emerging artists with the inaugural 2013 Independent Season. With four featured Independent Theatre productions and three Work In Progress initiatives each show will be your one way ticket to the dark side. Be [...]


All about Roy

Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, his paintings were exhibited at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City and, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, and others. He became a leading figure in the new art movement. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any [...]

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Childrens Creative art workshop

Finish the Christmas school holidays with a bang and head on down to Miami’s Rabbit + Cocoon cultural precinct for five fun-packed days of performing and visual arts for children. Workshops are facilitated by a team of highly creative and very experienced teachers and guest artists (all hold teaching qualifications and/or Blue Cards), and held [...]

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Johnny Romeo goes POP

Johnny Romeo is an internationally acclaimed Australian pop painter whose energetic appropriation of comic book aesthetics and pop culture is capturing attention worldwide. With GQ Magazine describing his art as ‘part punk, part pop’, he draws inspiration from neo-Expressionism, rock’n’roll, graffiti art and Pop art. Johnny Romeo’s work critiques the madness of a modern world [...]

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In Situ

The opportunity to see an exotic animal in a zoo or circus is, for some people, an exciting and joyous activity. For others, the experience is burdened by the thought of animals in captivity, and the fact that the creatures have often been transplanted from their natural habitats to urban enclosures where their basic instincts [...]

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