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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 REVEAL: Designs for a new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

As the Gold Coast prepares to host the world at the 2018 Commonwealth games, 3 internationally selected teams were shortlisted to present their plans for our own cultural precinct. Final proposals have been submitted and the winner will be featured at an exhibition of entries at the Arts Centre Gold Coast where the team’s visions [...]

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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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Gold Coast Brick Event, 9th and 10th November 2013

Brick Events Pty Ltd is private company whose main propose is to organise, conduct and manage exhibitions made up of Lego creations in the regional centres of Queensland and northern New South Wales. The company is teaming up with Bricks n Fun, Brisbane’s #1 Lego Speciality Shop and the Friends of Bricks n Fun group, [...]

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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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GOLD COAST QUILTERS GUILD EXHIBITION 2013

Gallery 2August 10 – September 1, 2013 Treasured for their practicability to keep one warm in the colder months, quilts both conjure memories and evoke admiration for their craftsmanship. Showcasing the best of Gold Coast Quilters Guild, this biennial exhibition explores not only the materials and techniques that form these exquisitely made quilts but also [...]

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Merchant & Mills

The ability to sew on a button or hem pants are skills that were once commonplace, but have become somewhat lost with younger generations. English draper Merchant & Mills is doing its best to keep such waning artistry alive with its Selected Notions Box Set. The embossed sewing box comes with removable inserts that accommodate [...]

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HOUSE OF CARDS

OUR HOUSE

By Benjamen Judd   We love a solid success story. Especially when it comes to the creative industries where often it’s a matter of who you know (or screwed) as opposed to what talents you have.   Brisbane-based independent label, House of Cards, is one such success that resulted from honed skills, creative ingenuity, and [...]

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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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Horse rings

A BITTER RING

By Benjamen Judd If you have ever seen Karl Lagerfeld get ready you would have noticed that he is unable to leave the house without selecting a ring or three for every finger, a necklace, some bracelets, a cuff, some earrings, and several other trinkets for body-parts left unseen.   We like his style. However, [...]

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TOBY JONES

By Benjamen Judd It is not often that we come across a jewellery range that is not only visually engaging and pleasing to look at but is also completely original. So when we discovered Toby Jones and his latest collection to say we were in a small state of bliss would be an understatement. After [...]

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Helle Jorgensen Coral Garden

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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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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Miami Marketta

MARKETTA MADNESS

The Miami Marketta has established itself as one of the Gold Coast’s most awesome little community markets, arts and live music events since it was launched back in 2011. A once-a-month event, the Marketta provides local designers and eateries a chance to get their goods out and in the publics hands and the next one [...]

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