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By Niall Roeder… Currumbin’s Dust Temple is a creative alliance. The art gallery, creative agency, retailer and café, all rolled in one artistic space, has been described by collective ...
By Niall Roeder… There’s no denying it, we are a nation of coffee lovers. We’ve well and truly incorporated a daily grind into our daily ...
By Niall Roeder… The 19Karen Contemporary Artspace is serving up a September to remember, with three exciting solo exhibitions set to go down. Jessica Watts, Ben Sheers and Petra Reece will have their goods hanging on the walls at the easy-to-find gallery (19 Karen Ave) through the best part of spring. Debutante – Jessica Watts Oils […]
By Niall Roeder… Naomi Price is one talented chica. The Voice sensation is bringing not one, but two vastly different award-winning performances (and a full band) to The Arts Centre Gold Coast on 26 September (start the slow clap). Both shows, Wrecking Ball and Rumour Has It, have received rave reviews after blowing away audiences […]
By Niall Roeder John Olsen has had his fingers in a lot of art-pies over the years. He’s a painter influenced by the likes of Hayter and Dubuffet, a champion of Australian landscapes, the owner of a very individual style characterised by quizzical lines and loose brushwork, a master water-colourist, an Archibald winner and has […]
By Niall Roeder How do you see yourself spending a sunny spring day? How does wandering amongst 50 stunning sculptures along Currumbin beach sound? The al fresco artworks are part of the Swell Sculpture Festival, which this year celebrates its 13th appearance. All are invited to experience the sculptures, twilight walks, informative artist talks, Swell […]
By Niall Roeder There’s been a rumour floating around the Goldy the last month that Stingray has something in the works. Well, the rumours are true. After the success of the 1, 2, 3 Tequila, it was clear what the people wanted: Tequila by the barrelful! So listen up amigos; starting July 23, Stingray […]
Looking fresh-faced all winter long takes work. The spaQ crew recently got together to talk men’s skin care tips and here are our top four! Hydration is essential It is important to moisturise male skin all year round but even more so in the winter. The cold, dry air attacks our face causing the skin to […]
By Niall Roeder Bright, vintage frames. Purple and blue tints. Smart and fun. This is Carla Colour’s debut range of unisex eyewear, in a nutshell. Carla Robertson, the television producer turned mother of twins turned sunglass designer is the brains behind the creative lens outfit. It’s hard to find out many details on the slightly […]
By Niall Roeder Spike Milligan once said “my Father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic”. This is something a lot of us can relate to having been heavily influenced by the old man… no matter how crazy he is! Each September Father’s Day rolls around and we let them know we […]
By Niall Roeder Where do you find suspension bridges upon waterfalls, adventurous boardwalks through dense rainforests and striking mountaintop views over vast, green hinterlands? Far North Queensland? Probably. Gold Coast? Yep. The Gondwana Rainforests are only an hour from QT Gold Coast and if your mind isn’t already blown from that realisation, it will be once […]
By Niall Roeder Jai Vasicek is a young, Byron Bay-based artist and shop owner. Decorative crucifixes, embellished tiles, painted pillows and mixed media canvases litter his creative repertoire. Trying to put one’s finger on his style is a challenge and much like his art, he is one intriguing fellow. Vasicek had an curious youth; it […]
By Niall Roeder How many 19 year olds do you know that have their own art studio? Since leaving school, Marcela Regalado has opened a workplace in the creative commune, Miami Marketta. It goes by the name of Sketches By Marcela. So now you know one. Regalado hails from El Salvador. She moved to Australia […]
By Niall Roeder The Goldy is set to hold its first lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex and queer celebration when The Arts Centre Gold Coast hosts the glamourous Glitter Festival September 28 – October 5. The celebration of arts and culture will be running for a whole fabulous week and will include cabaret, theatre, art […]
By Niall Roeder They say change is as good as a holiday. Sometimes we need to get out of the office and get into a difference space. Head space AND workspace that is. Somewhere to clear the mind, refresh the senses and refocus. QT HQ is exactly that. It is your office away from the […]