Past Exhibitions

Family day in the Gallery

Saltwater Programs for Young People

Gallery 1 July 26 - August 30, 2014

Adults and children alike are invited to join in some cultural activities inspired by Saltwater Country. Hosted by local community m…

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Owen Thompson, Fortress Ridge View, watercolour on cotton 56cm x 76cm

Artist Masterclass: Light on the Landscape

Gallery 2 Saturday, July 26, 2014

Watercolour Painting in the Romantic Style Longtime member of the prestigious Australian Watercolour Institute Owen Thompson will lead a watercolour skills…

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Ken Thaiday in his Cairns studio. Photo: Michael Aird

Saltwater Country Opening Program

Gallery 1 Saturday, July 19, 2014

Come along to the Saltwater Country opening event which will include a pop-up workshop, artist demonstrations and an evening projection on the walls. Come to the opening by…

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Saltwater Country

Gallery 1 July 19 - August 31, 2014

Saltwater Country is a major exhibition project that presents new work by 16 contemporary Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to audiences, firstly on the Gold Coast a…

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Lauren Simeoni Wreath 2012, artificial foliage, brass, amazonite

Unnatural Jewellery Workshop with Lauren Simeoni

The Studio Sunday, July 13, 2014

SOLD OUT! JamFactory alumni studio artist Lauren Simeoni will lead a skills based workshop that will have you thinking outside the …

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Photo: Alex Chomiz

The Saltwater Country Project: South Stradbroke Island Artist Camp

Foyer Gallery July 10 - August 31, 2014

This exhibition presents the artworks made and experiences shared from a five-day workshop held at the northern tip of South Stradbroke Island. Emerging and established Indigenous artists from the …

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Artist Dave Groom at his Hinterland property and studio

Artists in Conversation: Hinterland Inspiration

Gallery 2 Saturday, June 28, 2014

Seeing the landscape through contemporary eyes. Join local painter Dave Groom and Brisbane printmaker Wayne Singleton as they discuss their different approaches to the landscape. LE…

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Edwin Bode, The old home and the new 1909, watercolour. Private collection

Edwin Bode Opening Event

Gallery 2 Saturday, June 21, 2014

Join us for the official opening of Edwin Bode: Pioneering Artist of the Hinterland Region.

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Edwin BODE, Numinbah Falls 1907, watercolour, Purchased 1992, Gold Coast City Gallery Collection.

Edwin Bode: Pioneering Artist of the Gold Coast Hinterland Region

Gallery 2 June 21 - July 27, 2014

English-born Bode immigrated to Queensland in 1882, aged 23. Within four years he had moved to the Gold Coast hinterland where he created watercolours of homesteads and farms in the Canungra, Wongl…

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Collection Talk: John Walsh on Extra Ordinary Things from the Collection

Gallery 2 Saturday, June 14, 2014

Join Gallery Manager John Walsh for his insights into the exhibition EVERYDAY CELEBRITY: Extra Ordinary Things from the Collection. John has extensive knowledge of the City Collection and …

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Image: Tom Moore, Oily Invertebrate with heaps-good Shrubby Mounds, etc (detail) 2012, blown and solid glass, silver leaf, fake moss, laminated plywood, dirt, heavy card, paint, particle board

Designing Craft / Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory

Gallery 1 May 31 - July 13, 2014

Established by the South Australian Government in 1973, JamFactory is a unique and iconic South Australian institution that nurtures and promotes contemporary craft and design in Australia.

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Howard Sparks, Escape from the Carousel, oil painting, Courtesy of the artist.

HOWARD SPARKS: Aspects from the Past

Foyer Gallery May 31 - July 6, 2014

Memories – ‘things seen and thoughts pondered’ - seep into the poetic paintings of Howard Sparks. This exhibition showcases a selection of paintings Sparks has created over the past few years, incl…

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Image: Marcel Cousins, First home buyers 2003 (detail), bubble-jet and enamel on canvas, Collection: Gold Coast City Gallery

Everyday Celebrity: Extra Ordinary Things from the Collection

Gallery 2 May 3 - June 15, 2014

In the modern world both objects and individuals have been re-contextualised and presented with a new found meaning often beyond their original status. The humble Campbell’s soup can rose to fame i…

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GLOW - Spotlight on the Gallery

Lakeside Terrace Saturday, April 12, 2014

Gold Coast City Gallery hosts special nocturnal events and photography in conjunction with the Gold Coast’s newest festival GLOW

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Chris BENNIE, Levitating Caravean (Not all holidays are created equally) 2013, gicleé print on Hähnemule photo rag archival paper, Courtesy of the artist.

2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 March 29 - May 25, 2014

Now in its 14th year, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established ph…

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Gabriella Szablewska & Brent Wilson, Voice over matter 2012 (installation detail), mixed media, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artists.

Voice over Matter

Darkroom March 22 - April 27, 2014

Brisbane –based artists Gabriella Szablewska and Brent Wilson share a studio and collaborate with one another in between work, band practice, tending their garden and family commitments. Both gradu…

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Catherine Staughton, Love kitten massage face (Sim Luttin) 2010; acrylic and felt pen on paper, Courtesy Arts Project Australia.

Renegades: Outsider Art

Gallery 2 March 22 - April 27, 2014

'Renegades art comes from a sparkling spectrum of makers: studios supporting people with intellectual disabilities, community care centres, psychiatric settings and outer geographical reaches, or f…

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Fibro Coast Snowdome by Anna Carey

Seminar: The Fibro Coast: Issues in remembering and preserving

Gallery 1 Friday, March 14, 2014

With rapid change occurring on both the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and recent controversies within both communities around the demolition of fibro structures, speakers from heritage, planning, museum…

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Fibro Coast: Hotel Beche de Mer morning tea event

Gallery 1 Monday, March 10, 2014

Join us for a special Fibro Coast morning tea event including selected scene readings from the new script for upcoming production

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William Bustard, Untitled [Fibro beach house] c1950s, Collection Gold Coast City Gallery

Fibro Coast: Lunchtime Curator Talks

Gallery 1 February 19 - March 5, 2014

Lunchtime Curator Talks Wednesday 19 February and 5 March 2014 at 1pm Senior Curator Virginia Rigney and Assistant Curator

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Fibro Coast Snowdome by Anna Carey

Fibro Coast

Gallery 1 February 15 - March 23, 2014

In the era before motels and resorts, a holiday at the Gold and Sunshine coasts usually meant either pitching a tent and camping by the beach or staying in a simple cottage owned by family or frien…

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Elaine Campaner, Kirra Hill Ashtray 2013, Courtesy of the artist.

Fibro Coast: Opening Event

Gallery 1 Saturday, February 15, 2014

Join us to reflect on the beach holiday history enjoyed within the humble fibro beach shack and hear how contemporary architects, writers and artists respond to that history through their work and …

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Fred Luddite, Mouse plague 2013, mixed media. Image Courtesy of Margaret Shaw.

Fred Luddite

Foyer Gallery February 15 - March 23, 2014

The collection of works in this exhibition may be influenced by having the knowledge that Fred Luddite was conceived in a wonderful object, a varnished wooden rowboat on Rice Lake, Ontario on his f…

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Sebastian Di Mauro, pro Cocceuis Nevra, 2009, Courtesy CREATIVEMOVE, Brisbane

Sebastian Di Mauro: Surf ‘n’ Turf

Gallery 2 February 8 - March 16, 2014

Over summer, highly acclaimed Brisbane artist Sebastian Di Mauro will showcase a playful sculptural installation of artificial plastic grass and colourful neoprene – the rubbery stuff that wet suit…

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Karen Richards: Flora non Evidens

Darkroom January 18 - March 2, 2014

Flora non Evidens is an installation of machine embroidered and knitted panels depicting rare and endangered plants from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The plants have b…

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Naata NUNGURRAYI, Marrapinti 2010, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Gift of Craig Edwards

Open Country: Indigenous art from the collection

Gallery 2 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 …

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Darren Wardle 
Head Case Study 7 2013 
oil, synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas 
Courtesy of the artist and Nellie Castan Gallery, 
Melbourne

Gold Coast Art Prize 2013

Gallery 1 December 7, 2013 - February 9, 2014

Now in its 45th year, the popular Gold Coast Art Prize provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art practice from across Australia. The prize is open to all Australian art…

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The Reveal: Designs for a new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct

Gallery 2 November 22 - December 15, 2013

From a field of 75 entries, drawn from across the globe, an expert jury has shortlisted three design teams ARM ARCHITECTURE, CRAB_VOGT_DBI and NIKKEN SEKKEI to pro…

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QCA GALLERY FLOORTALKS

Gallery 1 Saturday, November 9, 2013

QCA GALLERY FLOORTALKSHear a diverse group of QCA Graduate artists featured in the Liminal exhibition speak about their artistic practice. 

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Jason Haggerty - Digital Heads 2013 - Digital video

Liminal: Queensland College of Art Gold Coast Graduate Exhibition

Gallery 1 November 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 th…

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OLLEY, Currumbin sand mining 1956, drawing, Acquired 1979. Purchased with funds provided by Gold Coast City Council

Collection Focus: QCA Lineage

Foyer Gallery November 2 - December 1, 2013

Works of art by students and staff of Queensland College of Art from Gold Coast City Gallery Collection As momentum builds towards the launch of the Design Competition for …

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Tim STORRIER AM Landscape (as modern blocks) 2006, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Gift of the artist

Gallery Talk: Collection Highlights - An Afternoon With Tim Storrier AM

Gallery 2 Saturday, October 12, 2013

Join us for a Gallery Talk that will focus on the Gold Coast City Gallery Collection. Gallery Manager John Walsh will be in conversation with artist 

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John Olsen, Desert seedling 2008-2010, Gift of the artist under the cultural gifts program, 2012

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 col…

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2013 Winner: John Cottrell, Maelstrom Mandala, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, courtesy of the artist

The Border Art Prize 2013

Gallery 1 September 21 - October 27, 2013

This annual prize celebrates the diversity and abundance of artists in southeast Queensland and northeast NSW. The prize is shared between Tweed River Art Gallery and Gold Coast City Art Gallery an…

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Samantha Levick, Thom Yorke, Graphite on paper, Courtesy of the artist.

Energies 2013

Gallery 2 September 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 medi…

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Calligraphy with Anita Tan

Gallery 1 Saturday, August 24, 2013

In this public workshop and demonstration, Anita Tan will share her knowledge of Chinese literature and the art of Chinese calligraphy. Anita can assist participants to write their…

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International Artist Talks

Gallery 1 Saturday, August 17, 2013

Join us for International Artist Talks relating to the Australian Creative Exchange exhibition

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Dave Groom, Cockatoo's through the forest, oil on linen, 92cm x 125cm

Dave Groom

Foyer Gallery August 17 - September 15, 2013

Fourth generation of the Gold Coast Hinterland region, artist Dave Groom lives and works in a studio he built that borders Lamington National Park, observing and absorbing the subtle shifts in colo…

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Meeting Place: The Asian Century

Gallery 1 August 17 - September 15, 2013

Organised by Australian Creative Exchange, this exhibition instigates a dialogue between artists from China, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia. Spurred by former Austral…

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Tuscan Rose quilt made by several members of Gold Coast Quilters Guild

Gold Coast Quilters Guild Exhibition 2013

Gallery 2 August 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 Quilte…

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Since 1973: Remembering Paradise Morning Tea

Gallery 2 Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Join us for a special morning tea and share your memories of the city over the past four decades with some well-known Gold Coast locals including Bette Watson and Jock McIl…

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Image courtesy Ceramic Arts Daily and the artist

Gallery Workshop: Explore Porcelain Slab Building with Kenji Uranishi

Off Site Sunday, July 28, 2013

This workshop is sold out. Japanese-born ceramic artist Kenji Uranishi’s work fuses great craftsmanship and Japanese sensibility with a fascination for his surrounding envi…

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Flamingo Hotel and Casino sign, Las Vegas 1968

Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

Gallery 1 June 29 - August 11, 2013

The city of Las Vegas holds an unrivalled place in the popular imagination as a city of escapist dreams, spectacular night time illumination and pop culture entertainment on a grand scale. Architec…

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John Gollings Surfers Paradise Blvd looking south from The Shore at night 1973-2013, image courtesy of the artist.

Learning from Surfers Paradise: A Rephotography Project 1973-2013

Gallery 2 June 22 - August 4, 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 ph…

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Selection of architecturally inspired ceramics by Kenji Uranishi. Courtesy of the artist.

Kenji Uranishi: Sanctuary

Darkroom June 22 - September 1, 2013

Japanese-born ceramic artist Kenji Uranishi relocated to Brisbane in 2004. From his tiny studio, porcelain structures reminiscent of the built environment are created using slip casting and slab te…

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Irene AMOS, ‘Paradox on parade’ 1985, painting, Collection Gold Coast City Gallery.

Collection Focus: Sight and Sound

Foyer Gallery May 27 - June 24, 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…

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Martin Mischkulnig Oodnadatta Track, South Australia 2005 © Martin Mischkulnig

Exhibition Talk: Focus on Landscape Photography

Gallery 2 Saturday, May 11, 2013

EXHIBITION TALKTime: 1:30pm  FOCUS ON LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHYSenior Curator Virginia Rigney will discuss the genre of landscape photography in co…

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Martin Mischkulnig, Lochiel, South Australia 2005. Copyright Martin Mischkulnig

Smalltown

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 bl…

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Liam BENSON, The Opal Queen  2012, pigment in ink on cotton rag paper , (photographed by Jasmine Robertson),  Courtesy of the artist and Artereal Gallery, Sydney

2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 April 6 - May 19, 2013

2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award6 April – 19 MayGallery 1 and Foyer Gallery  Now in its 13th year, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert…

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Richard Bell with Emory Douglas, A white hero for black Australia 2011, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 176x250cm, Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery Brisbane

Basil Sellers Student Prize for Art and Sport

The Studio March 23 - April 14, 2013

Basil Sellers Student Prize for Art and SportWhen art and spor…

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Richard Bell with Emory Douglas, A white hero for black Australia 2011, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 176x250cm, Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery Brisbane

Free Gallery Seminar Crossing the divide between art and sport supported by Bleach* Festival

Gallery 1 Friday, March 1, 2013

Free Gallery Seminar Crossing the divide between art and sport supported by Bleach* Festival: Programming, p…

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Richard Bell with Emory Douglas, A white hero for black Australia 2011, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 176x250cm, Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery Brisbane

Basil Sellers Art Prize 3

Gallery 1 February 9 - March 31, 2013

Basil Sellers Art Prize 3 15 artists tackle sport When art and sport meet, the result is more than an image of a gam…

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Credits: Manfred Krautschneider, Dialogue 2012, pigment print. Courtesy the artist

Manfred Krautschneider: Surburban Reflections

Foyer Gallery February 9 - March 31, 2013

Manfred Krautschneider: Suburban Reflections 9 February - 31 March 2013Foyer Gallery Gold Coast-based artist Manfred Krautschneider’s photographs don…

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Can't Sea Through This

Theatre Foyer January 14 - February 3, 2013

Can't Sea Through This Elysium Greene14 January - 3 February 2013 Can’t Sea Through This is the result of a collaboration between Art Activist

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Chris Bennie The Commonwealth Perspective (Mirror Me You Love Version) 2011, 4:47

Greatest Hits Volume 3

Darkroom December 15, 2012 - February 3, 2013

Greatest Hits Volume 3 An Institute of Modern Art Touring Exhibition15 December 2012 – 3 February 2013Darkroom Greatest Hits Volume 3 is …

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Narelle Autio, Plastic gun 2009, pigment print. Courtesy the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney

The Summer of Us - Narelle Autio

Gallery 2 December 15, 2012 - February 3, 2013

The Summer of UsNarelle Autio15 Dec – 3 FebGallery 2 While life on the Gold Coast revolves around holidays spent by the beach, this summe…

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Black and white photo - Laurene Hassard design, 1958. Courtesy Ivy
Hassard

So Chic - Dressing for Fun in the Sun

Gallery 1 Friday, November 16, 2012

SO CHIC - DRESSING FOR FUN IN THE SUN Design Innovation in Gold Coast Fashion A free Gold Coast City Gallery event Two icons of ear…

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QCA Graduate Exhibition - Better Than Real

Gallery 2 October 27 - December 9, 2012

QCA Graduate ExhibitionBetter Than RealGraduates from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Gold Coast27 October – 9 December …

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Sexualising The City

Gallery 1 October 20 - December 2, 2012

Sexualising the City: Imaging Desire and the Gold Coast Identity Meter maids, surfer boys, bikini girls … for decades the Gold Coast has been portrayed as a ‘sexy’ …

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Free Public Lecture: Sir Peter Cook - The Architecture of Fun and Games

Gallery 1 Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Free Public Lecture Sir Peter CookThe Architecture of Fun and Games Professor Sir Peter Cook RA, founder of

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The Gold Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Foyer Gallery October 10 - November 25, 2012

The Gold Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award celebrates the work of emerging and established local Indigenous artists. The 2012 Award is centred on the theme, Gaurema gulli-nu (St…

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Thomas Glazebrook, untitled 2012, digital photograph. Courtesy the artist

Energies 2012

Gallery 1 September 22 - October 21, 2012

ENERGIES22 September – 21 OctoberGallery 2 View the ENERGIES blog ENERGIES i…

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Pipe Dreams: Erica Gray

Foyer Gallery August 25 - October 7, 2012

A pipedream is a tremendous hope that is impossible to achieve. Similarly, the nonsensical squishy pipe creations that Erica produces could never perform the primary role of a pipe; instead these f…

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Life Line Project

Foyer Gallery August 25 - October 7, 2012

Life Line Project25 August – 7 OctoberFoyer Gallery Disability support worker Evie Taitapanui and Ceramicist Michaela Kloeckner, along with the help of a dedica…

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Image: Robert Brownhall, Classic Motel – Gold Coast 2000 Oil on linen 90 x 180cm. Private Collection

1000 days: Robert Brownhall and the Gold Coast

Gallery 2 August 11 - September 16, 2012

Since 1992 the Gold Coast has been like a second home to Robert Brownhall, a Brisbane-based artist who has almost weekly driven down to surf our local breaks. But the waves are not the only…

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Sue Ford, Self-portrait 1974 from the series Self-portrait with camera (1960–2006), selenium toned gelatin silver print, printed 2011. Courtesy Sue Ford Archive

Time Machine: Sue Ford A Monash Gallery of Art Travelling Exhibition

Gallery 1 July 7 - August 19, 2012

A Monash Gallery of Art Travelling Exhibition. Sue Ford (1943–2009) was one of Australia’s most important photographers and filmmakers. Ford studied photography at RMIT and in …

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Ross Manning, Dichroic Filter Piece (extended projection) 2012. data projector, dvd, dichroic filters, cut glass. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Shakin The Contemporary Kinetic Aesthetic Exhibition

Gallery 2 June 30 - August 5, 2012

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I Love My City Art Collection

Gallery 1 May 19 - July 1, 2012

As part of our celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the opening of Gold Coast City Gallery, we’re inviting 25 members of the community to select their favourite work from the huge collection of…

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Image : Alasdair McIntyre Dinky-Di 2011 (Detail) Gold Coast City Gallery Collection

Art on Art

Gallery 2 May 12 - June 24, 2012

The art world is a rich storehouse of stories and imagery for artists to reflect upon. This exhibition presents artists making artwork about art, the history, the politics, the fashions and the con…

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Eugenia Raskopoulos, Vestiges #3 2010, Archival Digital pigment print, 115x 80cm, Courtesy the artist and William Wright Artists Projects Sydney

2012 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 March 31 - May 13, 2012

31 March – 13 May, 2012 Competition Information

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Alana Hampton, Half and half 2011, still from digital video. Courtesy of the artist.

Marian Drew + Alana Hampton: The Lorikeet Island Project

Gallery 2 March 24 - May 6, 2012

Marian Drew and Alana Hampton present a multi-channel media and sound installation; creating an immersive environment through the layering of light, sound, light drawing and the projection of still…

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Judy Watson Heron island Suite #12 Etching on paper ( Detail ) Courtesy the artist and Grahame Galleries + editions

JUDY WATSON HERON ISLAND SUITE

Foyer Gallery February 11 - March 25, 2012

Judy Watson was born in Mundubbera and belongs to the Waanyi language group and is one of Australia’s most significant practicing artists. Her work is characterized by deeply felt understanding of …

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Lisa Jones Replicator 2009 (acquired 2010 JADA). Collection Grafton Regional Gallery

JACARANDA ACQUISITIVE DRAWING AWARD (JADA) 2010

Gallery 1 February 11 - March 25, 2012

Putting a pencil to paper and drawing is probably the first experience that many students have with art making. Despite this, drawing was regarded as less important than other art forms. Drawing ha…

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Walungkura Napanangka, Women's Ceremony 2006, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, The Corrigan Collection

21st Century Beginnings- The Corrigan Collection of Aboriginal Art

Gallery 2 December 17, 2011 - January 29, 2012

  The lands of the central deserts, Kimberley and Top End are home to some of the greatest artists pract…

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Michael Muir, New blue jeans 2011, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Eva Breuer Art Dealer, Sydney

2011 Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize

Gallery 1 December 10, 2011 - February 5, 2012

Judge of the 2011 P…

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Korea Re-Imagining the City

Gallery 2 November 5 - December 11, 2011

Korea- Australia Exchange Exhibition: Korea_Re-imagining the city Contemporary Korean Media Art about cities and change  An…

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Caitlyn Coupe, Living Room (detail) 2011, transfer on ceramic plate in installation

Does My Art Look Big In This?

Gallery 1 October 22 - December 4, 2011

The Queensland College of Art at Griffith University offers an excellent visual arts program, with many former students going on to become nationally and internationally renowned artists. Undergr…

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The 2011 Border Art Prize

Gallery 1 September 3 - October 16, 2011

3 Sep - 16 Oct 2011  Now in its eleventh year, the Border Art Prize is an extraordinary demonstration of the creative exploits of artists from this region…

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Dennis Nona: Waii - Coming In

Gallery 2 July 30 - August 11, 2011

30 Jul - 11 Sep 2011    Waii – Coming In refers to the wash of ocean detritus brought in and then left by the high tide – this wash parallels the mov…

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FACE UP: A Look at portraits from the collection

Gallery 1 July 16 - October 6, 2011

16 Jul - 28 Aug 2011     Artists can bring intensive scrutiny to our notions of identity. Drawn from our collection, this exhibition will feature portraits …

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Opened Land

Opened Land

Foyer Gallery July 2 - August 28, 2011

In honour of 2011 NAIDOC week, a collection of recently aquired Indigenous works from the Gallery's collection …

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Dianne Hewitt, Black tulips 2008, textile, courtesy of the artist

Gold Coast Quilters Guild Exhibition

Gallery 2 July 2 - July 24, 2011

Presented by the Gold Coast Quilters Guild  Quilting appeals to all ages, from young mothers with babes i…

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Peter Walker- Surf Boards

Peter Walker Fluid and Hollow Wooden Surfboards, Gerry Wedd RIP Surf and Sea Ceramics

Gallery 2 May 28 - July 10, 2011

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Michael Aird, Paul Wright casting net, South Stradbroke Island 2007, digital print, courtesy of the artist

Michael Aird WOOGOOMPAH: My Country – Swamp Country

Darkroom May 7 - June 26, 2011

Aboriginal photographer and anthropologist Michael Aird presents a sequence of images of time spent in the waters and mangrove islands of his traditional…

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Cantchant- Vernon Ah Kee

cantchant - Vernon Ah Kee

Gallery 2 May 7 - June 26, 2011

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2011 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 April 10 - May 22, 2011

Media Release 

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Now and When Australia Urbanism

Now and When: Australian Urbanism

Gallery 2 March 25 - May 1, 2011

View photos from the launch    Viewers entering Now and When Australian Urbanism will…

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Michael Zavros

Twelve Degrees of Latitude

Gallery 1 February 12 - April 3, 2011

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Fiona Kennedy Offspring

Fiona Kennedy-Altoft - Offspring

Gallery 2 February 12 - April 3, 2011

Local artist Fiona Kenn…

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Robert McFarlane- Bob Hawke on stage Newcastle Civic Centre 1976

Robert McFarlane Received Moments Photography 1961 – 2009

Gallery 2 February 5 - March 20, 2011

Born in Adelaide in 1942, Robert McFa…

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1888 Melbourne Cup

Elaine and Jim Wolfensohn Gift - The 1888 Melbourne Cup

Foyer Gallery January 21 - March 21, 2011

Horse racing enthusiasts will be treated to a rare …

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2010 Duke Art Prize

The Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize 2010

Gallery 1 December 4, 2010 - February 6, 2011

 

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Rahel Ungwanaka, Aboriginal, Arrernte (Aranda)/Luritja people, Australia b.1946, Waterbirds 2002, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 88.3 x 120.9cm, Purchased 2003 with funds from Margaret Mittelheuser, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Collection: Queensland Art Gallery

Namatjira to Now

Gallery 2 November 13, 2010 - January 30, 2011

13 November 2010 - 30 January 2011   

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Lucy Clark Vintage Pump 2

QCA Graduates - Spray Tan Spread

Gallery 1 October 23 - November 28, 2010

23 October - 28 November 2010   

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Michelle van Eps- Toowoomba

Michelle van Eps

Foyer Gallery October 23 - November 28, 2010

23 October - 28 November 2010    Brisbane artist Michell…

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Banksia serrata, John Frederick Miller, © Natural History Museum, London, ANMM Collection Gift from Dr and Mrs. E Schiller

Joseph Banks and the Flora of the Australian East Coast

Gallery 2 September 25 - November 7, 2010

25 September - 7 November 2010     Botanical enthusiast Joseph Banks, accompanied James Cook on his momentous first Pacific voyag…

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Say it with flowers- mixed bunch

Linelle Stepto - Colonise

Darkroom September 25 - November 7, 2010

25 September - 7 November 2010  Linel…

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Arising- Stephanie Lane

Arising: Stephanie Laine

Foyer Gallery September 11 - October 17, 2010

11 September 2010 - 17 October 2010    Local …

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2009 student – Kirra Middling

Energies 2010

Gallery 2 August 7 - September 19, 2010

7 August 2010 - 19 September 2010    Gold Coast City Art Gallery has been…

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mark Cibbs- Venus Bacchus Ceres and Cupid

Mark Gibbs

Foyer Gallery July 17 - September 5, 2010

17 July 2010 - 5 September 2010    Often depicting Australian beach cultur…

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Is Home and away on yet, Rob McHaffie, oil on linen, 46 x 36 cm, Courtesy the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

Nobody Knows: Simon Mee, Anne Wallace, Rob McHaffie

Gallery 1 July 17 - August 15, 2010

17 July 2010 - 15 August 2010     Anne Wallace, Simon Mee and Rob McHaffie create ambiguous and dark stories …

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Shayne Higson, Give me warmth 2004. Acquired 2006. Judges Selection, Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2006

Bursting at the Seams

Gallery 2 June 5 - August 1, 2010

5 June 2010 - 1 August 2010    You might not know it but behind the storage doors of Gold Coast City Gallery lies a collec…

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Ian Smith- The role of the left over BBQ sausage in western art.

Ian Smith: On and Off the Road

Gallery 1 May 29 - July 11, 2010

29 May 2010 - 11 July 2010    This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through…

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Carolyn Cleak Suffolk sunset  2009 oil on canvas

Carolyn Cleak: Light Falling

Foyer Gallery May 29 - June 11, 2010

29 May 2010 -  11 July 2010    Light Falling is an exhibition of Carolyn Cleak’s recent paintings which explore the…

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2010 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 April 10 - May 23, 2010

10 April 2010 - 23 May 2010    Winner Announced! 

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 Victoria Reichelt English Fairy Tales 1 2009, Courtesy of the artist and Diane Tanzer Gallery

Flying Colours: 10 Years of QCA Graduates

Gallery 2 April 3 - May 30, 2010

Queensland College of Art Celebrates 10 Years of Gold Coast Alumni  3 April 2010 - 30 May 2010 

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Ray Cavill- Summer Detaila

Colour Texture Form

Gallery 1 February 20 - April 4, 2010

20 Feb 2010 - 04 Apr 2010    Drawing from Gold Coast City Gallery’s extensive collection, curator Stephen Baxter has selected ceramics, paintings and mixed media wo…

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In Conversation with Mangroves: Carole King

Foyer Gallery February 20 - April 4, 2010

20 Feb 2010 - 4 Apr 2010    Carole King is a practising local artist and educator who intially trained in Sydney and moved to Queensland in 1995. She has exhibited and tau…

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