Photo Gallery

2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award Opening Event

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It was an excited crowd that gathered at Gold Coast City Gallery to hear the announcement of the winner of the prestigious 2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award on Saturday 29 March. Many artists featured in the exhibition travelled from around Australia to see the 56 works selected as the best representation of contemporary photographic practice. Mrs Win Schubert was also in attendance to hear Judge Natasha Bullock, outgoing Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, announce internationally renowned artist Shaun Gladwell as the 2014 winner for his stunning photograph The Flying Dutchman in Blue (Coogee 2). Shaun conveyed his thanks at the opening event via a pre-recorded message from London where he is currently working.

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Fibro Coast Opening Event

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Over 100 people joined a conversation about the Gold and Sunshine Coast’s holiday history and reflected on the humble fibro beach shack at Gold Coast City Gallery on Saturday 15 February. Visitors escaped the heat with cooling Summer refreshments and heard from guest speakers, Gold Coast architect Malcolm Cummings, Sunshine Coast writer Jane Hyde and contemporary artists Anna Carey and Elaine Campaner. The official opening of the new exhibition Fibro Coast followed with guest speaker John-Paul Langbroek, MP Surfers Paradise, and a throng of artists and local identities in attendance. The exhibition is on display until 23 March 2014. Photographer: Natalie Elholm

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Gold Coast Art Prize 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nearly 100 guests gathered in Gallery 1 on Saturday 7 December to hear the announcement of the winner of the 2013 Gold Coast Art Prize. Judge Chris Saines, Director of Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art delivered an insightful speech about the judging process and provided his perspective on key works on display before awarding Melbourne artist Darren Wardle the top prize. Saines described the painting'Head Case Study 7' as “the work that in some ways got so deeply under my skin that I couldn’t and didn’t want to dislodge it… a clear winner”. He also recommended two more paintings for acquisition: Jun Chen 'Gold Coast suburb' 2013 and Sherrie Knipe 'After the deluge' 2012. Congratulations from Gold Coast City Gallery to all finalists! Photographer: Dave D’Arcy

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Volunteer Christmas Breakfast 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Our annual volunteer breakfast is our way to say thank you to our 200 strong volunteer team who are essential to the life and blood of the centre, and it's a chance to celebrate the fantastic year we've had!

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AFTER DARK: Creative Juices networking event

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Almost 100 members of the local creative community gathered at Gold Coast City Gallery as part of an AFTER DARK Creative Juices networking event on Thursday 28 November. Creative types immersed themselves in the exhibition The Reveal, featuring the winning Cultural Precinct design, and then heard from an engaging panel of guest speakers to ignite their imagination about what opportunities the future cultural precinct might bring to the Gold Coast. Photographer: Yoko Lance

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AFTER DARK: Fashion On The Edge of Art

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Over 50 guests attended AFTER DARK at Gold Coast City Gallery on Thursday 7 November to hear from guest speakers Alison Kubler, Dr Laini Burton and Erica Gray. The topic was ‘Fashion on the Edge of Art’ and the audience was treated to three very different visual presentations about the worlds of art and fashion colliding. The event also served as the Gold Coast launch of a new book co-authored by Alison Kubler – ‘Art/Fashion in the 21st Century’. Copies of the book are still available now from the Gallery Desk. Photographer: Yoko Lance

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2014 Season Launch

Friday, November 15, 2013

On Tuesday 12 November 2013, guests celebrated the launch of the 2014 Season!

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QCA Gold Coast LIMINAL Opening Night

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

On Saturday 2 November, over 100 guests gathered in Gallery 1 for the opening of LIMINAL: Queensland College of Art Gold Coast Graduate Exhibition. In attendance was a great mix of local artists and past QCA graduates, along with Hon John Paul Langbroek MP.

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The Border Art Prize 2013 Opening

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

On Saturday 21 September, over 200 guests gathered in Gallery 1 for the opening of The Border Art Prize 2013. Winners were announced by Judge Joe Furlonger.

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Meeting Place exhibition opening

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

On Friday 16 August, over one hundred patrons gathered in Gallery 1 for the opening of Australian Creative Exchange's exhibition Meeting Place: The Asian Century.

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Comedy of Errors Social Pics

Thursday, August 1, 2013

On Wednesday 17 July, Bell Shakespeare brought The Comedy of Errors to the Arts Theatre as part of the Centre's 2013 Subscription Season. Here are some social pics from there night!

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Mr Kolpert Opening Night

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

On Thursday 11 July, the second instalment in the 2013 Inaugural Independent Theatre Season, Mr Kolpert by Soapbox Theatre Productions opened in The Space. Here are some snaps from the night!

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2013 Exclusive Shakespearean Movie Event Pics

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

To help celebrate 'The Comedy of Errors' by Bell Shakespeare and ‘Mr Kolpert’ by Soapbox Theatre Productions coming to the Centre in July, we invited you to come along to the first advance screening of Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ on Friday 5 July, plus we had a dress up photo booth!

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Where's this in Surfers Paradise?

Friday, June 21, 2013

John Gollings conceived these images in 1973 and we invite you to try your skills at rephotography. Using the clues in the image and from other works in the exhibition, see if you can locate the site Gollings took the photograph. When you find the location, find three points of reference that will enable you to line up your shot. Try to match the lens and the time of day with your new shot. Send your images to: John Gollings will judge a winner at the end of the show who will receive a signed copy of the catalogue.

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PhotoFun at the Gallery 2013 - Anna Carey Workshop

Friday, April 26, 2013

Here are the amazing results of the ‘Constructing Imagination’ activity by Anna Carey, photographed against the Gold Coast cityscape. Great work kids! PhotoFun at the Gallery was held on Sunday 6 April 2013 with a range of art activities inspired by the 2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Presented in conjunction with The Surfers Paradise Festival and Art in the Park.

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PhotoFun at the Gallery 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

PhotoFun at the Gallery was held on Sunday 6 April 2013 with a range of art activities inspired by the 2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Presented in conjunction with The Surfers Paradise Festival and Art in the Park.

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2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award Official Opening

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The 2013 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award was officially opened on Saturday 6 April 2013 and guest Judge Anne Noble announced the joint winners - Liam Benson and Justine Varga.

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Puberty Blues Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Puberty Blues fundraiser was held on Friday 1 March at The Arts Centre Gold Coast to raise money for SANE Australia.

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Basil Sellers Art Prize 3 – The Union of Art+Sport Exclusive Cocktail Event and Exhibition Preview

Friday, February 15, 2013

Opening Event Fri 8 Feb, 2013 A smidge over 90 guests joined Gallery and Arts Centre staff in officially opening the Basil Sellers Art Prize 3. The prestigious $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize is one of the richest art prizes in the country. It ambitiously breaks down the old battle lines between art and sport by inviting artists to make contemporary works of art that reflect on the culture of sport. The inaugural Basil Sellers Student Prize for Art and Sport was also launched at this event with Basil Sellers pledging a prize pool of $10,000 for Gold Coast students and their schools. Previously only exhibited at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne, Gold Coast City Gallery is the only alternative Australian venue to present this prestigious exhibition. New works by the 15 Australian finalists will be exclusively shown in both Galleries 1 and 2. Exhibition runs until Sun 31 March.

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Basil Sellers Art Prize 3 Family Opening Event

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On Saturday 9 February the Basil Sellers Art Prize 3 exhibition opened at Gold Coast City Gallery with a unique program of events merging art and sport. Local artists were invited to create portraits of local sports heroes including legendary surfer Mark ‘Occy’ Occhilupo, Olympic diving medallist Brittany Broben, Gold Coast Suns player Matt Shaw and Olympic synchronised swimmers from Gold Coast Mermaids, Bianca Hammett and Olia Burtaev. Artists in residence Dancenorth collaborated with the audience on a spectacular performance piece Art Vs Sport that involved rugby league imagery as inspiration. Oh!Potato Theatre kept visitors moving with their WAKE UP! WARM UP! exercise antics. A cheeky debate concluded the event. Panellists Dr Chris McAuliffe, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Basil Sellers AM and sports media journalist Samantha Lane weighed in on the topic Art and Sport – who is the winner?

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2013 Subscription Season Launch Event

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The secret’s out! On Tuesday 20 November, The Arts Centre Gold Coast celebrated its third annual Subscription Season and in 2013 the program is full to the brim with some of the most outstanding productions and artists from across the country and the world! With thirteen nationally and internationally recognised productions that are nothing short of amazing! Scroll below to see the official pictures from our exclusive subscriber event!

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Gallery Chairman Patrick Corrigan AM receives prestigious national award

Friday, November 30, 2012

Patrick Corrigan AM (Gold Coast City Gallery Chairman, Board Director and Life Benefactor of The Arts Centre Gold Coast) was formally recognised for his leadership in the field of philanthropy on 23 October when he was presented with the JBWere Philanthropy Leadership Award at the Australia Business Arts Foundation Awards dinner. The award is for an individual, family, group, foundation or other entity that through their leadership, advocacy, practice and example has encouraged increased philanthropic giving to Australia's cultural life.

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Ruby Sparks Movie Event - Event No 22

Thursday, September 27, 2012

On Thursday 20 September The Arts Centre Gold Coast hosted 150 guests at the sold out movie event with market stalls, goody bags, live music, a photo booth, lucky door prizes followed by the Ruby Sparks film.

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25th birthday celebration – Event No 19 – Exclusive Benefactor Function

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On Saturday 25 August 2012, The Arts Centre Gold Coast held a function for its benefactors at a fabulous Sovereign Island home.

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The Nullarbor Nymph Film Q & A - gcVIP photos

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Photos taken by the gcVIP photographer on the night - 25 June 2012.

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The Nullarbor Nymph Film Q & A

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

On Monday 25 June 2012 the Australian Cast of The Nullarbor Nymph and 500 members of the public came together at The Arts Centre Gold Coast to watch the film and be involved in the Q & A. This was event number 13 of our 25 years birthday celebration.

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Art on Art Gallery Opening

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Saturday 12th May - Gold Coast City Gallery

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I Heart My City Gallery Cocktail Party

Monday, June 4, 2012

25th May 2012 at the Gold Coast City Gallery, The Arts Centre Gold Coast

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Family Fun Day

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sunday 25 March, 2012

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