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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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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: email@example.com John Gollings will judge a winner at the end of the show who will receive a signed copy of the catalogue.
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.
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.
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.
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. www.theartscentregc.com.au
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?
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!
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.
On Saturday 25 August 2012, The Arts Centre Gold Coast held a function for its benefactors at a fabulous Sovereign Island home.
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.
Coinciding with the 2012 Quicksilver Pro and the inaugural Bleach Festival of Surf Culture, Sons of Beaches features a surf documentary and installation that examines the development of surfing in the 1970s and the somewhat subversive culture which surrounds the period, as well as a look at this significant time in Australia’s living memory. Produced by Glenn Blight and Geoff Charters, the film features original footage from a 16mm surf film by Steve Core which was shown at the 1972 World Titles. Don’t miss your chance to experience this white hot period in Australian surfing history.