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Chris Langlois - Darkwood no 19, 2011, oil on linen, 137 x 153cm - Gold Coast City Art Gallery collection

Chris Langlois: Points in Time

Gallery 2 August 2 - September 14, 2014

Chris Langlois has attained the reputation as one of Australia’s leading contemporary landscape artists. Characterised by subtle shifts of light and space, the paintings explore th…

Ikenobo Ikebana Exhibition:  Essence of Spring

Ikenobo Ikebana Exhibition: The art of Japanese Flower Arranging

The Studio September 1 - September 3, 2014

This exhibition by members of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society Queensland Chapter will present the art of Japanese flower arranging. The exhibition will showcase the evolution of ikebana styles over the…


Predestination (Exclusive Gold Coast Screening with Q&A)

Arts Theatre Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gold Coast Film Festival and The Arts Centre Gold Coast are proud to present …

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Nick Jr's Dora the Explorer LIVE! Dora's Pirate Adventure

Arts Theatre Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Join Dora and the rest of her friends in Dora’s Pirate Adventure as they embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island in search of the ultimate pirate party. Help them navigate over Dancing Mounta…

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Comedy in The Basment -Lawrence Mooney

The Basement Friday, September 5, 2014

With life experience as a window cleaner, customs officer, perfume salesman, stand-up comic, writer, actor, social commentator and an acclaimed performer in his own one-man show – Lawrence Mooney h…

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Sally Walk, Gathering 2014, stoneware and underglaze. Courtesy of the ar

29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Gallery 1 September 6 - October 26, 2014

The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award is a biennial award for ceramic artists from around the world.  Congratulations to the selected artists of the 29th Gold Coast Internat…

Chris Langlois Landscape (Narrabeen Lake) no.2  2009, oil on linen, 137 x 137cm. Collection: Manly Art Gallery & Museum – Purchased through the Theo Batten Bequest

Painting Masterclass with Chris Langlois: Searching for Light

The Studio Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fully booked! This exploratory workshop will focus on the fundamental nature of light and how we see it. Light is used to create space within a pain…

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 ‘Circle of Friendship’ 2014, made by participants of Nerang Community Respite Care  ‘Adults with a disability’ program.

‘Hands of Hope’ by Nerang Community Respite Care Association

Foyer Gallery September 6 - October 26, 2014

Hands of Hope is a project showcasing the deeply personal stories and challenges that can be faced by people with disabilities. It aims to raise awareness, acceptance and encourage creativ…

Leisa Russell, 11 shades of blue 2012, pure silk and porcelain, winner of 2102 Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Ceramic Talks

Panorama Suite Saturday, September 6, 2014

Join us for an afternoon of Ceramic Talks to precede the Prize Announcement 5.30pm I Gallery 1 DATE Sat 6 SeptemberTIME 4.00pmVENUE Panorama SuiteFREE eve…


Met Opera Winter Encores

Arts Theatre September 7 - October 26, 2014

THE ULTIMATE STAGE SPECTACLE ON CINEMA SCREENS! From July to October, The Art Centre presents the Metropolitan Opera Winter Encores on the big screen in high definition.

Image: Merran Esson, Podstacks. Courtesy the artist

Ceramic Skills Workshop with Merran Esson

Off Site Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fully booked! Explore handbuilding techniques with Merran Esson, nationally recognised artist and National Arts School lecturer. Es…

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Met Opera Winter Encores: Otello

Arts Theatre Sunday, September 7, 2014

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre PerformanceCast:  Johan Botha, Renée Fleming and…

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Sons and Mothers

Arts Theatre Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents Sons and Mothers A No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability production by Alirio Zavarce ...a love lett…

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Business Expo

Lakeside Terrace Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Date: Wednesday 10 SeptemberTime: 11.00am - 5.00pm  Register now!


Aerial Angels Academy & Ikin Dance Australia

Arts Theatre Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Aerial Angels Academy & Ikin Dance Australia proudly present Spectacular 2014 JUKEBOX Come take a trip down memory lane as we take you on a…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - The Best of Blues!

Paradise Showroom Friday, September 12, 2014

The Best of Blues! From Bessie to B.B. Mojo Webb and Mike Frost sing and play the greatest blues of the 20th century. The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in …

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Boy & Bear with special guests Holy Holy

Arts Theatre Friday, September 12, 2014

Boy & Bear are in high demand this year, touring extensively around the world and selling out venues across the UK, US and regional Australia. Now the five-time ARIA Award winning band will …

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Comedy in The Basement - Tommy Dean

The Basement Friday, September 12, 2014

With rock god long hair and a booming deep voice this funny American never fails to impress an audience. You may have seen him on shows such as Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Stand Up Austr…

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Arts Theatre September 13 - September 16, 2014

Runtime: 183 mins (including interval) Genre: Filmed ConcertOfficial Website: 

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Jazz in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood Featuring Kacey Patrick

The Basement Saturday, September 13, 2014

Her singing has been described as an ‘audible art form’. Her voice, ‘of unparalleled clarity, so smooth and precise it’s like listening to a melting ice sculpture’. Her performances are ’form…

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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Paradise Showroom Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Sydney Comedy Festival is back on the road with an awesome line-up of the hottest international and local comedians from the 2014 Festival! We hand-pick the funniest and freshest acts o…

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Arts Theatre September 19 - September 20, 2014

A royal palace, a glittering gown, dancing with a handsome Prince in a candlelit ballroom… such fanciful dreams were only in Cinderella’s imagination. But thanks to her Fair…

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Comedy in The Basement - Mick Nevan

The Basement Friday, September 19, 2014

Mick’s first gig was at The Arts Centre Gold Coast in October 2003 when he qualified for the semi-finals of the Legends of Laughter competition.  Two gigs later he won the princely sum of …

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Back to the Barre: Queensland Ballet Gold Coast Professional Development Day

Arts Theatre Saturday, September 20, 2014

Join Queensland Ballet for this Professional Development Day for teachers in high school and dance studios, and re-immerse yourself in the world of ballet. Return to the source as you begin the day…

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

Energies 2014

Gallery 2 September 20 - October 19, 2014

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…


Kelvin Cruickshank presents Soul Food

Paradise Showroom Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kelvin Cruickshank astounded people with his incredible ability to communicate with spirit in the hit TV series Sensing Murder. This acclaimed medium passes on messages to as many …

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Angus and Julia Stone

Arts Theatre Sunday, September 21, 2014

SOLD OUT Four years on from runaway hit 'Big Jet Plane' and the ARIA-dominating album Down the Way, Australia’s own siblings …

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In Conversation with Robyn Archer - Has Circus Been Tamed?

Little Big Top Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Circus On The EdgeCircus IncubatorLittle Big Top135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 22-27 September 2014 City of Gold Coast and Spaghetti Circus are …

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Have - A - Go Circus Jam

Little Big Top Thursday, September 25, 2014

Circus On The EdgeCircus IncubatorLittle Big Top135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 22-27 September 2014 City of Gold Coast and Spaghetti Circus are …

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Comedy in The Basement - Brett Nichols - September 2014

The Basement Friday, September 26, 2014

A  regular headline act on both the Sydney and national comedy circuit, Brett is a well seasoned and highly versatile comic. Brett Nichols features at Sydney's comedy hot-spots, The…

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So You Think You Know Circus: A Circus Slam

Little Big Top Saturday, September 27, 2014

Circus On The EdgeCircus IncubatorLittle Big Top 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 22-27 September 2014 So You Think You know Circus: A Circus Slam…

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Arts Theatre Sunday, September 28, 2014

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre PerformanceCast:  David Daniels, Joyce DiDonato, Danielle de Niese, Luca Pisaroni, and Plác…

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Missy Higgins

Arts Theatre Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Beloved Aussie singer-songwriter Missy Higgins has just announced a one-off Australian tour, called OZ. These will be her only shows for at least the next 12 months. Missy h…

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The Space October 2 - October 4, 2014

A group of teenagers do something bad… really bad…and then they panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover up unites them and brings harmony to their once fractious lives…

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Stayin' Alive - The Australian Bee Gees Show

Arts Theatre Thursday, October 2, 2014

After 3 years and 1000 shows headlining on the Las Vegas strip, Stayin’ Alive - The Australian Bee Gees Show will return to Australia for the ‘Sweet Songs of Summer’ Tour, a brand new show for 2014…

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Friends of The Arts Centre - Sunset & Sculptures

Lakeside Terrace Friday, October 3, 2014

Sunset & Sculptures Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast Event DATES:  Friday 3 October TIME: 5.00pm - Members meet …

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The Laughing Samoans "Fresh off Da Blane"

Arts Theatre Friday, October 3, 2014

Welcome on board ladies and gentlemen and fasten your seat belts as these guys will have you rolling in the aisles.  One of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts returns to the Arts…

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Jazz in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood featuring Aaron Michaels Quartet

The Basement Saturday, October 4, 2014

Tenor Saxophonist Aaron Michael has performed with an array of artists that includes acts such as The Brand New Heavies, Tower of Power, Michael Bolton, Tony Hadley, James Morrison, Dan Barnett, Da…

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Dames of Throne Burlesque Show

Arts Theatre Saturday, October 4, 2014

After a sold out 6 week run in Sydney the Dames of Throne Burlesque Show comes to the Gold Coast! Winter is coming, but that doesn’t stop our girls and guys of The Empire S…

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Billy Elliot The Musical

Arts Theatre Sunday, October 5, 2014

Runtime: 160 mins Genre: Filmed Live Theatre PerformanceCast: Liam Mower, Haydn Gw…

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National Theatre Live: Medea

Arts Theatre October 5 - October 8, 2014

Genre: Filmed Live Theatre PerformanceCast:  Helen McCrory, Michaela Coel, Danny Sapani and Cath Whitefield

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The Harbinger

Arts Theatre October 9 - October 10, 2014

Part puppet show, part storybook, part daydream, The Harbinger is a classic tale of heroes and villains, centred on a little girl and an old man who find themselves thrown together in the …

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - Barber, Bilk and Ball

Paradise Showroom Friday, October 10, 2014

Caxton Street Jazz Band play the music of Chris Barber, Kenny Ball & Acker Bilk.  The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has e…

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Kitty Flanagan - Seriously?

Arts Theatre Saturday, October 11, 2014

Kitty Flanagan – Seriously? In this brand new show, Kitty gives you the inside scoop on gravediggers, cops, cubans and spaghetti soss. There's advice on how to speak…

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The Musicale

Arts Theatre Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Musicale The finale the 2014 eisteddfod. DATE  Sunday 12 October 2014TIME  2.00pm, Doors 1.00pm, Arts Bar 1.30pm

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A Morning With... Vibes Virtuoso

Paradise Showroom Monday, October 13, 2014

Celebrated as one of the most exciting vibraphone players in the world, Nick Parnell has performed with international ballet companies and symphony orchestras. Accompanied by USA pianist Graeme Bur…

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Celtic Legends

Arts Theatre Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The one, the real, the only...Rhythm from hills of in Connemara A true Irish experience 100% live on stage! Born in 2002, with more than 2000 performances worldwide seen by over 2 m…

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Crimson Sky

Arts Theatre Thursday, October 16, 2014

Australia’s world-acclaimed taiko drumming ensemble, TaikOz, presents a stunning new work. Based on a haiku by Japanese poet Miura Yuzuru, Toward The Crimson Sky has been written by Artist…

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Arts Theatre Sunday, October 19, 2014

Performed by the world-renowned Russian National Dance company. Kostroma is a spectacular and beautiful evocation in dance of …

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Bessie GIBSON, The brown jug c.1928, watercolour over charcoal on wove paper, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery, Gift of the Godfrey Rivers Trust 1949

Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s

Gallery 2 October 25 - December 7, 2014

Transparent explores the long and diverse history of watercolour painting in Queensland. Used by early settlers to depict the landscape, by later artists to evoke the growing city of Brisb…


Gold Coast Youth Orchestra 2014 Gala Concert

Arts Theatre Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Gold Coast Youth Orchestra proudly presents their Annual Gala Concert. 200 young musicians aged 8 - 23 years will perform in five different orchestras and bands. Celebrat…

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Hotel Beche de Mer

The Space October 30 - November 8, 2014

The Beche de Mer has seen better days. What was once a fabulous beach guest house is now an old fibro shack nestled amongst the Gold Coast high rises, in stark need of renovation…or demoli…

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Gallery 1 November 1 - November 30, 2014

The Bachelor of Digital Media program at the Gold Coast Queensland College of Art presents an exhibition of 12 graduating 3rd year and Honours students whose works employ a broad array of processes…


Gold Coast Birth Centre: Art Auction

Paradise Showroom Saturday, November 1, 2014

Gold Coast Birth Centre: Art Auction Join us for drinks, canapes and dancing whilst also being able to view and bid on over 15 original arworks inspired by elements of Birt…

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Jazz in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood featuring Big Kitty

The Basement Saturday, November 1, 2014

Big Kitty  .. Back by popular demand.Book early for this sizzling Live Jazz / Blues show.After their 2013 sell - out show in the Basement, we have promised everyone a return visit by on…

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The 39 Steps

Arts Theatre Saturday, November 1, 2014

The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over a hundred characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy thriller movie and novel by John Buchan, the …

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Melbourne Cup Luncheon

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Arts Centre Gold Coast Presents Melbourne Cup Luncheon. Enjoy the race that stops the nation

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - In The Mood

Paradise Showroom Friday, November 7, 2014

The music of the big band era, the sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and the songs of The Andrews Sisters and Frank Sinatra!  A time when songs had melody and you could he…

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Dance Force Full Time Graduation

Arts Theatre Monday, November 17, 2014

DANCE FORCE FULL TIME GRADUATION Dance Force is more than just a performing art school; we are a family of dedicated and inspiring artists. Offering three nationally accredited cours…

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Bachelor of Popular Music Graduate Showcase

The Basement Thursday, November 20, 2014

Over the past 3 years (or even more!) we have seen our students grow and develop musically and creatively into independent artists, and industry professionals. Now as their student journey ends, th…


Mercy Thieves

The Space November 20 - November 29, 2014

Written by Mark Kilmurry, Mercy Thieves is a furiously dark physical comedy of death, loyalty and friendship. Mike and DJ, hired killers by trade, bludgeo…

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A Morning With... Mistletoe Magic

Paradise Showroom Monday, December 1, 2014

Celebrate the end of the year with Christmas carols sung by some of your favourite local talent in this fabulous variety show. Last year’s show was a hit so grab your tickets early. It’s time to ge…

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Image:  Darren Wardle, Head Case Study 7 2013, oil, synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas. Winner Gold Coast Art Prize 2013

Gold Coast Art Prize 2014

Gallery 1 December 6, 2014 - February 8, 2015

Now in its 46th 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 a…


Jazz in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood featuring Amy Michaels and The Good Time Girls

The Basement Saturday, December 6, 2014

A cabaret show full of witty tunes, toe-tapping jazz and tongue-in-cheek burlesque. Amy's powerhouse voice and quirky lyrics with the delectable Rosie Peaches [burlesque], this 6-piece band makes a…

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Mason and Hamlin 2014 Concert Series: Stephen Emmerson and Stewart Kelly

The Space Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Arts Centre Gold Coast in collaboration with Mason & Hamlin present Mason and Hamlin 2014 Concert Series Featuring Stephen Emmerson and Stewart Kelly

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Russell DRYSDALE, Soldier 1942, oil on hardboard, Collection Australian War Memorial.

Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War

Gallery 2 December 13, 2014 - January 26, 2015

Drawing on the Australian War Memorial’s extensive collection, Reality in Flames is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to exploring how Australian artists responded and comprehende…


The Flashbacks A Motown Christmas Experience

Paradise Showroom Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Flashbacks are coming to The Arts Centre this Christmas to showcase the hits of the Motown era with a dinner and show.In the tradition of performers such as Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, t…

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