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Vipoo Srivalasa, Battle of old and new power 2012, porcelain.  Courtesy of the artist and Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Gallery 1 September 6 - October 26, 2014

The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award attracts a diverse range of high quality entries, allowing audiences to experience contemporary ceramic art practices from around the …

 ‘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…

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…


Move to the Rhythm - Gold Coast Dance

Paradise Showroom Saturday, October 25, 2014

Move To The Rhythm  is a celebration of the dance work by Gold Coast students. Gold Coast Dance was first established in 2008 and is now based at All Saints Anglican School.

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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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National Theatre Live: Skylight

Arts Theatre October 26 - October 29, 2014

Runtime: 162 mins Genre: Filmed Live Theatre PerformanceCast: Bill Nighy, Carey Muligan, and M…

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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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Meta- Exhibition Opening

Gallery 1 Friday, October 31, 2014

Join us for the official opening of the Meta- exhibition where the Gold Coast Queensland College of Art presents an exhibition of 12 graduating 3rd year and Honours students whose works employ a br…


Comedy in The Basement - Tahir - October

The Basement Friday, October 31, 2014

Tahir is one of Australia’s busiest comedians. This Logie-nominated performer has featured in comedy venues around the country and had numerous television appearances. You m…

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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…

IMAGE: Ian Tremewen, Rainforest Floor w/ Ghost Gums, watercolour, Courtesy of the artist.

Ian Tremewen

Foyer Gallery November 1 - November 30, 2014

Bright, colourful and craftsmanship are three words that come to mind when viewing the work of contemporary watercolour artist Ian Tremewen. Currently residing in northern …


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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Pan Pacific Masters Games Calisthenics Competition

Arts Theatre Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Calisthenics is proud to compete in the Pan Pacific Masters Competition. One hundred and  fifty  ladies from Queensland , Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia will compete for this Inter…

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Aquinas College Night of Excellence

Arts Theatre Friday, November 7, 2014

Aquinas College Night of Excellence On sale 21/10/14. DATE           Friday 7 November 2014TIME            6.30pm, Doors Open 6.…

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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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Comedy in The Basement - Dave Williams - November

The Basement Friday, November 7, 2014

David Williams who has a Jim Carrey look and manner brings the house down laughing. By no means has a novice, David performed alongside some of the world's best including, Jimeoin, Carl Bar…

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Street Jam presents Heroes

Arts Theatre Saturday, November 8, 2014

Street Jam presents its’ annual production of “Heroes”. Amazing costumes, production, choreography and incredible talent showcasing the Gold Coast’s young performers. VENUE: Arts Theatre

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Madama Butterfly - Filmed Live Theatre Performance

Arts Theatre Sunday, November 9, 2014

One of the world’s most spectacular events, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, is returning to cinema screens with a modern retelling of Puccini’s tale of love and honour, Madama Butterfly.

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Emmanuel Dance Academy Presents One Night Only

Arts Theatre Friday, November 14, 2014

The Emmanuel Dance Academy students present “One Night Only”, a celebration and presentation of another wonderful year! Students aged from 3 -17 will perform a range of styles including; ja…

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Comedy in The Basement - Brad Oakes - November

The Basement Friday, November 14, 2014

His take on comedy is that it will be best for the audience if they can "see jokes through his eyes" and accordingly takes time to craft his material. He is dry, cynical and funny... extremel…

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Elite Dance Academy Proudly Presents 'Dreaming Of...'

Arts Theatre Saturday, November 15, 2014

Elite Dance Academy Proudly Presents 'Dreaming Of...' Elite dance academy proudly presents its annual concert,  " dreaming of ", this years concert is all about dreams, whe…

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Guide Dogs Queensland Dinner

Paradise Showroom Saturday, November 15, 2014

Join MC Ken Hose for an unforgettable evening, featuring a sensory dining experience enjoyed under blindfold. Be entertained by our special guest performers Bec Whitehead & The Red Tie Band…

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My Old Lady supported by Pindara Private Hospital for Gold Coast Community Fund

Arts Theatre Monday, November 17, 2014

Pindara Private Hospital invites you to a night at the movies to see My Old Lady, to raise…

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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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Comedy in The Basement - Hung Le - November

The Basement Friday, November 21, 2014

An author, musician, clown, actor and all round song and dance man…Hung’s stand up work and theatre shows are always edgy, satirical, political and his musical send ups guarantee to spin your mind,…

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Ian Tremewen, Tropicalia Blues, watercolour. Courtesy of the artist

Ian Tremewen Big Colour Watercolour Workshop

The Studio Saturday, November 22, 2014

Described as a ‘colourist’, artist Ian Tremewen’s body of work demonstrates an incredible flair for design and command of watercolours to achieve an intensity of colour not normall…

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Dance Technique Presents 'New York, New York'

Arts Theatre Saturday, November 22, 2014

This November Dance Technique produces another amazing night of dance with the 2014 production of “New York, New York”. Come along and see our amazing show of versatile performers showcasin…


Live to Dance - Suzanne Swain Dance Academy

Arts Theatre Monday, November 24, 2014

Live to Dance - proudly presented by the Suzanne Swain Dance Academy On sale 27/10/14 DATE           Monday 24 November 2014TIME            6…


Dynamite Studios Australia presents 'Rapture'

Arts Theatre Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ecstasy. Enchantment. Exhillaration!  Lovers of the arts, join us in celebrating the journey of DSA's Academy students. Dynamite Studios Academy is the Gold Coast's only Registered …

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Comedy in The Basement - Steady Eddy - November

The Basement Friday, November 28, 2014

This famous comedian suffers from cerebral palsy, a disability on which he based his early comedy act. However, as Steady made a name for himself, he escaped his self-inflicted stereotype and branc…

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Hat Fitz & Cara "Do Tell" Album Launch

The Basement Saturday, November 29, 2014

 Hat Fitz & Cara "DO TELL" Album Launch Ok, so a big, burly Queenslander and a wee Irish-woman meet in a bar…yep, this could go any which way.  The …

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A Morning With... Mistletoe Magic

Paradise Showroom Monday, December 1, 2014

Celebrate the end of the year with this fabulous variety show, featuring a wide array of entertainment, from Christmas carols sung by some of your favourite local talent t…

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Comedy in The Basement - Chris Wainhouse - December

The Basement Friday, December 5, 2014

Chris’ sharp-witted and daringly clever act has seen him perform with many comic greats such as Vince Sorrenti, Bruno Lucia, Jeff Green (UK), John Maloney (UK), Mark Mayer (UK), Arj Barker (USA) an…

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Eric Koo, Our lucky little world 2014, acrylic, ink, crayon on paper.  Courtesy of the artist.

Gold Coast Art Prize 2014

Gallery 1 December 6, 2014 - February 8, 2015

Congratulations to the forty-four Australian artists announced as finalists for the 2014 Gold Coast Art Prize! Greg ADESRobert BENNETTSNaomi BISHOPElisabeth BODEYMos…


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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Friends of The Arts Centre - Christmas Party

Arts Theatre Sunday, December 7, 2014

Friends of The Arts Centre - Christmas Party If you liked the Jersey Boys you'll love the Friends' Christmas Party! • Award winning R&B trio - 'Sex & Chocolate' • Sit down 3-c…

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Mosaic presented by Hinterland Dance Academy

Arts Theatre Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hinterland Dance Academy invites you to Mosaic! This year’s annual production will showcase a variety of dance styles with gorgeous choreography and costumes that …


Comedy in The Basement - Double Comedy Feature - Dave Callan and Lindsay Webb

Paradise Showroom Friday, December 12, 2014

Enjoy a double feature with Dave Callan and Lindsay Webb in The Paradise ShowroomDave Callan is a versatile and highly entertaining comedian, writer and performer. Dave has been on many…

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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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Dance Fever Annual Concert

Arts Theatre Saturday, December 13, 2014

Catch the Fever is a fun filled night of entertainment showcasing the classical, musical theatre, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop and acrobatic skills of the Dance Fever Students. The show…


Lenore Robbins Dance 2014 presents Feet Don't Fail Me Now

Arts Theatre Monday, December 15, 2014

The talented and enthusiastic students from Lenore Robbins Dance are excited to present a series of dance items that will showcase their achievements for 2014. From the youngest to the olde…

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Danielle Elden and Ashmore PCYC present Shining Stars

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Danielle Elden and the students of Ashmore Dance and PCYC welcome you to our 6th production at the arts centre gold coast. Join us for a night full of stars. Danielle Elden and A…


Gold Coast Theatre Awards

Arts Theatre Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Inaugurated in 2009 and now regarded as the highlight of the performance year on the Coast, the Awards acknowledge the huge contribution made to the area's entertainment life, by awarding participa…


Comedy in The Basement - Mick Meredith - December

The Basement Friday, December 19, 2014

Mick always had a love for standup comedy and gave it a crack in the 1990’s at the legendary Harold park hotel. Since then he has appeared and headlined in every major comedy venue in Australia.

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New Years Eve Party

Paradise Showroom December 31, 2014 - January 1, 2015

This year The Arts Centre will be throwing one huge party to see in the new year and your invited! Enjoy live entertainment, canapés, a full beverage package and beautiful city views in the…

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The Listies Make You LOL!

Paradise Showroom January 16 - January 17, 2015

The Listies, Australia’s most sought after kids’ comedians are here to make you Laugh Out Loud! Imagine The Young Ones hosting Play School – if The Young Ones had dow…


The Kazoos What's Up Croc? A Musical Adventure

Paradise Showroom January 20 - January 21, 2015

The Kazoos What’s Up Croc? is a fast paced ride full of comedy,music and dance. Children from 3 to 8 years will love to sing and dance along to the antics of Professor Silly, …

Adam Rish, Shiva Constructions 1997, hand-coloured linocut. Courtesy of the artist

Misanthropology: The World Art of Adam Rish

Gallery 2 January 31 - March 15, 2015

A survey exhibition featuring four decades of work by Sydney-based artist Adam Rish who is interested in cross cultural collaboration as "world art" (like "world music") to affirm …


Shen Yun

Arts Theatre January 31 - February 1, 2015

The world's top classical Chinese dancers, original live music by the Shen Yun Orchestra, animated backdrops and exquisite costumes...

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IMAGE: Shaun Gladwell, The Flying Dutchman in Blue (Coogee 2) 2013, digital print on archival paper. Winner, 2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award


Gallery 1 February 22 - March 22, 2015

During the 1950s and 1960s films like Gidget (1959), The Endless Summer (1964) and Blue Hawaii (1961) starring Hollywood heartthrob Elvis Presley popularised Surf Culture…


Vance Joy with Special Guests

Arts Theatre Thursday, March 5, 2015

Following the release of his debut album Dream Your Life Away, Vance Joy announces a run of tour dates for March next year. The tour will see Vance Joy travel with his band to major capital cities …

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Arts Theatre March 13 - March 14, 2015

Cowards, murderers or heroes? Life or death? Ned Kelly is about to hang for his crimes, but his final night in prison is interrupted by the arriva…



Arts Theatre March 20 - March 21, 2015

Be careful what you fish for. Billy Grogan’s dad used to tell her life is wild and finds its own way home. But he never did. He went fishing for a…

Image: Simone Rosenbauer, Like ice in the sunshine #04 (detail) 2014, Free
archival pigment print. Collection: Gold Coast City Gallery

2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 March 28 - May 10, 2015

The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established photographers are showcase…


Ross Noble

Arts Theatre Sunday, April 5, 2015

Following 14 sell-out tours, the king of improvisational comedy is back with another mind-blowing Australian tour. Ross Noble will be showcasing his talent in his brand new show, Tangentleman. …

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra - Movie Masterpieces

Arts Theatre Friday, April 10, 2015

It’s hard to imagine great movies without their equally great soundtracks—that monumental swell of Saharan grandeur in Lawrence of Arabia, the epic, evocative theme of Gon…


The One Day of the Year

Arts Theatre April 23 - April 24, 2015

It’s Anzac Day this week, that’s my day, that’s the old Diggers’ day. What is the meaning of Anzac Day? For war veterans like Alf Cook and his friend Wack…

Michael Cook, Undiscovered #4 2010, Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle paper. Courtesy of Andrew Baker Art Dealer & Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects

East Coast Encounter

Gallery 2 April 25 - June 7, 2015

East Coast Encounter explores the phenomenon of first contact from the time of Cook’s mapping of the east coast of Australia, and how these encounters resonate with Indigenous and non-Indi…


Carnival of the Animals

Arts Theatre April 30 - May 2, 2015

The Circa Carnival comes to town with whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom. Our…


Drumstruck direct from Africa

Arts Theatre Sunday, May 3, 2015

Adbstract Entertainment Proudly Presents Drumstruck 'Direct from Africa". Drumstruck has become a worldwide phenomenon billed as the first…

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The New Black

Arts Theatre May 13 - May 14, 2015

The New Black is a brand new musical hailed as the next Bran Nue Dae by Cameron Woodhead of The Age. Jim Kokatha is a young, bright, educated, Ab…



Arts Theatre May 20 - May 21, 2015

A beautiful, life-like doll and two bickering young lovers create comic chaos in this captivating ballet. Jealous of her sweetheart Franz’s interest in Doctor Copp…


I am Jack

Arts Theatre May 26 - May 29, 2015

Jack is smart, funny and is being bullied. What starts as an off the cuff joke during a handball competition, soon turns into a set of circumstances whereby Jack i…


Cranky Bear

Arts Theatre September 3 - September 4, 2015

Flamboyant friends Zebra, Lion and Moose each think they know how to solve the Bear's crankiness but their shenanigans just make him even crankier! It takes a humble and empathetic She…


Seven Deadly Sins

Arts Theatre September 11 - September 12, 2015

Plunge into a wicked tale of mortal sin and the modern world. Following the critically acclaimed productions R&J, When Time Stops and The Red…

Marra! (catch it!), Kumpaya Gigirba and Ngamaru Bidu 2010. Photo: Gabrielle Sullivan

We Don’t Need A Map: A Martu Experience of the Western Desert

Gallery 1 September 12 - November 1, 2015

We Don't Need A Map brings the desert to the city to celebrate the lively and enduring culture of the Martu – the traditional owners of a vast area of WA’s Western Desert. This rem…

Jordan Swan, Identity 2014 (detail), digital print on paper. Courtesy of the artist

Energies 2015

Gallery 2 September 19 - October 18, 2015

The ENERGIES 2015 exhibition showcases works of art by talented secondary school students from across the Gold Coast. The selected works include widely varying artistic media from …



Arts Theatre Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rekindling the Aboriginal culture of Australia, internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre presents an original and breathtaking theatrical experience: Kinship by award-…


The Confidence Man

The Space October 22 - October 26, 2015

Peter’s family is poised on the precipice of a deeply disturbing chain of events. You are invited to step onto the floor and into this gripping thriller to experie…