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The Gold Coast Quilters Guild Exhibition 2015

Gallery 2 July 11 - August 2, 2015

Dazzling viewers with a bright assortment of colours, textures and patterns, this Aladdin’s Cave of beautiful quilts showcases the talent and skill of the Gold Coast Quilters Guild Inc. Treasured for …


The Border Art Prize 2015

Gallery 1 July 25 - September 6, 2015

Gold Coast City Gallery is pleased to host the Border Art Prize 2015. This annual prize celebrates the diversity and abundance of artists in southeast Queensland and northeast NSW. The prize is shared…


Gold Coast Eisteddfod

Arts Theatre July 29 - September 11, 2015

The biggest cultural event in the City takes place throughout August and September. The Arts Centre's Theatre will play host to the Bands, Orchestras, Choral, Speech Choirs and Dance Groups sections.…


Short + Sweet Drama

The Space July 30 - August 8, 2015

Alot can happen in 10 minutes, and we’re here to prove it. The Short+Sweet Festival is back at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, featuring over 25 local works of bite-sized theatre and late night cabaret! …

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Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Paradise Showroom Friday, July 31, 2015

After a stellar 2014 show, the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia again and returning to Gold Coast to present the crème de la crème of the 2015 festival righ…

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St Hilda's 'The Sound Of Music'

Arts Theatre Saturday, August 1, 2015

St Hilda's 'The Sound Of Music' In 2015, St Hilda’s School Music Gala Concert features The Sound of Music. Whether you have a desire to relive some songs from the celebrated musical or are interested…

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Guide Dogs Queensland Presents Dining In the Dark: A Sensory Dining Experience

Paradise Showroom Saturday, August 1, 2015

Join us for Dinner “Blindfolded” Gold Coast residents will soon have the chance to participate in an unforgettable sensory dining experience and get a literal taste of what life is like for a person…

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Short + Sweet Cabaret

The Basement August 1 - August 8, 2015

Have you heard that cabaret is the new orange? Last year was our first go at Short+Sweet Cabaret in Queensland, and it went off like a firework! We can't wait to do it all again, and we can't wait to…

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Meditation and Music

The Basement Sunday, August 2, 2015

Life Eternal Trust is proud to present Meditation and Music, a rich celebration of meditation and entertainment. The meditation is based on Sahaja Yoga meditation, a method of true meditation which aw…


Spirit of India

Paradise Showroom Sunday, August 2, 2015

Queensland Music Festival is proud to present a truly magical double bill in a rich celebration of Indian culture and classical music.Presented in both Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, highly acclaimed…

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A Morning With... The Fabulous Singlettes

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Celebrate the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s with Naomi Eyers, Melissa Langton and Diane Dixon. The trio sing up a storm, with dance moves to die for, frocks galore and beehives that are a triumph o…

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Dylan Moran - Off the Hook

Arts Theatre Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dylan Moran, star and creator of ABC TV’s Black Books is back in Australia with a brand new show, Off the Hook. Moran's legendary stand up rants have sold out across the world, cementing this unkempt…

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - ‘Swingtime America’ featuring the music of Glenn Miller

Paradise Showroom Friday, August 7, 2015

An evening for dancers as we celebrate the sheer exuberance of the swing era and the music made famous by Glenn Miller featuring the Mini-Miller band with vocals from Alan Western and Cherryn Lomas. D…

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Comedy in The Basement - Joel Ozborn - August

The Basement Friday, August 7, 2015

Joel is a regular in comedy clubs across the country including regular performances at Sydney's original comedy store, where he continues to entertain audiences with his unique style of comedy. Joel h…

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John Olsen: Teeming with life

Gallery 2 August 8 - September 13, 2015

John Olsen’s long affiliation with the printmaking medium began when he was 28 years old, a student at Stanley Hayter’s influential Atelier 17 print studio in Paris. Over the years he has collaborated…

David M Thomas and Suzanne Howard, Neuromist (2015). Courtesy of the artists

Regions of Alienation/Satellites of Love

Gallery 2 August 8 - September 13, 2015

POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 2016 Regions of Alienation/Satellites of Love explores the importance of group engagement in dismantling personal isolation. Produced by artists David M Thomas and Suzanne Howar…


AFTER DARK: Border Art Prize 2015

Gallery 1 August 13 - September 3, 2015

AFTER DARK Programart.music.talks.food Galleries stay open until 8pm I Program from 6pm I Cash bar Thu 13 August: Life Drawing with FriendsJoin us AFTER DARK for a group life drawing session. Experi…


Comedy in The Basement - Daniel Townes - August

The Basement Friday, August 14, 2015

Daniel Townes began performing comedy in late 2003 and since emerging on the scene as one of the country’s hottest comedy prospects he has taken his gags global. Based in Sydney and occasionally Londo…

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No Difference Dance Workshop

The Space August 15 - August 16, 2015

The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Dance Integrated Australia present a dance workshop of 'No Difference'. Expressions of interest are sought for No Difference a two day disability inclusive Dance Worksh…


Dance for Parkinsons

Paradise Showroom Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dance for Parkinson’s Sample Community Class Seniors Week 2015 Modeled after the Dance for PD® program developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, this dance class is …

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Mayor’s Seniors Week Concert

Paradise Showroom Thursday, August 20, 2015

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate is inviting all seniors to celebrate with him at the free Mayor’s Seniors Week Variety Concert on Thursday 20th August at the Paradise Room, The Arts Centre, Gold Coast.  Ca…

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Emma LOVE - Childhood Charity Luncheon

Paradise Showroom Friday, August 21, 2015

Emma LOVE - Childhood Cancer Charity Luncheon  The Emma Love Childhood Cancer Charity Luncheon is in honour of Emma Love, a brave little girl who was diagnosed at the age of 10 with an aggressive can…

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Comedy in The Basement - Tom Siegert - August

The Basement Friday, August 21, 2015

Tom has a unique style of comedy that has made him a crowd favourite all over Australia. He is a talented writer and this becomes obvious as you get hit with punch lines that no one sees coming. Tom i…

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Comedy in The Basement - Dave Thornton - August

The Basement Friday, August 28, 2015

Bio-Human, comedian, sometimes actor and breathing enthusiast. With his accessible humour and free flowing style, Dave’s success as a comic has quickly broadened into a range of performance credits on…

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Em Rusciano

Arts Theatre Friday, August 28, 2015

"Em Rusciano is an irrepressible force of nature."  Rip it up Imagine all the love of a Celine power ballad, and all the snot and isolation of an Ebola outbreak.    This show's kinda like that clip B…

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Bundall Farmers' Market

The Arts Centre Gold Coast Sunday, August 30, 2015

The activation of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will call on many partners and people to deliver diverse activities and reasons to linger at the Precinct, and what better way to do that than by sho…


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 Sheep with an open …

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club - September

Paradise Showroom Friday, September 4, 2015

Manouche is a term derived from the Romany gypsies of Europe and was made famous by Django Reinhardt. In Australia this is known as gypsy jazz. Feel the Manouche has a 'world music' feel. Through its …

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Comedy in The Basement - Harley Breen - September

The Basement Friday, September 4, 2015

Harley Breen has blown away audiences from the sugarcane fringes of Queensland to the sweaty stages of the Edinburgh Fringe. Regularly headlining around Australia, Harley has won over a legion of fans…

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Arts Theatre Saturday, September 5, 2015

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre…

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D At Sea

The Basement Saturday, September 5, 2015

Brisbane-based acoustic artist, D At Sea, has announced a huge run of national tour dates set for Spring. Following the release of his new track 'Enough' which presents a minimalist, electronic inspir…

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Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Arts Theatre Sunday, September 6, 2015

There is a very good possibility that many of you have seen or heard of the terrific musical collective known as Postmodern Jukebox on one or more of your preferred social media platforms. These cleve…

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7 Deadly Sins Intensive Teacher Workshop with Expressions Dance Company

The Space Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Expressions Dance Company (EDC) is one of Australia's most exciting contemporary dance companies. This workshop provides primary and secondary school dance teachers with the opportunity to revise best…

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participants in 7 deadly sins workshop

7 Deadly Sins School Workshop for Students with Expressions Dance Company

The Space Thursday, September 10, 2015

Expressions Dance Company (EDC) is one of Australia's most exciting contemporary dance companies. This workshop is designed to enhance the experience of students attending a 7 Deadly Sins performance…

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7 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 Shoes, internationally acclaimed choreographer, Natalie W…

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Comedy in The Basement - Mick Neven - September

The Basement Friday, September 11, 2015

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. Since then, Mick has been a regular performer at venues…

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7 Deadly Sins Aspire Contemporary Dance Workshop with Expressions Dance Company

The Space Saturday, September 12, 2015

Expressions Dance Company (EDC) is one of Australia's most exciting contemporary dance companies. Do you want to follow your passion for contemporary dance? Thinking of full-time training? This works…

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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 remarkable exhibition …


Free Event - Swing into Spring - Jazz on The Terrace

Terrace Stage Saturday, September 12, 2015

Swing and Spring on in’ and catch the infectious sound of The Calibre Cats! Lead Singer ‘Dollface’ has the pleasure of being supported by some of Brisbane’s finest musicians, who are bound to get you …



Arts Theatre Sunday, September 13, 2015

In Aida, Verdi masterfully pits the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards. Egypt needs a hero to lead th…

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You Won't Need a Map: Indigenous Immersion for Teachers

Gallery 1 Monday, September 14, 2015

Primary teachers have the opportunity to connect with local bush tucker enthusiast Paula Nihot and Teacher-Artist Therese Flynn-Clarke to develop knowledge of Indigenous culture and art, and work coll…


All My Love

The Space September 16 - September 19, 2015

Their lives could have been written so differently: the story of Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore’s lost love. Henry Lawson was one of the nation’s favourite writers and poets. His contemporary, Mary G…

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The Dream Dance Co Presents 'Genesis'

Arts Theatre September 18 - September 19, 2015

The Dream Dance Company presents their first live production Genesis, the birth of a new Australian commercial dance company featuring an all-star cast of the top professional dancers in Australia. Fe…

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Comedy in The Basement - Mick Meredith - September

The Basement Friday, September 18, 2015

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. CELE…

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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 painting to video i…



Arts Theatre Sunday, September 20, 2015

Affectionately known as 'The King of Waltz', André performs a series of concerts in his hometown of Maastricht, in The Netherlands every year. The concerts are performed in front of thousands of fans …

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Comedy in The Basement - Danny McGinlay - September

The Basement Friday, September 25, 2015

McGinlay once described himself as a “slightly nerdy bogan with too much testosterone” and while he's matured, there is still the hint of your enthusiastic little brother whose only wish is to make yo…

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Wrecking Ball

Paradise Showroom Saturday, September 26, 2015

In an Arts Centre Gold Coast exclusive, Australia’s fastest-rising cabaret star Naomi Price returns by popular demand with a double-bill of the little red company’s celebrated original pop culture cab…

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Rumour Has It

Paradise Showroom Saturday, September 26, 2015

In an Arts Centre Gold Coast exclusive, Australia’s fastest-rising cabaret star Naomi Price returns by popular demand with a double-bill of the little red company’s celebrated original pop culture cab…

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Tacos and Tiaras

Off Site Tuesday, September 29, 2015

QT Gold Coast and Glitter Festival 2015 proudly present Tacos and Tiaras! Enjoy a fabulous evening of food and frivolity in one of the most popular bars on the Gold Coast. Stingray mixes industrial …

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Mason and Hamlin presents Jenni Flemming and the projected photography of Morgan Roberts

Gallery 1 Friday, October 2, 2015

Howard Blake is best known for his film scores, including the classic music to 'the Snowman'. Over 40 years he sketched away on a series of short piano pieces he wanted to turn into a sort of musical …

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Glitter Race Day

Off Site Saturday, October 3, 2015

Glitter Festival 2015 presents, the hottest ticket on the Gold Coast – our inaugural Race Day is a spectacular spring day of fillies, fascinators and fabulous fun! Get your Glitter on and mingle wit…

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Pride Run Gold Coast

Evandale Parklands Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Pride Run Gold Coast is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the Gold Coast’s diversity within the community in an active setting with friends, families, work colleagues and supporters. …

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Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - Friday 9 October

Paradise Showroom Friday, October 9, 2015

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has experienced its most successful year with record attendance and acclaim for its selection of bands, singers and music…

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra Plays Bolero

Arts Theatre Friday, October 9, 2015

Ravel’s Bolero is one of the most famous works for orchestra; starting with a barely discernible snare drum rhythm, two melodies are sounding from various instruments throughout the orchestra, leading…

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Jazz in The Basement hosted by Mal Wood Feat - John Reeves Quintet

The Basement Saturday, October 10, 2015

Enjoy a night of Jazz in The Basement with John Reeves Quintet. John has performed all over the country in various jazz groups, including a national tour with Verve recording artist Mark Sholtez and …

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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-winning choreographer Ste…

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A Morning With... Jane Rutter - French Kiss

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Jane Rutter, one of Australia's finest flautists, showcases exquisite gems of French music that are a treasured part of her life and repertoire. Be enthralled in a musical embrace, from the French Ba…

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Russian Ballet Theatre Presents Swan Lake

Arts Theatre Tuesday, October 20, 2015

With the instantly recognisable music of Tchaikovsky virtually a signature of classical ballet and the wonderfully dark story of good set against evil, Swan Lake is one of the most famous and loved of…

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2016 Youth Program Launch

Panorama Suite Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Be the first to witness the unveiling of the 2016 Youth Program! Join The Arts Centre staff and guest speakers for a catered afternoon, including the first look at what's on offer for you and your st…


Russian Ballet Theatre Presents Sleeping Beauty

Arts Theatre Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Sleeping Beauty has a special place in the The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s repertoire.One of the most lavish theatrical events of all time, the original St Petersburg staging of The Sleeping…

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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 experience first hand the family betrayal, …

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Graham Burstow, Surfers Paradise, c1960s

Flesh: The Gold Coast in the 1960s, 70s and 80s

Gallery 2 October 23 - December 6, 2015

Experience Gold Coast beach culture from the 60s, 70s and 80s immortalised by acclaimed photographer Graham Burstow. During the 60s, 70s and 80s the region boomed as tourists and locals alike flocked …


Issi Dye performs The Broadway Crooners: Dean, Darin, Jolson

The Basement Saturday, October 24, 2015

Issi Dye will celebrate his 50th Anniversary as a professional entertainer in Australia in 2016.... Starting from National television shows in the late 60’s & 70’s....including UPTIGHT/ COUNTDOWN/HAPP…

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Peppa Pig! Big Splash

Arts Theatre Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fresh from the success of Peppa Pig Live! Treasure Hunt, comes Peppa's brand new adventure Peppa Pig! Big Splash. The nursery roof is leaking and Peppa and her friends need to fix it - quick!  As they…

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The Laughing Samoans - Fink About It

Arts Theatre Friday, October 30, 2015

Don’t miss the latest offering from one of New Zealand’s most successful live comedy acts.  The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai has been touring New Zealand, Australia, …

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Steve Tyerman: Ebb & Flow

Foyer Gallery October 31 - November 29, 2015

“The ‘landscape’ has always been central to my art”, says Tyerman, “for whatever reason I’ve continually felt compelled to artistically respond to and interpret my most familiar and immediate surround…


Lucky Country

The Basement Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fresh from sold out shows on 42nd Street New York and most recently the Wonderland Festival (Brisbane Powerhouse), Award-winning performer and composer Bradley McCaw heads up a brand new show at The A…


Gold Coast Jazz and Blues - Friday 6 November

Paradise Showroom Friday, November 6, 2015

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has experienced its most successful year with record attendance and acclaim for its selection of bands, singers and music…

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Frenchy 'Live & Lanky'

Paradise Showroom Friday, November 6, 2015

"Frenchy had everyone in stiches with his larrikin personality..Crude, rude and lewd, Frenchy is a true blue comedian in every sense of the word.” - Rip It Up Tinder, crazy girlfriends, substitute te…

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Jason Haggerty: Work in Progress


Gallery 1 November 7 - November 29, 2015

Espial showcases the work of Studio Art Major and Honours graduates from the Bachelor of Digital Media at the Gold Coast Queensland College of Art under the tutorship of Dr Laini Burton. In the true s…


Rick Price Supported By Casey Barnes

The Basement Saturday, November 14, 2015

Australian Singer/songwriter, Rick Price has walked the journey many musicians dreams are made of. From the very beginning, as a nine year old and the youngest member of his family’s band. Music was P…


Two Redheads in Search of a Match

The Basement Saturday, November 21, 2015

The show is a two-woman show which takes a tongue-in-cheek look at ladies of a "certain age" and their lifelong quest for the perfect partner....  and the kids and family situations that occur along t…

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Mason and Hamlin presents William Hennessy

Gallery 1 Saturday, November 28, 2015

One of Australia’s most important violinists, William Hennessy pays the Gold Coast a visit so we can pay tribute to his 60th birthday. His career has spanned 38 countries with over 250 appearances pl…

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Gold Coast Art Prize 2015

Gallery 1 December 5, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Gold Coast City Gallery is pleased to host the Gold Coast Art Prize 2015. Now in its 47th year, the popular award provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art practice from across Au…


A Morning With... Tinsel and Turkeys

Paradise Showroom Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Get your sparkle on this festive season! Celebrate the end of the year with Christmas carols sung by some of your favourite local talent in this fabulous variety show. Every year, audiences eagerly …

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Gayle Reichelt: The Last Fleet

Foyer Gallery February 6 - March 27, 2016

Inspired by weathered shipwrecks, The Last Fleet thematically reviews the fate of abandoned, human manufactured objects in the natural environment. In this series, nature seeks revenge in entropy by r…