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Image: Marcel Cousins, First home buyers 2003 (detail), bubble-jet and enamel on canvas, Collection: Gold Coast City Gallery

Everyday Celebrity: Extra Ordinary Things from the Collection

Gallery 2 May 3 - June 15, 2014

In the modern world both objects and individuals have been re-contextualised and presented with a new found meaning often beyond their original status. The humble Campbell’s soup can rose to fame i…


Words in the Gallery: The Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature and Poetry Prizes 2014

Gallery 1 Saturday, May 10, 2014

Among the richest poetry and short story prizes in the world, the Josephine Ulrick prizes are worth $30,000 in prize money. Griffith University sponsors and manages the prizes. Come and listen to t…

Howard Sparks, Escape from the Carousel, oil painting, Courtesy of the artist.

HOWARD SPARKS: Aspects from the Past

Foyer Gallery May 31 - July 6, 2014

Memories – ‘things seen and thoughts pondered’ - seep into the poetic paintings of Howard Sparks. This exhibition showcases a selection of paintings Sparks has created over the past few years, incl…

Image: Tom Moore, Oily Invertebrate with heaps-good Shrubby Mounds, etc (detail) 2012, blown and solid glass, silver leaf, fake moss, laminated plywood, dirt, heavy card, paint, particle board

Designing Craft / Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory

Gallery 1 May 31 - July 13, 2014

Established by the South Australian Government in 1973, JamFactory is a unique and iconic South Australian institution that nurtures and promotes contemporary craft and design in Australia.


Edwin Bode: Pioneering Artist of the Gold Coast Hinterland Region

Gallery 1 June 21 - July 27, 2014

English-born Bode immigrated to Queensland in 1882, aged 23. Within four years he had moved to the Gold Coast hinterland where he created watercolours of homesteads and farms in the Canungra, Wongl…


Saltwater Country

Gallery 1 July 19 - August 31, 2014

Many exhibitions of Australian Aboriginal art have focused on Aboriginal culture and creative expression as a reflection of the connectedness to land and country. Queensland Aboriginal and Torres S…

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

29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Gallery 1 September 6 - October 26, 2014

The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award is a biannual award for ceramic artists from around the world. The inaugural Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award held in 1982 was developed to encoura…

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…