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Witness the city's evolution at HOTA's We are Gold Coast exhibition
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Witness the city’s evolution at HOTA’s We are Gold Coast exhibition

The Gold Coast oft gets a pretty crummy wrap from uninformed out-of-towners who still scoff into their soy latte at the very mention of the Gold Coast, believing the city is nothing more than surf, Schoolies and theme parks. But the truth is that we, its residents, know that those outdated stereotypes couldn't be further from the truth. We are Gold Coast: works from the Gallery at HOTA is a brand-new exhibition that shines a light on the city's evolution. more

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Visual feast – witness one of the city's largest art installations at the DETOUR Street Art Festival
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Visual feast – witness one of the city’s largest art installations at the DETOUR Street Art Festival

Back in the day, graffiti in public spaces was labelled as vandalism. Let's be honest though – there was a time when there was a lot of Bart Simpson-style 'eat my shorts' tagging going on around the place, which kind of gave street art a bit of a bad reputation. Thankfully, society was quick to realise that when a paint brush or spray can gets into the right set of hands, magical things can happen. While we've seen plenty of colourful works pop up across town, one of the city's biggest art installations is about to unfold – it's all happening as part of the DETOUR Street Art Festival from April 3–15 and you (yes, you) are invited to witness the wizardry firsthand. more

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Get your culture hit by the coast with our top picks from Bleach* Festival 2018's stellar line-up
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Get your culture hit by the coast with our top picks from Bleach* Festival 2018’s stellar line-up

That's it – the countdown to Bleach* Festival 2018 is well and truly underway. The renowned arts and culture festival has grown to become of the most significant events on the city's calendar, and this year it's being taken to dizzying new levels. From March 29 to April 15, the festival will fill the Gold Coast with an incredible series of events, live music, immersive theatre performances, activations, installations and everything in between. We're getting pretty darn excited for what's to come, so thought we'd share our top five picks from the impressive program. more

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Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018
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Bleach* Festival unveils its ambitious 18-day city-wide program for 2018

With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner, our fine city is gearing up for one the most pivotal years in its history. Just when we thought we couldn't cram any more excitement into the first half of 2018, the talented crew behind Bleach* Festival drops its most genre-bending and ambitious program ever. The 18 days of action kicks off on Thursday March 29 – here's what's in store. more

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Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast's new Home of the Arts
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Introducing HOTA – the Gold Coast’s new Home of the Arts

Gold Coast, we'd like you to meet HOTA (Home of the Arts). You've actually met before – HOTA was formerly known as The Arts Centre Gold Coast and as of today (Tuesday February 6) will be officially named Home of the Arts. This is way more than just a shiny new name – the announcement also marks the unveiling of the cultural precinct's $37.5-million outdoor theatre, which is underscored by a spectacular program of events that will take the city's arts and culture scene to dizzying new heights. more

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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it's BIG
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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it’s BIG

Hold on to your hats folks, things are about to get next-level across our fine city. With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner (April 4–15, in case you've been living under a giant rock), excitement is buzzing, and it just went up a notch with the announcement of the Festival 2018 program, which will feature a spectacular line-up of more than 1000 arts and cultural experiences in more than 28 locations across the city for 12 action-packed days. more

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The Arts Centre Gold Coast raises the curtain to reveal its stellar 2018 season
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The Arts Centre Gold Coast raises the curtain to reveal its stellar 2018 season

It's been a shining, shimmering, action-packed year of live theatre, arts, exhibitions, cabarets and all sorts of cultural goodness at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. While we've all been continually swept off our feet this year by the arts precinct's sights and sounds, even bigger things have been bubbling away under the surface. Well, wait no more – the curtain has now been raised to reveal what's in store for the year ahead. Let's just say 2018 is going to be a show stopper. more


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Capture the greatness of the Coming into Fashion exhibition with these five must-see events
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Capture the greatness of the Coming into Fashion exhibition with these five must-see events

Attention fashion-forward folks, appreciators of fine photography, art lovers, and anyone who has ever gazed in awe at the glossy pages of Vogue or Vanity Fair (that just about covers all of you). Powerhouse fashion publisher Condé Nast has cracked open its distinguished fashion-photography archive from the past 100 years and wants to share it with you. On Friday November 24, one of the world's most iconic photography exhibitions Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast will be unveiled at The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Much like generation-defining images that have graced the front pages over the past century, this exhibition will be far from the norm. Here's what's in store. more

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It's back! Genre-bending arts showcase Hotelling goes sky-high for its latest instalment
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It’s back! Genre-bending arts showcase Hotelling goes sky-high for its latest instalment

So, there's no question that Hotelling was an absolute hit with its first instalment at QT Gold Coast last year. Either you went and were absolutely blown away (like us) or you didn't go and have been kicking yourself ever since. Well, whichever group you fall into, you don't want to miss the this year's version of Hotelling. It's literally going sky high – right up to the 64th-floor penthouse of Peppers Soul in Surfers Paradise from November 1–5 ... and it will be like nothing you've ever seen before. more

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The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award showcases the best of the best
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The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award showcases the best of the best

The exhibition to showcase the finalists in the coveted Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2017 is kicking off at the Arts Centre Gold Coast on September 9. The winner of the prestigious award, which is Queensland's richest prize for contemporary Australian photography, will be announced at the exhibition's official launch on Friday September 8. This, friends, is a visual delight you do not want to miss. more

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PLUNGE gets set to make a spectacular splash
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PLUNGE gets set to make a spectacular splash

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is set to be transformed this month, with a spectacular multi-form artistic performance called PLUNGE. The intriguing and interactive theatrical showcase will hit the pool for four nights only from August 30 to September 2. more

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Discover local unearthed talent at RAW: NEXT
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Discover local unearthed talent at RAW: NEXT

Art lovers, musos, creative types and appreciators of the performing arts – this is for you. Put Thursday August 3 in your schedule, because RAW Gold Coast is back with its next instalment called NEXT, which is going to throw 40-plus local emerging artists into the limelight for one night only. more

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Step right up! Circus of Illusion brings its thrilling spectacle to the Gold Coast
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Step right up! Circus of Illusion brings its thrilling spectacle to the Gold Coast

A captivating, world-class circus experience is coming to the shores of the Gold Coast this month – get set to escape into the world of fantasy that is Circus of Illusion. The mesmerising spectacle, held under 'the big top' tent from June 23–July 9 in Southport's Mitchell Park, will see the broadwater precinct come alive as the worlds of circus and illusion collide in spectacular fashion. more