An art lovers guide to the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast’s local art scene has blossomed exponentially in the last few years. Galleries, installations and murals have popped up all over the Coast and local artists are making themselves known both here and on the national scene.

If you’re looking for a unique way to spend a day on the Gold Coast, we’ve got just the answer. From south to north, here’s a list of 9 local galleries to help you get your art fix.

 

Café dbar

Stop in for a delicious brunch overlooking the ocean then take in the collection of local art and handmade goodies next door. The space combines exhibitions by local artists with a gift shop of locally made handcrafts and creative pieces.
*Go here to buy local artwork
275 Boundary Street, Coolangatta

 

Maverick Hair & Art Space
Maverick is a small gallery hosting community art exhibitions and events throughout the year. Combined with a hair studio, the space caters for art and design lovers and offers beautiful gifts for purchase from both near and far. Don’t be afraid to head up the stairs and check out the gallery.
*Go here to buy local artwork
First Floor 1/17 Griffith Street, Coolangatta

 

Dust Temple
A refurbished warehouse in the heart of Currumbin Waters, Dust Temple, and its creative space Hinge Gallery, hosts local, national and international artists, musicians and poets. There’s also a café and coffee shop so stay awhile and soak up the creative scene.
*Go here to buy local artwork
54 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin Waters

 

The Walls Art Space Miami
The Walls is an interactive space that aims to serve as a hub of creative practice, critical dialogue and innovative thinking around contemporary art. Their annual program focus is monthly curated exhibitions, local artist in residence program, event series, artist talks, publications and off-site projects.
*Go here to view and peruse
4/18 Mountain View Avenue Miami

 

19Karen Contemporary Artspace

A stunning space filled with bold new art by emerging, mid-career and established Australian and International artists. Exhibitions rotate, ranging in style and genre from pop culture, surrealism, realism, street art, abstraction and to the still undefined.
*Go here to view and buy local artwork
19 Karen Ave, Mermaid Beach


The Arts Centre

The Gold Coast’s premier cultural precinct, The Arts Centre has been showcasing visual and performing arts since 1986. With an array of exhibitions, a cinema and dining and bar facilities, there’s something for everyone throughout the entire year.
*Go here to view and peruse
135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

 

Urban Paradise – buy

A niche, not-for-profit gallery in the heart of Surfers Paradise supporting established and emerging artists and craftsmen and women on the Gold Coast. With a DJ and graffiti lounge area, Urban Paradise is a contemporary gallery passionate about bringing art to the people. 
*Go here to buy local artwork
3197 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise

 

Gallery One – buy

Southport’s state of the art contemporary gallery boasts award-winning mid-career and established artists such as David Bromley, Craig Ruddy and Jennifer Riddle along with Archibald, Wynne and Sulman winners and finalists.
*Go here to buy local artwork
Shop 16.02 The Brickworks Ferry Road, Southport

 

Anthea Polson Art – buy

Anthea Polson Art specialises in contemporary emerging Australian art and sculpture, including investment works. A regular exhibition programme showcases the work of emerging and established contemporary artists.
*Go here to buy local artwork
Marina Mirage, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach