• Main Gallery and Foyer Gallery
    The Arts Centre
    135 Bundall Rd
    Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217




    Sat 12 May - Sun 15 Jul
    10am - 5pm, Daily


We Are Gold Coast – Works From The City Collection

We are not the place you used to know, or think we might be. We are Gold Coast.

The recent history of the Gold Coast as a travel destination is often misjudged and scorned by outdated perceptions of simply surf, schoolies and theme parks. Rather “The Goldie” is driven by youthful and infectious energy; incredible natural wonders and a talented artistic community that has matured over several decades.

With the much-awaited development of Australia’s largest regional art museum – the new Gold Coast Gallery, scheduled to open in 2020; this survey exhibition celebrates the secrets and stories that make us Gold Coast. The Gallery’s collection of Gold Coast-based imagery continues to be a collecting strength and provides compelling and authentic ways to explore our history, the contemporary city and its people through art.

Natural hinterland beauty, pristine beaches and tropical lifestyle lured 20th century artists such as Lloyd Rees, Fred Williams, Albert Tucker, Vida Lahey, Ethel Carrick, Betty Quelhurst, Jeff Carter, and Graham Burstow to document their experience on the Coast.

These historical snapshot glimpses will be featured alongside contemporary artists who began their career on the Gold Coast or continue to call the Gold Coast home. These artists include Michael Zarvos, Scott Redford, Chris Bennie, Anna Carey, Victoria Reichelt and Donna Marcus.