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The Arts Centre Gold Coast Annual Report 2012-13

The Arts Centre Gold Coast Annual RePORT 2012 - 2013

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Contents

Contents

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Vision, Mission & Values

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Chairman’s Report

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General Manager’s Report

10 Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition 12 Snapshot of 2012-2013 14 Annual Performance Calendar 26 Supporting Local Performing Arts Development 32 Gold Coast City Gallery 34 Annual Gold Coast City Gallery Calendar 40 Acquisitions 2012-2013 48 Company Profile 49 Board of Directors 52 Executive Team 54 Roles and Responsibilities 56 Our Staff 58 Financials 60 Volunteers of The Arts Centre Gold Coast 62 Benefactors of the Arts 64 Partners and Sponsors 66 Corporate Information

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vision, mission & values


Vision, Mission & Values

The Arts Centre Gold Coast Annual Report 2012-13

Vision, Mission & Values

Vision

“To be the leading regional arts and entertainment centre in Australia.�

Values Integrity We aspire to do the right thing in all that we do. Creativity We are a place of inspiration and artistic growth. Inclusion We offer something for everyone.

Mission We will entertain, inspire, inform and evoke passion for the arts by delivering quality programming, superior service and stimulating experiences.

Collaboration We create artistic and commercially beneficial partnerships. Recognition We celebrate our community and our place, the Gold Coast. Excellence We deliver the best in every facet of our organisation.

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Chariman’s Report

Chairman’s Report

The Arts Centre Gold Coast (TACGC) has grown over the past 26 years to become the pulsing, cultural heart of the city. The Annual Report 2012-13 shows a continuation of strong attendance and increased diversity of artistic programming, of which we are enormously proud.

addition to the 54 other appreciated benefactors who continue to play a vital role. Donations to the Art Gallery and our most recent external evaluation have taken the value of the City’s collection to almost $20 million, up from $16 million in 2012-13.

From its humble beginnings as the creation of a group of forward-thinking arts-minded Gold Coast residents, the then Gold Coast Arts Centre opened its doors in 1986 to much celebration: the region’s first ever dedicated arts precinct constructed with community and Council support. It swelled and grew, culminating in a massive re-construction and growth program and the re-launch of a new and improved complex in 1988, which we now know as The Arts Centre Gold Coast.

Part of our focus for future programming lies in leveraging from the opportunities presented by the biggest sporting and cultural event for this region in many years, the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The employment and economic benefits alone for the region are already being felt as visitors and residents see the large capital works projects underway including the light rail project and significant road upgrades.

We thank the Gold Coast City Council for their ongoing considerable support of TACGC and their aspiration for the future of culture and art for the City. Last year TACGC celebrated a milestone: marking 25 years of service to the community. And with it came a year-long celebratory program for artists and community members alike. Thousands attended free concerts, workshops, and celebrations. This year saw a new significant artistic milestone – the launch of the Gold Coast’s first-ever Independent Theatre Season. This is an extraordinary achievement. In the absence of a fully professional theatre company on the Gold Coast, TACGC has become the hub for creative and artistic activity and development. We are proud to add an Independent Season to our bow, providing new and emerging artists with the opportunity to create, develop and present new, independent works with the support of professional infrastructure. We also welcomed the new President of the Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Tim Cole who stepped into the role from previous President of 16 years Wendy Spencer. I thank Tim for his efforts this year. Tim has done an outstanding job following on from Wendy’s equally great effort. Reflecting our commitment to provide something for everyone, annual attendance was recorded at 493,209 across the 5,635 events held at the Centre this year. At a time when all sectors of the economy are experiencing a downturn and statistics show a decline across the board on spending on entertainment, it says much about the strength and diversity of our artistic programming and services, that the Centre has maintained steady attendance figures in this period. Our Benefactors continue to be our greatest supporters with financial contributions. Barry and Maureen Stevenson became Platinum Benefactors whilst Jock and Beverly McIlwain elevated their philanthropic status to Diamond. This is in

The Arts Centre Gold Coast is continuing to work with local, state, national and international partners to leverage the best for this exciting period in our City’s future, supported also by the continued efforts around the development of the new cultural precinct, which will see the unveiling of a new Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design on 21 November 2013. This event will herald the start of a three week public exhibition and is the culmination of an International Design Competition that has seen 75 international design teams culled down to three with a final winning design being selected. Throughout this process The Arts Centre Gold Coast has been ably represented by our General Manager Destry Puia, who along with Gold Coast City Mayor Tom Tate, were part of the eight member design jury. I would like to thank them both for their leadership in guiding this project and would also like to acknowledge the earlier contribution of former Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast President Paul Fitzgerald, who along with myself, sat on the steering committee that preceded the design competition. These efforts are in addition to the countless community representatives who have maintained continued belief in this important project. Finally, I extend thanks to my fellow Board directors for their ongoing vision and professionalism. Thanks also to the entire Arts Centre Gold Coast staff ably led by Destry Puia and his executive team. As an organisation we are incredibly fortunate to have built such a talented group of dedicated professionals and equally committed volunteers, without whom we would not enjoy the continuing support of the community and the respect of the industry. It is with great pride that I commend the 2012/13 Annual Report of The Arts Centre Gold Coast.

Kerry Watson Chairman of the Board of Directors


Annual Attendance Trends

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Annual Attendance Trends

600,000

500,000

400,000

300,000

200,000

100,000

0 July 2011 - June 2012

July 2012 - June 2013

Off-Site Catering Cafe Cinema Non - Performing Arts External Arts Programs The Arts Centre Programs Gallery

Annual Attendance Trends July 11 - June 12

July 12 - June 13

Variance

%

Gallery

43,335

42,924

-411

-1%

The Arts Centre Programs

32,875

31,974

-901

-3%

External Arts Programs

99,358

83,213

-16,145

-19%

Non-Performing Arts

98,868

113,809

14,941

13%

Cinema

142,103

142,960

857

1%

Cafe

77,727

77,627

-100

0%

705

702

-3

0%

494,971

493,209

-1,762

0%

Off- Site Catering Total

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General Manager’s Report

General Manager’s Report

The 2012-13 Annual Report demonstrates the continuing importance and relevance of producing and presenting cultural and artistic products on the Gold Coast.

Australian actor Amanda Muggleton, began their nationwide tours at TACGC. This is testament to our increasing ‘place’ on the Arts map.

As the nation’s second largest local government area by population growth, the eyes of similar-growth regions are setting their benchmarks against the standards we set here, on the Gold Coast. Our growth over the last 26 years has mirrored the growth of the tourism industry in this region, and therefore our business models and local artistic product have always sought to incorporate the unique and particular formula we enjoy here – the best climate in the world, and the best place to live. As we continue to strive to produce the best possible product, we will continue to incorporate these unique characteristics.

Among the many new and exciting developments at the Centre are possibly our two most significant artistic achievements: the launch and presentation of the Centre’s inaugural Independent Theatre Season and the interactive virtual presentation developed in conjunction with the Australian Chamber Orchestra – both of which are detailed in this report.

The Arts Centre Gold Coast (TACGC) last year concluded a three year period of Regional Arts Funding which strategically and operationally, has helped to deliver the artistic frameworks and benchmarks we have set out to achieve, and helped to further a new period of strategic and artistic direction and leadership. To support this function, TACGC Executive undertook a review of its operations and last year enacted a restructure to better align the business of the arts with the operation of the Centre. I’m pleased to report that the realignment of the organisation’s structure with operations has been a smooth and effective transition, and I thank all involved in its rollout. Complementing the restructure was a rigorous business planning process which sought to not only solidify and grow our strengths, but also to set a course for our future with targeted and focused key performance indicators. The Arts industry is set against the backdrop of continuing difficult economic circumstances – which is an important factor to consider as we continue to strive to provide a level of accessibility to all sectors of the community. I am very pleased to report that despite the economic circumstances, TACGC remains a strong and vibrant presence on the Gold Coast with steady attendance figures and a growing artistic program. We will continue to work towards building a robust and sustainable arts industry. Operationally, our partnership with some of Queensland’s leading companies continued with community programs such as the Opera for the Over 50s run in partnership with Opera Queensland and the Junior and Youth Theatre Residencies in conjunction with Queensland Theatre Company as well as Small Dances/Big Stories with Dancenorth. The creative partnerships fostered through the annual Surfers Paradise and Bleach Festivals were again a highlight of our calendar, showing the community that contemporary and relevant artistic and theatrical works need not only be presented within the walls of a traditional centre. Next year will see a continued commitment to extending the reach of the Arts beyond the Centre walls. The subscription season, now in its third year, brought many of Australia’s leading companies to the Theatre. Several shows, including the one-woman comedy Book Club, starring popular

The Paradise Showroom hosted a variety of fantastic artists and performers from The Andrews Sisters Tribute show through to the ever-popular senior’s Christmas concert and the ongoing A Morning With... presentations. The Basement continued to host comedy, jazz and cabaret performers, as well as this year being the venue for The Greenroom Project, which brought nationally acclaimed musical theatre stars to the Gold Coast for a mentoring session, interviews and cabaret style performances with aspiring musical theatre performers. In total, 115,187 people attended 377 arts performances. The Centre’s cinema program attracted 142,960 members of the public and 42,924 patrons visited the Art Gallery across the 22 exhibitions and events held. Presenting exhibitions of national and cultural significance is a priority at TACGC. This year, Shakin’ The Contemporary Kinetic Aesthetic saw the Gallery host an extraordinary collection of pieces from generations of contemporary Australian artists. As well, the Gallery exhibited pieces from some of the best international ceramic practitioners through the 28th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, won, for the first time by local artist Liesa Russel. This year the Gallery received a Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Award for the digital catalogue for the Shakin’ The Contemporary Kinetic Aesthetic Exhibition. As well, the 2012 Gold Coast Art Prize and the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2013 attracted nationwide entries. The City’s art collection is now valued at $20 million – however the cultural value of this asset alone puts the Gold Coast at the forefront of Art, particularly in the regions of Australia. In closing, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the staff of The Arts Centre Gold Coast for their continued passion, enthusiasm and professionalism. Likewise, the Board of Directors, led by Chair, Kerry Watson, provides us with strong, informed and steady leadership, which makes coming to work every day a pleasure and a privilege. My thanks and best wishes.

Destry Puia General Manager


Annual Event Trends

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Annual Events Trends

7,000

6,000

5,000

4,000

3,000

2,000

1,000

0 July 2011 - June 2012

July 2012 - June 2013

Cinema Non - Performing Arts External Arts Programs The Arts Centre Programs Gallery

Annual Event Trends July 11 - June 12

July 12 - June 13

Variance

%

Gallery

56

73

17

23%

The Arts Centre Programs

216

205

-11

-5%

External Arts Programs

189

172

-17

-10%

Non-Performing Arts

1,450

1,272

-178

-14%

Cinema

3,936

3,913

-23

-1%

Total

5,847

5,635

-212

-4%

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Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition


Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition

The Arts Centre Gold Coast Annual Report 2012-13

Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Design Competition

Throughout the year work on the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct has progressed at great speed. In March 2013 Gold Coast City Council launched a worldwide search for three design consortia to complete a master plan of this new city icon. An eight member panel Design Jury was formed to judge the submissions and included Mayor Tom Tate, The Arts Centre Gold Coast General Manager Destry Puia, Queensland Performing Arts Centre CEO John Kotzas and Griffith University’s Head of Architecture Professor Gordon Holden as Design Jury Chairman. From a field of 75 entries three teams where shortlisted. • ARM Architecture • CRAB_VOGT_DBI • Nikken Sekkei

Each shortlisted team was awarded $250,000 to participate in an intensive 12-week Stage Two design period. In October 2013 this design period ended and the Design Jury assembled for the final time to select a winner from the three final submissions. On 21 November 2013 Mayor Tom Tate will publicly announce the winner of the design competition and officially launch The Reveal exhibition. This three week exhibition will be held at Gold Coast City Gallery and will feature all three shortlisted designs and will include site models, computer animation and design prints.

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A Snapshot of 2012/13

The Arts Centre Gold Coast Annual Report 2012-13

A Snapshot of 2012/13 Images from left to right, top to bottom: (Left page) They’re Playing Our Song, ACO Virtual, The Flood, It’s My Party (And I’ll Die if I Want To), Molly Ringwald, The Vienna Boys Choir, Kate Miller-Heidke, Sesame Street presents Elmo’s World Tour, NYE A Parisian Showgirl Spectacular (This page) Bare Witness, Circa, The Fawlty Towers Impersonators, The Land of Yes and the Land of No, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Animal Farm, Kitty Flanagan, Motherhood the Musical, Me and My Shadow

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Annual Performance Calendar

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Annual Performance Calendar

JULY 2012 ARTS THEATRE 3 July Circa The Arts Centre Gold Coast 13 - 14 July Motherhood The Musical The Arts Centre Gold Coast 20 July Great Favourites – Queensland Symphony Orchestra The Arts Centre Gold Coast 21 July Lovely - Jimeoin A-List Entertainment 25 July The Land of Yes The Land of No – Sydney Dance The Arts Centre Gold Coast 27 July Dancefest Trinity Lutheran College 28 July Journey to the Past St Hilda’s School PARADISE SHOWROOM 2 July Bag It No Impact Man Life Changing Events 6 July KPMG Presentation KPMG 11 July GCCC Citizenship Ceremonies Gold Coast City Council 12 July Ray White Surfers Paradise - Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise

13 July Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club 15 July Zeppelin Travel’s Cruise Sale Day Zeppelin Travel

6 July Friday Night Comedy – Steve Allison The Arts Centre Gold Coast 7 July Live & Intimate – Sean Mackenzie The Arts Centre Gold Coast

17 July What A Man’s Gotta Do The Arts Centre Gold Coast

12 July An Evening With Johnny Nicol and Friends Chris Conroy

18 July Enterprise Connect – FISH! Seminar Enterprise Connect

13 July Casting for De Lorenzo De Lorenzo Hair and Cosmetic Research

20 July ATHOC 21st Annual National Industry Awards Dinner Australian Timeshare & Holiday Owners

13 July Friday Night Comedy – Lindsay Webb The Arts Centre Gold Coast

25 July XMAS in July Ladies Lunch Gold Coast Legacy & Laurel Clubs 27 July Proteus Leadership Breakfast Series Proteus Enterprises Pty Ltd 27 July Chopper & Hammer – The Final Chapter Tour The Arts Centre Gold Coast 28 July Surfers Paradise Brass Band 25th Anniversary Concert Surfers Paradise Brass Band THE BASEMENT 4 July David De Vito Live @ The Basement David De Vito

14 July Live & Intimate – Cloud Street The Arts Centre Gold Coast 20 July QSO Instrumental Workshop Southport State High School 20 July Friday Night Comedy – Sam McCool The Arts Centre Gold Coast 21 July Live & Intimate – Sharry Russel, George Golla and Lauren Lucille The Arts Centre Gold Coast 25 July The Arts Centre GC – Movie Review Club The Arts Centre Gold Coast

25 July Gold Coast Indie Film and TV Network Gold Coast Indie Film and TV Network 27 July Friday Night Comedy – Harley Breen The Arts Centre Gold Coast 28 July Live & Intimate – Lucy McIntosh The Arts Centre Gold Coast 30 July Schwarzkopf Hair Show Schwarzkopf Professional THE SPACE 2 - 6 July QTC Youth Theatre Residency The Arts Centre Gold Coast 12 - 13 July Sophie Is The Arts Centre Gold Coast 15 July Mason and Hamlin Recital Series – Liam Viney, Anna Grinberg Mason and Hamlin Australia 19 - 21 July The Disappearances Project The Arts Centre Gold Coast 27 - 28 July The Chinese Restaurant Show The Arts Centre Gold Coast 29 July Belinda Manwaring and Friends presents Serenade Belinda Manwaring


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AUGUST 2012 ARTS THEATRE 1 August Me & My Shadow The Arts Centre Gold Coast 4 August The Mikado Opera Queensland 5 August The Man in Black – The Johnny Cash Story Rockcity Event Marketing 6 - 26 August Gold Coast Eisteddfod Gold Coast Eisteddfod PARADISE SHOWROOM 3 August Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club

16 August Gold Coast Family Law Pathways Network Event Gold Coast Family Law Pathways Network 18 - 19 August Gold Coast Eisteddfod Gold Coast Eisteddfod

17 August Friday Night Comedy – Dave Williams The Arts Centre Gold Coast

21 August Ray White Awards Breakfast Ray White Brisbane

18 August Live & Intimate – Simone Nicole The Arts Centre Gold Coast

23 August GCCC Mayors Seniors Concert Gold Coast City Council

22 August The Arts Centre GC - Movie Review Club The Arts Centre Gold Coast

24 - 26 August Gold Coast Eisteddfod Gold Coast Eisteddfod

23 August GCCC Creative Juices Networking Night Gold Coast City Council

THE BASEMENT

6 August Ingredients Life Changing Events

2 August Josh Earl vs The Australian WW Children’s Birthday Cake Book The Arts Centre Gold Coast

8 August GCCC Citizenship Ceremonies Gold Coast City Council

3 August Friday Night Comedy – Steady Eddy The Arts Centre Gold Coast

9 August Ray White Surfers Paradise - Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise

4 August Live & Intimate – The Maples The Arts Centre Gold Coast

10 - 12 August Gold Coast Eisteddfod Gold Coast Eisteddfod

8 August GCCC – A-Venue Workshop Gold Coast City Council

15 August A Morning With John MacNally The Arts Centre Gold Coast

11 August Live & Intimate – Bonnie J Jensen The Arts Centre Gold Coast

10 August Friday Night Comedy –Des Dowling The Arts Centre Gold Coast

24 August Friday Night Comedy – Chris Radburn The Arts Centre Gold Coast 25 August Live & Intimate – Jenny Wynter The Arts Centre Gold Coast 30 August Vibe Events Salsa Nite Vibe Events

SEPTEMBER 2012 ARTS THEATRE 8 September Women in Voice The Arts Centre Gold Coast 9 September Sydney International Piano Competition The Arts Centre Gold Coast 12 September Vienna Boys Choir Andrew McKinnon Presentations Pty Ltd 14 September Alice In Wonderland St Hilda’s School 15 September Helensvale Calisthenics Club – Stage Rehearsal Helensvale Calisthenics Club 16 September De Lorenzo ASPYA 2012 De Lorenzo Hair & Cosmetic Research 19 September Danc’eD in the Spotlight Danc’eD in the Spotlight Inc 21 September Kitty Flanagan – Hello Kitty Flanagan A-List Entertainment

31 August Friday Night Comedy – Brett Nichols The Arts Centre Gold Coast

26 - 27 September The Flood The Arts Centre Gold Coast

THE SPACE

PARADISE SHOWROOM

1 – 5 August Short + Sweet The Arts Centre Gold Coast

1 September 3 Chefs Do Lunch The Arts Centre Gold Coast 5 September Forks Over Knives Life Changing Events


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5 September Trial by Jury and Opera Pops Gold Coast City Choir

24 September Allianz Dinner Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd

20 September New York Film Academy New York Film Academy Australia

11 October Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee LIVE! A-List Entertainment

6 September Ray White Surfers Paradise - Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise

28 September Reeder Management Graduation Reeder Management

21 September Friday Night Comedy – Tommy Little The Arts Centre Gold Coast

14 October Gold Coast Eisteddfod Musicale Gold Coast Eisteddfod

7 September Australian College of Nurse Practitioners Gala Dinner Australian College of Nurse Practitioners

29 September Cocktails and Couture Paradise Kids

22 September Live & Intimate – Saffron with Marissa Burgess The Arts Centre Gold Coast

15 October McDonald’s presents Summer Time Conference Connect Entertainment

8 September Make A Wish Foundation Annual Dinner Make A Wish Foundation

1 September Live & Intimate The Arts Centre Gold Coast

26 September Movie Review Club The Arts Centre Gold Coast

16 October Bare Witness The Arts Centre Gold Coast

27 September Vibe Event DJs Dance Party in The Basement Vibe Events

18 October Varsity College – Annual Awards Evening Varsity College

28 September Friday Night Comedy – Mick Meredith The Arts Centre Gold Coast

19 October Guardian Angels Music Extravaganza Guardian Angels

29 September Live & Intimate – Jim Kelly & the Syndicate ft Laura Nobel The Arts Centre Gold Coast

20 - 21 October Imperial Russian Ballet Company – Sleeping Beauty Concert Events Limited

OCTOBER 2012 ARTS THEATRE

23 October Nerang SHS – Awards Night Nerang SHS

THE BASEMENT

12 September GCCC Citizenship Ceremonies Gold Coast City Council

5 September Gold Coast Indie Film & TV Network Gold Coast Indie Film & TV Network

13 September Breakfast with The Wallabies Rugby Gold Coast Limited

7 September Friday Night Comedy – George Kapiniaris The Arts Centre Gold Coast

16 September De Lorenzo ASPYA 2012 De Lorenzo Hair and Cosmetic Research

8 September Live & Intimate – Trichotomy with DVA The Arts Centre Gold Coast

19 September Danc’eD in the Spotlight Danc’eD in the Spotlight Inc

11 September Gold Coast Eisteddfod – Thank You Gold Coast Eisteddfod

21 September GCCC Industry Briefing Breakfast Gold Coast City Council 21 September Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club

14 September Friday Night Comedy – Pommy Johnson The Arts Centre Gold Coast 15 September Live & Intimate – Lil Fi The Arts Centre Gold Coast

3 October Dynamite Studios Australia presents TRI Dynamite Studios Australia 6 - 7 October Russian National Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake XDR (Australia) Cultural Promotion Pty Ltd 8 October Rhythms of Ireland Retfar Entertainment

24 October Trinity Lutheran College – Music Showcase 2012 Trinity Lutheran College 25 October Kransky Sisters Piece of Cake The Arts Centre Gold Coast

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28 October Leanne Spence Dance World Academy Rehearsal Leanne Spence Dance World Academy 29 October McDonald’s Assistant Manager’s Convention Connect Entertainment 30 October Benowa SHS – Awards Night Benowa SHS 31 October Merrimac State High School – Awards Night Merrimac State High School

8 October Greenhorns Life Changing Events 9 October WH&S Expo – Information Day for GCCC Gold Coast City Council 10 October GCCC Citizenship Ceremonies Gold Coast City Council 12 October Fun, Food & Wine Trivia Challenge The Rotary Club Gold Coast

26 October Acoustic Aotearoa with Maisey Rika Joyce Vercoe

18 October Smoky Dawson Live Play Reading Leader Entertainment

29 October McDonald’s Assistant Manager’s Convention Connect Entertainment

19 October Energies Student Immersion Day The Arts Centre Gold Coast

31 October SSKB Conference SSKB Body Corporate Management Pty Ltd

19 October Friday Night Comedy – Monty Franklin The Arts Centre Gold Coast

THE BASEMENT

20 October Live & Intimate – Naomi Price The Arts Centre Gold Coast

3 October TACGC 25th Birthday Event Series – Kids Activity The Arts Centre Gold Coast

PARADISE SHOWROOM

13 October David De Vito Brings Back the Big Voice David De Vito

3 October TACGC 25th Birthday Event Services – Kids Activity The Arts Centre Gold Coast

15 October McDonald’s presents Summer Time Conference Connect Entertainment

3 October Issac Lomman – Comedy Hypnotist Issac Lomman

17 October A Morning With Jan Preston The Arts Centre Gold Coast

4 October Ray White Surfers Paradise - Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise

19 October Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club

11 October Escape Travel Runaway Bay Escape Travel Runaway Bay

25 October School of Anatomy Thanksgiving Service Griffith University

12 October Friday Night Comedy – Ben Darsow The Arts Centre Gold Coast

26 October Men of Business Charity Luncheon Healthy Lifestyle Clinic

13 October Live & Intimate – John Morrison & Jacki Cooper The Arts Centre Gold Coast

5 October Nickleby The Magician Nick Britt 6 October Primavera GC Philharmonic Orchestra 7 October Paynter Dixon Dinner Paynter Dixon Constructions

3 October Vibe Bands Get Live Vibe Events 5 October Friday Night Comedy Tahir The Arts Centre Gold Coast 6 October Live & Intimate – Matt Ward The Arts Centre Gold Coast

24 October Movie Review Club The Arts Centre Gold Coast 25 October Acoustic Aotearoa with Maisey Rika Joyce Vercoe 26 October Friday Night Comedy – Ronny Chieng The Arts Centre Gold Coast 27 October Live & Intimate – Ernesto Cervini Quartet The Arts Centre Gold Coast THE SPACE 3 - 6 October Youth Theatre Project Eyes to the Floor The Arts Centre Gold Coast NOVEMBER 2012 ARTS THEATRE 1 November Elite Dance Academy Rehearsal Elite Dance Academy


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2 November Aquinas College Night of Excellence Aquinas College 3 November Street Jam presents Inspirations Street Jam 4 November Leanne Spence Dance World Academy – In Concert 2012 Leanne Spence Dance World Academy 5 November Helensvale State High School - Awards Night Helensvale State High School 8 – 9 November Pan Pacific Masters Games Australian Calisthenics Federation 10 November Gold Coast Youth Orchestra Gold Coast Youth Orchestra Inc 14 November Graduation Ceremony Helensvale State High School 15 November Graduation Ceremony St Hilda’s School 16 November Graduation Ceremony Benowa SHS 17 November Emmanuel Dance Academy – A Night To Celebrate Emmanuel Dance Academy

18 November Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow – Always, Legends Elite Dance Academy

8 – 9 November Pan Pacific Master Games – Breakout Australian Calisthenics Foundation

19 November Suzanne Swain Dance Academy – It’s Showtime 2012 Suzanne Swain Dance Academy

10 November Reeder Management Graduation Reeder Management

23 November Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club

11 November Vintage Fashion and Décor Fair Karen Zavadil

24 November The Fawlty Towers Impersonators The Arts Centre Gold Coast

12 November Connected Life Changing Events

29 November Ray White Surfers Paradise - Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise

22 November Dance Technique – Live, Love, Dance Dance Technique 24 - 25 November Paradise Performers Rehearsal Paradise Performers 26 November Paradise Performers Swingin’ Swing Paradise Performers 27 November Industry Dance presents i. dance 2012 Industry Dance 28 November Trinity Lutheran College – End of Year Service Trinity Lutheran College

14 November GCCC Citizenship Ceremonies Gold Coast City Council 15 November Varsity College Year 12 Formal Varsity College 16 November Southport State High School Year 12 Formal Southport State High School

23 November Sexualising the City Breakfast The Arts Centre Gold Coast

30 November Runaway Bay Day View Club – Xmas Party Runaway Bay View Club 30 November The Fawlty Towers Impersonators The Arts Centre Gold Coast THE BASEMENT

18 November Travel Masters – Cruise Sale Event Travel Masters

2 November Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club presents The Dixie Ticklers Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club

PARADISE SHOWROOM

20 November Telstra Business Mobility Forum Telstra

2 November Friday Night Comedy Lindsay Webb The Arts Centre Gold Coast

1 November Ray White Surfers Paradise - Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise

21 November GCCC – Golden Opportunity Art & IT Bond University

3 November Live & Intimate – Geraldine Quinn The Arts Centre Gold Coast

30 November Kay Flynn Dancing Academy - Rehearsal Kay Flynn Dancing Academy

6 November Melbourne Cup Luncheon The Arts Centre Gold Coast


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6 November Benowa in the Basement Musical Benowa SHS

30 November Friday Night Comedy – Matt O’Kine The Arts Centre Gold Coast

7 December Freedom! D & D School of Performing Arts

9 November Friday Night Comedy Dave Eastgate The Arts Centre Gold Coast

THE SPACE

8 December Get on the Floor United Funk Dance Academy

1 – 10 November Chasing The Whale The Arts Centre Gold Coast

10 November Live & Intimate – The John Hoffman/Marty Baartz Quintet The Arts Centre Gold Coast

17 November Live & Intimate – Babushka Cabaret The Arts Centre Gold Coast

15 November Griffith Uni – Bachelor of Popular Music Griffith University

18 November Mason and Hamlin Recital Series – Glenn Christensen Mason and Hamlin Australia

18 November Friday Night Comedy – Anthony Salame The Arts Centre Gold Coast

25 November Take 3 Studios – Singing Recital Take 3 Studios

23 November Dave Callan The Arts Centre Gold Coast

29 November GCCC Creative Juices Networking Night Gold Coast City Council

24 November Live & Intimate – The Jesse Green Band The Arts Centre Gold Coast 28 November Movie Review Club The Arts Centre Gold Coast 28 November Gold Coast Indie Film and TV Network Gold Coast Indie Film and TV Network 29 November Music Alive from The Basement – AliveLive TV The Arts Centre Gold Coast

DECEMBER 2012 ARTS THEATRE 1 December Kay Flynn Dancing Academy Kay Flynn Dancing Academy 2 – 3 December Footsteps on the Dancefloor! Sheridan Studio 1 4 - 5 December Turn Up the Music KOTB Performance Academy 6 December Lenore Robbins Dance Centre Lenore Robbins Dance Centre

9 December Imagine Ashmore PCYC and Danielle Elden 10 December Graduation CQUniversity Australia 11 - 12 December Coppelia, The Spirit of Friendship Hinterland Dance Academy 13 December Sleeping Danielle’s Studio of Dance 14 & 16 December Sound of Music Dynamite Studios Australia 15 December Let Me Be Your Star Dance Fever Studio 17 - 18 December Anne Kingsford Academy of Dance Anne Kingsford Academy of Dance

4 December Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards Night Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards 5 December GCCC Citizenship Ceremonies Gold Coast City Council 7 December Pindara Private Hospital – Staff Christmas Party Pindara Private Hospital 9 December Friends of The Arts Centre – Christmas Party Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast 10 December Graduation CQUniversity Australia 11 December TACGC Volunteers Christmas Breakfast The Arts Centre Gold Coast 11 December 2012 Pan Pacific Masters Games Volunteer Thank You Luncheon Events Queensland Gold Coast 12 December A Morning With The Tenors The Arts Centre Gold Coast

PARADISE SHOWROOM 1 December The Fawlty Towers Impersonators The Arts Centre Gold Coast 3 December The Whale – Homegrown Life Changing Events

12 December Reeder Management Graduation Reeder Management 13 December Ray White Surfers Paradise - Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise


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15 December The Fawlty Towers Impersonators The Arts Centre Gold Coast

13 December Thursday Night Comedy – Harley Breen The Arts Centre Gold Coast

19 December Dance Headquarters – A New Attitude Dance Headquarters

14 December Friday Night Comedy – Harley Breen The Arts Centre Gold Coast

21 - 22 December The Fawlty Towers Impersonators The Arts Centre Gold Coast

15 December Live & Intimate – Perch Ck Family Jug The Arts Centre Gold Coast

31 December NYE – A Parisian Showgirl Spectacular The Arts Centre Gold Coast

21 December Friday Night Comedy – Mick Meredith The Arts Centre Gold Coast

THE BASEMENT

22 December Saturday Night Comedy – Mick Meredith The Arts Centre Gold Coast

1 December Live & Intimate – The Mapples/Benny & The Dukes The Arts Centre Gold Coast 2 December Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards – Workshop/ Masterclass Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards

THE SPACE

PARADISE SHOWROOM 13 January Wedding Links Expo Wedding Links

26 January GCCC – Australia Day Celebrations Gold Coast City Council THE SPACE

18 January GCCC - Australia Day Awards Breakfast Gold Coast City Council 18 January Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club 27 January Ray White Surfers Paradise – The Event Ray White Surfers Paradise 30 January Wyndham Vacation Resorts – Town Hall Presentation Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific

10 December Graduation CQUniversity Australia

THE BASEMENT

JANUARY 2013 ARTS THEATRE

11 January Comedy in The Basement Dave O’Neil The Arts Centre Gold Coast

6 December Thursday Night Comedy – Chris Wainhouse The Arts Centre Gold Coast

11 January Mad Camp Summer Edition 2013 – Showcase Performance The Arts Centre Gold Coast

17 January Reeder Management Fashion Parade Reeder Management

8 December Live & Intimate – Pat Wilde & Friends The Arts Centre Gold Coast

26 January GCCC - Australia Day Celebrations Gold Coast City Council

20 January Comedy in The Basement – Bev Killick The Arts Centre Gold Coast

11 December Kirri Adams – Showcases Her Students Kirri Adams

27 - 28 January Giggle & Hoot & Friends Andrew Kay & Associates Pty Ltd

25 January Comedy in The Basement – Ashley Fil-Aime The Arts Centre Gold Coast

7- 12 January Musical Theatre Summer Residency The Arts Centre Gold Coast 13 January Friends Youth Arts Academy Showcase The Arts Centre Gold Coast 13 – 19 January Youth Dance Project The Arts Centre Gold Coast 25 January 25th Birthday Event Series - Kids The Arts Centre Gold Coast 30 January Haka Rehearsal The Arts Centre Gold Coast FEBRUARY 2013 ARTS THEATRE 7 February GCCC – Staff Briefing Gold Coast City Council 12 February Trinity Lutheran College – Commencement Service Trinity Lutheran College 23 February Stephen K Amos Laugh Productions Pty Ltd PARADISE SHOWROOM 2 February Flickerfest The Arts Centre Gold Coast

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13 February GCCC Citizenship Ceremonies Gold Coast City Council

15 February Comedy in The Basement – Troy Kinne The Arts Centre Gold Coast

15 February Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club

20 February Gold Coast Indie Film and TV Network Gold Coast Indie Film and TV Network

17 February Dr William Sears Seminar Australian Breastfeeding Association 19 February A Morning With Marion Martin – The Flower of Scotland The Arts Centre Gold Coast 20 February Life Changing Events – 3rd Birthday Life Changing Events 21 February Ray White Surfers Paradise - Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise 22 February GRIP Student Leadership Conference GRIP Leadership 23 February Pumps & Pipes ALM Pindara Private Hospital THE BASEMENT 1 February Comedy in The Basement – Hung Lee The Arts Centre Gold Coast

22 February Comedy in The Basement – Jacques Barrett The Arts Centre Gold Coast THE SPACE 5 - 15 February Dance North Residency Workshop The Arts Centre Gold Coast MARCH 2013 ARTS THEATRE 2 March St Hilda’s House Musicals St Hilda’s School 11 March Dame Kiri Te Kanawa The Arts Centre Gold Coast 20 March Triple Bill The Arts Centre Gold Coast

15 March Comedy in The Basement – Doug Chapel The Arts Centre Gold Coast

14 March GCCC PET Industry Briefing - Breakfast Gold Coast City Council

21 March The Basement Launch The Arts Centre Gold Coast

14 March Life Changing Events – Health Talk Life Changing Events

22 March Comedy in The Basement – Brad Oakes The Arts Centre Gold Coast

20 March GCCC Citizenship Ceremonies Gold Coast City Council

25 March Live in The Basement – The Greenroom The Arts Centre Gold Coast

21 March Ray White Surfers Paradise - Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise

27 March Movie Review Club The Arts Centre Gold Coast

21 March Alsco Awards Dinner Alsco Pty Ltd

28 March Live in The Basement – BPM The Arts Centre Gold Coast THE SPACE

22 March Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club 23 March Miss Burlesque Gold Coast Miss Burlesque Gold Coast

1 - 2 March The Surfer & The Mermaid The Arts Centre Gold Coast 3 March Daniel Cunnington – Classical Guitar Concert Daniel Cunnington

THE BASEMENT 23 March The Idea of North The Arts Centre Gold Coast 26 March Danny Bhoy Adrian Bohm Presents Pty Ltd PARADISE SHOWROOM

8 February Comedy in The Basement – Dave Callan The Arts Centre Gold Coast

6 March NAB Broker Event Events Plus Promotions Pty Ltd

1 March Beyond Puberty Blues MBA Lawyers

1 March Comedy in The Basement – Daniel Townes The Arts Centre Gold Coast 6 March Launch of They’re Playing Our Song The Arts Centre Gold Coast 8 March Comedy in The Basement – Fred Lang The Arts Centre Gold Coast

14 March TACGC – Arts Centre Tour The Arts Centre Gold Coast 15 March Friends of The Arts Centre – Ask The Question Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast 23 - 24 March The Mason & Hamlin – 2013 Concert Mason & Hamlin Australia


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26 March Independent Season Launch Event The Arts Centre Gold Coast

18 April CommBank Small Business Forum – Breakfast Commonwealth Bank

10 April Postcards from America – Benefactors Presentation The Arts Centre Gold Coast

APRIL 2013 ARTS THEATRE

20 April Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club

11 April Live in The Basement – Artisan - Featuring Lamplights The Arts Centre Gold Coast

20 April Trinity Lutheran College Formal Trinity Lutheran College

12 April Comedy in The Basement – Lindsay Webb The Arts Centre Gold Coast

22 April Life Changing Events Planeat Life Changing Events

17 April Gold Coast Indie Film & TV Network Gold Coast Indie Film & TV Network

11 April Ross Noble - Mindblender A-List Entertainment 13 April Sundowner The Arts Centre Gold Coast 26 - 27 April They’re Playing My Song The Arts Centre Gold Coast 30 April Marymount College Musical – The Wedding Singer Marymount College

24 April A Morning With Melanie Parry – The Magic of Dame Vera Lynn The Arts Centre Gold Coast

18 April Live in The Basement – Griffith Uni Emerging The Arts Centre Gold Coast

PARADISE SHOWROOM THE BASEMENT 7 April Yom HaShoah Event Yom HaShoah Event 10 April GCCC Supplier Information Session Gold Coast City Council 12 April Reeder Management Graduation Reeder Management 14 April Ray White Surfers Paradise – Sunday Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise 17 April GCCC Citizenship Ceremonies Gold Coast City Council

4 April Live in The Basement – Acoustica featuring Tommy Ros The Arts Centre Gold Coast

19 April Comedy in The Basement – Bruno Lucia The Arts Centre Gold Coast 24 April Movie Review Club The Arts Centre Gold Coast

5 April Comedy in The Basement – Mick Neven The Arts Centre Gold Coast

24 April Vibe Bands Get Live Vibe Events

6 April Live in The Basement – Vince Jones The Arts Centre Gold Coast

26 April Comedy in The Basement – Tahir The Arts Centre Gold Coast

9 April Postcards from America – Staff & Vollie Presentation The Arts Centre Gold Coast

THE SPACE 12 April Sundowner The Arts Centre Gold Coast

MAY 2013 ARTS THEATRE 1 - 3 May Marymount College Musical – The Wedding Singer Marymount College 4 May Star Wars Burlesque Star Wars Burlesque 5 May Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow The Arts Centre Gold Coast 7 - 8 May Animal Farm The Arts Centre Gold Coast 13 May Room on A Broom The Arts Centre Gold Coast 21 – 22 May Footloose Helensvale State High School 25 May It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To The Arts Centre Gold Coast 29 - 30 May The Faces of Merrimac Merrimac State High School 31 May Kate Miller-Heidke The Harbour Agency PARADISE SHOWROOM 1 May GC Central Chamber Breakfast Surfers Paradise Chamber of Commerce


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2 May GCCC – Supplier Information Session Gold Coast City Council 5 May Melbourne Comedy Festival Pre Show Dinner Key Employment 9 May Ray White Surfers Paradise – Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise 10 May Rotary Club Gold Coast Trivia Night Rotary Club Gold Coast 15 May GCCC Citizenship Ceremonies Gold Coast City Council 23 May Billy Raymond’s Celebration of Life The Arts Centre Gold Coast 24 May Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club presents Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club 25 May Emma Louise vs Head vs Heart National Album Tour Select Music Agency Pty Ltd 27 May IPAC Gold Coast – Client Investment Briefing IPAC Gold Coast 29 May KPMG Open Forum KPMG 30 May Ray White Surfers Paradise – Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise

31 May 21st Century Australia Party 21st Century THE BASEMENT

29 May Gold Coast Indie Film and TV Network Gold Coast Indie Film and TV Network

21 June Something Old Something New Queensland Symphony Orchestra

3 May Comedy in The Basement – Chris Franklin The Arts Centre Gold Coast

31 May Comedy in The Basement – David Smiedt The Arts Centre Gold Coast

22 - 23 June Giggle & Hoot & Friends Andrew Kay & Associates Pty Ltd

4 May Live in The Basement – Bec Whitehead The Arts Centre Gold Coast

THE SPACE

24 June Sesame Street – Elmo’s World Tour Life Like Touring Australia

9 May Live in The Basement – Blues Corp The Arts Centre Gold Coast 10 May Comedy in The Basement – Harley Breen The Arts Centre Gold Coast 17 May Comedy in The Basement – Steady Eddy The Arts Centre Gold Coast 20 May Live in The Basement The Greenroom The Arts Centre Gold Coast

2 May Tabula Rasa – Work in Progress – Public Reading & Benefactor The Arts Centre Gold Coast 7 – 10 May The Book Club The Arts Centre Gold Coast 23 – 30 May Escape From The Break Up Forest The Arts Centre Gold Coast 30 May Secondary Drama Professional The Arts Centre Gold Coast JUNE 2013 ARTS THEATRE

21 May Blues Corp – CD Launch The Arts Centre Gold Coast

4 June JGeeks One Mic Records Ltd

22 May Movie Review Club The Arts Centre Gold Coast

5 - 6 June Far North Coast Dance Festival 2013 Kingscliff Highschool

24 May Comedy in The Basement – Pommy Johnson The Arts Centre Gold Coast

8 June R & J – Expressions of Dance The Arts Centre Gold Coast 15 June AKMAL Live A-List Entertainment

27 June GCCC – Cultural Strategy Filming Gold Coast City Council 29 – 30 June Grease Varsity College PARADISE SHOWROOM 5 – 6 June Far North Coast Dance Festival 2013 Far North Coast Dance Festival 2013 11 June A Morning With Dale Burridge and Danielle Everett The Arts Centre Gold Coast 12 June Rhinestones and Caviar Luncheon Paradise Kids 13 June City of Gold Coast – PET Industry Gold Coast City Council 14 June Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club


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15 June Area Qa – View Clubs Luncheon Area Qa – View Clubs 17 June Life Changing Events – Carbon Nation Life Changing Event 19 June GCCC Citizenship Ceremonies Gold Coast City Council 20 June Ray White Surfers Paradise - Auction Ray White Surfers Paradise 21 June Bruce Mathiske Mathiske Music 22 June Molly Ringwald Dinner & Show The Arts Centre Gold Coast 26 June News Australia Realestate Gym Ross Medina 28 June Reeder Management Graduation Reeder Management 29 June SP Chiropractic Centre – Look Good, Feel Great Naturally Surfers Paradise Chiropractic Centre 29 June 5th Avenue Dance – Showroom Ball International Dance Training Pty Ltd

THE BASEMENT 7 June Comedy in The Basement – Chris Radburn The Arts Centre Gold Coast 11 June Ruby Moon Play Reading The Arts Centre Gold Coast

28 June Comedy in The Basement – Lawrence Mooney The Arts Centre Gold Coast 29 June Live in The Basement – Deborah Conway The Arts Centre Gold Coast THE SPACE

14 June Comedy in The Basement – Mandy Nolan The Arts Centre Gold Coast 17 June Live in The Basement – The Greenroom The Arts Centre Gold Coast 18 June Play Reading The Arts Centre Gold Coast 20 June Round & Round, Up & Down Tour by Q Music, A-Venue Arts Qld QMusic 21 June Comedy in The Basement – Sam McCool The Arts Centre Gold Coast 22 June Live in The Basement – Vincent Perry’s Motown The Arts Centre Gold Coast 24 – 25 June QTC Junior Residency The Arts Centre Gold Coast 26 June Movie Review Club The Arts Centre Gold Coast 27 June Live in The Basement – Katie Noonan The Arts Centre Gold Coast

1 June Escape From The Break Up Forest The Arts Centre Gold Coast 20 June Dancenorth Showing The Arts Centre Gold Coast 23 June The Mason & Hamlin – 2013 Concert Mason & Hamlin Australia

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Supporting local performing arts development


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Supporting Local Performing Arts Development

The 2012/2013 financial year saw the culmination of the joint Commonwealth / State funded Regional Stages program which was a three-year scheme designed to provide local theatre practitioners with much-needed infrastructure and support to build creative projects for the community. The program recognised the need to continue to support local independent theatre making and, in the absence of a professional Gold Coast-based performing arts company, provided vital mentorship and development for the sector. While funding for the program concluded in 2012, TACGC has continued its commitment to delivering and growing quality local product, and pursuing many of the valuable opportunities produced via Regional Stages. An example of this was the development and presentation of the Centre’s inaugural Independent Theatre Season.

Independent Theatre Season The inaugural Independent Theatre Season was released with great anticipation in 2013. The Independent Theatre Season demonstrated a diverse and eclectic mix of contemporary, original and challenging drama and black comedy works. The release of the Independent Theatre Season was the result of the culmination of developmental programs supported by the Centre over the past three years. Extensive programs and mentorships gave local arts practitioners the much needed support to not only nurture skill - but to have creative voice in the region. The Arts Centre Gold Coast continues to build creative, modern day theatre practise to interested locals. In a role of creative incubator and producer, the Centre has made significant impact on a local and national level.

The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s

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Images provided courtesy of 1. Image from Astraeus, courtesy of The Blacklight Collective

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Artist in Residence

The 2012 Artist in Residence was Soapbox Theatre Productions, a group of young people with significant talent, high energy, a record of producing good works and expanding network of supporters on the Gold Coast. Soapbox received professional development, mentoring and business planning support through financial and in-kind support. Soapbox presented two Centre co-produced pieces, Sophie Is… and Chasing the Whale, which was the company’s flagship presentation. Chasing the Whale Written by Matt Ryan, the Brisbane-based author of Boy Girl Wall and Kelly, Chasing the Whale follows Jerry, a young man competing for a big promotion, as head of a major advertising company. The piece chronicles the strange and hilarious things that happen as he vies for the top job and struggles to keep his perfect world together. The piece attracted close to 400 patrons and provided employment for five people. Fill this Space Fill this Space was an initiative designed to present contemporary musical theatre works and employment opportunities for local artists in this genre. The newly-formed local Independent group, Golden Apple Theatrical Productions presented The Last Five Years as its debut piece in December 2012. Local director Cilla Scott was the helm and received professional development through the engagement of Queensland Theatre Company’s resident designer, Simone Romaniuk, for set drawing. The Chinese Restaurant Show Rice and Easy – The Other Production Company Local composer Simon Chan, through his company The Other Production Company needed a vehicle for his work to be heard. Utilising some fine local musical theatre artists, Rice and Easy was a tongue in cheek showcase of Simon’s work. Fill the Space provided guidance in the areas of production and production management. Simon has been recognised through The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s incubator initiatives as a local producer, and composer of musical works. With the popularity of the musical theatre genre on the Gold Coast, we believe that Simon’s company will continue to play an important role in developing and producing original works.

Images provided courtesy of 1. Soapbox Theatre Co 2. Chasing The Whale


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Community & Artist Development

As part of the Centre’s commitment to growing a vibrant, sustainable and culturally relevant arts scene on the Gold Coast, 2012-13 has seen a greater emphasis placed on public programming and audience outreach. Having already earned significant runs on the board in terms of artist development, the notion that artists must create works relevant to their community and consider emerging and innovating material (and media) underscores our commitment to both the Independent Theatre Season and our flagship collaboration. Australian Chamber Orchestra Installation In a world premiere, The Arts Centre Gold Coast in conjunction with the Australian Chamber Orchestra hosted ACO VIRTUAL – an interactive audio-visual installation of music played by the ACO in the Centre’s Gallery space. But this was an installation with a difference. Rather than in-person musicians, largerthan-life video imagery of 13 ACO musicians was projected around the walls of the Gallery. This saw visitors to the exhibition physically placed in the centre of the performance and surrounded by musicians and sound. Opportunities to interact with, enjoy, and learn about the pieces were many and varied. Through a free application able to be downloaded to any iPhone or Android device, patrons were able to learn about individual musicians and pieces. An iPad in the centre of the Gallery enabled patrons to ‘virtually conduct’ the orchestra by giving full control over what was being played – either by turning up or down individual instruments, removing and including orchestra parts, and even playing along on in realtime on their own instrument, using scores superimposed on the video or scores loaded online. This installation was a world-first, crossing the disciplines of the performing and visual arts and combining them with new and emerging technology. And it was an enormously successful collaboration with more than 3000 patrons through the doors during the three week exhibition. More than 400 of these were school students, some travelling from as far as Ipswich to visit.

“wonderful example of alternative creativity … such a beautifully intimate listening and visual experience.” “the quality of the sound is such that one feels immersed in the music and the experience.” Images provided courtesy of 1. ACO Virtual 2. ACO Virtual 3. ACO Virtual

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Artist development

Programs in the artist development arm of the Centre’s work continue to build skills development for Gold Coast based people interested in directing, teaching or creating works. Behind Every Great Singer This program provided professional development for singers, vocal teachers and vocal coaches with expertise drawn from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Presentations and master classes were conducted by Paul Sabey who was on sabbatical from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London with fellow presenters, Dr Irene Bartlett, Ron Morris and Nick Hollamby. The workshop encouraged high standards in the art of singing, voice education and vocal health. In 2013 this program will present the workshop Not Just a Pretty Voice designed to extend the work done in previous years. Script Development Gold Coast writer Stewart McMillan was selected to work with PLAYLAB in an intensive script development program, drawing expertise from Brisbane-based dramaturge Ian Lawson with access to local actors for the development and creative process. The program culminated with a performed reading of the script in late 2012. The piece Unnatural Selection has become part of the Centre’s augural Independent Theatre Season. Youth Theatre Project The Youth Theatre Project is designed to mentor young Gold Coast actors looking to develop their skills and participate in performance opportunities in text-based works. The Centre developed a program where 16-24 young actors were given access to a professional director in the creation and presentation of a quality drama production. Engaging a professional director for the presentations has been a crucial element in the project’s success.

Images provided courtesy of 1. Cast of Eyes to the Floor 2. Eyes to the Floor 3. Eyes to the Floor


Artist development

This year, Andrea Moor of the Queensland Theatre Company took on the role of director, guiding the nine young actors in Eyes to the Floor through a demanding rehearsal process and delivering an outstanding performance to more than 300 people. Eyes to the Floor is based on true events at the Hay Institute for girls in NSW in the 1960s and 70s about survival in a setting determined to break the human spirit. It was an engaging original work, providing excellent craft extension – not only for cast - but equally to audiences, who relished the intensity of the subject matter. Now in its third year, The Youth Theatre Project will become a permanent fixture in our youth program.

“Harrowing”

TACGC Benefactor

“Very thought provoking and fantastic acting” Kay Shaw “I was thoroughly impressed by the dedication and talent of these young actors. Well done to Andrea, the cast and all involved. All at QTC are very proud to be associated with The Arts Centre” Heidi Irvine

“A very intense, moving and thought provoking play. Acting was brilliant by such young actors.” Cathy Evans

Images provided courtesy of 1. Eyes to the Floor 2. Queensland Theatre Company - Logo

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A Snapshot of 2012/13 GALLERY

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A Snapshot of 2012/13 GALLERY Images from left to right, top to bottom: (Left page) Sydney Ball - Traxus (detail), Eunkyoung Moonback – Land crossing (detail), Sue Ford Self-portrait 1974, Sally Smart - The Exquisite Pirate (Oceania/Jenny Hannover) (detail), Photography workshop, Narelle Autio - Plastic gun, Family activity day, Martin Mischkulnig – Lochiel South Australia, Robert Brownhall - Gold Coast from Aquarius Towers (detail) (This page) Sidney Nolan – Landscape II (detail), Better than Real exhibition opening, Erica Gray: Pipe Dreams, Christopher Bennie – The Western Fields (detail), Justine Varga – Moving out #1 (detail), John Gollings Learning From Surfers Paradise: A Rephotography Project 19732013, Liam Benson – The Opal Queen, John Turier - Never need artists again machine (installation view), Paul Wrigley - Meter Maid (detail)

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ANNUAL Gold Coast City Gallery calendar


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GALLERY 1 7 July – 19 August Time Machine: Sue Ford

FOYER GALLERY 25 August – 7 October Pipe Dreams: Erica Gray and Life Line Project

25 August – 14 October 28th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award 2012

10 October – 25 November 2012 Gold Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

20 October – 2 December Sexualising the City 8 December – 3 February 2012 Gold Coast Art Prize 9 February –31 March Basil Sellers Art Prize 3 6 April – 19 May Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2013 1 June – 23 June ACO Virtual 29 June – 11 August Las Vegas Studio GALLERY 2 30 June – 5 August Shakin’ The Contemporary Kinetic Aesthetic 11 August – 16 September 1000 Days: Robert Brownhall and the Gold Coast 22 September – 21 October ENERGIES – combined Gold Coast secondary school student exhibition 27 October – 9 December Better Than Real: Queensland College of Art, Griffith University Gold Coast Graduate exhibition 15 December – 3 February Narelle Autio: The Summer of Us 9 February – 14 April Basil Sellers Art Prize 3 17 April – 5 May Evangelion Exhibition 11 May – 16 June Smalltown 22 June – 4 August John Gollings: Learning from Surfers Paradise A Rephotography Project 1973-2013

9 February – 31 March Suburban Reflections: Manfred Krautschneider 25 May – 17June Collection focus: Sight and Sound 22 June – 11 August Ed Ruscha: Signs and Streets TOURING EXHIBITIONS Ian Smith: On and Off the road 19 June – 4 August Gympie Regional Gallery 17 August to 14 October Cairns Regional Gallery Kuru Alala: Eyes Open 16 June – 15 July Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs

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Developing and presenting high-quality exhibitions to diverse audiences This year witnessed another diverse collection with 22 exhibitions presented onsite. These ranged from screeching, bashing and physically engaging contemporary kinetic sculptures, to Sue Ford’s contemplative body of work spanning decades, right through to the sophisticated sounds of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s (ACO) virtual installation. The ACO piece was a commissioned world virtual premiere incorporating latest technology for an interactive ACO experience. In addition, the exhibitions, Kuru Alala: Eyes Open and Ian Smith: On and Off the Road, completed extensive national tours. Initiating and presenting exhibitions of national importance Shakin’ The Contemporary Kinetic Aesthetic saw the Gallery filled with weird and wonderful contraptions from generations of contemporary Australian artists. The exhibition explored aesthetic, scientific and organic connections with the human experience ranging from John Turier’s massive hand powered drawing machine to Arthur Wick’s motorised and programmable boatmen. This year the Gallery received a Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Award for the digital catalogue for this exhibition. Held every second year the 28th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award saw some of the best ceramic practitioners from around the world present work to local audiences. For the first time in the Award’s history, First Prize went to Gold Coast artist Liesa Russell for her beautifully constructed dress 11 Shades of Blue. The 2012 Gold Coast Art Prize and The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2013 attracted nationwide entries, allowing the Gallery to present current surveys of contemporary artistic practice. Both exhibitions provided significant acquisitions for the collection.

1. Liesa Russell, 11 Shades of Blue 2. ACO Virtual

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Presenting significant travelling exhibitions Time Machine: Sue Ford on tour from Monash Gallery of Art presented the work of one of Australia’s most important photographers and filmmakers, Sue Ford (1943–2009). Ford studied photography at RMIT and in 1974 was the first Australian photographer to be given a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Prior to her death in 2009, Ford was working with Monash Gallery of Art on an exhibition of her work which would feature her final major project: Self-portrait with Camera (1960–2006). This travelling exhibition was the first opportunity for audiences to see this important series of 47 photographs, and presented a compelling self-portrait of an artist. It underscored the central role the camera played in Ford’s life. Self-portrait with Camera was shown alongside a survey of Ford’s black-and-white photographs from the 1960s and 70s and examples of her most iconic work, Time series (1960s–1970s). This year, the Gallery was fortunate to be able to host one of the richest art prize exhibitions in the country – The Basil Sellers Art Prize 3: 15 artists tackle sport. Previously only ever exhibited at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne, City of Gold Coast Gallery was the first and only other Australian venue to present this prestigious exhibition. This new partnership reflects the ambition of Basil Sellers and the Ian Potter Foundation to have artworks reflecting on sport and sporting culture to be seen by wider Australian audiences. The Gold Coast presentation is both appropriate and timely for our young and rapidly growing city, famed for its outdoor and sporting lifestyle, and now as host of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, eager for sporting and artistic cultures to be appreciated in new ways. At the other end of the spectrum, and in a world premiere, the Gallery hosted ACO VIRTUAL, an interactive, cuttingedge audio-visual installation that saw 13 musicians of the Australian Chamber Orchestra projected around the walls of the Gallery. Audiences were immersed in the centre of the orchestral performance and interacted in many ways, virtually ‘conducting’ the musicians, playing along with the orchestra on their own instrument, or enjoying a lunch-time concert. A free app downloadable to any iPhone or Android device allowed audiences to learn more about the musicians and the pieces played. To coincide with the exhibition John Gollings: Learning from Surfers Paradise - A Rephotography Project 1973-2013, the Gallery further secured the exhibition Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venuri and Denise Scott Brown – a touring exhibition from Museum im Bellpark,

1. Basil Sellers Art Prize, Louise Hearman, detail 2. Las Vegas Studio, Fremont Street, Las Vegas, 1966

Switzerland. Through the work of architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown whose treatise ‘Learning from Las Vegas’ (1972) we have radically altered our understanding of the importance of the city of Las Vegas. Their study went on to become one of the most influential and controversial books on 20th Century architecture, and their reading of the strip city form continues to inspire and challenge today. This exhibition is extracted from the large archive of images and film compiled during a research trip to Las Vegas in 1968 with students from Yale University.


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Mentoring local artists and displaying their work

Engaging the Community

Through the predominant use of the Foyer Gallery and Darkroom, the Gold Coast City Gallery offers a regular program of solo exhibitions by local artists. Gold Coast artists have also featured in group exhibitions in the main gallery spaces. These exhibitions present significant professional development and exposure opportunities for artists, with catalogues produced and works of art sold. Hosting public events also enables artists to have direct engagement with the community and media. In addition, 142 local artists were represented in group or prize exhibitions including the 28th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, The Gold Coast Art Prize, Energies and the Queensland College of Art Graduate exhibition.

In concert with the exhibitions and collection activities, the Gallery presents a range of public programs designed to encourage audiences to engage with the visual arts. Throughout the year a number of Family Activity Days were conducted on weekends, where families were invited to participate in activities connected to particular exhibitions. These included The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (PhotoFun at the Gallery) in conjunction with QAGoMA’s APT7 exhibition (APT7 Kids on Tour). Workshops in conjunction with Erica Gray: Pipe Dreams (Soft Sculpture), Energies (Student Immersion Day) and Gold Coast Art Prize (Drawing Masterclass with Wendy Loefler) were also offered.

Presenting works from the collection in new ways

In addition to this, a range of talks and lectures from artists, curators, architects and designers were delivered throughout the year. The Gallery’s inaugural AFTER DARK program was launched in conjunction with the ACO Virtual exhibition and was very well attended. Galleries remained open until late and audiences were able to engage with the exhibition through talks and musical entertainment.

The exhibitions Sexualising the City and 1000 Days: Robert Brownhall and the Gold Coast utilised works from the collection to illustrate specific curatorial theses and demonstrate the relevance of collection works within a broader context. Works drawn from the collection for Sexualising the City offered a range of approaches to the themes of the exhibition, and included work by Jeff Carter, Jack Kilgour, Peter Powditch, Betty Quelhurst, Luke Roberts, Ruth Maddison and Scott Redford. The panoramic view of Surfers Paradise was a key work in the survey of Robert Brownhall’s career and his relationship with the city. To coincide with ACO Virtual, the exhibition Sight and Sound drew works from the collection which referenced music on various levels - from direct depictions of instruments or players, to artists citing specific music and musicians influencing their work - the exhibition presented a rich and diverse response to the creative process. Caring for and managing the Gold Coast City Collection The Gold Coast City Art Collection is a major asset for the city and the community and has recently undergone an external assessment, with the insurance value now close to 20 million dollars. New storage facilities onsite have been fully utilised. Further ongoing management of the collection includes an active loans program to City of Gold Coast buildings particularly new library spaces at Coomera and Helensvale.

1. Public Program, courtesy of Stuart Chapman, TACGC

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Acquisitions 2012-13

The following works were acquired from the 28th Gold Coast International Ceramic Award

Tannya HARRICKS St Germain 2012 oil on board 63 x 63cm

Anna CAREY Pacific Moon 2012 giclee print 117 x 166 cm

Eunkyoung MOON-BACK Land crossing 2012 porcelain 15 x 43 x 15cm

Eugene CARCHESIO White cones 2012 manuscript paper 53.5 x 41.5cm

Honor FREEMAN Scrapings and gratings 2011 hand built porcelain and found object variable dimensions

Christopher BENNIE The Western Fields 2012 single channel Quicktime file 13:38 min Winner of The Gold Coast Art Prize, 2012

Liam BENSON The Opal Queen 2012 pigment ink on cotton rag paper 146 x146 cm Joint winner of The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, 2013

David RAY Team 2010 porcelain variable dimensions Sandor SOMOGYI Connection 2011 earthenware 18 x 23 x 18cm Leisa RUSSELL 11 Shades of blue 2012 pure silk and porcelain 100 x 42 x 23 cm Winner 28th Gold Coast International Ceramic Award 2012 The following works were acquired from The Gold Coast Art Prize Victoria REICHELT Colour Field 2012 oil on linen 128 x 150cm Roy McIVOR Dynamic order #9 2012 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 120 x 120cm

The following works were acquired from The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Justine VARGA Moving out #1 2012 type C photograph 48 x 38.7 Joint winner of The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, 2013

Courtney MILLETT Shame 2012 type C photograph 58 x 71 cm

The following works were a gift of Craig Edwards under the Cultural Gifts Program

Chris BUDGEON Untitled III from the series Last summer 2012 archival pigment print 85 x 110 cm

Naata NUNGURRAYI Marrapinti 2010 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 152 x 182 cm

Julie SUNBERG Danny #4 2011 type C photograph 100 x 100 cm

Naata NUNGURRAYI Marrapinti 2010 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 152 x 182 cm

Anne MACDONALD Party No.3 2013 archival inkjet print 110 x 160 cm Kelly HUSSEY-SMITH & Alan HILL 5am 2012 archival inkjet print 90 x 110 cm

The following work was a gift of Darren Knight under Cultural Gifts Program Tom RISLEY Untitled (Assemblage in red) 1987 synthetic polymer paint, found objects, silicone on pegboard and board 151 x 125.5cm

The following works were a gift of Denis Savill under the Cultural Gifts Program Sidney NOLAN Bird in Flight 1982 mixed media on paper 76 x 61cm Ray CROOKE Twilight, Mt. Tom Price 1971 oil on canvas on board 43 x 59cm Charles BLACKMAN Figures ink on paper 75 x 52cm Lloyd REES Road to Avalon 1963 oil on canvas on board 30 x 43cm Robert HUGHES Metung oil on board 32 x 22cm Ray CROOKE North Queensland Landscape oil on canvas on board 60 x 90cm Sidney NOLAN Landscape II 1981 oil on composition board 91.5 x 122cm Arthur BOYD Cattle Grazing 1938 oil on composition board 34.2 x 44cm John SANTRY No title (Aboriginal boy with crossed arms) oil on board 35 x 44cm


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The following work was a gift of Dr Viola Nicolson under the Cultural Gifts Program David BROMLEY In between journeys 2003 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 175 x 260cm The following works were a gift of Frances Cummings Marjory ZABELL Old Dairy Benowa 1980 watercolour 29 x 38.7 cm Veda ARROWSMITH Red Form 1971 screenprint 44.5 x 36 cm The following works were a gift of Jennie Neumann OAM Mark WARNE Orange Reef Rider 2012 turtle bone, found metal, coral Dean COGLE Miami Ice 2012 vinyl paint on canvas 77 x 52 cm Mark WARNE A Reel Plane Man 2012 mixed media Dean COGLE Old Burleigh for Lease 2012 vinyl paint on canvas 77 x 52 cm

1. David Bromley, In Between Journeys 2003

The following works were a gift of Lyell Barry under the Cultural Gifts Program Scott REDFORD Miami Ice 2005 mounted digital print (unique) 115.5 x 152cm Scott REDFORD Boy with surfboard cross 1999/2005 digital print 70 x 51cm The following works were a gift of Michael Hobbs under the Cultural Gifts Program CHRISTO and JeanneClaude Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia 1968-69 gelatin silver photograph by Harry Shunk, 57 x 73cm Lorna FENCER NAPURULA Bush Potato Dreaming 1999 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 90 x 90cm Susan NORRIE Untitled 1992 oil on canvas 30 x 30 cm Matthew JOHNSON Destinies of flowers reflected in the mirror 1990 oil on canvas 51 x 40.5 cm

The following works were a gift of Patrick Corrigan AM under the Cultural Gifts Program Kathleen WHISKEY NUNGURRAYI My Father’s country - white cockatoo story 2010 synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas 120 x 60cm Willie TJUNGURRAYI Hail Storm at Kaakuratintjia 2010 synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas 120 x 90cm Betty MBITJANA Awelye - Atnwengerrp 2009 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 151 x 89cm Doris BUSH NUNGURRAYI Papa Tjukurrpa (Dingo Dreaming) - Nyumannu 2009 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 152 x 152cm

Kathleen WHISKEY NUNGURRAYI My Father’s country - white cockatoo story 2010 synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas 120 x 60cm Desmond IMPU TJAPALTJARRI Cockatoo Tjukurrpa 2009 synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas 122 x 91cm George WARD TJUNGURRAYI Tingari Cycle 2005 synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas 122 x 120cm Betsy NAPANGARDI LEWIS Majardi Jukurrpa (Hair String Dreaming) - Mina Mina 2007 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 107 x 107cm Paddy JAPALJARRI STEWART Janganpa Jukurrpa (Possum Dreaming) 2003 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 61 x 61cm


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Acquisitions 2012-13

Walala TJAPALTJARRI Tingari Cycle synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas 150 x 120cm Liddy NAPANANGKA WALKER Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Bush Tomato Dreaming) 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 122 x 107cm Judy NAPANGARDI WATSON Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 122 x 91cm Eileen YARITJA STEVENS Wati Kutjara 2007 synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas 126 x 144cm Eileen NAPALTJARRI (Tjiturrulpa) 2006 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 168 x 46cm Walangkura NAPANANGKA Women’s Ceremony 2006 synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas 188 x 140cm Ningura NAPURULLA Untitled synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas 150 x 150cm Kathleen PETYARRE Thorny devil lizard 2005 synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas 141 x 141cm

The following works were gifts of the artist Lincoln AUSTIN Falling 2011 stainless steel 63 x 63 x 63 cm Angela DIEFFENBACH Solution based problem 2012 earthenware, underglaze, glaze decals, synthetic angler’s bait 24 x 30 x 33 cm Alun LEACH-JONES The Plain Sense of Things#4 2004 lino-cut with lithography 57.5 x 76 cm Alun LEACH-JONES The Philosophy of Objects # V 2011 screenprint H 32 x W 45 cm Alun LEACH-JONES The Philosophy of Objects # VI 2011 screenprint H 32 x W 45 cm Alun LEACH-JONES The Plain Sense of Things#1 2004 lino-cut with lithography 57.5 x 76 cm Alun LEACH-JONES The Plain Sense of Things#3 2004 lino-cut with lithography 57.5 x 76 cm Alun LEACH-JONES The Plain Sense of Things#6 2004 lino-cut with lithography 57.5 x 76 cm

Alun LEACH-JONES The Philosophy of Objects # I 2011 screenprint H 32 x W 45 cm Alun LEACH-JONES The Philosophy of Objects # II 2011 screenprint H 32 x W 45 cm

The following works were gifts of the artist through the Cultural Gifts Program Euan MACLEOD Cars at night, Burleigh Heads 2011 synthetic polymer paint on paper 38.2 x 57.5cm

Alun LEACH-JONES The Plain Sense of Things#5 2004 lino-cut with lithography 57.5 x 76 cm

Euan MACLEOD Horizon, Burleigh Heads 2011 synthetic polymer paint on paper 38.2 x 57.5cm

Alun LEACH-JONES The Plain Sense of Things#2 2004 lino-cut with lithography 57.5 x 76 cm

Euan MACLEOD Surfer, Kingscliff 2010 synthetic polymer paint on paper 38.2 x 57.5cm

Alun LEACH-JONES The Philosophy of Objects # IV 2011 screenprint H 32 x W 45 cm

Euan MACLEOD Susan and Andy, Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast 2009 synthetic polymer paint on paper 38.2 x 57.5cm

Alun LEACH-JONES The Philosophy of Objects # III 2011 screenprint H 32 x W 45 cm Jeff THOMSON No title (weaving) metal 72 x 129 x 4cm Jeff THOMSON No title (weaving) metal 70 x 135 x 4cm

Euan MACLEOD Cars, Burleigh Heads 2011 synthetic polymer paint on paper 38.2 x 57.5cm Euan MACLEOD Sunbathers and Clouds, Kingscliff 2011 synthetic polymer paint on paper 38.2 x 57.5cm Euan MACLEOD Pandanas, Kingscliff 2011 synthetic polymer paint on paper 38.2 x 57.5cm


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Euan MACLEOD Lone Surfer, Burleigh Heads 2011 synthetic polymer paint on paper 38.2 x 57.5cm Euan MACLEOD Burleigh Night 2011 synthetic polymer paint on paper 38.2 x 57.5cm Euan MACLEOD Coastal Painter 2011 oil on polyester canvas 137 x 180cm Euan MACLEOD Obscured Figure, Kingscliff 2011 synthetic polymer paint on paper 38.2 x 57.5cm Garry SHEAD Bob Adamson 1992 oil on canvas 240 x 150cm Gary SHEAD O’Shea at Vintage 2011 watercolour 56.5 x 60cm Elisabeth CUMMINGS Dark Swamp 1991 lithograph, collage 56.5 x 76cm

Elisabeth CUMMINGS Simpson Desert 2007 etching 33 x 50cm (image)

Michael JOHNSON Taylor Square series 1978 pastel on paper 80 x 120cm

Elisabeth CUMMINGS Smoko 2008 etching 33 x 50cm (image)

Michael JOHNSON New York Series 1982-3 pastel, oilstick on paper 152.2 x 102.2cm

Elisabeth CUMMINGS Flying over South Stradbroke 1992 lithograph 56 x 76cm

Michael JOHNSON Balmoral 1975 pastel and pigment on paper 79.5 x 120cm

Michael JOHNSON Taylor Square series 1978 pastel on paper 80 x 120cm Michael JOHNSON Untitled 1975 mixed media 128.5 x 338cm Michael JOHNSON Study for Sculpture C 1975 synthetic polymer paint on paper 79 x 118cm Michael JOHNSON Exploration of I Bean Cut Section Studies Townsville 1975 synthetic polymer paint on paper 79 x 118cm

1. John Wolseley, Beyond Mission Beach – Fire and the Cassowary 2002-2005

Sydney BALL Infinity Red 2010 synthetic polymer paint and black enamel on MDF 140.5cm diameter Sydney BALL Titan Tower 2005 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 153 x 138cm Sydney BALL Wizard’s Leap 2004 synthetic polymer paint and oil on canvas 142.5 x 183 cm Sydney BALL Infinex Lumina # 9 2010 synthetic polymer paint on canvas variable dimensions

Sydney BALL Jemez Curve 2004 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 122 x 138 cm Sydney BALL Traxus 2007 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 118 x 137cm Sally SMART The Exquisite Pirate (Oceania/Jenny Hannover) 2008 synthetic polymer paint, ink and foil on canvas with collage elements 188 x 134cm Ben QUILTY Cook after Baghdad 2012 bronze 75 x 90 x 100cm Guan WEI Earth 1999 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 150 x 150cm Guan WEI Sky 1999 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 150 x 150cm

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John WOLSELEY Beyond Mission Beach - Fire and the Cassowary 2002 – 2005 carbonised wood, watercolour on paper 140 x 448cm McLean EDWARDS The Mistress of Bibbenluke 2012 oil on canvas 153 x 120cm Alexander McKENZIE The Topiary Garden 2012 oil on linen 137 x 197cm Gemma SMITH White Shadow Painting 2010 synthetic polymer paint on board 34 x 27.5 cm Gemma SMITH Tangle Painting (Red Oxide / Peach) 2010 synthetic polymer paint on board 39 x 45 cm Gemma SMITH Swizzle 2010 synthetic polymer paint on board 34 x 27.5 cm Gemma SMITH Blue Shadow Painting 2009 synthetic polymer paint on board 34 x 27.5 cm Gemma SMITH Shizzle Painting 2009 synthetic polymer paint on board 34 x 27.5 cm

The following works were gifts of the Estate of Mary Norrie Mary NORRIE No title watercolour 37.5 x 56.5 cm Mary NORRIE Flotsom 1984 collograph 45 x 44.5 cm Mary NORRIE No title etching 32.5 x 25 cm Mary NORRIE Ultramarine watercolour 37.5 x 56.5 cm Mary NORRIE Dawn synthetic polymer paint on canvas 122 x 91.5 cm Mary NORRIE Nude No 32 oil on board 55 x 39.2 Mary NORRIE No title etching 32.5 x 25 cm Mary NORRIE No title etching 38 x 29 cm Mary NORRIE No title etching 32.5 x 25 cm

Mary NORRIE Magic Carpet 1984 collograph 45 x 44.5 cm

Mary NORRIE No title collograph 50.5 x 52 cm

Mary NORRIE No title lithograph 38 x 38 cm

Mary NORRIE Fantasy 1 collograph 65 x 48.5 cm

Mary NORRIE No title etching 32.5 x 25 cm

Mary NORRIE No title etching 50.5 x 33 cm

Mary NORRIE Magic Carpet 1984 collograph 45 x 44.5 cm

The following works were gifts of Tom and Evan Lowenstein under the Cultural Gifts Program

Mary NORRIE No title etching 38 x 38 cm Mary NORRIE Autumn Essay watercolour 56.5 x 38 cm

Joyce EVANS Mt Martha type C photograph 11 x 14cm

Mary NORRIE Reclamation etching 37.5 x 25 cm Mary NORRIE Penetrating Colours etching 51 x 33 cm Mary NORRIE Canopy collograph 53 x 53.5 cm Mary NORRIE Variations etching 51 x 33 cm

Francis GIACCO The Tailors Dummy 1998 oil on canvas 50 x 48cm Adrienne LEVENSON Stilt houses Kota Kinabalu etching 17.5 x 25cm (comp) Wendy SHARPE Couple drawing each other lV 2002 gouache on paper 56 x 76 cm Michael Nelson TJAKAMARRA Mount Singleton Stories 2009 lithograph 89 x 108cm


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Tim STORRIER Paper Fire, Danger Fan 1980 lithograph 62.5 x 103cm (comp) Martin BROWN Conversation Piece 2001 oil on linen 137 x 152cm Tim STORRIER Points to slash with the interior rag 1976 etching, hand coloured, collage 44 x 60cm Tomek SIKORA The Living are armless digital print on cardboard 19 x 30 cm Barbara CAMPBELL Drum 1999 egg tempera on panel 85 x 51cm Barbara CAMPBELL Murmur 1999 egg tempera on panel 85 x 51cm Greg WEIGHT Scattered Blue 2006 type C photograph 64 x 80cm Tim STORRIER Paper Journey 1980 lithograph 49.5 x 74cm (comp) Stephen WICKHAM No.3 1995 type C photograph 80 x 80cm (comp) Stephen WICKHAM No.2 1995 type C photograph 80 x 80cm (comp)

1. A. McKenzie, A topiary Garden 2013

Garry SHEAD Artist and Muse (Venus) etching 58 x 39cm (sheet), 29.3 x 24.9cm (comp) Garry SHEAD Reluctant Muse etching 58 x 39cm (sheet), 29.3 x 24.9cm (comp) David NASEBY Quiescence 2005 oil on canvas 122 x 107 cm David BRAND My Favourite Things (Soon) 2001 monotype 100 x 80cm The following work was a gift of Toni McDowell under the Cultural Gifts Program David MOORE Queenstown 1992 Ilfochrome 120.5 x 90.5 cm The following works were gifts of William Nuttall and Annette Reeves under the Cultural Gifts Program Matthew MORROW Scrap 2002 installation of toy trucks and found objects variable Dianne JONES Aboriginal dot painting series # 2 2001 inkjet on photo paper 60 x 60cm

Dianne JONES Shearing the Rams 2001 inkjet on canvas 121.9 x 182.6cm

Dianne JONES Jones’s Picnic 2001 inkjet on canvas 73.7 x 113cm

Dianne JONES Aboriginal dot painting series # 5 2001 inkjet on photo paper 60 x 60cm

Dianne JONES Aboriginal dot painting series # 4 2001 inkjet on photo paper 60 x 60cm

Dianne JONES LHOOQ ERE! 2001 inkjet on canvas 114 x 91cm

The following works were purchased

Dianne JONES Brenda’s Wedding 2001 inkjet on canvas 46 x 75cm; 54 x 84cm (framed) Dianne JONES Aboriginal dot painting series # 3 2001 inkjet on photo paper 60 x 60cm Dianne JONES Aboriginal dot painting series # 1 2001 inkjet on photo paper 60 x 60cm

Hubert JARVIS Beach, Surfers Paradise, Qld. nd watercolour on paper H 24.5 x 36 cm Josephine NAPURRULA Untitled synthetic polymer paint on canvas 91 x 107cm Carmelina PUANTULURA Bima sculpture natural ochres on carved wood 84 x 18 x 18cm

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Mark WATEGO Seasons 2012 synthetic polymer paint on canvasboard 46 x 60cm

The following works were purchased with funds donated by the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts

Narelle AUTIO Calculator from the series The summer of us 2009 pigment print 25 x 20cm

Ruth MADDISON Mermaid Beach revisited 1978 - 2012 #1 1978-2012 archival inkjet pigment print 39.5 x 57.8 cm

Narelle AUTIO Orange and green float from the series The summer of us 2009 pigment print 25 x 20cm

Narelle AUTIO Mobile phone from the series The summer of us 2009 pigment print 25 x 20cm

Ruth MADDISON Mermaid Beach revisited 1978 - 2012 #2 1978-2012 Archival inkjet pigment print 39.5 x 57.8 cm H.C. SIMPSON Currumbin Beach 1925 watercolour H 12 x 62 cm Chevron Paradise Hotel, In the heart of Surfers Paradise Queensland, Australia c1970s offset lithographic poster Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, £1,000,000. Gold Coast. Man-made Miracle 1957 screenprint poster

Narelle AUTIO Penguin from the series The summer of us 2009 pigment print 50 x 40cm

Narelle AUTIO Soccer ball from the series The summer of us 2009 pigment print 50 x 40cm

Narelle AUTIO Page from a book from the series The summer of us 2009 pigment print
25 x 20cm

Narelle AUTIO Small black glove from the series The summer of us 2009 pigment print 50 x 40cm

Narelle AUTIO Bankcard from the series The summer of us 2009 pigment print 20 x 25cm

Narelle AUTIO Sea urchin from the series The summer of us 2009 pigment print 25 x 20cm The following works were purchased with funds from the Art Gallery Gift Fund Edwin BODE Maybury Water Upper Coomera 1923 watercolour on paper 22.5 x 33 cm Edwin BODE Franklin Waterhole Upper Coomera 1922 watercolour on paper 21 x 32cm (sight)

1. Arthur Boyd, Cattle Grazing 1938

The following works were acquired Perc MILLER Pensive oil on Japanese velvet 41 x 31 cm Rod Kerr Canal, Road and Structures 1980 synthetic polymer paint on canvas Jock IRVINE Meckelberg’s Hut 1988 oil on board 43 x 68cm H BRUCK oil on board 29.5 x 39.5cm D.K.CRAW Gold Coast Hotel watercolour 33 x 51cm Yin XINGMING The Last Boat Trackers circa 2009 type C photograph 60 x 1970cm Gift of Chongqing Photographers to Gold Coast City Council 2009


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Background and Company Profile

Background and Company Profile

The Arts Centre Gold Coast was first envisaged in 1968 when a group of like-minded Gold Coast citizens actively promoted the need for first-class theatre and gallery complex for entertainment and the arts on the Gold Coast. In 1971 this group was registered as the Cultural Centre Association and known as the Community Arts Centre Association (C.A.C.A) By April 1969 the group secured Council support for the development of an Arts Centre on Evandale Park next to Gold Coast City Council Chambers. The Centre opened in 1986 and was named the Keith Hunt Community Entertainment and Arts Centre. The Centre was managed by Council via a SubCommittee. In 1993 a Board of Management was established and Council changed the Centre’s name to the Gold Coast Arts Centre Pty Ltd as a separate legal entity. The Centre’s entertainment program was expanded; its first Arts Cinema created; the foyer space increased; a new bar area and Arts Cafe were constructed, as well as a new lobby retail shop. In March of 2010, Gold Coast Arts Centre was renamed, rebranded, refurbished and re-launched as The Arts Centre Gold Coast (TACGC) as part of an ongoing change in strategic direction. The Arts Centre Gold Coast is the registered trading name of the Gold Coast Arts Centre Pty Ltd. On 6 December 2011, The Arts Centre Gold Coast celebrated its 25th birthday. The Gold Coast Arts Centre Pty Ltd is the statutory body that operates TACGC with City of Gold Coast as sole shareholder. The Board of Directors comprises eight members appointed by Council. The Arts Centre Gold Coast is the region’s premier cultural facility bringing visual and performing arts to residents of South East Queensland. The Centre houses the Arts Theatre with 1139 seats, Art Gallery, Paradise Showroom, two Cinemas, the Arts Café as well as several function rooms, and two smaller performance spaces - The Basement and The Space. The Gallery houses the city collection contemporary and historic artworks. The Board of The Arts Centre Gold Coast is the custodian of the art collection, valued at approximately $20 million and has management responsibility for activity at the Centre valued at approximately $11 million. The Centre employs 45 permanent full time staff, 10 permanent part time staff and 75 casual and / or seasonal employees.


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Kerry Watson Chairman of the Board of Directors Appointed to the Board in 2008 Born and educated in Queensland, Kerry Watson began his career in stockbroking and merchant banking before returning to the Gold Coast to establish the Quality Inns Group with the Graham family. Kerry was involved in the commencement of Japanese and Asian tourists to Australia. After the sale of the Quality Inns Group, Kerry commenced a consulting business through his company, Pacific Global Corporation with clients including Marriott International Australia and the Queensland Government. Kerry is currently Chairman of Events Management Queensland (Gold Coast Marathon and Pan Pacific Masters Games) and Gold Coast Tropicarnival Ltd – Gold Coast Eisteddfod, an Honorary Life Member of Gold Coast Tourism and Gold Coast City Legacy Board member for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He has previously held positions as Deputy Chairman of the Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation (now Tourism Events Queensland), Chairman of the Inbound Tourism Organisation of Australia (now Australian Tourism Export Council) and Director of the Gold Coast Tourism and Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. He is a recipient of the honour of the Keys to the City of the Gold Coast and Citizen of the Year.

financial and strategic management to the role of Deputy Chair of the Board of The Arts Centre Gold Coast. While Richard’s specific interests have generally revolved around business and sports, his family has participated in a number of past Summer Schools at The Arts Centre over the years, giving him a strong appreciation of the benefits the arts bring to the community.

Patrick Corrigan AM Board Director Appointed to the Board in 1996 Chair Gold Coast City Gallery Sub-Committee Patrick Corrigan began his career in the freight industry in the 60’s and by the mid 70’s he was head of several freight companies which participated in the phenomenal expansion of the freighting industry in Australia and overseas. Pat began his love affair with collecting art and art books in his 30’s and his library is recognised as one of the finest private library collections of its type in Australia. Pat says that the main thrill of collecting has always been the hunt and acquisition of rare items, rather than possession of them once acquired. Pat has been donating art to public galleries for many years and his involvement with the industry remains strong. In 2000 he was made a member of the Order of Australia for services to the arts and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Bond University. He is a life member of the State Library of Queensland, The Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Association of Visual Arts. Pat is married to Barbara and they have a daughter and three sons. In July 2010 Pat and Barbara were bestowed the title of inaugural Life Benefactor of The Arts Centre Gold Coast, in recognition of their meritorious services in enhancing the Gold Coast City’s Art Collection.

Richard Munro Bus. CPA, MAICD Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors Chairman Finance and Audit Sub-Committee Appointed to the Board in 2008 Richard has been in Public Accounting Practice on the Gold Coast since 1994. He currently is a Director of financial services business – Quill Group. Past roles include committee positions on various business and sporting organisations including past President of CPA Australia, Gold Coast Branch and as a Director of the Board for the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. He has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma Course covering Corporate Governance. His extensive experience gained in working with many South East Queensland businesses and associations means that Richard brings a high-level of expertise and strengths in

Judith Ferber Board Director Appointed to the Board in 2007 Chair Marketing & Programming Sub-Committee Judith has been a Gold Coast resident since 1967 when she worked at the Gold Coast’s first radio station 4GG and then in the entertainment department for the Chevron Group of Hotels. In 1982, together with business partner, the late Paul Sharratt, Judith ran the first Gold Coast Festival, Tropicarnival. The pair co-ordinated many other events and also produced Logie Award, winning shows for QTQ Channel Nine during the 1970s.


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Tropicarnival was a two-week celebration featuring over 200 events and ran every October for 20 years. Tropicarnival won a Queensland Tourism award for best Regional Event. The Gold Coast Eisteddfod was part of the Festival and continues to this day, becoming the largest Eisteddfod in the country. Judith has coordinated several major events for the Gold Coast community including Christmas Carols, New Year’s Eve Celebrations and the Gold Coast City Council’s Australia Day activities. In 2004, she won the major award in the Gold Coast Bulletin Honours for Services to the Community. In 2011, Judith was awarded the “Key to the City” for service to the Arts and the Gold Coast Eisteddfod by the then Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clarke. Judith is General Manager of the Gold Coast Eisteddfod and a Board member of Gold Coast City Council’s Events Advisory Committee. She has two daughters and three grandchildren who also live on the Gold Coast and enjoys a busy life with partner Bryan Durham.

Cr Tracey Gilmore BVSc(Hons), MBA, Grad. Dip. Ed. Board Director Appointed to the Board in 2013 As the former Director for the Gold Coast Office of the Department of State Development and Innovation for more than 19 years, Cr Gilmore was influential in many of the Gold Coast’s major economic development projects. She has been a member of numerous boards and committees. Her priorities for the City over the next four years are job creation by stimulating the traditional tourism and construction industries, as well as diversifying the region’s industry base with a focus on knowledge based industries. As a Division 5 resident Cr Gilmore is committed to working hard for her constituents, reducing Council costs to ratepayers, supporting community safety initiatives and building the community capacity within the Division. Two of her priorities are the establishment of a Community Hub in Pacific Pines and the opening to the public of Country Paradise Parklands. Cr Gilmore is Deputy Chair of the City of Gold Coast’s Economic and Development Committee, a member of the Community & Cultural Development Committee and the Governance and Finance Committee.

Alan Hayes B.Des.St, B.Arch. (Hons) Board Director Appointed to the Board in 2009 After graduating from the University of Queensland in 1979, Alan practised architecture on the Gold Coast for 18 months, specialising in fast-track documentation, before taking up the A.E. Brookes Travelling Scholarship which was awarded on graduation. This enabled a 12-month stay in Europe during which he worked with The Halpern Partnership in London. On his return to the Gold Coast he joined Silver Goldberg Hamilton and gained further fast-track experience working on the Paradise Centre. At the time, this was the largest urban development project in Australia and required special enabling legislation passed by the State Government. By completion of this project Alan had become an Associate and then Director of the company, which duly then changed the company name to Hamilton Hayes Henderson Architects. The firm celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2008 and continues to shape our built environment. Alan strongly believes that good design shapes our attitudes, both individually and collectively, and that The Arts Centre has a pivotal role in increasing design awareness on the Gold Coast.

Christine Lohman MBA FPRIA FAICD Board Director Appointed to the Board in 2010 Chair Governance Sub-Committee Christine Lohman currently serves as a director on the boards of Workcover Queensland, Sisters of the Good Samaritan Foundation, and member of St Vincents Australia Health Limited Queensland Advisory Committee. Past directorships include St Vincent’s and Holy Spirit Health Limited, Board of Governance for St Pauls, The Brisbane College of Theology, The 1994 World Masters Games, The Office of Economic Development for the City of Brisbane, Tourism Brisbane and several not for profit organisations. Until recently she provided professional counsel to the Board of Gladstone Ports Corporation and was a member of the Queensland Government Clean and Healthy Air for Gladstone Industry Reference Group.


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She holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Queensland, has completed the AICD Directors Course and has achieved the highest level of recognition her industry can bestow as a Fellow of the Public Relations Industry of Australia. Christine is also credited as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

as an acting coach in the film and television industry and at a corporate level, and as a mentor teacher for new drama and communication teachers. Naomi is passionate about the Gold Coast and embraces all the city has to offer, in particular the cultural and outdoor facets. She has been a long-term member of the Gold Coast Eisteddfod movement and is a motivating force behind youth in arts on the Gold Coast.

Christine has an extensive background in corporate communication and strategic planning in both the private and public sectors and brings to the Board a high level of communication and corporate governance expertise. She owned and operated one of Queensland’s leading public relations companies which formed part of a national group advising major ASX listed companies and government.

Mayor Tom Tate Board Director – August 2012 to January 2013

Her connection with the Gold Coast goes back to the early 80’s when her client Jennings Limited secured a licence to operate a casino. From inception she worked on the project managing government relations and marketing for what was then Australia’s largest public float (IPO). Her company continued to provide specialist investor relations assistance to the Board of Jupiters Limited until its takeover by Tabcorp Holdings Limited. She was an integral part of a team that won for Jupiters a contract to develop and manage the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre. Her company consulted to numerous major construction projects on the Gold Coast and managed the investor relations campaign for the public float of Sea World Limited.

Naomi Middlebrook ATCL LTCL CSCA Board Director Appointed to the Board in 2008 Over the past 30 years Naomi has worked in all aspects of performance and communications. Her love of theatre started from an early age and she began working in community theatre on the Gold Coast in the mid-1970s. In 1980 she relocated to Sydney where she studied acting. After a number of years as an aspiring actor Naomi completed teaching qualifications and returned to the Gold Coast where she established one of the first private drama studios. Naomi has taught extensively in the school system and currently works as a drama and communication specialist at All Saints Anglican School on the Gold Coast, a position she has held for almost two decades. In addition to this she regularly consults

Tom Tate was elected Mayor of the Gold Coast, Australia’s 6th largest city, in April 2012. Tom is a civil engineer by trade, having graduated from the University of NSW in the early 1980s. He started his career in the construction industry and later moved into the tourism and hospitality industry. Tom has served as CEO of the family owned business which includes the Islander Resort Hotel and Sanctuary Resort, Malaysia for almost 20 years. He has also been an active member of the Gold Coast business community for many years serving as a Director for a variety of business associations and organisations, including Gold Coast Rugby, Gold Coast Turf Club, Director & Regional Chairman of Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland and awarded Life Member of the Surfers Paradise-Broadbeach Chamber of Commerce. Tom has been married to his wife, Ruth for 33 years and together they have four children. The multi-cultural Mayor was born in Asia and is fluent in three languages. As Mayor, Tom is working to return that ‘have a go’ spirit back to the Gold Coast. He has committed to reducing the cost of living pressure facing residents, reform council, cut waste and broaden the Gold Coast’s economic base beyond its cornerstones of tourism and construction.

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Executive Team

Destry Puia, General Manager Destry has extensive experience within the arts and government sector, having worked for a variety of organisations including independent theatre companies, large metropolitan arts organisations and regional and metropolitan councils. Prior to taking up his current appointment, Destry was the General Manager for The Events Centre on the Sunshine Coast. Destry guided this organisation through a significant artistic and strategic redevelopment which resulted in an increase in attendance, participation and financial returns. Prior to this, Destry was Director of Arts and Cultural Services for Kingston City Council in Melbourne and was a previous committee member of the Arts Industry Council of Victoria. Destry is currently President of the Northern Australian Regional Performing Arts Centres Association (NARPACA), the key peak body responsible for collaborating with the Queensland Government on venue management challenges, arts industry matters and regional touring strategies. Other current and previous industry appointments include Gold Coast Cultural Precinct International Design Competition Jury Member, Executive Committee Member for the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association, Committee Member for the Performing Arts Touring Alliance, Committee Member for the Arts Industry Council of Victoria, Regional Touring Panel Member for the Helpmann Awards, Panel Member for Ausdance Queensland, National Touring Review Panel member for the Australia Council and Arts Assessment Panel Member for Arts Queensland. Destry has an Arts Degree in Social Science and in 2006 was a regional winner of the Young Manager of the Year by the Australian Institute of Management. Destry is married to Poppy and they have three beautiful daughters Taylor, Manaia and Kyra.

Sue-Anne Chapman, Communications & Visitor Services Manager Before leading the Queensland Symphony Orchestra through a major rebrand in 2009, Sue-Anne Chapman was Operations Manager for the Gold Coast Titans and the Marketing and Promotions Manager for AFL Gold Coast. Sue-Anne has worked as a PR and Marketing Officer for State Government departments and has significant experience in rolling out large scale marketing campaigns, developing subscription programs, increasing audience attendances and implementing efficient marketing processes. Sue-Anne moved to the Gold Coast at the commencement of the Marketing and Partnerships Manager role in January 2010 and thoroughly enjoys the Coast lifestyle. As part of the Centre’s restructure in April 2013, Sue-Anne’s portfolio now includes Marketing, Performing Arts, Customer Services and the Arts Cinema. Sue-Anne spends her leisure time renovating and reading and planning travel, filled with adventure. Brad Rush, Performing Arts Manager With formal qualifications in music from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brad has forged a career in the performing arts industry as an arts manager, teacher, director, musical director, producer and adjudicator. He has trained hundreds of young musicians, run his own music school and combined that with a diverse performance slate. In 2005, Brad was Business Development Manager for a National Franchise Company – specialists in Music Education, and then moved to independent Business Coaching with specialist focus to arts companies and organisations. Brad has held the position of Tour Coordinator in the Regional Touring Office at Queensland Arts Council. Brad worked as part of a small team to deliver and implement Queensland’s new touring strategy through the newly created arTour business unit. Through this time Brad was the Queensland Blue Heeler representative where he promoted and coordinated Queensland touring products for the National circuit. In 2010, Brad took the position of Creative Producer for The Arts Centre Gold Coast, and was responsible for delivering multiple initiatives to develop local independent artists and practitioners. Mid-2012 he moved into the role of the Programming Manager for the centre – now titled Performing Arts Manager. In 2013 he was recognised from Arts Queensland as a Culture Champion as represented through his professional and volunteer work and contribution to the arts in South-East Queensland.


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Jason Solman, Facilities & Commercial Services Manager

Lynda White, Corporate Services Manager

Jason is a dedicated hospitality professional with tertiary qualifications in Hospitality Management and Events Management. He has over 22 years of industry experience working in a wide variety of organisations, including time as a Club Manager, Gaming Manager and Hotel Manager and over 13 years’ experience as a senior manager with TACGC.

Lynda is a Member of the Chartered Secretaries (Australia) and holds professional qualifications in Corporate Governance as well as having a Higher National Certificate in Public Administration, Diploma in Management and Ordinary National Certificate in Business Studies. Her experience includes more than 32 years in finance, human resources, contract management, payroll, administration, company secretarial and customer services experience.

A self-starter, Jason is pro-active and organised in all tasks. He is an energetic team player with strong business acumen, excellent financial aptitude and developed communication skills. His role focuses on the operation incorporating food, beverage, functions, shows and entertainment for The Art Centre’s main theatre, building services, WH&S and commercial sales of all areas. Jason was also responsible for initiating the industryrecognised 3 Chefs Do Lunch annual event and was a member of the organising committee for Taste of Gold Coast - Food & Wine Festival for over 8 years for the Gold Coast City Council. Jason has held positions on various Boards within the restaurant and business industries throughout the Gold Coast. John Walsh, Gallery Manager John has worked in the public gallery sector since the 1980s with his first appointment being at the National Gallery of Australia in the Australian Art Department. In 1989 he became Assistant Director of Wollongong City Gallery, a position he held for seven years. Since 1996 he has been Gallery Manager of Gold Coast City Gallery and is currently President of the Board of the Regional Galleries Association of Queensland. Over the years John has curated and coordinated numerous exhibitions from a variety of sources. He has worked with artists engaged in a diverse range of media and in all stages of their careers and produced numerous publications including catalogues for many of the exhibitions he has been involved with.

Lynda joined The Art Centre from the Commonwealth funded Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) based at Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus where she was employed as General Manager, Corporate Services and prior to this role, as Business Manager. The Centre was closed on 30 September 2010 in accordance with the Commonwealth Agreement after 13 years of operation and 2 successful terms of funding. Prior to immigrating to Australia in 2001, from the UK, Lynda worked in Local Government for over 23 years, holding positions at management level for over 15 years and was Departmental representative on various Human Resource and Development working committees.

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Roles & Responsibilities

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Roles & Responsibilities

Board of Directors

Gold Coast City Gallery Committee

Marketing & Programming Committee

Finance & Audit Committee

Governance Committee

Gallery Manager

Communications & Visitor Services Manager

Facilities & Commercial Services Manager

Corporate Services Manager

Exhibitions Public Programs Art Donations & Valuations Collections Managment Gallery Volunteers

Performing Arts Education Program Visitor Services Cinema Operations Marketing PR CRM Managment Corporate Partnerships

Functions & Events Promoter Activity Commercial Hire MICE Sales Arts Cafe Technical Services Building & Asset Managment Capital Works Front of House Theatre Volunteers

Corporate Governance Philanthropy Finance Payroll Human Resources I.T

General Manager

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Our Staff

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Our Staff

Administration Destry Puia General Manager Gold Coast City Gallery John Walsh Virginia Rigney Emma Collerton Stephen Baxter Eileen Patrick Jodi Ferrari

Gallery Manager Senior Curator Assistant Curator Exhibition and Collection Coordinator Gallery Office Coordinator Public Programs Coordinator

Communications & Visitor Services Sue-Anne Chapman Brad Rush Vicki Buenen Scott McCaig Natalie Boyd Amy Church Kaitlin Bell Michelle Macwhirter Rachel Surgeoner Chris Bouffler Jessica Genta Andrew Millar Claire Wilkinson Vicki Milligan Mika Mantykivi Amie Whetter

Communications & Visitor Services Manager Performing Arts Manager Associate Producer Production Co-ordinator Marketing Supervisor Marketing Coordinator Education Officer/ Sponsorship Coordinator Marketing Coordinator Gallery Marketing Coordinator Graphic Design & Brand Coordinator Customer Service Supervisor Customer Service Coordinator Customer Service Coordinator Customer Service Coordinator Cinema Supervisor Cinema

Facilities & Commercial Services Jason Solman Facilities & Commercial Services Manager Michael Foster Functions and Events Supervisor Nick Santy Functions, Events & Weddings Coordinator Lotti Marei Functions Coordinator Fran Nixon Functions Coordinator Kate Fryer Functions and Events Service Supervisor

Karen Fleming Jason Freeman Terence Boyton Alex Fox Brenton Moss Richard Muecke Wesley Bluff Jamie Muller Anthony Lee David Rushton Brian Meade Al Anderson Carol Sullivan Jackalene Maloney Kathryn Sutherland Paul Auld Patrea Allpress Graham Bourke Lorelle Murray Melissa Rackham Carolann Thom Rhonda Ward

Sales Executive Technical Supervisor Venue Supervisor Head Technician Head Technician Head Technician Technician Technician Technician Technician Executive Chef Sous Chef Café Supervisor Café Supervisor Café Supervisor Building Services Supervisor Cleaner Cleaner Cleaner Cleaner Cleaner Cleaner

Corporate Services Lynda White Debra Witalik Position Vacant Stephanie Zhou Shelease De Meur Robyn French Roslyn Milligan Di McCormack

Corporate Services Manager Business Support Executive Development Manager Accounts Coordinator Accounts Coordinator Accounts Coordinator Accounts Coordinator (Payroll) Executive Coordinator

Over 70 casual staff members are employed across all departments within The Arts Centre Gold Coast.

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Volunteers

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Volunteers of The Arts Centre Gold Coast

The Arts Centre Gold Coast would like to acknowledge the following individuals who have committed to delivering memorable artistic experiences to the Gold Coast community through generously volunteering their time and expertise. There were 135 Volunteers for the Gallery, and 23 Volunteers working at The Theatre, for Marketing and Cinema.

Alison Mullery Andrea Curtis Ann Krebs Anna Law Annette Thiedeke Avrill Dell Barbara Doran Barbara Goldner Barbara Powell Barry Frith Bernadette Daniel Bernadette Lack Betty Surman Bruce Cook Carole Byron Carolyn Frogley Cathy Scanlon Chwee Hovarth Claire Easther Claire Milne Corrine Kenway Criss Gidas Daniel King David Fletcher Deborah Gauthier Debra McGinniskin Delma Christen Dena Maddick Diana Stonier Diana Willemsen Dianne Cecil Dianne Lonnquist Dianne Nicol Doe Rudd Dusanka Soskic Elaine Speedie Eleanor Woodforth Elenor Murray Elizabeth Gero Elizabeth Rintel

Esme Bryce Eva Ebert Faye Bustin Fiona Dagott Florencia Solari Gail Savage Gay Kingston Germain Colamarino Gigi Wilson Gloria Swannell Grace Dykstra Graham Stephenson Helen Dearlove Helen Hill Helen McFadden Helen Paris Helene Harrison Helene Sawyer Ildiko Muller Ingrid Breusch Ingrid Miu Jan Bunning Jan Craik Janet Sadler Jean Di Benedetto Jennifer McKellar Jennifer Moss Jenny Phillis Jessica Syme Jim Stonier Jo Ryder Jock Wilson Joe Cassar John Dwyer Joseph Mollek Joy Reilly Joylene Stanley Judith McLean Judith Mecoles Judy Bewicke

Judy Crewes Judy Rosemonte Judy Warren Karen Anderson Karen Persic Karon Vick Kathie Johnston Kathleen Bish Kathy Jobsz Kay Hawker Kerry Campbell Kevina Mackechnie Letitia Whitmore Lois Kuip Lois O’Connor Lorna Annankin Lorraine McLean Lorraine Johnston Lovigia Tillotson Lurline Bament Lynne Bennett Lynne Staddon Margaret McColl Margaret McKellar Margaret Nagy Margaret Phillips Margaret Yeadon Marilyn Vandenbergh Marina Hamilton-Craig Marjolyn Barnett Martyn Milne Mary Oxenford Meg Davies Merv Ebert Michael Jones Michele Soulard Michelle Brown Mike Cecil Monica Bailey Moya Rix

Naomi Caines Narelle Peck Nick Jolly Noelle Cook Norma Kingsley -Smith Norman Fizell Pamela Railey Panagiota Papageorgiou Pat Hunter Patricia Thornton Patsy Meyer Paul Kachel Paula Stafford Rob Speedie Robin Rawson Robyne Peebles Ros Hardy Sam Hutson Samantha Walsh Sheryl Lea Keavney Shirley Cassar Shirley Lew Shizu Fujii Sue Bennetts Sue Marshall Sue Stuart Sylvia Cope Sylvia Tiarks Sylvia Trankalis Tatiana Richardson Thelma Rose Therese Mitchell Trish Halligan Veronica Burns Veronica Costas Wendy Clark Wendy Pangrazio

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Benefactors of the Arts

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Benefactors of the Arts

The Arts Centre Gold Coast applauds the generosity of our Benefactors who continue to play a leading role in building and enriching the cultural life on the Gold Coast by making tax-deductible donations to help us deliver outstanding performing and visual arts today and in the future. The Board and Management of The Arts Centre Gold Coast would like to acknowledge and thank our donors for their continued support. It is only through the generosity and support of these individuals and corporations, that the sustained development and enhancement of the arts will become a reality for the future generations of the Gold Coast.

Life Benefactors Mr Patrick Corrigan AM and Mrs Barbara Corrigan Mrs Win Schubert on behalf of the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts Perpetual Benefactors The following donors have made significant and sustained donations of artwork to the Gold Coast City Gallery collection. Adam Knight Dr Colin & Elizabeth Laverty Tom & Syliva Lowenstein Evan Lowenstein Ken McGregor Adam Micmacher Denis Savill Diamond Benefactors Jock & Beverly McIlwain Platinum Benefactors Barry & Maureen Stevenson Gold Benefactors Elaine Bermingham John & Susan Barr Kathy Martin Sullivan AM Paradise Point Community Bank Branch, Bendigo Bank The Pemberton Family Silver Benefactors BBC Digital Roma Blair Kerry & Lena Crawford Dr Norman & Mrs Margot Davies Richard & Ann Glenister Tony & Muriel Hancock Bruce & Bennie Johnston

John & Alison Kearney Anna-Lisa Klettenberg Alan & Barbara Midwood Leonard & Glenda Neilsen Lucy Cole Prestige Properties Peter & Wendy Spencer Arthur Waring Dr Roger T Welch Bronze Benefactors Phillip Bacon Tanya & Greg Bellchambers Prof Emeritus Ray Byron & Carole Byron Kylie, David & Ryan Corrigan Kevin & Jane Doogan Paul & Maureen Fitzgerald Hyperion Asset Management AndrĂŠ & Eva Jaku Marc James Peter & Moira Lockhart Christine Lohman Rhona McKay Graeme & Patsy Meyer Peter & Annette Minck Richard & Rosemary Munro Michael & Jennifer Pinter John Punch OAM & Dr ReneĂŠ Punch Christene Pye Don Robertson John & Julie Romanin Maxine Semple Betty Wheeler Special Acknowledgement Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Gold Coast Inc. Gold Coast Eisteddfod


partners & Sponsors


Corporate Sponsors & Partners

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Corporate Sponsors & Partners

The Arts Centre Gold Coast acknowledges the generous support of the following government and commercial partners and sponsors.

government

2013 subscription Season Show Sponsors

Accommodation Partner

2013 Children’s Series

Arts CafĂŠ Public Art Project

2013 Subscription Season Media Partner

Gold Coast abc.net.au/goldcoast

centre sponsors

Festival Partners

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Corporate Information

Corporate Information

GOLD COAST ARTS CENTRE PTY LTD THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST ABN 85 060 787 466 Registered Office 135 Bundall Road Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 Postal Address PO Box 6615 Gold Coast Mail Centre QLD 9726 Contact Numbers P 07 5581 6500 F 07 5581 6592 E admin@theartscentregc.com.au W www.theartscentregc.com.au Auditor Queensland Audit Office Level 14 53 Albert Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Bank Bendigo Bank 42 The Esplanade Paradise Point QLD 4216

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GOLD COAST ARTS CENTRE PTY LTD THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST ABN 85 060 787 466 Registered Office 135 Bundall Road Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 PO Box 6615 Gold Coast Mail Centre QLD 9726 P 07 5588 4000 F 07 5581 6592 E admin@theartscentregc.com.au W www.theartscentregc.com.au


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