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WHAT’S 2017 ON

JAN–MAR

The Arts Centre Gold Coast | Gold Coast City Gallery | Cultural Precinct


Welcome To The Arts Centre The Arts Centre offers an unparalleled cultural experience on the Gold Coast. Wander through Gold Coast City Gallery, see a live performance, catch a film in the Arts Cinema, enjoy lunch at the Arts Café or take a walk around the lake and lush parklands.

In January, entertain your children with our Culture Kids program, featuring workshops, activities and live performances to make them smile. There’s plenty for grown-ups to enjoy as well! Find three or more shows* you like and take advantage of our Multi-Buy option for discounts, payment

options and great seats. Many of these shows are featured in the Coming Up (p.46) pages so be sure to check there too. We’re celebrating 30 years this year! Thank you for your ongoing support as we look forward to a new stage in our flourishing Cultural Precinct.

*Valid for shows in this guide marked with a symbol. Cover Image: Banksy. Nola (White Rain) 2007, screenprint on paper. Collection Ken McGregor. This brochure is correct at the time of printing (Nov 2016). Please check our website for the most current information.


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What’s On WITH OUR THE MULTI-BUY MORE PACKAGES YOU SEE See 3+ Shows THE for a 15% Discount MORE See 10+ Shows YOU SAVE for a 20% Discount *Tickets are subject to availability and restricted to certain performances indicated in this guide with symbol. Must be purchased in one transaction online at theartscentregc.com.au. a

JAN–MAR 2017 02 Welcome 04 January 18 February 24 March 33 Cinema 34 Always On 34 Café 38 Cultural Precinct 44 Calendar 46 Coming Up 58 Bookings, Location & Contact


4 ART + KIDS

Happy Birthday Play School:

Celebrating 50 years ON NOW UNTIL 5 FEB TIME Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 5pm, Sun 8.30am – 5pm VENUE Main Gallery COST Free

Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 years is an exhibition which honours Australia’s longest-running children’s television program and its special place in people’s hearts. Play School has featured in the lives of generations of Australians and the exhibition provides a wonderful chance to consider the changing nature and experience of Australian childhood.

‘This exhibition offers a window on the changing experience of Australian childhood.’ - Sophie Jensen, Curator

Presented by Gold Coast City Gallery. Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 years is a travelling exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia and the ABC.

As well as Play School stars Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima, the exhibition will feature the iconic Rocket Clock, Flower Clock and all the Play School windows. While this exhibition offers a window on the changes in the program, it also allows adults the chance to indulge in a little nostalgia, while children wonder at the magic that the program still delivers to them on a daily basis. The colourful exhibition explores the five decades of Play School by featuring toys, props and costumes from each period, alongside archival audio and video clips of past programs and presenters having fun.


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Image: Collection of toys ready for Happy Birthday Play School, © Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2016


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Play Space Chill out and create in our Play Space! Our Play Space is located in the Main Gallery during the Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 years exhibition. Families can read, play, make and create alongside Play School characters and icons.

ON NOW UNTIL 5 FEB TIME Drop in during exhibition hours VENUE Main Gallery COST Free

All kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Presented by Gold Coast City Gallery.

MAGIC + KIDS

Nickleby vs Blaze Nickleby and Blaze find out who is the best magician in World’s Greatest Magic Battle. You have to see this show to believe it! Your imagination will run wild with spectacular illusions that will leave your mind blown.

WED 4 JAN TIME 10.30am, 1.30pm, 6pm Running time 1 hour VENUE Paradise Showroom COST

Adult/Child $24 (under 2yrs free), Family Pass $85 (2 adults, 2 children), VIP $50 (includes pre-show meet and greet and receive a magic trick) Age 5+

Presented by Nickleby the Magician.


DANCE 7

SAT 7 JAN

Dance for Humanity Gala

TIME 7pm Running time 2 hours and 20

Don’t miss this one-off spectacle for lovers of dance.

VENUE Arts Theatre

It’s time for Gold Coast born Aaron Smyth to give back to the Australian artistic community!

minutes (including 20 minute interval)

COST Adult $59, Concession $49, Child (u15 yrs) $29, VIP tickets $120 ‘Stars some of the world’s best dancers as well as Australian dancers of the year.’

Presented by Aaron Smyth Collective.

A scholarship to the American Ballet Theatre in New York commenced Aaron’s Ballerino career. Since then, he’s been company member of the Royal Ballet, Joffrey Ballet Chicago, and danced for royalty and the Obamas. In a Gala like no other, Dance for Humanity Gala showcases

Aaron as well some of the world’s best dancers, including Angela Malan, Jim Nowakowski and Jonathan Rodriguez, as well as Australian dancers of the year. Showcasing all forms of dance, this performance feature live music and celebrates the union of the arts and culture in Australia. The finale masterpiece has been created by international choreographer Tim Podesta.


8 CULTURE KIDS

Culture Kids Summer 2017 is proudly supported by G:link.

Copy Play Learn Guitar

Hip Hop Beginners

Learn to play guitar and read music the fun and easy way! Bryce Leader takes the stress out of learning music and gets kids playing fast.

This action-packed hip hop class is loads of fun! Learn hip hop with Jesus Elias Almenares, former principal dancer of Ballet Revolucion.

MON 9 – WED 11 JAN

WED 11 JAN

WED 11 JAN

TIME 10am – 11am VENUE The Basement COST $45 for three-day program Age 6–10 years

TIME VENUE COST

TIME VENUE COST

11am – 12.30pm The Space $22.50 Age 5–7 years

Contemporary Dance Intermediate An inspirational contemporary class with Jesus Elias Almenares, former principal dancer of Ballet Revolucion.

1.30pm – 4.30pm The Space $45 Age 8–12 years


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Munchkins – Beginners Acting for the Screen

Foundation – Screen Acting and Screen Auditions

This workshop is designed by Emmy-nominated casting director Tom McSweeney. You will learn skills in screen acting!

Designed by Emmy-nominated casting director Tom McSweeney, you’ll learn skills for on camera performance and audition.

THU 12 – FRI 13 JAN

THU 12 – FRI 13 JAN

TIME 9.30am – 12.30pm VENUE The Space COST $90 for two-day program Age 5–7 years

TIME 1.30pm – 4.30pm VENUE The Space COST $90 for two-day program Age 8–12 years

The Greenroom Project Junior

Robot Helmets

BY THE WAREHOUSE

Learn from some of Australia’s leading stars of musical theatre and perform in a showcase. SAT 14 – MON 16 JAN TIME 9.30am – 4.30pm, Showcase Mon 7pm VENUE The Basement COST $495 3-day workshop, $150 1-day workshop Age 13–17 years. BOOK thegreenroomproject.com.au

BY THE WAREHOUSE

What would you look like if you were a robot? Would you be shiny or rusty? Using recycled materials, invent your very own robot helmet to wear when you take over the world! SUN 15 & SUN 22 JAN TIME VENUE COST

10am – 3pm, drop in. The Terrace Free

All kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Justine Clarke Sings! Starring Play School presenter Justine Clarke with hit songs I Like To Sing, Watermelon and Dinosaur Roar. SAT 14 JAN TIME VENUE COST

10.30am Paradise Showroom $22.50, Student Group 6+ $17 Age 2–5 years Available for Multi-Buy.

Stage Combat WITH NIKKI J PRICE

Every story has its moments of dramatic tension and conflict. What do you do when you run out of words? Learn a range of stage and screen combat skills including rolls, falls, throws and jumps. MON 16 JAN TIME VENUE COST

9am – 12pm The Space $45 Age 8–12 years


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Rob Mills Vocal Workshops

Corroboree Children from different ethnicities can explore Indigenous culture, songs, dance and digeridoo with Kyle Slabb from Banaam Indigenous Cultural Intelligence.

Sing your heart out with recording artist Rob Mills from Australian Idol and musicals Wicked and Legally Blonde. TUE 17 JAN

WED 18 JAN

TIME 9am – 11am Age 5–7 years 1pm – 4pm Age 8–12 years VENUE The Space COST $30 Age 5–7 years $45 Age 8–12 years

TIME VENUE COST

10am – 12pm & 1.30 – 3.30pm Evandale Lakeside Free Age 5–12 years

All kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Play Building and Theatre Making: CREATE AN ORIGINAL STORY FROM OUR IMAGINATIONS!

This is specifically an acting workshop is for those who identify as having a disability and love the performing arts. THU 19 JAN TIME VENUE COST

10.30am – 12.30pm Age 8–12 years

2pm – 4pm

Age 13–17 years

The Space $30

Image: by Eduardo Vieira

Image: by Christian Tiger

Queensland Ballet Workshop - Junior

Queensland Ballet Workshop - Senior

Story Time

Participants will prepare repertoire from La Fille Mal Gardée to present at the close of the workshop.

Participants will prepare repertoire from La Fille Mal Gardée and The Nutcracker to present at the close of the workshop.

Some much-loved childhood classics including Diary of a Wombat and Peter Pan will be brought to The Arts Centre Gold Coast stage in 2017 and will be shared with families during our storytelling sessions.

FRI 20 JAN TIME VENUE COST

9.30am – 12pm The Space $45 Age 5–7 years

FRI 20 JAN TIME VENUE COST

1pm – 4pm The Space $45 Age 8–12 years

TERRACE ACTIVITIES

MON 9 JAN & MON 16 JAN TIME VENUE COST

12.30pm – 1.15pm Terrace Stage Free

All kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.


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Drama Games TERRACE ACTIVITIES

Meet us on The Terrace for some fun improvisation and get your drama on! TUE 10 & WED 11 JAN TIME VENUE COST

12.30pm – 1.15pm The Terrace Free Age 5–12 years

Terrace Stage Concerts GOLD COAST CHOIR

KHAL WALLIS

THU 12 & TUE 17 JAN TIME 12.30pm – 1.30pm VENUE Terrace Stage COST Free

WED 18 JAN TIME 12.30pm – 1.15pm VENUE Terrace Stage COST Free

TROY BRADY

INSTRUMENT FUSION

FRI 13 JAN TIME 12.30pm – 1.15pm VENUE Terrace Stage COST Free

THU 19 JAN TIME 12.30pm – 1.30pm VENUE Terrace Stage COST Free

All kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

All kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Pixar Short Films

Trolls

Arts Cinema

Disney and Pixar present an incredible collection of short films celebrating the imagination.

From the creators of Shrek, Trolls is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music!

Relax and watch a film while your kids are in supervised Culture Kids workshops.

MON 9 – FRI 13 & TUE 17 – FRI 20 JAN

SAT 14 JAN

TIME 1.30pm – 4pm VENUE The Basement COST Free

Rated G and PG

All kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

TIME VENUE COST

1pm Arts Theatre Free. Bookings required. Rated PG

All kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

MON – FRI TIME VENUE COST

from 9.30am Cinema $14, Movie Members $9.50


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Fluff: A Story of Lost Toys WED 11 – FRI 13 JAN TIME Wed 11 Jan 6pm, Thu 12 & Fri 13 Jan 10am & 2pm Running time 60 mins VENUE Arts Theatre COST $22.50, Student Group 6+ $12.50, Family (2 Adults/2 Child) $69

Age 3-8 years Available for Multi-Buy.

Fluff has been loved by children from Brisbane to New York.

Bring the kids to this joyful and humorous tale told with a twist! The Gingham family is very concerned for all of the lost and discarded toys in the world. They travel all around to retrieve them and bring them to their colourful home of odd shaped boxes where they welcome them to the family. Each toy is introduced one-byone and, after seeing a slide show of how they came to be lost, is given a vocal sound, a movement, a piece of music, a nightlight and a nice comfy bed.

Fluff: A Story of Lost Toys has been acclaimed for its originality, warmth, clever use of comedy and extraordinary combination of song, movement, projection and audience participation. Culture Kids Summer 2017 is proudly supported by G:link. This event is part of our 2017 Family Series, proudly supported by McGrath Estate Agents.

Presented by The Arts Centre Gold Coast in collaboration with Cre8ion. Devised & performed by Christine Johnston, Lisa O’Neill & Peter Nelson.


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Photography by Sean Young


14 MUSIC

Ingrid James

Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Ingrid James Sings The Great American Songbook. The Great American Songbook comprises standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Richard Rodgers and others. Brisbane songstress Ingrid James accompanied by her band offers her interpretation of some of the greatest songs ever written.

FRI 13 JAN TIME 6pm doors open, 7.30pm show Running time 2 hours VENUE Paradise Showroom COST Visitor $30, Member $25 COMEDY

Carl Barron

Drinking With A Fork Don’t miss Australia’s most popular comedian and the opportunity to see one of our country’s great comedic minds at work as he presents an evening of stand up with a bit of guitar. Be there for a night where Carl blends structure with chance, or as he likes to call it - drinking with a fork.

MON 16, TUE 17 & THU 19 JAN TIME 8pm Running time 90 mins VENUE Arts Theatre COST Adult $59.90, Concession/Groups $54.90

This performance is 18+


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WED 18 JAN TIME 11am & 1.30pm Running time 1 hour VENUE Arts Theatre COST A Res – $39.90, B Res – $34.90

‘The show is genius’...‘Brilliantly put together!’ - South London Press

Mister Maker and The Shapes Bring the whole family to join the ultimate arts and craft hero for some arty adventures.

Mister Maker and The Shapes is a brilliant, fun, fast paced and interactive show everyone will enjoy these summer school holidays! Featuring new songs and makes, Mister Maker is returning to Australia following his sold out 2016 tour. Packed full of arty adventures there’ll be a big ‘make’ to take

part in, super songs to join in with, a fabulous supporting cast and of course, his fantastic sidekicks The Shapes! Yes, you’ll be able to share the fun with Mister Maker’s colourful alldancing friends Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle too! This show is tons of arty fun for all the family. Mini Makers, get ready for some amazing arty creations and book your tickets today before they go back to the doodle drawers!


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Auditions: Bumpy Angels

YOUTH THEATRE PROJECT

A play by Sue Rider. Directed by Catarina Hebbard, Bumpy Angels is set in a home for wayward and pregnant girls in Australia 1954. We are seeking female actors 17+ for this play.

SAT 21 JAN TIME 10am by appointment only. VENUE The Space VISIT to register visit; theartscentregc.com.au/opportunities

MUSIC

Dan Duggan Songwriter Dan Duggan’s music is steeped in blues, roots and folk genres. Dan’s debut solo EP Blackheart Sassafras saw the first single Rock Bottom reach #1 on the JJJ unearthed charts.

SAT 21 JAN TIME 7.30pm (doors and bar 6.30pm) Running time 1 hour and 30 minutes (interval) VENUE The Basement COST Adult $20, Concession $18

Presented by The Arts Centre Gold Coast.


Summer Salsa

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Dance the night away with Australian Champion Csaba Szirmai! Csaba was a star dancer in The Great Gatsby, and is well known as a dance instructor on Dancing With The Stars. This is salsa your way – either burn the floor or just enjoy the atmosphere!

FRI 27 JAN TIME 6.30pm VENUE Lakeside Terrace COST Free

Presented by The Arts Centre Gold Coast.

DANCE

The Secret Society

SAT 28 – SUN 29 JAN TIME Sat 7.30pm, Sun 6pm VENUE Arts Theatre COST Adult $64.70, Group 12+ $58.70

Photography by Joe Bananas NY Photography

Choreographed by New York’s Candace Brown and directed by Marko Panzic, this show features 16 of Australia’s top commercial dancers who have danced on X Factor, The Voice and So You Think You Can Dance, and performed with artists such as Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue and Jason Derulo. The Dream Dance Company is Australia’s first commercial dance company, with a fusion of contemporary, hip hop, jazz and theatre.


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Soul Infusion

BY ALUNA DREAMING Enjoy another Fiesta de la Musica free lunchtime concert. Aluna Dreaming’s Barbara Prestia and Angela Smith fuse their classically trained soprano voices with piano, violin and didgeridoo in an anthology of original compositions and works of the masters.

THU 2 FEB TIME 1pm Running time 45 min VENUE The Basement COST Free. Bookings required.

MUSIC

Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club John Braben’s Classic Jazz Ensemble

Enjoy the music of King Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton, the legendary New Orleans/Chicago musicians and band leaders whose distinctive hot, driving music and compositions have been a major influence on jazz.

FRI 10 FEB TIME 7pm Running time 2 hours VENUE Paradise Showroom COST Visitor $30, Member $25


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ART + KIDS

ARTLAB INVENT • MAKE • BE For Kids 5-16

ArtLab

Street Sneakers Step out with sass in your custom-designed sneakers hand drawn by you! Bring your own white canvas sneakers or slip-ons and get ready to create.

SAT 11 FEB TIME 10am – 11am (5 – 10 years) 1pm – 2pm (11 – 16 years) VENUE ArtLab COST $10 Tweens (5 – 10 years) $15 Teens (11 – 16 years)

Opera Queensland

Open Stage Adult Workshop To be part of the OperaQ Open Stage Workshop, all you need is enthusiasm! No matter what your singing ability, our OperaQ professionals will build your confidence through improvisation, vocal training and ensemble work. The workshop culminates in a private presentation of your newfound operatic skills to your invited guests.

THU 16 – FRI 17 FEB TIME 10am – 4pm (workshop), 4pm (performance) VENUE The Space COST $60 for two-day workshop


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Image: Bambi. Amy Jade 2012, spray paint, oil and mixed media on metal panel. Collection Ken McGregor


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Signs of the Time 18 FEB – 9 APR TIME Gallery hours VENUE Main Gallery and Foyer Gallery COST Free

‘Street art is ephemeral by nature, and the only way to keep a memory of what happened on the street is to show your work on canvas or other surfaces in a gallery.’ - Blek le Rat

Exhibition Launch Join us in welcoming the Signs of the Time exhibition, featuring work by local and international street artists.

FRI 17 FEB TIME 6pm – 8pm VENUE Main Gallery and Foyer Gallery COST Free. Cash bar. A Gold Coast City Gallery exhibition.

Late at night, our cities are transformed by street artists. Many attend art school by day and use laneways as canvas by night. Enterprising street artists are now making the transition to galleries and private collections.

Signs of the Time will showcase local and international street artists from the impressive collection of art consultant and collector Ken McGregor. This thoughtprovoking exhibition includes Bambi’s iconic Amy Winehouse portrait, the godfather of stencil art Blek Le Rat’s statement selfportrait The Man Who Walks Through Walls, A1One’s anti corporation and Swoon’s social struggle artworks. The Foyer Gallery will also be transformed into a laneway showcasing original street art commissioned by Gold Coast City Gallery. Artists include Shannon Doyle, Claudio Kirac, Johnny Romeo, SK412, HA HA, Beastman, Lister, E.L.K. and Matthew Te Paea. These works will be auctioned towards the end of the exhibition with proceeds going to artists and their selected charities.


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SAT 18 FEB TIME 7.30pm Running Time 70 minutes VENUE The Basement COST Adult $15, Concession $12

Presented by The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Indelability Arts.

Look Mum... No Hands! (The Legless Bar Years) Open-mic night at the Legless Bar is a once a year event not to be missed! Are you a fan of trivia? Standup? Karaoke? Well this is the show for you. Get set for a wild night of side-splitting antics, glorious music and heart-warming stories as the indelability cast prepare to take to the stage at their local annual open-mic night. This is not a bar where you can take a back seat, so buckle up

and enjoy the ride. Remember, when you enter the legless bar, nothing will ever be the same again. Indelabilityarts is an inclusive theatre company based in Brisbane. Look Mum... No Hands! was developed with the support of Brisbane City Councils’ Community Development and Capacity Building Grant, the Endeavour Foundation and Brisbane Powerhouse.


Gallery Nights:

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Slap-ups and Beats Enjoy our exhibitions after hours, with live beats and a pop-up bar. Surround yourself with street art and get your hands dirty with some oldschool art making techniques.

FRI 24 FEB TIME 6 – 8pm VENUE Main Gallery COST $15 for materials. Cash Bar available.

MUSIC + THEATRE

In Like Flynn In Like Flynn is the concert version of a new Australian musical about Flying Doctor, John Flynn. John Flynn is a young visionary up against a conservative establishment. He must overcome technical problems and human inertia to achieve what has never been done before. This is a humorous and bittersweet adventure into an inventor’s paradise.

SAT 25 FEB TIME 7.30pm Running time 100 minutes (including 20 min interval) VENUE The Basement COST Adult $20, Concession $18 Presented by The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Geraldine Paterson.

gallery nights ART • DRINKS • SOUNDS


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2017 Playwright Season Three local playwrights share their work in free play readings in The Space. Join us to hear these new works in development, followed by a Q&A session. Play readings are free but bookings are essential.

Clan

BY MICHELLE MACWHIRTER DIRECTED BY HUGH PARKER

Crazy Everybody’s Plastic Love Doin’ It BY VACEN TAYLOR

BY BRADLEY MCCAW

PLAY READING

PLAY READING

PLAY READING

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a clan of female survivors faces the end of human existence. But when a young woman discovers that they may not be alone on earth, she sets out on a dangerous journey to find out whether the men might still be alive. Clan was developed through Playlab’s 2016 Incubator program.

A married couple are unwilling to deal with their unhappiness until they are confronted by Veritas, a mythological being conjured out of a painting. Veritas takes them on a journey to see life through the eyes of other couples and understand how important it is to face the truth, no matter how difficult.

It’s Schoolies Week on the Gold Coast. When Greta learns of Troy’s plans to propose marriage to her friend Toni, she shakes things up by finding ‘good time’ boys for her friends. When both groups come face to face at the ‘party of the century,’ each must question what the term ‘getting lucky’ really means.

SAT 25 FEB

SAT 4 MAR

SAT 11 MAR

TIME 2pm VENUE The Space COST Free. Bookings essential.

TIME 2pm VENUE The Space COST Free. Bookings essential.

TIME 2pm VENUE The Space COST Free. Bookings essential.


Enjoy a free public tour and discover the interesting collection of art displayed at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, led by our trained gallery guides. There’s no need to book. Just meet at the information desk in the Gallery Foyer.

EVERY WEEKDAY IN FEBRUARY TIME 1.30pm VENUE Gallery Foyer COST Free

MUSIC

An Encounter with the Chinese Zither Enjoy another free Fiesta de la Musica lunchtime concert. Enjoy an enchanting performance of both classical and modern music on the Chinese zither. This instrument, otherwise known as a guzheng, is a traditional Chinese instrument with over 3000 years of history. Come and experience this captivating piece of world music.

THU 2 MAR TIME 1pm Running time 45 mins VENUE The Basement COST Free. Bookings required.

DISCOVER OUR COLLECTION

MARCH

Art Tours

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26 EVENT

International Women’s Day YOUTH LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST, FORUM AND AWARD PRESENTATION

Experience an amazing morning with inspiring guest speakers, mentors, displays and exhibitions. Guest speaker, iron woman and celebrity Courtney Hancock is a young woman who’ll never walk away from a challenge. Courtney will inspire youth leaders with her story of commitment, focus, generosity of spirit and compassion to those less fortunate. Your ticket includes a delicious hot breakfast, morning tea, Leadership Award Ceremony, networking and mentoring forum and exhibitions.

WED 8 MAR

EVENT

The 23rd IWD Inspirational Celebration and Leadership Award Presentation Lunch PRESENTED BY WOMEN AT WORK INTERNATIONAL Featuring Kerri-Anne Kennerley On the global occasion of International Women’s Day, Women at Work and the City of the Gold Coast recognise and celebrate the achievement of women business and community leaders. Women from all walks of life and endeavours come together to share stories and friendship. The 2017 annual lunch presents the inspiring speaker, Ms KerriAnne Kennerley, renowned media personality.

WED 8 MAR TIME 12.30pm Running Time 3 hours

TIME 6.45am for a 7am start – 11am VENUE Paradise Showroom

VENUE Paradise Showroom

COST Adult $56, Student (secondary/tertiary) $54

COST Adult $149, Group (table of 10) $1375, WAW Member $139


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WED 8 MAR TIME 11am Running Time 75 minutes

(no interval)

VENUE Arts Theatre COST $29.50, Group 6+ $22.50 Available for Multi-Buy.

An unmissable live experience for fans of brilliant music and power vocals

Presented by The Arts Centre Gold Coast in collaboration with Hit Productions.

Luke Kennedy: His Voice Experience the world-class talents of Luke Kennedy in this incredible collection of classic songs. Witness Luke effortlessly slide between musical styles as he takes you on his journey from teenage pub rocker to worldclass performer. Luke was a member of vocal sensation The Ten Tenors and became Ricky Martin’s grand finalist and series runner-up on The Voice Australia Season 2.

Featuring timeless popular music by artists like John Farnham, Elton John and Sting, plus Italian classics such as Un Giorno Per Noi (A Time For Us), and his signature version of Time To Say Goodbye, a number one smash-hit in 2013. Luke’s astonishing vocal prowess coupled with his down-to-earth Aussie humour and charisma, will enthral and entertain audiences of all ages.


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Emma Pask & Trio Gold Coast Jazz & Blues

Emma Pask, a protogĂŠ of noted Australian jazz musician, James Morrison, has performed to audiences of up to 80,000 people, sung in London at The Queen Elizabeth Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra, played support for George Benson on his tour of Australia, performed in China with The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, in Auckland with the NZ Philharmonic and with the WA Symphony Orchestra in Perth.

FRI 17 MAR TIME 7pm Running time 2 hours VENUE Paradise Showroom COST Visitor $30, Member $25

DANCE

Swan Lake Moscow Ballet La Classique presents the most splendid ballet of all time, Swan Lake. From the moonlit lake where elegant swans glide, to the opulent palace ballroom, Odile, the temptress, is a ravishing counterpoint to the innocence of Odette, the beautiful swan queen. With lavish costumes and magnificent sets, Swan Lake will capture the imagination and romance of this classical fairytale.

MON 20 MAR TIME 7.30pm Running time 2 hours VENUE Arts Theatre COST

Adult $85, Pensioner/Senior/Group6+ $75, Students (Secondary/tertiary) $70, Child (U15 yrs) $55


Little ArtLab Sticker Slam

Big lines, wobbly lines, little lines, loud lines! Join us for a fun under 5’s workshop where kids explore lines through drawing and song to create their very own stickers.

WED 8 MAR TIME Session 1: 10am – 11am Session 2: 2pm – 3pm Age Under 5s VENUE ArtLab COST $10

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little ARTLAB INVENT • MAKE • BE For Kids Under 5

All kids welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

ArtLab: Street Master

Explore big ideas with a Street Art Master! Get hands on and learn tips and tricks for creating street style art.

SAT 11 MAR TIME Tweens (5 – 10 years) 10am – 11am Teens (11 – 16 years) 1pm – 2pm

ARTLAB INVENT • MAKE • BE For Kids 5-16

VENUE ArtLab COST $10 (5 – 10 years) $15 (11 – 16 years)

Art Battle: Signs of the Time

Enjoy live music and watch as a ring of artists battle it out to create the best artwork in an hour. Heads will roll! Consider purchasing a piece of street art, auctioned from our Signs of the Time foyer exhibition, with funds going to the artists and their selected charities.

FRI 25 MAR TIME 6pm – 8pm, Cash Bar available. VENUE Terrace COST Free

ART BATTLE F A S T, C O M P E T I T I V E & L I V E


30 MUSIC

Image: Dylan Evans

SAT 25 MAR TIME 7.30pm Running time 2 hours

& 20 minutes (including 20 minute interval)

VENUE Paradise Showroom COST Adult $45, Concession $40 Available for Multi-Buy.

‘Naomi Price is the voice of a generation.’ - Australian Stage Presented by The Arts Centre Gold Coast in collaboration with The Little Red Company, Christine Harris and HIT Productions. This production contains frequent coarse language and adult themes.

Rumour Has It Australia’s smash hit stage spectacular Rumour Has It returns bigger and bolder than ever. Following standing ovations across the country including acclaimed seasons at Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Rumour Has It is back. Starring stage and television star Naomi Price (The Voice Australia) in her award-winning portrayal of international superstar Adele, Rumour Has It

charts the incredible rise of the blockbuster soul sensation of the modern age. Hear Adele’s deliciously frank life story come alive backed by an electrifying six-piece band, delivering the greatest hits from a mega-platinum catalogue, including Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Set Fire to the Rain and the Oscar-winning Skyfall.


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Image: Claudio Kirac

FRI 31 MAR – SAT 1 APR

Frank Enstein

TIME 6.30pm (also 2pm Saturday)

Don’t miss this extraordinary contemporary dance work by The Farm & Co3 Australia.

VENUE Arts Theatre COST Adult $35, Pensioner Senior $32, Student Child $22.50, Group 6+ $28, Student Group $20.50. Available for Multi-Buy. World Premiere Presented by The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival, The Farm, Co3 Australia. Made by The Farm in collaboration with Co3 Australia. Commissioned by Bleach* Festival, The Farm, Co3 Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Frank’s a lonely guy who wants to make his imaginary friends real. Harnessing electricity from a storm he animates his world with nothing but his imagination and a cardboard box. Battling a physical impairment, Frank creates monsters to fulfil his desire to be normal and to be accepted by others. Can he control what he creates? And where is the real monster anyway?

Frank Enstein is a retelling of the classic tale for children and adults—magical dancetheatre illuminating a path to self-acceptance. This is theatre as if made by Michel Gondry, handcrafted and full of the love of old fashioned techniques. The Farm’s wicked sense of humour, magic and dance creates a show for the child in all of us.


THE ARTS CENTRE GOLD COAST PRESENTS

EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT JAN-MAR, 2017 #COMEDYINTHEBASEMENT AT THE CULTURAL PRECINCT


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Arts Cinema

With a unique blend of mainstream, art house and foreign films, the Arts Cinema is the perfect venue for lovers of film. Enjoy four-hour free parking, the latest audio technology, comfortable seats and you can take your wine into the cinema with you. We are open seven days a week. Here are a few films coming up in January to March.

DRAMA + TRUE STORY

FILMED LIVE THEATRE PERFORMANCE

DRAMA + TRUE STORY

Lion

National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land

Hidden Figures

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. Twentyfive years later, he sets out to find his lost family. STARRING: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Rooney Mara

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers meet in a Hampstead pub. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game.

A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. STARRING: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner, Kirstin Dunst

STARRING: Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

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LOVE CHATTING ABOUT MOVIES?

Friends of the Arts Cinema membership offers greatly reduced cinema ticket prices to its members. The yearly membership covers the financial year 1 July to 30 June. It includes discounted movie tickets (presenting membership card at Box Office is required to receive discount) and one complimentary ticket to a movie of your choice (excludes special price events or films on a ‘no free list’).

On the fourth Wednesday of each month (Nov-Mar), the Arts Cinema hosts a Movie Review Club. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and discuss the selected film with a forum of academics. Simply see the film ahead of time, and join us on the day for an interactive discussion. See you there! DATE: Wed 22 Mar, 10.30am VENUE: The Basement


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Bundall Farmers’ Market EVERY SUNDAY TIME 6am – 11.30am WHERE The Arts Centre Every Sunday morning the Bundall Farmers’ Market is a hive of activity with local farmers bringing their freshly picked produce to the market for local residents and visitors alike. There are so many different types of stalls, from fresh organic, biodynamic and conventionally grown produce, freshly squeezed orange drinks, cold pressed fruit and vegetables juices and smoothies, nuts and seeds, olives and tasty tapenades, herbs and just-caught seafood, freshly baked bread and creamy cheese, locally grown coffee and cakes and slices to-die-for. Indulge the senses, relax, taste, wander and unwind as you discover the Evandale Lake and the children’s playground. Grab a coffee and some breakfast or brunch and immerse yourself in the local food culture of the Gold Coast. Enjoy live music by local musicians, and afterwards visit the Gallery or see a movie at the Arts Cinema.

Parkrun EVERY SATURDAY TIME 7am WHERE Gold Coast Cultural Precinct Every Saturday morning, 30 to 40 locals and tourists visit The Arts Centre to participate in parkrun from 7am. Parkrun is a worldwide phenomenon combining fitness with interactive technology. Started in 2010 in London by Tim Oberg, and brought to the Gold Coast in 2011, parkrun is unique in that it allows participants to have their personal times electronically scanned and saved, making them accessible for future use at any other parkrun course. The highly inclusive, free community event commenced last November, and is just one of many new attractions as part of the continued development of the Cultural Precinct, the Gold Coast’s future cultural and social hub. The Cultural Precinct aims to offer something for everyone on the Coast, and parkrun brings the lake and surrounding parklands to life each Saturday morning. Local residents are enjoying the convenience of regular exercise and forming new friendships so close to home.


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Arts Café OPENING HOURS + RESERVATIONS MON–THU FRI SAT SUN

8.30am – 7.00pm 8.30am – 9.00pm 9.00am – 9.00pm 11.00am – 5.00pm

Evandale Lake

& Playground

TIME 7am WHERE Gold Coast Cultural Precinct

Hours may be extended on selected performance nights. Please note the kitchen is closed inbetween 3pm - 4pm on Tuesday to Saturday’s and at 3pm on Sunday and Monday.

Enjoy family time in the shade of the trees beside the beautiful Evandale Lake.

RESERVATIONS (07) 5588 4087

Located behind The Arts Centre building, there’s a gated children’s playground, a lakeside pathway just perfect for walks and stunning water views. Evandale Lake is a calm water environment with a sandy shore so bring your buckets and spades!

The Arts Café is the perfect venue to have a meal, coffee or glass of wine before a film or performance. Opening out onto a large deck, the Arts Café is ideal for indoor and outdoor dining. Select from the current season’s menu, ranging from light starters through to delicious meals, with gluten free and vegetarian options. We also offer daily bakehouse specials from the display cabinet, including fresh and toasted sandwiches.

When you’re too hot or feeling peckish, come and visit us at the Arts Café, pop into the Gallery or check the movie times to see what’s on at the Arts Cinema.


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Gold Coast City Gallery

UnseenGC Summer 16-17

JAN-MAR TIME Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm, Sat/Public Holidays 11am – 5pm, Sun 8.30am – 5.00pm VENUE Main Gallery & Foyer Gallery COST Free. Donations warmly appreciated. Experience one of Australia’s most prominent regional galleries. Gold Coast City Gallery presents a lively program of exhibitions and events within The Arts Centre building and beyond into the parkland of the Cultural Precinct. The Gallery also plays a leading role in supporting local cultural practice, working closely with artists and the community to develop curatorial projects that draw out contemporary creative responses to the city and the region.

TIME Always on VENUE Gold Coast Cultural Precinct COST Free Making the most of the exceptional public spaces in the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct, Gold Coast City Gallery presents the next series of digital artworks in UnSeenGC Summer 16-17, a dLux Media Arts touring exhibition. The exhibition is a mobile 3D augmented reality (AR) art experience, designed to introduce the Gold Coast community and our city’s visitors to some of the world’s best in AR art.

UnSeenGC Summer 16-17 exhibition features artworks by five prominent national digital artists; Andrew Burrell, Josh Harle, Tracey M Benson, Pamela Lee Brenner and Johannes Muljana. The exhibition will also include six works from the first instalment of UnSeenGC, by Jake Hempson and a selection of works from Gold Coast secondary students. To experience UnSeenGC, simply download Aurasma (free augmented reality application for Apple or Android) and bring your device with you when you visit the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.


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InstaMeet SUN 15 JAN SUN 19 FEB SUN 19 MAR TIME 8.30 – 10.30am VENUE Gold Coast City Gallery Foyer COST Free A gathering of Instagrammers, taking photographs and sharing experiences. Meetup with InstaMates and capture the Bundall Farmers Markets and Cultural Precinct. Each meet is led by a guest artist who will share tips to capturing photographic opportunities. There’s no need to book. Just meet at the information desk in the Gallery Foyer.

FREE CHAPEL HIRE WITH YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION Enjoy the convenience of having your ceremony, reception and endless photographic opportunities all in the one location, The Arts Centre Gold Coast. Beautiful gardens provide the perfect backdrop along with views of the river, Evandale Lake and the Surfers Paradise skyline. Say ‘I Do’ in our unique ceremony location, the gorgeous heritage listed St Margaret’s Chapel. Book your wedding reception with us before 31 March 2017 and receive free hire of St Margaret’s Chapel for your ceremony. ENQUIRIES 07 5588 4084 functions@theartscentregc.com.au

Presented by Gold Coast City Gallery.


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Cultural Precinct stage takes shape Stage 1 of our Gold Coast Cultural Precinct is on track for completion by 2018.

engaged for demolition services, bulk earthworks and piling works.

Visitors to Evandale Parklands will see foundations in place for the outdoor stage, and earthworks beginning to form the sweeping concert lawn at the heart of the precinct’s first stage.

Managing Contractor, ADCO Constructions, is achieving high local industry participation targets with 80 per cent of employees and 82 per cent of contract work awarded to locals during the preparation phase.

In a little over 12 months, this striking new venue will be ready to host a wide array of artistic performances, civic events and festivals.

Demolition of the former Council buildings on the site has also resulted in recovery of almost 17,200 tonnes of metal, concrete and green waste for recycling and reuse.

The stage and concert lawn will be fully equipped to cater for audiences of up to 850, and will have the ability to ‘bump in’ equipment for larger performances and audiences of up to 5000. The venue can also host functions with up to 250 people seated on-stage. The benefits to the city are already being realised, with Gold Coast-based contractors

With the footprint of the outdoor stage now established, visitors will soon begin to see it rise from the ground. Fitout, landscaping and establishment will then follow before the venue can open. Visit the project website at goldcoastculturalprecinct.info where you can view the construction time lapse.


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40 BENEFACTORS

Benefactors 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 • Patrick Corrigan AM & Barbara Corrigan • Win Schubert AO on behalf of The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts PERPETUAL BENEFACTORS The following donors have made significant and sustained contributions of artwork to the Gold Coast City Gallery Collection: • Adam Knight • Dr Colin & Elizabeth Laverty • Tom & Sylvia Lowenstein • Evan Lowenstein • Adam Micmacher • Ken McGregor • Denis Savill DIAMOND BENEFACTORS • Jock McIlwain OAM & Beverly McIlwain • Barry & Maureen Stevenson PLATINUM BENEFACTORS

GOLD BENEFACTORS • John & Susan Barr • Prof. Emeritus Ray Byron & Carole Byron • Pauline Ewers • Hecand PAF • Paradise Point Community Bank Branch, Bendigo Bank • The Pemberton Family • Kathy Martin Sullivan AM • Arthur Waring SILVER BENEFACTORS • Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society, Gold Coast Inc. • Philip Bacon AM • John & Bonnie Bauld • Lucy Cole Prestige Properties • Dr Norman & Mrs Margot Davies • Richard Glenister & Ann Glenister OAM • Jacqueline & Harold Green • Ray & Jill James • John & Alison Kearney • Anna-Lisa Klettenberg


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Peter & Moira Lockhart Christine Lohman Alan & Barbara Midwood Peter & Annette Minck Leonard & Glenda Neilsen Michael & Jennifer Pinter Pamela Railey-Mitchell Maxine Semple Dr Roger Welch Betty Wheeler

BRONZE BENEFACTORS • P J Anderssen • Kylie, David & Ryan Corrigan • Kevin & Jane Doogan • E.C.Pohl & Co • Gold Coast Eisteddfod • Arthur & Margaret Fittock • Jackie Hughes • André & Eva Jaku • Bruce & Bennie Johnston • Lyn & Gerry Keogh • Roger & Jenny Mayfield

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Graeme & Patsy Meyer Doug & Yvonne Moorhead Richard & Rosemary Munro Mark & Elizabeth Niall Destry & Poppy Puia John Punch OAM & Dr Renée Punch Christene Pye Don Robertson John & Julie Romanin Dr Nerida Smith Mr Sam Smorgon AO & Mrs Minnie Smorgon Peter & Wendy Spencer Kerry Watson


SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT • Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast • The Late Roma Blair • The Late Elaine Bermingham


42 GIVING + FRIENDS

HELP US GROW Support the arts today Your donations can help enrich the life of our cultural community. Inspire the next generation of artists!

MEMBERSHIP + CONTACT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP Single $35, Double $50

Ask our Development team about our giving programs today

Friends of The Arts Centre

Includes: • Invitations to social events • Discounted cinema tickets • Discounted food and beverages • 1 complimentary cinema ticket

The Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast is a not-forprofit organisation of around 2000 members who share a common interest in the arts. The organisation maintains an active interest in promoting and developing The Arts Centre Gold Coast.

TO JOIN Visit the Box Office or contact P: 07 5588 4000 E: friends@ friendsoftheartscentre.com.au

The Friends makes donations to the Centre for various projects, including youth theatre, using funds raised through membership fees. A Gift Fund established in 2006

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provides grants to talented local individuals to aid them in pursuing a career in the arts. The Friends hold frequent social events for members, catering to a variety of interests. Members of The Friends receive discounts to movies, the Arts Café and selected shows. By joining The Friends, you will help young artists and support the Centre while enjoying social events and the benefits of discounts to Members.


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INDIGENOUS PROGRAM PRESENTING PARTNER

MAJOR PARTNER

VENUE PARTNERS

SUPPORT PARTNERS

ACCOMMODATION PARTNER

CULTURAL PARTNERS


44 CALENDAR

January 3 DEC – 5 FEB

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLAY SCHOOL: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

EXHIBITION

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3 DEC – 5 FEB

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLAY SCHOOL: PLAY SPACE

KIDS / WORKSHOP

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WED 4 JAN

NICKLEBY VS BLAZE

KIDS / MAGIC

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SAT 7 JAN

DANCE FOR HUMANITY GALA

DANCE

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MON 9 – WED 11 JAN

COPY PLAY LEARN GUITAR

KIDS / WORKSHOP

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MON 9 – FRI 13 JAN

PIXAR SHORT FILMS

KIDS / FILM

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MON 9 – FRI 13 JAN

PARENTS MOVIES

FILM

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MON 9 JAN

STORY TIME

KIDS

PAGE 10

TUE 10 JAN

DRAMA GAMES

KIDS

PAGE 11

WED 11 JAN

HIP HOP – BEGINNERS

KIDS / WORKSHOP

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WED 11 JAN

DRAMA GAMES

KIDS

PAGE 11

WED 11 JAN

CONTEMPORARY DANCE – INTERMEDIATE

KIDS / WORKSHOP

PAGE 8

WED 11 – FRI 13 JAN

FLUFF: A STORY OF LOST TOYS

KIDS / THEATRE

PAGE 12

THU 12 – FRI 13 JAN

MUNCHKINS – BEGINNERS ACTING FOR THE SCREEN BY THE WAREHOUSE

KIDS / WORKSHOP

PAGE 9

THU 12 – FRI 13 JAN

FOUNDATION – SCREEN ACTING AND SCREEN AUDITIONS BY THE WAREHOUSE

KIDS / WORKSHOP

PAGE 9

THU 12 JAN

GOLD COAST CHOIR

KIDS / MUSIC

PAGE 11

FRI 13 JAN

TROY BRADY

KIDS

PAGE 11

FRI 13 JAN

GOLD COAST JAZZ & BLUES – INGRID JAMES

MUSIC

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SAT 14 JAN

JUSTINE CLARKE SINGS!

KIDS

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SAT 14 JAN

TROLLS

KIDS / FILM

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SAT 14 – MON 16 JAN

THE GREENROOM PROJECT JNR

TEENS / SINGING

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SUN 15 JAN

ROBOT HELMETS

KIDS / ART

PAGE 9

SUN 15 JAN

INSTAMEET

ART / EVENT

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MON 16 JAN

STAGE COMBAT WITH NIKKI J PRICE

KIDS / WORKSHOP

PAGE 9

MON 16 JAN

STORY TIME

KIDS

PAGE 10

MON 16 – THU 19 JAN

CARL BARRON

COMEDY

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MON 16 – FRI 20 JAN

PARENTS MOVIES

FILM

PAGE 11

TUE 17 JAN

ROB MILLS VOCAL WORKSHOPS

KIDS / WORKSHOPS

PAGE 10

TUE 17 JAN

GOLD COAST CHOIR

KIDS / MUSIC

PAGE 11

TUE 17 – FRI 20 JAN

PIXAR SHORT FILMS

KIDS / FILM

PAGE 11

WED 18 JAN

CORROBOREE – BANAAM INDIGENOUS CULTURAL WORKSHOP

KIDS

PAGE 10

WED 18 JAN

KAHL WALLIS

KIDS

PAGE 11

WED 18 JAN

MISTER MAKER AND THE SHAPES

KIDS

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THU 19 JAN

PLAY BUILDING AND THEATRE MAKING: FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITY

KIDS

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THU 19 JAN

INSTRUMENT FUSION

MUSIC

PAGE 11

FRI 20 JAN

QUEENSLAND BALLET WORKSHOP – JUNIOR

KIDS / WORKSHOP

PAGE 10

FRI 20 JAN

QUEENSLAND BALLET WORKSHOP – SENIOR

KIDS / WORKSHOP

PAGE 10

SAT 21 JAN

AUDITIONS: BUMPY ANGELS

OPPORTUNITY

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SAT 21 JAN

DAN DUGGAN

MUSIC

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January SUN 22 JAN

ROBOT HELMETS

KIDS / ART

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FRI 27 JAN

SUMMER SALSA

DANCE / EVENT

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SAT 28 – SUN 29 JAN

THE SECRET SOCIETY: THE DREAM DANCE COMPANY

DANCE

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February EVERY WEEKDAY IN FEB

ART TOURS

ART

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THU 2 FEB

FIESTA DE LA MUSICA: SOUL INFUSION BY ALUNA DREAMING

MUSIC

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SUN 5 FEB

JAZZ ON SUNDAYS

MUSIC

CHECK WEB

FRI 10 FEB

GOLD COAST JAZZ & BLUES – JOHN BRABEN

MUSIC

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SAT 11 FEB

ARTLAB | STREET SNEAKERS

KIDS / ART

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THU 16 – FRI 17 FEB

OPERA QUEENSLAND OPEN STAGE ADULT WORKSHOP

OPERA / WORKSHOP

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FRI 17 FEB

SIGNS OF THE TIME EXHIBITION LAUNCH

ART / EVENT

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18 FEB – 9 APR

SIGNS OF THE TIME EXHIBITION

ART

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SAT 18 FEB

LOOK MUM… NO HANDS! (THE LEGLESS BAR YEARS)

THEATRE / INCLUSIVE

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SUN 19 FEB

INSTAMEET

ART / EVENT

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THU 23 FEB

MOVIE REVIEW CLUB

FILM / EVENT

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FRI 24 FEB

GALLERY NIGHTS: SLAP-UPS AND BEATS

ART / EVENT

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SAT 25 FEB

IN LIKE FLYNN

MUSIC / THEATRE

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SAT 25 FEB

PLAYWRIGHT SEASON – CLAN

PLAY READING

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THU 2 MAR

AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE CHINESE ZITHER

MUSIC

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SAT 4 MAR

PLAYWRIGHT SEASON – CRAZY PLASTIC LOVE

PLAY READING

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SUN 5 MAR

JAZZ ON SUNDAYS

MUSIC

CHECK WEB

WED 8 MAR

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY YOUTH LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

EVENT

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WED 8 MAR

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LEADERSHIP AND CELEBRATION LUNCH

EVENT

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WED 8 MAR

LITTLE ARTLAB | STICKER SLAM

KIDS / ART

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WED 8 MAR

LUKE KENNEDY: HIS VOICE

MUSIC

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SAT 11 MAR

ARTLAB: STREET MASTER

KIDS / ART

PAGE 29

SAT 11 MAR

PLAYWRIGHT SEASON – EVERYBODY’S DOIN’ IT

PLAY READING

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FRI 17 MAR

GOLD COAST JAZZ & BLUES – EMMA PASK & TRIO

MUSIC

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SUN 19 MAR

INSTAMEET

ART / EVENT

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MON 20 MAR

SWAN LAKE: MOSCOW BALLET LA CLASSIQUÉ

DANCE

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WED 22 MAR

MOVIE REVIEW CLUB

FILM / EVENT

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SAT 25 MAR

RUMOUR HAS IT

MUSIC

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FRI 25 MAR

ART BATTLE: SIGNS OF THE TIME

ART / EVENT

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DANCE

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March

FRI 31 MAR – SAT 1 APR FRANK ENSTEIN


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Coming Up

Untapped

Constellations

Model Citizens

ARTS THEATRE

ARTS THEATRE

FAMILY / ARTS THEATRE

Untapped is high-octane dance, music and comedy for the whole family and is direct from sell-out performances on Broadway NY.

Lucas Stibbard (Boy Girl Wall) and Jessica Tovey (Wonderland, Home and Away) play a lovestruck beekeeper and a quantum physicist.

Circus Oz explodes onto the stage, audaciously unpacking modern Australia with their latest high octane circus show.

7 – 8 APR

20 – 21 APR

Raw Dance

Queensland Theatre

Circus Oz

This event is part of our 2017 Family Series, proudly supported by McGrath Estate Agents.

10 MAY

Dusty & The Divas DAYTIME / PARADISE SHOWROOM

The classic hits of Dusty Springfield are being brought back to life with Sharon Rowntree’s Dusty and the Divas tribute show. 7 JUN

Bakersfield Mist Tasmanian Theatre Company

The Marriage of Figaro

ARTS THEATRE

Opera Australia

Maude Gutman (Julie Nhill) is convinced she bought an unknown Jackson Pollock masterpiece at a junk shop. The question is whether the highbrow art expert, Lionel Percy (John Wood) will agree.

ARTS THEATRE

12 – 13 JUL

Mozart’s brilliant opera The Marriage of Figaro follows the adventures of a household over one crazy day. 20 – 22 JUL


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Hello, Goodbye and Happy Birthday by Roslyn Oades & Collaborators

Handpicked for the Australian production of Jersey Boys by Frankie Valli himself, Bobby Fox returns to the stage with the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

THE SPACE

28 JUL

3 – 5 AUG

La Fille Mal Gardée

Diary of A Wombat

Queensland Ballet ARTS THEATRE

Celebrating two epic birthdays – eighteen and eighty, and scripted from intimate reallife conversations this is a beautifully warm show.

Monkey Baa Theatre Company Based on the book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley

Dracula

Shake & Stir Theatre Company By Bram Stoker ARTS THEATRE

The Gothic horror story swoops into the country in this gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by Shake & Stir. 8 – 9 AUG

Glorious!

Christine Harris and HIT Productions by Peter Quilter ARTS THEATRE

Set in the French countryside in the 1950s, Queensland Ballet’s La Fille Mal Gardée delights and entertains audiences as a love triangle creates comic chaos.

FAMILY / ARTS THEATRE

The naughtiest wombat in Australia creates hilarious chaos in the lives of the humans around her.

This world-wide theatrical hit tells the hilarious true story of the world’s worst opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins.

8 – 9 SEP

This event is part of our 2017 Family Series, proudly supported by McGrath Estate Agents.

SAT 16 SEP

11 – 13 SEP Ages 3-8 years


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Coming Up

Cockfight

Mana Wahine

Blue Love

THE SPACE

ARTS THEATRE

THE SPACE

Two blokes in an office. One older, one younger, each body pushing the limits of physical theatre. Cockfight is like an episode of The Office meets a cage-fight, Australian style.

Women’s power, culture, energy and essence is celebrated in this courageous performance enlivened by five dancers, fusing choreography, music, tikanga Maori and performance practices.

Infused with intense physical theatre, film and dance, Shaun Parker’s Blue Love is a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia.

14 – 16 SEP

20 – 22 SEP

27 – 30 SEP

Seltic Sirens

The Arrival

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

The Farm

DAYTIME / ARTS THEATRE

Enchanting harmonies, vocal renditions and a wonderful visual show allow the Seltic Sirens to transport their listeners throughout folklore. 4 OCT

Okareka Dance Company

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Adapted from the award winning book by Shaun Tan FAMILY / ARTS THEATRE

Follow Aki as he starts life amidst the extraordinary inhabitants of this new land with exquisite puppetry, music and illustrations. 12 – 14 OCT

For children aged 5+

Shaun Parker & Company

DAYTIME / ARTS THEATRE

Celebrate the festive season with Christmas carols sung by some of your favourite local talent in this variety show. 12 DEC


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The Adventures of Peter Pan and TinkerBell in Return to Pantoland Bonnie Lythgoe Productions FAMILY / ARTS THEATRE

You will be flying high as Bonnie Lythgoe Productions stages one of the most magical musical pantos of them all. This story will feature sumptuous glittering sets, spectacular effects, gorgeous fairy-tale costumes, celebrity stars, fantastic song and dance numbers and riotous comedy magic for the whole family. 23 JUN – 1 JUL


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Location and Contact G:link operates services to Cypress Avenue station, Surfers Paradise. Please visit ridetheg. com.au. From Surfers Paradise, walk across Chevon Island bridge (Thomas Drive) to reach The Arts Centre in approximately 20 minutes. CAR: Patron parking, including wheelchair accessible parking, is located out the front of the building. We recommend arriving one hour before a performance as parking is limited. BUS: Surfside Buslines operates Bus route 731 which connects the Arts Centre Gold Coast with Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. To plan your journey, please visit translink.com.au

TAXI: A designated set-down and pick-up area is located out the front of The Arts Centre Gold Coast. To book a taxi, phone 131 008 or visit gccabs.com.au PATRONS WITH INDIVIDUAL NEEDS: We are committed to providing access to the performing arts for visitors with special needs. If you require mobility assistance, please call Box Office on (07) 5588 4000 to book your tickets, and notify the staff at this time. We will then arrange for Front of House staff to assist you when you arrive. The Arts Theatre and Arts Cinema are both wheelchair accessible. If you require wheelchair access and seating at the Arts Theatre, please notify Box Office when you book

your tickets. We don’t require advance notice for wheelchair access to the Arts Cinema. ADDRESS: 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217 P: 07 5588 4000 E: info@theartscentregc.com.au #theartscentregc #goldcoastcitygallery OPENING HOURS: Box Office: MON – SAT SUN

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