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the arts centre gold coast JULY­ — SEPTEMBER 2014


the arts centre gold coast Board of Directors Chairman Kerry D. Watson Deputy Chair Richard Munro Director Dr Patrick Corrigan AM Director Cr Tracey Gilmore Director Tomas Johansson Director Christine Lohman Director Dr Patrick Mitchell Director Steve Romer

Image (cover): Opera Queensland’s La bohème Proudly supported by

the arts centre gold coast Welcome This month, Gold Coast City Gallery presents one of our most significant exhibitions to date. While most Indigenous exhibitions show the connectedness of Aboriginal people to the land, Saltwater Country (page 6) reveals the less-explored connection to water and sea. Enjoy the extraordinary depth and power of works created by Queensland’s leading contemporary artists before the exhibition goes on a major international and national tour. Our 2014 Season continues with some terrific performances. If you love musicals, don’t miss New Zealand’s first pacific musical, The Factory (page 17). With a large cast, exuberant songs and slick choreography, it’s an uplifting experience you’ll love. We also welcome our state ballet and opera companies back to our stage with sensational performances of Cinderella (page 37) and La bohème (page 31). And don’t miss your chance to see one of Australia’s most prestigious dance companies in action with Sydney Dance Company’s latest production 2 One Another (page 25). And finally, if you’re a fan of David Williamson’s plays, or if you just love a good laugh, book for Managing Carmen (page 23). This is a truly hilarious production about a cross-dressing footballer and his manager who is desperately trying to keep the secret under wraps. It’s a crowd-pleaser and perfect for a group night out. See you at the show.

Destry Puia General Manager 3

Gold Coast City Gallery Visit the Gold Coast City Gallery and enjoy the diverse range of artistic talent on display by local, national and international artists. We host over 20 exhibitions each year in our three Gallery spaces, so there’s always something new and fresh to see. Gold Coast City Gallery is one of Australia’s most prominent public regional galleries and attracts over half a million residents and visitors. It houses the City’s Collection of contemporary and historical artworks documenting the character of the Gold Coast and the development of Australian art practice. Opening hours Mon – Fri 10.00am – 5.00pm Sat / Sun 11.00am – 5.00pm Cost Entry is free (donations appreciated) Address 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 4217 Phone (07) 5588 4000

Image: Visitors at recent Fibro Coast exhibition. Photo cour tesy of Natalie Elholm

Edwin Bode: Pioneering Artist of the Gold Coast Hinterland Region Until Sun 27 JUL Gallery 2 English-born Edwin Bode immigrated to Queensland in 1882, aged 23. Within four years he had moved to the Gold Coast hinterland where he lived, creating fine watercolours of the homesteads and farms around Canungra, Wonglepong and Mt Tamborine, documenting the emergence of the logging industry and the pristine wilderness and majestic waterfalls of the region. Many of the works on display have come from descendants of the early pioneers and each has its own unique story to tell. Image: Edwin Bode, Nerang Valley from Beech Mountain 1921, watercolour, Private collection

Artist Masterclass Light on the Landscape: Watercolour Painting in the Romantic Style Long-time member of the prestigious Australian Watercolour Institute Owen Thompson will lead a watercolour skills workshop inspired by Edwin Bode’s artworks. DATE Sat 26 Jul 10.00am – 4.00pm COST $65.00 BOOK (07) 5588 4000 www.thear


Saltwater Country Sat 19 Jul­—Sun 31 Aug Gallery 1 Saltwater Country is a major exhibition project that presents new work by 16 contemporary Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to audiences, firstly on the Gold Coast and then touring internationally and nationally. It explores Indigenous connectedness to the sea and water’s edge. This exhibition seeks to capture that distinctive cultural and creative experience as artists reclaim histories, investigate their pasts and establish new ways of caring for country and community through their artistic practice. Image: Photo cour tesy of Mick Richards

Curated by Michael Aird and Virginia Rigney Artists: Vernon Ah Kee / Daniel Boyd / Michael Cook/ Megan Cope / Erub Erwer Meta / Fiona Foley/ Rosella Namok / Mavis Ngallametta / Laurie Nilsen/ Napolean Oui /Ryan Presley / Brian Robinson/ Ken Thaiday / Alick Tipoti / Ian Waldron / Judy Watson

Gold Coast Presenting Partner

Saltwater Country Public Programs Saltwater Country Opening Program Meet artist Ken Thaiday in his ‘pop-up’ workshop in the Foyer Gallery from 11.00am. Exhibition artists including Megan Cope, Brian Robinson and Ryan Presley in conversation with Curators Virginia Rigney and Michael Aird. Evening projections by Megan Cope. Official Exhibition Opening DATE Sat 19 Jul, 3.00–5.00pm

AFTER DARK Program Beyond Dots: New Approaches to Indigenous Design Practice CEO JamFactory Brian Parkes, designer Alison Page and researcher Dr Tim Acker discuss the current profile and market potential of Indigenous craft and design, and highlight the work of emerging Queensland Indigenous practitioners.

The Gold Coast – A saltwater place Artist Judy Watson, exhibition Cocurator Michael Aird and a range of local speakers explore both past and contemporary Indigenous knowledge of the Gold Coast as a ‘saltwater country’. DATE Thu 21 Aug, 6.00pm

PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Family activities in the Gallery Saturdays (26 Jul–30 Aug) from 1.00pm. Family sit down area with books to read and stories to explore. School visits welcome, download resources at The Saltwater Project Young Artist Immersion Day Creative workshops for Year 8-12 students with an interest in Visual Arts and/or Aboriginal/Cultural Studies. Students with Indigenous heritage are encouraged to apply.

A NAIDOC Week event held in conjunction with

DATE Wed 20 Aug, 11.00am–4.00pm

the JamFactory exhibition.

Strictly limited places. Register your interest now –

DATE Thu 10 Jul, 6.00pm


The Saltwater Country Project South Stradbroke Island Artist Camp Thu 10 Jul—Sun 31 Aug Foyer Gallery This exhibition presents the artworks made and experiences shared from a five-day workshop held at the northern tip of South Stradbroke Island. Emerging and established Indigenous artists from the Gold Coast region worked alongside leading Australian artist Judy Watson, curators, local historians and elders, and made site-specific installations, paintings and sculpture in response to this unique ‘saltwater country’ environment.

Photo: Alex Chomicz

Curated by Jo-Anne Driessens Participating Artists: Glennys Briggs / Elisa Carmichael / Megan Cope / Theresa Davern / Katina Davidson / Amanda Hayman / Madeline Hodge / Debbie Presley / Craig Tapp

Official Opening

DATE Sat 12 Jul, 3.00pm–5.00pm VENUE Foyer Gallery A NAIDOC Week Event

Chris Langlois: Points in Time Sat 2 Aug—Sun 14 Sep Gallery 2

Chris Langlois has a reputation as one of Australia’s leading contemporary landscape artists. Characterised by subtle shifts of light and space, the paintings explore the land and sea, and envelop the viewer with their scale and surface quality.

Painting Masterclass with Chris Langlois: Searching for Light DATE Sat 6 Sep, 10.00am–4.00pm VENUE Gallery 2, The Studio COST $65.00 BOOK (07) 5588 4000 or online

Langlois has been called ‘a painter’s painter’. He revels in the process of painting allowing images to ‘emerge’ from the canvas. Chris won the Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize in 2011. A Manly Art Gallery & Museum and Gippsland Art Gallery touring exhibition. Image: Chris Langlois, Darkwood no.19 2011 (detail), oil on linen. Collection: Gold Coast City Gallery


29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award Sat 6 Sep—Sun 26 Oct Gallery 1 The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award attracts a diverse range of high quality entries, allowing audiences to experience contemporary practices from around the world. 2014 Judge will be Dr Patsy Hely from the School of Art, Australian National University. With one major prize of $10,000 and up to $5,000 for acquisitions, to enhance the Gold Coast City Gallery’s ceramic collection.

CERAMIC TALKS Join us for an afternoon of Ceramic Talks to precede the Prize Announcement 5.30pm, Gallery 1. DATE Sat 6 Sep, 4.00pm VENUE Panorama Suite COST Free RSVP gallery@thear or (07) 5581 6567

CERAMIC SKILLS WORKSHOP WITH MERRAN ESSON DATE Sun 7 Sep, 10.00am – 4.00pm VENUE Gold Coast Potters Association Corner Ashmore Road and Carrara Street, Benowa (entry from Carrara Street) COST $60.00 BOOK (07) 5588 4000 or online

Image: Eunkyoung Moon-Back, Land crossing 2012, porcelain. Collection: Gold Coast City Gallery. Acquired 28th Gold Coast International Ceramic Ar t Award, 2012

Energies 2014 Sat 20 Sep—Sun 19 Oct Gallery 2

This annual exhibition showcases the artwork of local Gold Coast senior visual arts students and addresses a diverse range of topics in various mediums such as painting, sculpture and video installation. The exhibition will allow audiences to appreciate the raw talent of young people on the Gold Coast and gain perspective on the broad range of issues and interests affecting students.

ENERGIES Student Immersion Day This young artist development opportunity is presented each year in conjunction with the exhibition. Student artists are mentored by guest artists through an intensive program of creative workshops. Supported by Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast. DATE Fri 17 Oct COST Free – Places strictly limited for exhibition ar tists only

Photo: Jo-Anne Driessens


Comedy in the Basement The Coast’s best comedy venue brings you a raucous evening of local, national and international performers every Friday night, featuring regular appearances from popular TV and radio personalities. Enjoy guaranteed non-stop laughs and hilarious antics! Groups please book in advance.

DATE Every Friday, 8.00pm (Doors and bar at 6.30pm) VENUE The Basement COST Adult $25.00, Group 6+ $22.00, Dinner and show package $79.00 (including entry, dinner and four hour beverage package). Strictly 18+

Cirque Mother Africa Direct from a sell out Broadway season, Cirque Mother Africa returns after four long years with new and old classic acts, new music and new costumes. The heartbeat of Africa pulsates throughout the jaw-dropping show as the musicians and artistes articulate their passion and love for their homeland including Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Benin, Zimbabwe, and Guinea.

‌exuberant, high-energy entertainment. NEW YORK TIMES DATE Wed 2 Jul TIME 8.00pm VENUE Ar ts Theatre COST Adult $74.90, Concession $69.90, Child (U15) $49.00

This entertainment extravaganza combines the talents from nine African countries to provide the wonder, suspense and joy of Mother Africa. 13

The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents

JAZZ in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood Featuring Josh Boyd One of New Zealand’s finest jazz exports, Josh Boyd will bring a mix of jazz, blues, funk and soul to The Basement, showcasing his vocal and guitar talents with a mix of original compositions and his own take on some standards. Drawing influences from George Benson and Michael Bublé, to Allen Stone and John Mayer, Josh is excited to return to Jazz in the Basement with his quartet after a successful show supporting Vince Jones in 2013.

DATE Sat 5 Jul TIME 7.30pm (doors and bar open 6.30pm) VENUE The Basement COST Adult $29.00, Concession $22.00

The Wizard of Oz Show

Click your heels together and get ready to follow a yellow brick road full of fun, adventure and wacky characters these July school holidays. Children can rap with the Tinman, roar like a Lion, wake up sleepy Shakey the Scarecrow, dance with Dorothy and get totally involved in this highly interactive, new celebration of the classic story.

You’re invited to dress up as your favourite character and bring along a toy for the show’s Hospital Toy Appeal. DATE Thu 10 Jul TIME 10.30am VENUE Ar ts Theatre COST Adult & Child (f irst 6 rows) $22.00 Adult & Child (all rows after f irst 6 rows) $16.00

If great grandfather was alive, I’m sure he would be clapping, singing along and smiling with your show! Robert Baum, great grandson of Oz author L. Frank Baum 15

Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club

The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club was founded in 1985 and in the past 12 months has experienced its most successful year with record attendance and acclaim for its selection of bands, singers and musicians drawn from all over Australia. Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts The 50 years experience of Geoff Bull plus the energy and enthusiasm of f ive young men from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music equals a great night of traditional and reinvented jazz. Date Fri 11 Jul

Todd Hardy Swing Orchestra Enjoy the music of Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald including Take The ‘A’ Train, Don’t get Around Much Anymore and Every Time We Say Goodbye. Date Fri 8 Aug

The Best of Blues! From Bessie to B.B, Mojo Webb, Angela Fabian and Mike Frost sing and play the greatest blues of the 20th Century. Date Fri 12 Sep TIME 7.30pm (Doors and bars open 6.00pm) VENUE Paradise Showroom COST Members $23.00, Visitors $28.00 Meals available

The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents Kila Kokonut Krew's

The Factory

This hilarious and heartfelt musical gem is a tribute to the courage of the Pacif ic peoples who migrated to New Zealand during the 70s. Arriving in Aukilani with her father, a young Samoan woman with big dreams for a brighter future is immediately set to work in a South Auckland textile factory. Each time the factory bell rings she feels further away from her home and aspirations. Opening with a powerful call to ancestral roots delivered by the cast of 15, The Factory features an original score, exuberant songs and slick choreography.

If they sell out before you can get a ticket, go down on your knees and beg. METRO MAGAZINE DATE Tue 15 Jul & Wed 16 Jul TIME 7.30pm VENUE Ar ts Theatre COST Adult $38.00, Concession $33.50, Student / Child (U15yrs) $21.00

Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia with support from Creative New Zealand's Touring Australia Initiative


The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Artslink Queensland present

Ruby Moon

In a quiet suburban town, Ruby Moon sets off to visit her grandmother at the end of the street and is never seen again.

Boundaries between the real and imaginary will become increasingly blurred as you try to solve the mystery of Ruby Moon.

Grief-stricken, her parents retrace the events that lead up to her disappearance and conduct their own investigation by interviewing all the neighbours in the street.

DATES Thu 17–Sat 19 Jul, 7.30pm Thu 24–Sat 26 Jul, 7.30pm VENUE The Space COST Adult $27.00, Pensioner / Senior Group $24.00, Student / Child $15.00

Filled with tension and unpredictability, this is a stirring contemporary production from the cleverly crafted script by Matt Cameron.

Celtic Illusion – Witness the Magic

Created by and starring Anthony Street, former principal dancer from Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and Rhythms of Ireland comes the new Irish dance spectacular taking Australia by storm, Celtic Illusion. Embark on a journey where for the f irst time ever, Irish dance and illusion are brought together on one stage.

Witness breathtaking and f lawless choreography and illusion, performed by a cast of champion dancers, complimented with authentic modern Celtic music, composed by Angela Little, co-composer of Baz Luhrmann’s epic f ilm Australia. This new stage spectacular is a must see! DATE Fri 18 Jul TIME 8.00pm VENUE Ar ts Theatre COST Adult $59.90, Concession $49.90, Child (U15) $44.90, Group 6+ $49.90


Take Me Home The Music and Life of John Denver Enjoy a musical journey of one of the world’s most captivating and celebrated men. Through exclusive f ilm footage, his life is poignantly portrayed in this stage presentation. Starring Bevan Gardiner, support act to the 2013 Australian Charley Pride tour. John’s love for life, concerns for the environment, through to his premature death are all included within the presentation. Singer Bevan Gardiner, accompanied by international musicians perform all the John Denver songs with such accuracy and feeling that if you close your eyes you will be effortlessly transported to the era of John Denver.

Take Me Home is authorised and by arrangement with John Denver management. DATE Sat 19 Jul TIME 8.00pm VENUE Ar ts Theatre COST Adult $69.00, Concession/ Group (10+) $59.00, Child (U18) $49.00

Miss Burlesque Australia presents

Miss Burlesque Gold Coast 2014 The feathers will f ly, the Swarovskis will sparkle and the props will shock and amaze at this year’s Gold Coast state f inal of Miss Burlesque! Ten local burlesque beauties will battle it out for the title of Miss Burlesque Gold Coast. The winner, along with nine other state f inalists, will head to Sydney for the Grand Final, where the winner will be crowned Miss Burlesque Australia.

Last year’s Gold Coast winner, The Strawberry Siren, went on to win the grand title, so will it happen again? The competition is in its 5th year and has become bigger and brighter each year. DATE Sat 19 Jul TIME 7.30pm VENUE Paradise Showroom COST VIP rows B,C, D & E $55.00, GA $45.00, Senior / Student $35.00, VIP Group of 10 $500.00, GA Group of 10 $400.00 18+ Restricted. Contains adult themes.


The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Hit Productions present David Williamson’s

Managing Carmen

Sports manager Rohan Swift needs to uncover what is troubling his star player. Brent Lyall should be on top of the world – he’s captain of the most powerful football club in Australia. But something is stopping him being the charismatic hero the public expects. Brent hides a secret obsession that will rock the nation. Off the f ield, Brent has a penchant for designer dresses and Manolo Blahniks… and his alter ego ‘Carmen’ is about to go public. With millions at stake from endorsement deals, ruthless Rohan will do anything to stop sleazy tabloid predator Max Upf ield from exposing Brent’s private fetish to the public.

DATE Tue 22 Jul TIME 7.30pm VENUE Ar ts Theatre COST Adult $52.00, Concession $46.00, Student / Child (U15yrs) $29.00

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding bodies and advisory body.

Contains strong language and adult themes. Not suitable for children.


Sydney Dance Company

The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Sydney Dance Company present

2 One Another

From the internationallyacclaimed Sydney Dance Company comes an exuberant, high-octane fusion of dance, language, sound and light from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela. This multi-award-winning work weaves a vivid and sensual study of human interaction – charting the actions and reactions, gestures and relationships, connections and disconnections that make up a life. Set against a pulsing, pixelated backdrop the piece thrums with a driving, baroque-meetselectronica soundtrack. This is dance at its most engaging and multi-dimensional.

2 One Another is an exuberant celebration of the power of movement from a choreographer and a company at the height of their powers.

DATE Sat 26 Jul TIME 7.30pm VENUE Ar ts Theatre COST Adult $52.00, Concession $46.00, Student / Child (U15yrs) $29.00

Dance Exchange FREE EVENT View Sydney Dance Company’s company class and rehearsal, before engaging in conversation with a panel of dance career experts. Whether you’re a young dancer, a parent of a dancer or an allround dance enthusiast, this is your opportunity to immerse yourself in an enlightening afternoon of dance. DATE Sat 26 Jul TIME 12.30pm – 4.00pm VENUE Ar ts Theatre (Discussion follows in Panorama Suite) COST Free. Bookings essential.

Image: Photo Ken Butti


The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents

Jazz in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood featuring Lil’ Fi and the Late Night Revival Lil’ Fi will perform her new album of gospel songs with a knockout jazz band featuring Steve Russell (piano), Thiery Fossmalle (bass), Pete Wilkins (drums) and Martha Baartz (saxophone/f lute). When you hear Lil Fi sing Gospel you can’t help but get saved. Lil’ Fi is a singer/songwriter of Australia-wide renown. She has a unique way of electrifying an atmosphere with her enviable stage presence, wit and pizzazz. She considers every venue to be a part of her lounge room, drawing audiences into her world with her delightful storytelling

and music. Simply put, her empowering lyrics and naturally sassy and irreverant character make people feel fantastic. DATE Sat 2 Aug TIME 7.30pm (doors and bar open 6.30pm) VENUE The Basement COST Adult $29.00, Concession $22.00

The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents

A Morning WITH‌ Gershwin and Friends

Starring international virtuoso pianist Dr Allan Zavod and popular jazz vocalist Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Gershwin and Friends takes you down memory lane with celebrated songs of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and more.

DATE Tue 5 Aug TIME 11.00am VENUE Paradise Showroom COST Adult $19.00, Group 6+ $16.50 Includes complimentary light morning tea served at 10.15am and lucky door prizes. Purchase a post-show roast lunch at the Ar ts CafĂŠ on the day. Just $12.50.

There are lots of ways you can extend your visit, including free Gallery tours, a complimentary light morning tea, roast lunch, a movie at the Arts Cinema or a walk around the lake. See the website for full details.


The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents A Garry Ginivan Attraction

Wombat Stew - The Musical! Based on the book written by Marcia K Vaughan and illustrated by Pamela Lofts, this new Australian musical has been adapted for the stage.

performers, Wombat Stew is a ‘mouth-watering’ combination of story-telling, mime, music, dance and puppetry, perfect for children aged 3-8 years.

The story of a dingo who catches a wombat and decides to make wombat stew, has been cleverly developed into a ‘true-blue-dinkydi-big-Aussie-musical’ complete with blobs of mud, very f ine feathers, creepy crawlies, f lies, gumnuts and a big bubbling billy can!

DATE Wed 6 Aug TIME 10.30am, 12.45pm and 6.00pm VENUE Ar ts Theatre COST Adult/Child/Concession $19.50, Family (2A+2C) $59.00

With a cast of six multi-talented Family Series Partner

The Arts Centre Gold Coast in collaboration with Dennehy Productions and Short+Sweet Inc presents


A festival packed with talent, the Short+Sweet festival will feature 32 different performance works, 32 writers, 32 directors and over 70 performers.

Short+Sweet Drama

Short+Sweet is a worldwide event with over 15 festivals in Australia and over 20 internationally in Singapore, Malaysia, Taipei, Auckland, Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai.

Short+Sweet Cabaret

DATES Wed 6 Aug – Sat 9 Aug Wed 13 – 16 Aug TIME 7.00pm VENUE The Space COST Adult $28.00, Concession $24.00 DATES Thu 7 Aug, Sat 9 Aug, Sun 10 Aug Thu 14 Aug, Sat 16 Aug, Sun 17 Aug TIME 7.00pm VENUE The Basement COST Adult $28.00, Concession $24.00


The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Opera Queensland present

La bohème

Mimì’s love affair with the poet Rodolfo begins on a snowy Christmas Eve in Paris on the cusp of 1914, a year that changes the world forever. This revealing new production stars some of Queensland’s most exciting young singers as a group of rent-dodging f latmates living and loving precariously on the edge of society.

Popular conductor Guy Noble directs an ensemble of musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Richard Gill’s chamber orchestration of Puccini's La bohème. DATE Sat 9 Aug TIME 2.00pm & 7.30pm VENUE Ar ts Theatre COST Adult $56.00, Concession $49.00, Student / Child (U15yrs) $30.50

Opera Queensland, featuring a local Gold Coast Chorus, will sing in Italian with projected English translations. Gold Coast

This tour has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Playing Queensland Fund – Boost to Touring.


The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents

Tognetti in Recital

Scottish pianist Steven Osborne’s recent concerts with the Australian Chamber Orchestra were hailed as ‘the most thrilling musical memory of the entire 2012 season’ (The Australian) so it’s no surprise ACO ’s director and lead violin Richard Tognetti chose Osborne to partner in this rare and intimate recital. Together Tognetti and Osborne perform three violin sonatas, Prokof iev’s virtuosic and lyrical showpiece, Debussy’s powerful last ever completed work and the f inal and most ref lective of Beethoven’s violin sonatas.

The concert opens with Prokof iev’s lyrical and graceful melodies and Fratres, described by Tognetti as ‘Arvo Pärt at his instrumental best.’ DATE Fri 22 Aug TIME 7.30pm VENUE Paradise Showroom COST Adult $38.00, Concession $33.50, Student / Child (U15yrs) $21.00 VIP table of 4: $195* (includes bottle of wine, cheese platter and wait service)

Spotify and Music Feeds present

Boy & Bear

Boy & Bear are in high demand this year, touring extensively around the world and selling out venues across the UK, US and regional Australia. Now the f ivetime ARIA Award winning band is hitting the road again, for their f inal Australian shows in support of the #1 ARIA Album Harlequin Dream. Starting in Melbourne, Boy & Bear will visit some of the country’s biggest and most respected performance theatres, including the iconic Sydney Opera House.

With two albums under their belt, the Sydney f ive-piece are armed with plenty of material that will both satisfy and electrify audiences. With special guests Holy Holy. DATE Fri 12 Sep TIME 8.00pm VENUE Ar ts Theatre COST $43.70 (or purchase at the door $48.70)


Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

The Sydney Comedy Festival is back on the road with an awesome line-up of the hottest international and local comedians from the 2014 Festival!

A very lucky audience was brought to tears, to fits of laughter courtesy of the Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase… AU REVIEW

We hand-pick the funniest and freshest acts of Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event and squeeze them into one hilarious night of world-class comedy, and deliver it straight to your doorstep.

May contain adult themes and coarse language, recommended for mature audiences 15+

With a cavalcade of comedians that will tickle everyone’s funny bone, this is the best value ticket in town, so don’t miss out!

DATE Sat 13 Sep TIME 8.00pm VENUE Paradise Room COST $35.00

The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents

Jazz in The Basement Hosted by Mal Wood featuring Kacey Patrick Kacey Patrick’s voice has been described as ‘so smooth and precise it’s like listening to a melting ice sculpture’. Kacey Patrick honed her craft over a 12 year career with the acclaimed guitar/vocal duo stringmansassy and as a guest vocalist with world/jazz ensemble The Saruzu Quartet. She has toured throughout Germany, Japan, and Australia and left audiences spellbound. In recent years, Kacey has graced the stage of Women in Voice and collaborated with the Camerata of St. John’s.

Presenting new works and those pre-loved with a twist, join Kacey and some the country’s f inest jazz musicians for a performance not to be missed. DATE Sat 13 Sep TIME 7.30pm (doors and bar open 6.30pm) VENUE The Basement COST Adult $29.00, Concession $22.00


The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Queensland Ballet present


A royal palace, a glittering gown, dancing with a handsome Prince in a candlelit ballroom… such fanciful dreams were only in Cinderella’s imagination. But thanks to her Fairy Godmother, her life of hardship is magically transformed. Making a dazzling entrance to the royal ball, she captures the Prince’s heart. Yet this beautiful dream must end at midnight, and in her haste to depart, she leaves one jewelled slipper behind…

DATE Sat 20 Sep TIME 1.30pm and 7.00pm VENUE Ar ts Theatre COST Adult $52.00, Concession $46.00, Student / Child (U15yrs) $29.00

Family Series Partner

Queensland Ballet’s new production of Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella is charming, humorous and blissfully romantic. Set to Prokof iev’s expressive music, this is a fairy-tale ballet. Embrace the magic, and believe that dreams really do come true!


Kelvin Cruickshank Presents Soul Food Kelvin Cruickshank astounded people with his incredible ability to communicate with spirit in the hit TV series Sensing Murder. This acclaimed medium passes on messages to as many people as possible from their loved ones in the afterlife at his live Soul Food shows – spirit willing. This is a rare opportunity to see Kelvin working with spirit and maybe even hear from someone you have loved and lost. Come and experience his amazing gift for yourself.

DATE Sat 20 Sep TIME 7.00pm VENUE Paradise Showroom COST $75.00

Celebrity and Literary Luncheon Enjoy a Celebrity and Literary Luncheon with best-selling author and international speaker Patsy Rowe.

DATE Tue 30 Sep TIME 12.00pm VENUE Paradise Showroom COST $85.00

Keep an eye out for Patsy’s mystery speaker who will be revealed on The Arts Centre Gold Coast website soon. Join Patsy and her special guests for a delicious lunch menu and an afternoon of literary conversation.


Teacher Professional Development Directing in the Context of the Senior Drama Syllabus This workshop will provide practical approaches to teaching the skills of directing, whilst also revealing ways to align the practice with the assessment tasks that align with the 2013 Senior Drama Syllabus using examples from Ruby Moon by Matt Cameron.

State Panellist and many years’ experience as a P-12 Drama teacher, Head of Department, Panel Chair, External Chief Assessor (Drama) and lecture in Drama Curriculum in the Creative Industries faculty of Queensland University of Technology.

Tricia Clark-Fookes presents this workshop with an intimate understanding of the 2013 Senior Drama Syllabus as a member of the Drama Senior Syllabus Sub-Committee, coupled with her experience as a current Drama

DATE Tue 15 Jul TIME 5.00pm - 7.00pm VENUE The Studio COST$75.00

Youth Theatre Project Auditions The 2014 Youth Theatre Project will be a powerful experience for young pre-professional actors looking to extend themselves and place themselves under professional direction. Entry is by audition only. Director: Catarina Hebbard. Catarina is a director, actor, teacher, writer and producer. In 2013, she directed The Pitch for Queensland Theatre Company. In 2011 Catarina was one of QTC’s Creative Assistants, working as assistant director on both Water Falling Down and Faustus (co-production with Bell Shakespeare). She also had the opportunity to work on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (co-production with Black Swan Theatre Company) and the company’s Theatre Residency Week. Audition date: Sun 3 Aug Register at

Part of the Friends of the Arts Centre Gold Coast Youth Arts Program. Proudly supported by the Australian Decorative Fine Arts Society, Gold Coast Inc.

FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS PANORAMA SUITE One of our most luxurious function rooms, the Panorama Suite caters for up to 70 people seated or 100 cocktail style and opens onto a large balcony with sweeping views of the Surfers Paradise skyline. PARADISE SHOWROOM The Paradise Showroom opens onto a large terrace with views of the Surfers Paradise skyline. It features a large 8m stage, stateof-the-art lighting and audio equipment and caters for up to 350 people banquet-style or 800 for a cocktail function. LAKESIDE TERRACE The Lakeside Terrace is ideal for weddings, parties, corporate functions and conferences for up to 100 people.

ARTS THEATRE In all its grandeur, the Arts Theatre is one of the most intimate and spacious entertainment venues on the Gold Coast. With two levels of seating, including balcony views, each seat in this 1135 seat auditorium provides uninterrupted views of the stage. Weddings Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony or a grand affair, The Arts Centre Gold Coast is the perfect venue for your wedding. Set amongst the picturesque, landscaped gardens is the heritage-listed St Margaret’s Chapel - a popular choice for wedding ceremonies. PHONE (07) 5581 6584 EMAIL events@thear WEB www.thear


Arts Cinema Jersey Boys Thu 3 Jul

Love chatting about movies? Join our Movie Review Club!

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks who formed the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Directed by Clint Eastwood.

Movie Review Club is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Morning teas are offered at a special price and membership is free! Check the website for details.

The Hundred Foot Journey Thu 14 Aug Helen Mirren stars in this comedy about an Indian family who open an eatery across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant run by Madame Mallory.

Magic In The Moonlight Thu 28 Aug Colin Fir th stars in this Woody Allen romantic comedy about an Englishman trying to unmask a possible swindle.

DATES Wed 23 Jul, Wed 27 Aug and Wed 24 Sep, 10.30am

movie meal


$ 21 . 9 0 pp INCLUDES Cinema Ticket and one of the following meals in the Arts Café: Wagyu beef and caramelised onion sausage, soft polenta and beetroot relish Roasted spiced winter vegetables with chickpeas, quinoa and tahini, coriander dressing Valid Jul 1 – Sep 30, 2014 — Conditions apply.


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SUPPORT US An Invitation to Take Your Seat‌ You are invited to play a leading role in enriching the cultural life on the Gold Coast by helping us deliver outstanding performing and visual arts. Every donation above $2.00 is tax-deductible and will help us foster talented young performers and artists, provide incentives for local artists, purchase important pieces of visual art and support the development of cultural facilities for future generations. By making a gift of $1,000 or more, you can join our exclusive Benefactor of The Arts program and enjoy extra recognition, special privileges and invitations to exclusive events. Gifts may be

spread over 12 months and you may direct your donation to a key program area of your choice. To make an online donation or for further information, please visit our website. The Board and Management of The Arts Centre sincerely thank our family of Benefactors for their generosity and support in helping us develop artistic vibrancy and a secure future for the arts on the Gold Coast. For more information, please contact: Megan Connors Development Manager PHONE (07) 5581 6546 EMAIL WEB www.thear

BENEFACTORS Life Benefactors • Patrick Corrigan AM and Barbara Corrigan • Win Schubert on behalf of The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schuber t Foundation for the Arts

Perpetual Benefactors • Adam Knight • Dr Colin and Elizabeth Laver ty • Tom and Sylvia Lowenstein • Evan Lowenstein • Adam Micmacher • Ken McGregor • Denis Savill Diamond • Jock and Beverly McIlwain Platinum • Barry and Maureen Stevenson Gold • John & Susan Barr • Elaine Bermingham • NAB Private Wealth • Paradise Point Community Bank Branch, Bendigo Bank • The Pember ton Family • Barry & Karen Plant • Kathy Mar tin Sullivan AM • Ar thur Waring Silver • Australian Decorative & Fine Ar ts Society, Gold Coast Inc. • BBC Digital • Prof. Emeritus Ray Byron & Carole Byron • Lucy Cole Prestige Proper ties • Kerry & Lena Crawford • Dr Norman & Mrs Margot Davies • Richard & Ann Glenister • John & Alison Kearney

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Anna-Lisa Klettenberg Peter & Moira Lockhar t Leonard & Glenda Neilsen Peter & Wendy Spencer Dr Roger Welch

Bronze • Philip Bacon • Tanya & Greg Bellchambers • Kylie, David & Ryan Corrigan • Kevin & Jane Doogan • Paul & Maureen Fitzgerald • Gold Coast Eisteddfod • Hyperion Asset Management • André & Eva Jaku • Bruce & Bennie Johnston • Lyn & Gerry Keogh • Christine Lohman • Rhona McKay • Graeme & Patsy Meyer • Alan & Barbara Midwood • Peter & Annette Minck • Richard & Rosemary Munro • Mark & Elizabeth Niall • Michael & Jennifer Pinter • John Punch OAM & Dr Renée Punch • Christene Pye • Don Rober tson • John & Julie Romanin • Maxine Semple • Betty Wheeler Special Acknowledgement • Friends of The Ar ts Centre Gold Coast • Roma Blair


Did you know… The Arts Centre Gold Coast attracts over 500,000 guests through its doors every year? Q. Are you looking to promote your business and build your brand awareness? Q. Are you looking for exquisite venues to host your events?

PARTNERSHIPS The Arts Centre Gold Coast welcomes interest from businesses looking for creative and exciting partnerships. We are open to all ideas and offer a range of unique opportunities. Whether you would like to align with a particular performance or build a long-lasting venue partnership across a number of years, The Arts Centre Gold Coast can provide a myriad of tangible benef its including:

• Complimentary ticketing and exclusive use of private function spaces • Premium marketing platforms and acknowledgments • Tailored activations and branding opportunities • Business networking and introductions • Community reach and corporate social responsibility implementation To enquire, please contact: Megan Connors Development Manager PHONE (07) 5581 6546 EMAIL WEB www.thear suppor t/par tnerships

It’s switching your banking to us. But it’s bigger than that. It’s $1 million poured back into the Paradise Point and Gold Coast communities. Our bank invests its profits into our community, so just by banking with us, you automatically become part of something bigger. Bigger than a bank. Drop into Paradise Point Community Bank® Branch at 42 The Esplanade, Paradise Point or phone 5577 4199. Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL/ Australian Credit Licence 237879. S48164-9 (213319_v3) (5/05/2014)

Expert care without reservation Pindara Cardiac & Emergency Centre

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Allchurch Avenue, BENOWA QLD 4217

arts CAFé 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. You can reserve a table at the Arts Café, phone (07) 5588 4000 to book. Café Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

8.30am – 8.30am – 8.30am – 8.30am – 8.30am – 11.00am – 11.00am –

7.00pm 8.30pm 7.00pm 7.00pm 9.00pm 9.00pm 6.30pm

KITCHEN Mon 11.00am Tue 11.00am Wed 11.00am Thu 11.00am Fri 11.00am Sat 11.00am Sun 11.00am

Note: Hours may be ex tended on selected performance nights.

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THE STRESS FREE AND EASY WAY! P: 07 5563 1000 QBSA Lic No: 81566

Need another data point? I & R Electrical are proud supporters of the centre. Their team of experts can help you with all your electrical needs including installing phone and data points in your home or business.


Family Gold Coast


Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast Join The Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast. What we do The Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast is a not-forprof it 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. 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 provides grants to talented local individuals to aid them in pursuing a career in the arts.

Social events and discount benefits One of the main activities of The Friends is holding frequent social events for Members. A range of events are held catering to a variety of interests. The Arts Centre Gold Coast extends discounts to Members of The Friends to movies, the Arts Cafe and select shows. What you can do By joining The Friends, you will help young artists and support the Centre, while enjoying social events and the benef its of discounts extended to Members.

Annual Membership Single $35.00, Double $50.00 • • • • •

Enjoy ticket discounts and events Invitations to a variety of social events Generous discounts – Movies – $9.00* – Select shows – Arts Café food and wine Special Offers Complimentary movie ticket

Join today!

*$8.00 for pensioners.

Join the Actors of The Factory

DATE Tue 15 Jul TIME 9.00pm Post-production (for performance details please check website) VENUE Gallery Foyer COST Free for Members

Special Guest Speaker La bohème

DATE Sat 9 Aug TIME 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm VENUE Panorama Suite COST Free for Members (for performance details please check website) To book a social event or join The Friends, visit the Box Off ice or Phone (07) 5588 4000 Email friends@friendsofthear Web www.friendsofthear


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centre information BUS Surfside Buslines operates bus routes that travel to, or near, The Arts Centre Gold Coast. To plan your journey, please visit

PATRONS WITH INDIVIDUAL NEEDS The Arts Centre Gold Coast is committed to providing access to the performing arts for visitors with special needs.

TAXI A designated set-down and pick-up area is located out the front of The Arts Centre Gold Coast.

If you require any mobility assistance, please call the Box Off ice on (07) 5588 4000 to book your tickets, and notify the staff at this time.

To book a taxi, phone 131 008 or visit

We will then arrange for Front of House staff to assist you when you arrive at the theatre.

CAR Patron parking, including wheelchair accessible parking, is located out the front of The Arts Centre building. We recommend you arrive one hour before a performance as parking is limited. Overf low parking is also available in the staff car park after 2.30pm to cater for demand during popular evening performances.

WHEELCHAIR The Arts Theatre and cinema are both wheelchair accessible. If you require wheelchair access and seating at the Arts Theatre, please notify Box Off ice when you book your tickets. We don’t require advance notice for wheelchair access to the cinema.


Corporate Partners government

Jesus Christ Superstar Major Partner

Saltwater Country PRESENTING Partner

Paradise Point Community Bank速Branch

CENTRE Partner

Family Series PARTNER

2014 Season Show PARTNERs

Accommodation Partner

Airline Partner

Main Stage Media Partner

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bookings Visit us online at or phone (07) 5588 4000 The Arts Centre Gold Coast 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, 4217 TRANSACTION FEES Transaction fees apply to phone and internet bookings.

Opening Hours Box Office Hours Mon – Sat 9.00am—9.00pm Sun 11.00am—7.00pm

Gallery Hours Mon – Fri 10.00am—5.00pm Sat / Sun 11.00am—5.00pm

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The information in this brochure is correct at time of printing (May, 2014).

The Arts Centre Gold Coast 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise, 4217 Bookings (07) 5588 4000

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