The Arts Centre Gold Coast celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016. Over the years it has grown with the needs of the Gold Coast community. Born from the passionate desire of citizens to celebrate and enable participation in the City’s arts and cultural activities, the centre continues to perform as the largest regional arts facility in South East Queensland.
Rich and progressive programming, willingness to explore new business models and market opportunities, and a desire to connect with the Gold Coast community has seen the centre continue its growth into a market leader in its genre.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast comprises:
Since the city gallery opened in 1986 it has purchased and played host to a range of significant pieces of art. The gallery collection storage has reached capacity and additional exhibition space is greatly needed. This is in part the impetus for a new Arts Museum and additional storage.
Significant exhibitions over the years have attempted to define and celebrate the cultural diversity of the city. Catalogues from a selection of those exhibitions give some context to the range of art in the city.
The Arts Centre Gold Coast includes a 1000+ seat theatre for live performances and two cinemas which host a blend of mainstream, art house and foreign films. There is also an array of smaller spaces and rehearsal rooms. These facilities require upgrading and expansion to fulfil the needs of the community and tourist demand.
Curated sculptures are part of the Evandale Artscape. Almost 50 pieces have featured in the parklands over recent decades (see these works here). Some artworks have been relocated to allow for Stage 1 delivery of the precinct.
The Arts Café is a popular venue for a coffee or meal before a film or performance. The Cafe opens onto a large deck and is ideal for indoor and outdoor dining.