ONE of the country’s oldest community organisations and the latest in 3D technology will both feature at the 2014 Gold Coast Show for the first time this year.
The new Magic Millions Arts Precinct will provide an innovative arts space, housing everything from the traditional arts and crafts to 3D design and performing arts.
Gold Coast Show manager Lavinia Rampino says this is a milestone year for the show with the Country Women’s Association (CWA) making their Gold Coast Show debut alongside 20-somethings introducing innovative art concepts.
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“We’re thrilled to announce that the art precinct will host one of the most historical women’s organisations in Australia for the first time,” Ms Rampino says.
“Then at the other end of the spectrum, there are young designers with objects created from cutting-edge technology set to feature in the same creative space.
“The introduction of these new exhibits will no doubt draw in a new scope of visitors compared to the traditional arts and crafts found at the show.”
At just 25 years old, 3D designer and owner of Zylo Design, Jacinda Sceresini, is at the forefront of a new generation of artists to be involved with the Gold Coast Show.
Ms Sceresini says she was spotted at the local village markets by show organisers and is now preparing to exhibit at the show for the first time.
“I use three dimensional design and laser cutting to create homemade and customised products, which are versatile, unique and functional,” Ms Sceresini says.
“I often display a range of examples at the village markets mainly to give people ideas, but the options of custom materials and personalised designs are endless.
“I’m so excited to be involved in the Gold Coast Show this year, it’s a great opportunity to display my designs and network with likeminded people.”
The network of exhibitors to sit alongside Ms Sceresini includes the CWA.
CWA Division President Mandy Clements says they jumped at the opportunity to be at the show this year.
“I’ve been in this role for less than a year, and I couldn’t believe the Gold Coast branches have not been involved in the show before now,” Ms Clements says.
“We’re known for our country home-cooking recipes, and despite having 11 Gold Coast branches, we have never exhibited at a show until now.
“The Gold Coast Show is an excellent opportunity to raise much needed awareness of our organisation to new generations to keep the history of the CWA alive.
“We will be putting on a Devonshire Tea, with an assortment of home made baked goods as well as relishes, jams, and recipe cookbooks on sale.”
For more information visit goldcoastshow.com.au