Big news for art and cultural development on the Gold Coast

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed artist Robyn Archer AO will lead the Gold Coast’s arts and cultural development ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Ms Archer has been appointed as the City of Gold Coast’s Strategic Advisor, Arts and Culture (main picture courtesy of

She recently completed her five year role as Creative Director for the Centenary of Canberra and before that worked as Artistic Director of the National Festival of Australian Theatre, the Adelaide and Melbourne International Arts Festivals, and Ten Days on the Island, which she created for Tasmania.


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Ms Archer (pictured above) continues to direct The Light in Winter which she created for Federation Square, and last year won the Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said securing Ms Archer was a major coup for the city.

“Robyn Archer is one of Australia’s most respected leaders in arts and culture and her appointment speaks volumes about our commitment to advancing cultural development on the Gold Coast,” said Cr Tate.