The construction hoardings surrounding the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will be a colourful canvas – but it’s up to the public which design will be on show.
After the call out was issued to Gold Coast artists to take something unsightly and turn it in to something beautiful, 18 outstanding entries were received.
A judging panel have whittled down the selections to just 3 and now Gold Coasters are being urged to vote which one they like best.
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The winning artist will take home $2000 prize money and will of course have their artwork displayed on the Stage 1 construction hoardings for almost 18 months.
The finalists are:
• GOLD COAST HAPPY DAYS – by Go Suga
Featuring the precinct’s Art Tower at its centre, this vibrant entry depicts the ‘best of the Gold Coast’ – bright sunny days, awesome surf, active and happy people, leisure activities, beautiful nature and more.
• ASPECTS – by Tyler Jackson
Referencing the precinct’s geometric voronoi design to ‘respond to all the different facets of the Gold Coast’. Tyler’s entry is a broad representation of the Gold Coast’s unique cultural identity in which ‘no single thing defines the city – that’s what makes it so interesting’.
• WATERWAYS WONDERLAND – by Tropical Loveland (a collaboration between Rebecca Ross and Lucy Forsberg)
Employing the precinct’s voronoi motif to piece together a digital collage that reflects the Gold Coast’s suburban canal landscapes. This collaboration of established and emerging practices unites contemporary installation and new media.
Voting is now open until 11 October 2015. Votes can be cast via The Arts Centre Gold Coast website , via The Arts Centre Gold Coast Facebook page or live at The Arts Centre Gold Coast at the electronic display in the foyer.