Guidebook uncovers hidden Gold Coast cultural gems

A new, free guidebook created by some of the Gold Coast’s best creative minds will help locals and visitors to explore the small artist-run galleries, intimate eateries and serious coffee haunts of the city.

Cultural Concierge breaks the Gold Coast into 11 precincts from the Northern Gold Coast to Tugun and Coolangatta. A well known creative professional from each of the precincts then highlights some of the Coast’s “lesser known creative gems hidden amongst its seaside streets”.

The booklet is the brainchild of Claudio Kirac, Paul Bow and Laura Strange from Art-Work Agency and can be picked up at over 100 locations around the Gold Coast or viewed online for free here.


The curators include:

  • Emily Wurramara, singer/songwriter (Northern Gold Coast);
  • Robby X, singer/songwriter/producer (The Islands);
  • Brandon Els, 4040 creative director (CBD and Surrounds);
  • Dr Sally Breen, award-winning author (Surfers Paradise and Surrounds);
  • Mark Duckworth, Festival Director, Producer (Broadbeach);
  • Rebecca Ross, Artistic Director of The Walls Art Space (Mermaid to Nobby Beach);
  • Chris Knapp, Architect/Maker/Educator (Robina Varsity and Surrounds);
  • Sean Scott, Photographer/Explorer (Burleigh Heads and Surrounds);
  • Heidi Bartholomew, Founder of The Sunlounge (Palm Beach to Currumbin);
  • Tim Baker, Writer (Currumbin Valley and Surrounds); and
  • Byron Coathup, Multidisciplinary Artist (Tugun to Coolangatta).

Check out this video for a bit more information on how the Cultural Concierge came to be…

CULTURAL CONCIERGE – A Curated Collection of the Gold Coast from Art-Work Agency on Vimeo.