Vote for new G:link artwork

The City of Gold Coast has given the community the chance to vote on what artwork will wrap seven carriages of the G:link this summer.

It comes after a city-wide call for entries, with three local artists being shortlisted.

The successful Gold Coast artists chosen by the Public Art Reference Group are Cynthia Cabello from Burleigh Heads, Sara Firth from Arundel and Mari Hirata from Broadbeach.


Mayor Tom Tate said the artwork – part of the Urban Oasis public art program – will be highly visible and seen by visitors to the city, as well as more than 21,000 commuters each day.

“The light rail is a dominant feature [of the Gold Coast], bisecting our coastal urban space at ground level and ccreating a constantly moving canvas,” said the Mayor.

He said the artists were asked to consider creating a design using inspiration of “art that grows, art that flows, and art that glows”, as well as the ecological diversity of the Gold Coast. They also had to be aware of the way the G:link would appear both during the day and at night, and the speed that it travelled through the city.

To vote on one of the three designs (below), visit

Cynthia Cabello Tram Graphic

Proposed design by Cynthia Cabello | PHOTO: Supplied by City of Gold Coast

Proposed Tram Graphic Sara Firth

Proposed design by Sara Firth | PHOTO: Supplied by City of Gold Coast

Proposed Tram Graphic Mari Hirata

Proposed design by Mari Hirata | PHOTO: Supplied by City of Gold Coast