11/4/08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2008

Virginia Rigney, Curator Public Programs
Gold Coast Art Gallery
rigney@gcac.com.au 07 55816578 gccartcrawl.blogspot.com

SIX GOLD COAST ART GALLERIES JOIN FORCES TO PRESENT THE INAUGURAL
GOLD COAST CONTEMPORARY ART CRAWL 6-7 DEC, 2008

A premier event showcasing works of contemporary art from selected Gold Coast galleries.Gold Coast, 6-7 December.

For a city not typically identified with a burgeoning contemporary art scene, the Gold Coast Contemporary Art Crawl, will give visitors and locals the chance to experience contemporary art from around Australia, meet gallery owners, artists and collectors, see new spaces and experience some lively events.

The Gold Coast Contemporary Art Crawl is a Cultural Tourism initiative supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund created by the Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council. This premier event celebrates the collaboration of 6 Gold Coast Galleries and 60 contemporary artists which represent a new critical mass of professional art practice on the Gold Coast.The weekend will feature the exciting announcement of one of Australia’s longest running art contests the 2008 Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize. Total prize money amounting to $30,000 will be awarded to selected contemporary art works which are judged by Lynne Seear the Deputy Director of the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art.

19 KAREN will host two exhibitions: Magnus Kennedy's Nostalgic Nightmares and a group show by Merry Wilson, Nicholas Chalmers, Ben Havenaar and Hannah Smith called No Promises, and artists talks by Scott Redford and Nic Plowman. Art Galleries Schubert will feature Shhhh… a solo exhibition by Erica Gofton. blkmrkt project’s Shayle Flesser presents Immaculate Heart a solo exhibition of her works. George Petelin Gallery presents Warrior Woman, works by Jennifer Herd plus a Christmas show of gallery artists. Lorraine Pilgrim+Nyst Gallery will host Trinity Leonard’s solo exhibition Undertow.

“This event aims to support for local, national and emerging artists and to inspire art enthusiasts and new visitors to explore innovative art spaces and enjoy the fantastic contemporary art scene on the Gold Coast.”

Further information can be obtained by contacting Virginia Rigney, logging on to gccartcrawl.blogspot.com or by contacting the participating galleries below.

Participating Galleries are:

19 KAREN - Mermaid Beach 07 55545019 19karen.com.au
Art Galleries Schubert - Main Beach 07 55710077 schubertcontemporary.com.au
blkmrkt project - Southport07 55285441 blkmrkt.com.au
George Petelin Gallery - Southport 07 55911434 georgepetelingallery.com.au
Gold Coast City Art Gallery - Bundall 07 55816567 gcac.com.au
Lorraine Pilgrim+Nyst Gallery - Southport 07 55327170 lorrainepilgrim.com

Click here for a PDF invite + map of the Art Crawl.


Image credit: Photographer: Thor Elias Engelstad Assistant: Jermain Madame Model: Chanelle Rose @ School of Arts, Griffith University.




The Gold Coast Contemporary Art Crawl is a cultural Tourism initiative supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund which is a partnership with Arts Queensland and Gold Coast City Council to support local cultural projects. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.

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