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Funky Artistic Fringe in Pop-up Exhibits
Every major city has its urban precincts where creative artisans design and exhibit their wares. Helm Bar & Bistro proudly presents the 5th annual exhibition of emerging visual artists and designers based here on the Gold Coast.
Shift Gallery (image courtesy of Surfers Paradise Alliance)
Through Appel Street and into Neal Shannon Park, One Way plays out on a concrete canvas of sights, sounds and experiences – including licensed bars and tapas-style treats – set to a vibe of unearthed and undiscovered creativity.
Skate Decksabition (image courtesy of Surfers Paradise Alliance)
This year's theme is Paradiso and features local fashion designers showcasing their original creations on a runway stage. The funky creative mood will be enhanced by sounds of the hottest indie bands.
Stonefield (image courtesy of Surfers Paradise Alliance)
ParkIT! Features 10 street artists in front of 10 canvases and turns them loose with their weapons of choice – aerosol, chalk, ink, pencil, charcoal, you name it. Pieces take shape across the course of the festival, spellbinding crowds with a live creative spectacle.
1.00-1.40pm: Jackson James Smith 2.00-2.40pm: The High Grade 3.00-3.40pm: CC the Cat 4.00-4.40pm: Electrik Lemonade 5.00-5.40pm: The Vernons 6.00-7.00pm: Stonefield
The Vernons (image courtesy of Surfers Paradise Alliance)
Acoustic Street Stage: 1.30-2.15pm: Ella Fence
2.30-3.15pm: Jake Whittaker
3.30-4.15pm: Bree De Rome
4.30-5.15pm: Kenny Slide
5.30-6.15pm: Lyon Apprentice
6.30-7.30pm: Hussy Hicks
Undress Gold Coast Fashion Stage:
Evening wear show Undress Runways is an annual fashion show of sustainable fashion.
(image courtesy of Undress Runways)
SIPfest (Shorts In Paradise film festival) 7.30pm-9.00pm
Top it all off with an open-air cinema watching a host of short films from our best emerging directors and cinematographers. Grab a bean bag or bring a picnic blanket. Family friendly and FREE.
SIPfest (image courtesy of Surfers Paradise Alliance)