Byron artists rally to save historic hall

BILLY WALKER A collective of Northern Rivers artists have launched an open art festival to save a 100-year-old town hall -- one of the few remaining galleries in the region. Local artists Marika Bryant and Soren Carlbergg formed the Art 4 Art’s … [Read more...]

Brisbane community celebrates with Pride

Brisbane Pride 2018 marchers

REBEKAH ROENNFELDT The LGBTIQA+ community and their supporters had a lot to celebrate at the 27th Brisbane Pride March and Fair Day on September 22. It was the first time the event, which is the biggest LGBTIQA+ event in Queensland, has been … [Read more...]

Crafters taken by the hand on coast

ISABELLA NEAL Art can be a lonely business -- hours spent alone crafting jewellery, sculptures, clothing, paintings and other passion projects, often without connection to an audience or a community of like-minded individuals. Little wonder so … [Read more...]

Gold Coasters go nuts for Nutella fest

LUCY REES The Nutella Festival at Nightquarter in Helensvale was a huge hit. Guests were treated to hazelnut chocolate flavoured treats like Nutella donuts, Nutella martinis...and intrigued by unusual creations like Nutella steak and pizza. For … [Read more...]

Prickly bear earns artist top award

JANELLE MILLER Dion Parker and Andrew Cullen have won the $15,000 Swell Sculpture Festival award, judged this weekend in Currumbin, with a huge bear that is hard to hug. Mr Parker said Prickles the Unhuggable Bear, a 4m teddy crafted from coils … [Read more...]

Local writer to publish new poetry collection

Author Brentley Frazer

ROMAN KATO It has been a busy time for local writer Brentley Frazer. “I’m always writing,” he says. “If not then I’m thinking about the next thing, hunting the void for ideas.” Following on from the success of his 2017 memoir, Scoundrel … [Read more...]

Insecurities stripped bare through art

ERIN SEMMLER Jesse Donoghue opens the door to a room filled with more than 50 artists. She walks up to the platform, drops her robe and holds her pose.  This is the first time Jesse has life modelled. She had recently separated from her abusive … [Read more...]

Learning through song and dance

LUCY REES Singing, dancing and reading are essential for healthy child development, and parents looking for options are well served on the Gold Coast. Story Rhyme Time is a free event held at Robina Town Centre, allowing children to learn in an … [Read more...]

Acai taking over the Gold Coast

CAILLIN PALMERO Widely regarded as the number one superfood, Acai has quickly taken over the Gold Coast’s breakfast scene and become a staple on many beach side café menus. With its wide range of health benefits and sweet tasting flavour, … [Read more...]

Broadbeach welcomes world’s first sand hostel

From the 20th-23rd of September Gold Coasters experienced the world's first hostel made from 24 tonnes of sand. The idea envisioned by Hostel World and Gold Coast Tourism, aimed to challenge the perception of shared accommodation. In a … [Read more...]