‘There’s a huge art culture here’: can a $60m gallery break Gold Coast stereotypes?

‘There’s a huge art culture here’: can a $60m gallery break Gold Coast stereotypes?

The Guardian

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Pronounced ‘hotter’ and featuring a rooftop bar called the Exhibitionist, the gallery leans into the region’s breezy character – but its ambitions are serious

Contemporary artist Ali Bezer believes in a version of the Gold Coast that doesn’t appear on postcards. Her home town, she says, is more complex than its glossy facade suggests.

Bezer’s newest installation, an undulating aluminium and bitumen sculpture called I Can Hear Water (2021), will show as part of Solid Gold: Artists from Paradise, the inaugural exhibition of a new $60.5m gallery that opens to the public on 8 May, part of cultural district Home of the Arts.

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