Virginia Rigney, who presented a paper at the Caloundra conference in 2008 (‘Streets of gold: Finding the past in a changing city’), notes the following forthcoming exhibitions at the Gold Coast City Gallery:
For Sept 2012
Sexualising the City About the gendered image of the Gold Coast 1920 to the present – art, design, popular culture, fashion
For May 2013
Independent project for the 100 year Canberra Festival
Imprint (working title) An exhibition that seeks to explore the impact of growing up in the planned city of Canberra in the ‘heroic’ era of the NCDC 1953-1972. Curator Virginia Rigney has selected 8 artists, architects and designers who were all born in Canberra during this period and no longer live there but who have developed significant practice across these areas – includes Tony Clark, David Brand, Bruce Reynolds, Jonathan Nichols , Daniel Flood, David. They will all be making new work in response the exhibition theme.
For June 2013
John Gollings Then and Now the Surfers Paradise Rephotography Project This will be on at the same time as the Architectural Historians Conference being convened by Associate Professor Andrew Leach at Griffith University.
For Feb 2014
Fibro Coast (working title) looking at the beach house experience of the Gold and Sunshine coast in the period 1930-1970 through art, design, architecture popular and social history with new work in response to this area by contemporary artists and architects.