An Art Lover’s Paradise

Here are just a few of our picks for GC Art Lovers this month.  Check out our Events Guide for more!

Irene Messia  Exhibition Opening

Dust Temple’s current artist in residence Irene Messia will open her first Australian exhibition on Saturday 28 May. Irene was born in Rome, Italy in 1988. She has a genetic predisposition for exploring, practising and producing art. Her Great Grandparents, Grandparents and Parents were all artists. She has pursued a life of creating and with the heart of a gypsy, constantly searches out experiences and meetings through travel, which allows an artistic mind to explore both the boundaries of living as an artist and to be inspired by people, place, ideas and nature.

Pieters scores Mlk residency

Performance visual artist Anthony Pieters has scored a regular Saturday morning residency at Broadbeach café, Mlk Espresso Bar. He’ll be in the café doing live art from 8.30am with his work displayed in the venue and available for sale. He’s also taking bookings for commissions too. Mlk (My Little Kitchen) is at 2 Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach.

Café Dbar hosts Vilia Radigna

Local artist, Vilia Radigna is committed to producing an expansive collection of seascape natural beauties, reflecting coastal presence. Vilia’s work offers a vivacious style with pleasing colour palettes and distinctive mark making, enhancing the uniqueness of her creations. An exhibition of Vilia’s work will run 29 April – 8 June.

The Aurora Tree

Robina Town Centre is turning 20, and to celebrate, they’ve shipped an art installation here all the way from Burning Man. Created by American Artist Charles Gadeken, Aurora is a one of a kind, towering nine metre willow tree with hand beaten copper leaves that chime in the wind. At night Aurora comes to life in a spectrum of colours. This magnificent installation allows you to control the lighting of its branches from your smartphone or from the iPad located near the tree. The ever changing lighting makes Aurora a genuine interactive art piece. It will be located at the Centre from 28 April through October. More at

Pictured: Anthony Pieters
Photo Credit: Lamp Photography

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