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GC Word on the Street #56

For The Artists

GC Word on the Street #56
This week is all about art. From Film Festivals to Photography and with a new art studio popping up right in the centre of Surfers, this week's flavour is creativity. Whether you're a film buff, a photography critic or just wanting to dabble in art, there's something going on for you - But if you're just looking for good food, Steampunk and Hennessy Lounge Bar are the places for you!
Gone are the days of loud music and flashing lights - Hennessy is putting the classy back into Nightclubs. Opening soon, Hennessy Lounge Bar & Nightclub is one of the most highly-awaited clubs in Surfers Paradise, a refuge for R&B and Hiphop lovers combined. Open every Friday, Saturday and long weekend and hosting some of the Coasts finest DJ’s, Hennessy’s more than just a club - It’s a culture.
Get your tastebuds ready, Steampunk has just released their newest menu! Showcasing their incredible taste in cooking and cocktail, this eclectic new range of cocktails includes everything from lavender to the more unique dry ice! Better yet, their menu includes some delicious new meals that are sure to leave you drooling. Barbeque Pork Ribs for the carnivores and Arancini and Veggie Burgers for the vegetarians, as well as Hazelnut Brownies and Tirimasu? Yes please!
An eclectic combination of films, music and roving entertainers, Sanctuary Film Festival is back to delight for its third year in a row! A unique combination of films and festivals, the Film Festival kicks off at 11am with a bang before jumping straight into a variety of films and workshops tailored for people of all ages and talents. Running all through the afternoon, aspiring directors and actors will be inspired and delighted by various workshops, with 30 incredible short films running into the night. If you’re looking to glam up the evening a little bit, look no further than the VIP ticket - For $80 you’ll be treated to a red carpet entrance and plenty of drinks and canapés, alongside exclusive entry to the feature show on Sunday November 26th. A film buffs dream!

Coming Into Fashion: Century of Photography

Photographers, artists and fashionista's, listen up. Conde Nast, the powerhouse publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and Glamour magazines, is opening it's photography archives for the Coast to see! Featuring some of the most iconic names and images in fashion history, 'Coming Into Fashion' exhibition will include works from some of the greatest fashion photographers in history, highlighting the advances in photography throughout the centuries with their works. Better yet, Conde Nast will also be including a selection of vintage pieces from Australia's private collection, with pieces from both the 18th to the 20th centuries on show. For budding fashion photographers, a variety of masterclasses will also be available to provide guidance and incite inspiration. Glamour, mystery, beauty and magic at its finest.

Sip n' Paint | Brush and Barrel

Most artists aren't fans of mixing their art and alcohol, but at Brush and Barrel they're all about drinking wine and making art. Recently open in Surfers, Brush and Barrel has put a unique spin on painting classes, combining wine and art in one hilariously creative session. Running every Thursday - Sunday, unleash your creativity among friends and family as you sit down with a glass in one hand and a paintbrush in the other. Let your imagination run wild - With everything from quaint cafe's to prickly cacti on the calendar you'll never paint the same thing twice, and with classes running from 2pm right until 10pm you won't have to worry about fitting it into your schedule! Just grab a glass, grab a brush and get ready to paint!

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

For as long as I can remember I’ve had a passion for all things creative, and so when it came time to choosing my degree it was only natural that I gravitated towards studying Creative Writing at Griffith University. I’m in my final year of University now and plan to graduate in November, but when I’m not out at University you’ll often find me curled up in some secluded corner of my house with headphones and a good book or brewing coffees down at my local Café. Occasionally you can also find me outside with my partner, family or dog, but only when the weather is warm enough. I love the rain and cold weather, but only if it’s outside and I’m inside. Born and raised on the Gold Coast, good beaches, good vibes and good company are some of my favourite things in life.