Friends News

  • September Newsletter

    PRESIDENTS REPORT Hi Friends, A fun evening was enjoyed by Friends on Wednesday 4 September with rooftop drinks on a beautiful spring Gold Coast evening with stunning views of the Surfers Paradise skyline. The 30 of us then walked over to HOTA to enjoy the Bell Shakespeare performance of the popular Shakespeare comedy Much Ado […]

  • August 2019 Newsletter

    Presidents Report Hi Friends, Since our last Newsletter the Friends held a very successful Morning Tea fundraising function on Monday 22 July which gave us the opportunity to present this years Friends of the Arts’ Griffith Queensland Collage of Arts Scholarship to the very deserving awardee, Kirsty Gordon. Our Gift Fund Chair Tony Wilkins was […]

  • July 2019 Newsletter

    Presidents Report “Friends – Since our May Newsletter we held a successful fundraising opening night screening of Rocketman on 30 May which was attended by 130 Friends and guests.  Funds raised on that night go to the Friends of the Arts Gift Fund to grow the enduring fund which each year provides financial support for […]


    The winners of the Gift Fund Awards for 2016 are as follows: Jenna Dearness-Dark (Beverly McIlwain Scholarship),   Nicola Barrett,   Nina Fan,   Dylan Hodge,   Rira Kong,   Stephanie Li,   Dominie Lythgoe,   Joshua Price,    Watch this space for photos and more information on these talented young performers

  • GC Art Prize People’s Choice Award Winner Announced

    Fifty members attended the Friends’ Cocktail Party in the  Gallery 1 on Sunday 8 February to see the presentation of the Gold Coast Art Prize People’s Award.  Finalists Leone Rhodes and Mike Taylor spoke about their works and their practice.  The final decision was very close with the winner unsure until the last day of voting.  In […]


    TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2016     Hello Art Lovers, journey to the Jewel of Byron, the peaceful magical Crystal Castle.   We will have an introduction to a Crystal Experience in how and why they work. Experience The Peace Experience and time to tour the 5 acres of Shambhala Gardens including the Crystal Guardians, amethyst […]