A dynamic focal point for the 2013 Festival.
Each weekend of the Festival will see the hub bursting with action, with free activities for all to enjoy. Sit back, enjoy live music, dance, art, workshops, movies, markets and more.
- The Longest Wave Installation
- Live Music
- Dub in the Hub Music Program
- The String Pavillion
- History of the Boardshort
- Urban Street Shows by Raw Dance Company
- 2High on the Coast
- Coworking by the Beach
- Beachside Flicks - Summer Film Program
- Childrens Workshops
- Free Circus Program
- Samba Blisstas
The Longest Wave Installation
This year Bleach* has commissioned selected nationally renowned artists to respond to the epic story of The Longest Wave.
Featuring spectacular ocean photography, evocative painting, surreal video and immersive installations, the artists in this pop up exhibition at Queen Elizabeth Park present significant works reflecting notions of place, our responses to and impact upon the environment.
Curated by Mandana Mapar.
FREE music performances throughout the day and into the night.
Friday 22 Feb
5.00pm - 6.00pm - Salt Lick and Hicks
6.30pm - 7.30pm - Mr Cassidy
8.00pm - 9.00pm - Good Oak
Saturday 23 Feb - DUB IN THE HUB
Line-up includes some of the best reggae infused DJ’s and musicians in Queensland.
12.30pm - 1.30pm - Vital Signs Sound
2.00pm - 3.00pm - Vital Signs Sound
3.30pm - 4.30pm - NOMC
5.00pm - 6.00pm - NOMC
6.30pm - 7.15pm - Samedi Sound System
8.00pm - 8.45pm - Samedi Sound System
Sunday 24th Feb
11.00am - 12.00pm - Marcus Blacke
12.30pm - 1.30pm - Gavin Doniger
Followed by - Urban Street Shows by Raw Dance Company
Friday 1 Mar
5.00pm - 7.00pm - DJ Fletcher
Saturday 2 Mar - 2High on the Coast
Check the timetable for artists and times
Sunday 3 March
11.30am-1.30pm - Andy Burke Band
2.00pm - 4.00pm - Ash Mannix
4.30pm - 6.00pm - Akova
The String Pavillion
The Gold Coast Bulletin Bleach* Hub includes a collection of lightweight string pavilions and other structures that set the stage for the wide range of art, music and other cultural events on offer. Designed and created by the Soheil Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University, the third year students have applied cutting edge design and fabrication methods to create these structures.
History of the Boardshort
The Gold Coast Bulletin Bleach* Hub will also include the exhibition, the History of Boardshorts, presented by Quiksilver. In 1969, two Torquay locals, Alan Green and John Law, started making boardshorts in their home garage as a means to fund the surfing lifestyle. Come and check out the art and history of boardshorts and talk to Quiksilver artists Peter Webb and Luke Taffee.
URBAN STREET SHOWS BY RAW DANCE COMPANY.
Sun 24 Feb
2.30pm Street Dance Show #1
2.40pm Dr Rhythm
3.00pm Street Dance Show #2
3.10pm Dr Rhythm
3.30pm Street Dance Show #3
3.40pm Dr Rhythm
4.00pm - 4.45pm Basic Hip Hop Workshop (all ages and levels welcome – open public workshop)
5.00pm - 7pm Bleach Breaks
(register on the day at 4.30pm on site – FREE Breakdancing Competition – great prizes up for grabs)
2High Festival on the Coast
Sat 2 Mar 11am - 7pm
Australia’s one-of-a-kind multi-arts festival for young and emerging artists and cultural practitioners is set to deliver a brand new 2High Festival as part of Bleach* Festival 2013.
See 2High on the Coast event page for more information.
Brisbane’s youth performing arts institution, Backbone, will make its debut on the Gold Coast for Bleach* 2013. The partnership will allow young Gold Coast arts workers and artists to create a local event during the Festival, while being mentored by six of the city’s artistic leaders. The 2High Gold Coast Festival will be your opportunity to check out a multi-arts event featuring music, installations and performance created by our future leaders.
COWORKING BY THE BEACH.
Sun 24 FEB - Sun 3 MAR
11am – 6pm weekends
9.30am – 5.30pm weekdays
Gold Coast Bulletin Bleach* Hub, Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta. In a space designed by Bene, one of the groups behind Google’s new offices in London, Coworking by the Beach will bring an ideas festival and WiFienabled coworking area to the Gold Coast Bulletin Bleach* Hub. Come and experience the global coworking phenomenon in a world first pop-up.
Coworking by the Beach – bring your laptop, tablet, mobile device, ideas and curiosity and hang out in the ultimate office overlooking Coolangatta Beach. Expect to bump into scientists, surfers, futurists, artists, innovators and all kinds of people from the business, social enterprise and creative fields. The Rethink conference will feature talks, debates and forums on a range of topics. Expect to leave with new experiences, friends, ideas and inspiration.
BLEACHSIDE FLICKS – SUMMER FILM PROGRAM.
Wed 27 FEB – Sun 3 MAR
See the Bleachside Flicks page for more information.
Recycle an old t-shirt, pillowcase or piece of clothing with Aspiral Designs Tie Dye workshops and give an old piece of clothing new life. $6 per recycled item or $9 for pillow case and workshop.
Creative Craft Centre Workshops
23, 24 FEB & 2, 3 MAR
Great Beach themed craft activities for the kids will be provided at the Gold Coast Bulletin Bleach* Hub on both weekends of the festival. Some of the craft activities on offer for the little ones include:
Surfboard – small $10
Surfboard – large $15
Beach Hut – $4
3D Shark, Dolphin, Rainbow Fish, Turtle & Crocs – $8
Fish, Dolphin, Poster Holder – $8
Star Fish Fridge Magnet – $5
Sun Catchers – under the sea – $4
Wiggly Fish – $6
Treasure Chest – $10
Thong Box (ceramic) – $10
Dolphin & Star Fish Wands – $5
Oh My Tie Dye
24 FEB, 2 & 3 MAR
Design and make you own Tie Dye shirt with Oh My Tie Dye workshops for just $10
Mrs Red’s Art Room
2 & 3 MAR
Sand is great for all sorts of things, and Mrs Red’s Art Room has some fun and crafty ways of getting creative with sand.
FREE CIRCUS WORKSHOPS
Sun 3 MAR
by Louise Moriarty, from 11.30am – 2.30pm.
Closing Performance 6pm.