Who We Are
Bleach* is the Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City in April. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs.
Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* celebrates the city’s most dynamic and adventurous artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of events. Utilising the Gold Coast’s world-famous natural landscape as unconventional venues, Bleach* aims to deliver incredible arts and cultural experiences that challenge expectations, change perceptions and provide a unique and authentic sense of place, inspiring both locals and visitors alike.
Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival has attracted more than 470,000 people since its inaugural year in 2012. The program features work across all genres including dance, theatre, contemporary music, opera, installations, circus, and major public events.
CEO/Artistic Director – Louise Bezzina
General Manager – Matt Wilson
Executive Producer – Melinda Collie-Holmes
Marketing and Communications Manager – Nicole Klein
Operations Coordinator – Lauren Woods
Producer/Music programming – Julia Bridger
Producer – Claire Carlin
Development Manager – Megan Kair
Technical and Production Manager – Chris Paget
Accountant– Jo Morton
Site Design – Alex Podger
Publicity – Aruga
Creative Agency – Guerrilla
Cultural Advisors – Kyle Slabb and Banaam
Bleached Arts Ltd Board – Leigh Tabrett, Tony Hickey OAM, Darryl Gregor OAM, Peta Fielding, Peter Doggett, Catherine O’Sullivan and Aaron Lavell.
Bleach* — The Gold Coast Festival is proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Environment and Science; and Tourism and Events Queensland. We would like to thank all our contract staff and Bleach* Ambassadors who work so tirelessly across the Festival.
Bleached Arts acknowledges the country on which we work and present the Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land – the Yugambeh and the Bundjalung people. We give our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.