Listen To Your Heart!
Welcome to BLEACH* 2022!
We’ve been busy weaving together stories that traverse the coastline; stories that invite us into our neighbours’ lives; and stories that celebrate our place, the Gold Coast, with grand spectacle and intimate moments that underscore our global connectedness.
BLEACH* has always championed investment in new work, and this year is no different. We’re proud to support the creation of 14 new works which will premiere as part of the Festival. Making new work is simultaneously thrilling and risky and we hope you join us for the ride.
We invite you to travel the world with us and Opera Queensland in our Home Grown Opera; have your appetite satiated with delights and delectables from the kitchen of Quandamooka chef Kieron Anderson; or be moved by the hyper-cool RADIAL, a short film made in collaboration with world renowned Back to Back Theatre and some of our region’s finest professional artists who live with disability.
And if you’d like to get closer to artistic practice, or you’re curious about artistic process, then head to our North Burleigh Hub from mid-July where you can meet six groups of artists working on new works that will premiere during the Festival.
I’ve skimmed the surface of what’s on offer this year and invite you to dive into the website and choose your own BLEACH* 2022 adventure.
Thank you to the City of Gold Coast for their continued support for BLEACH*, this Festival would not be possible without the City’s leaders’ commitment to arts and culture. And thank you to the Queensland Government for their continued recognition and to all our valued and valuable partners.
The BLEACH* team are a passionate, clever, savvy bunch of locals who love this city and together we have delighted in creating this Festival for you.
BLEACH* Artistic Director and CEO of Placemakers* Gold Coast
We build stronger communities and better places through arts and culture. We create experiences and tell stories of place that are electrifying, authentic and uniquely Gold Coast.
As the City of Gold Coast’s leading independent arts organisation, Placemakers* Gold Coast puts culture first when planning for a vibrant, liveable and evolved city. We are solutions-focused, creative and flexible in realising cultural activations as part of a broader planning and development strategy.
Whether we’re embedding art, culture and the voice of the community into the planning and visioning of public spaces or rolling out tailored community events in the neighbourhood, we consistently exceed client and community expectations, delivering out of the box, unexpected and transformational cultural experiences that shift perceptions of a place and build community.
We have an excellent reputation for delivering large-scale place-based experiences, a perfect example being our annual festival, BLEACH* and BIG CITY LIGHTS*.
We believe everybody wins when arts and culture have a seat at the table at the outset of planning and development projects, embedding the voice of the community and enhancing the social, economic and cultural life of our city.
Placemakers* Gold Coast is supported by the City of Gold Coast as a foundation partner and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing, and Digital Economy.
BLEACH* is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Yugambeh Language Region and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People of the Gold Coast. We recognise their continuing connection and contributions to country and culture. We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.