1-11 AUGUST 2024 View all 2024 events

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Presented by BLEACH*

Presented by BLEACH*

Immerse yourself in an epic interpretation of the Nerang River through light. With a footprint of more than 40 metres in length River of Gold is mesmeric, mediative and just plain fun.

The work is an invitation to ‘wade the water’ and look at the stars. River of Gold has been designed by award-winning Brisbane based After/All; it’s completely off grid and best of all, we’re gifting the lighting fixtures to BLEACH* audiences post festival.

Round out your night with a visit to the Bleach* at Broadbeach Speakeasy with Mohini Cox and Martha Baartz, or wander down to the Nerang River Stage for a free outdoor concert, or encounter the physical feats of physical theatre ensemble Gravity and Other Myths. All family friendly and all free.


Dan Black

Dan Black his known for his adaptive and impactful designs that compliment and enhance the performance. His philosophy to design is based on refined colour pallets, pace, movement and feel to reflect the style and emotion of the show. One of Dans strengths lies in building relatonships with his clients. He is flexible in his creative development, working with the artsts from start to finish to ensure their vision is realised.

Tim Snartt

Tim Snartt is a multi-disciplinary lighting designer who started his career working across theatre, live events and festivals. Most recently Tim has spent the last five years as a specialist lighting designer in the architectural field working on large scale projects. By blending his experience and knowledge of theatre and live music and incorporating the elements of colour, movement and form - Tim has been able to design, advise on, collaborate and produce visually stunning and emotionally engaging lighting designs and installations. One of Tim’s strengths lies in understanding and achieving balance between the artistic elements and technical requirements of a creative concept or idea to successfully produce and complete a fully-realised project.

    • 100% visual content
    • Accessible toilet
    • Performances may contain lighting effects, strobe and haze
    • Language is no barrier

    This work will be located on a grassed area adjacent to the River Stage at the Broadbeach Hub. Audiences can get close to the work via a concrete pathway, but best viewing may be from the grassed area.

    This is a 100% visual work, which contains no sound, music or dialogue. Deaf or hard of hearing audiences can engage fully with the work.

    The full BLEACH* Access program will be released on Wednesday 17 June. Check back or visit our socials on this date for more information about Accessibility offerings at BLEACH* Festival 2024.

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    Free Event

    Broadbeach Cultural Precinct

    61 Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters, QLD 4218

    Friday 02 Aug5:00PM – 9:00PM
    Saturday 03 Aug5:00PM – 9:00PM
    All times are QLD AEST
    Important Info
    • Food & beverage available on site
    • Transport options available
    • Licensed venue
    • Suitable for all ages
    • Parking
    • Performances may contain lighting effects, strobe and haze
    • Free Event
    • Family
    • Installation
    • Visual Art

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