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NEW GLAM: Designs for a Gold Coast Cultural Precinct

Gold Coast City Gallery
Wednesday 11 December, 3.30-6.00pm
A FREE event for the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums sector

Museum & Gallery Services Queensland together with the staff of Gold Coast City Gallery invite you to a private viewing and professional networking event in conjunction with the exhibition The Reveal: Designs for a New Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

The City of Gold Coast has a vision for a landmark new cultural precinct on 11 hectares of land at Evandale. The precinct proposes a new Arts Museum, The Living Arts Centre and a landscaped outdoor Artscape, which will include a green bridge to Chevron Island. A two-stage international Design Competition was initiated by the City Council which attracted worldwide interest and three multidisciplinary teams were shortlisted to go into further design development.

From these three an independent expert Jury has selected a winning scheme and all of this work will be revealed in the exhibition.

GLAM colleagues will have the opportunity to hear about, view and discuss this exhibition of extraordinary architecture and design with key members of the project team Tory Jones and Virginia Rigney. Visiting international Curator Deborah Haase from Glasgow will also share her reflections of working on a number of museum redevelopment projects in Scotland.



Tory Jones
Executive Coordinator Major Projects, Economic Development & Major Projects, City of Gold Coast has developed the design brief and managed the cultural precinct design competition. Previously, Tory managed the Millennium Library Project which created the wonderful 21st Century library building, and The Edge Digital Culture Centre for the State Library in Brisbane. She came to these roles through a career that has morphed from town planning and urban design to management of cultural infrastructure projects throughout the State for Arts Queensland.

Deborah Haase
Deborah is a freelance curator, having worked as a museum curator and manager in Scotland from 1979-2006. She established the award-winning professional museum service for Strathkelvin District Council (1979-1982) and the redeveloped Sterling Smith Art Gallery and Museum (1982-1989). She has held several roles with the UK's largest local authority museum service, Glasgow Museums (until 2006), including Keeper of Exhibitions for 1990 European City of Culture year and was in post during refurbishment of Kelvingrove and the early development phase of the recently opened Museum of Transport. She was a founder and Trustee of the Scottish Maritime Museum and, while no longer a trustee, she is so very delighted the City of Adelaide clipper ship is heading south for her journey to a new life in Australia.

Virginia Rigney
Senior Curator, Gold Coast City Gallery has been involved in the development of the design brief for the Cultural Precinct. She commenced work at the Gold Coast in 2003 and prior to this worked in curatorial roles at the Powerhouse Museum, Art Gallery of NSW, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Glasgow Museums.

3.30pm Guest arrive and view the exhibition
3.45-4.30pm Guests seat for panel of speakers
• Tory Jones, Executive Coordinator Major Projects, City of Gold Coast will outline the ambition for the Cultural Precinct and the associated international design competition
• Deborah Haase, International Curator, will present case studies of museum redevelopment projects in Scotland
• Virginia Rigney, Senior Curator Gold Coast City Gallery on the new Arts Museum hybrid thinking
4.30-5.00pm Questions & Answers
5.00-6.00pm Networking; view exhibition with drinks & cheese platters


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