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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018
Acknowledging Place
  • Thu 5 Apr 2018

    Sun 15 Apr 2018
  • Chelsea Ave, Broadbeach Beach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Visual Arts World premiere

Acknowledging Place | Carol McGregor (AUS)

A participant of The City of Gold Coast's Indigenous Artist Camp, Carol McGregor has created the sculpture Acknowledging Place for Festival 2018.

Providing shelter and colour on Broadbeach, these large-scale replicas of leaves from the cotton tree acknowledge the Aboriginal flag created by Harold Thomas.

Black represents the Aboriginal people of Australia. Yellow represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector. Red represents the earth and red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal peoples' spiritual relation to the land.
About the creator:
Carol McGregor is an Australian Indigenous woman of Wathaurung and Scottish heritage. She works across a variety of materials and techniques to unearth and visually activate histories and memories and to inform Indigenous Australian identity and sense of place.

McGregor has served artist residencies in Tokyo, Kluge Ruhe U.S.A. and has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. She is currently a PhD candidate with Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. 

Thu 5 Apr 2018 — Sun 15 Apr 2018
Thu 5 Apr, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Fri 6 Apr, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Sat 7 Apr, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Sun 8 Apr, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Mon 9 Apr, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Tue 10 Apr, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Wed 11 Apr, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Thu 12 Apr, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Fri 13 Apr, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Sat 14 Apr, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Sun 15 Apr, 10:00am - 06:00pm
Chelsea Ave, Broadbeach Beach, Gold Coast

-28.022475259428, 153.43407673761

Chelsea Avenue
Broadbeach QLD 4218

Accessibility information

This event takes place on the beach, but can be viewed from the foreshore.

For the event Sea Stories in this location audience members can also request to use headsets from the foreshore.

Presenting partner of Broadbeach