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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018
The Night Watch
  • Sat 7 Apr 2018

    Sat 14 Apr 2018
  • The Walls Art Space, Miami, Queensland
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Visual Arts

The Night Watch | The Walls (AUS)

Check out an exciting collection of contemporary screen-based artworks that playfully depict life on the Gold Coast at The Night Watch exhibition.

Taking its name from a famous 16th century Rembrandt painting, The Night Watch is a modern rekindling of the much-loved Gold Coast tradition of the Sunday night beachside gathering.

The project explores the act of ‘night watching’ by translating and reinterpreting the Golden Age themes of Rembrandt’s civic guard scene into a portrait of life, Gold Coast style, through a curated program of contemporary screen-based works.

“Potential tensions between commercial and experimental, genre and arthouse, sport and culture, image and text are transcended by a shared vocabulary embracing the glamorous leisure culture of the GC landscape, its movement and push.” Kathryn Kelly.

Session dates and times:

  • Saturday 7 April, 7pm - 10pm
  • Thursday 12 April, 7pm - 10pm
  • Friday 13 April, 7pm - 10pm
  • Saturday 14 April, 7pm - 10pm

*All artworks will run on a continual loop from 7pm.

About the Creator:
The Walls Art Space is based in Miami, on Queensland's Gold Coast, where it serves as a hub of creative practice, critical dialogue and innovative thinking around contemporary art.

Since 2013, the Walls Art Space has developed a permanent exhibition platform for contemporary art and cultural experiences on the Gold Coast. Their artistic program includes curated exhibitions, a local artist in residence program, event series, artist talks, publications and off-site projects.

Sat 7 Apr 2018 — Sat 14 Apr 2018
Sat 7 Apr, 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu 12 Apr, 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri 13 Apr, 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat 14 Apr, 07:00pm - 10:00pm
The Walls Art Space, Miami, Queensland

-28.0757392, 153.4433918

18 Mountain View Ave
Miami QLD 4220

Accessibility information

Wheelchair accessible.


Rebecca Ross, Creator
Chris Bennie and Danni Zuvela, Creative development
Alex Chomicz, Post production

Ying Ang
Chris Bennie
Yannick Blattner
Hannah Bronte
Anna Carey
Byron Coathup
Alex Chomicz
Lowana Davies
Chantal Fraser
Jason Haggerty
Libby Harward
Ree Hegh
Daniel Mudie Cunningham
Jamie Mumford
Cherie Noble
Henry Jock Walker
Weekend Immendorff (David M Thomas and Suzanne Howard)
Michelle Xen

Image Credit:
The Walls Night Watch composite image of original artworks by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq, (known as The Night Watch) [1642];Cherie Noble Palm Beach Poly [2017].

The Walls is supported by the City of Gold Coast through the ACCELERATE Triennial Grant Program.