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April 4 to 15 2018
See Change Sand Tracks
  • Thu 5 Apr 2018

    Sun 8 Apr 2018
  • Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Visual Arts Workshops

See Change Sand Tracks | Relative Creative (AUS)

Giant sand art impressions - rolling out for kilometres along the beach - will inspire you to think about sustainability and our future.

Each sand art print responds to a critical issue, be it climate change, human movement, societal shifts, food security, conflict or health. Washed away each day by the tide, this ephemeral creation prompts you to reflect on where we've been, where were at and where were going.

Session details:

On the Beach, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach

Emerging, experimental, speculative, critical and future oriented. See Change Sand Tracks sees the rolling out of giant sand art prints using a tractor and walking rollers along three kilometres of beach between Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise. The sand prints feature responses to future challenges such as the changing climate and food security. These responses have been explored by the public during workshops with Relative Creative and autonomously via a tailor made interactive online digital platform, to help create artwork ‘blocks’ that showcase participant’s responses, some of which will be featured as sand art imprints ‘rolled out’ along the beach.

This event takes place on the beach. There is no wheelchair accessible viewing platform available.

Other session details:

See Change Sand Tracks Workshops, Kurrawa Park

See Change Sand Tracks Workshops will be held at the Kurrawa Park festival site on the same four days that the See Change Sand Tracks art will appear on the beach. At these pop-in workshops you will be able to explore the digital platform and create your own Futures Map in sand using a purpose built sand tray.

5 - 8 April, 9am - 2pm

Wheelchair accessible.

Yarning Circle, Broadbeach Beach

The Yarning Circle is a lo-fi space on the beach, alongside the art on the beach; a place where the artists, Relative Creative will talk about the project alongside conversations with invited guests and questions from participants. Nearby, people will be able to use the walking rollers to roll out additional Futures Maps along the beach.

5 - 8 April, 9am - 12pm

This event takes place on the beach. There is no wheelchair accessible viewing platform available.

Digital Platform

Follow the steps at seechange.tv to create your own digital Futures Map.

About the creators:
Gold Coast-based Relative Creative is the brainchild of Australian designers/strategists Tristan Schultz (a proud Kamilaroi man) and Bec Barnett. Relative Creative designs experiences and events that help people think, talk and mobilise their futures.

Thu 5 Apr 2018 — Sun 8 Apr 2018
Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast

-27.9992435, 153.4314575

Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

Accessibility information

Please refer to the detailed event information on the left for event-specific wheelchair accessibility information, and for details on performances of The Owl and the Pussycat with Auslan translation.


The project utilises funding from the Generate Program. Generate is a City of Gold Coast initiative through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City of Gold Coast to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Generate is also supported through a partnership between Gold Coast City Council and Queensland Governments Office of the Commonwealth Games.

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