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until the 2018 Commonwealth Games commence.
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April 4 to 15 2018
Super Souvenir
  • Sat 7 Apr 2018

    Sun 8 Apr 2018
  • Palm Beach Parklands, Palm Beach
  • Festival 2018
  • Free
Visual Arts

Super Souvenir | Byron Coathup

The Gold Coast has a glorious tradition of the tacky souvenir. The Super Souvenir project takes a fresh look at these little talismans of memory, that generations of visitors took home with them after their holiday in the sun.

As the city evolves, Super Souvenir asks, what are the new kinds of souvenirs that speak about this place?

Local artists have been invited to make objects, images and sound that generate conversations about the new Gold Coast and how it relates to its souvenir heritage past.

Look for the Super Souvenir caravan as it goes on the road around the Coast. Experience historical and contemporary displays of classic souvenirs and meet artists, collectors and community members.


You’re also invited to BYO GC souvenir and join in the discussion in our live podcast room. Drop in for some hands on workshops with the artists or tune in online, where you will find updates and conversations with podcasts, interviews and the latest developments of life on the road with this roving exhibition space.

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 April
Daily from 10am - 5pm
Palm Beach Parklands
945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Other session times and locations:

Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 April
Daily from 1pm - 5pm
Gold Coast Student Hub,
43 Nerang St, Southport

Sat 7 Apr 2018 — Sun 8 Apr 2018
Sat 7 Apr, 10:00am - 01:00pm
Sun 8 Apr, 10:00am - 01:00pm
Palm Beach Parklands, Palm Beach

-28.1276308, 153.4774378

945 Gold Coast Highway
Palm Beach QLD 4221

Accessibility information

Please refer to the event information on the left for event-specific wheelchair accessibility information.


Byron Coathup, Creative Director/Artist

Virginia Rigney, Guest curator and programming

This initiative is developed with the support of the Office for the Commonwealth Games, Festival 2018 creative lead, Bleach* Festival and the Regional Arts Development Fund - a partnership between the Queensland Government and the City to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Presented by
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