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Free forum on art, heritage and urban landscape


Susan Schmidt’s painting Green House is part of the Fibro Coast exhibition

24 July 2014

Art, lifestyle and the changing urban fabric of the Sunshine and Gold coasts over the years will be under the spotlight at a free discussion forum, Fibro Coast, at USC Gallery from 2pm to 4pm on Thursday 31 July.

USC Gallery Assistant Curator Lou Jaeger said the forum was part of the public program to complement the gallery’s Fibro Coast exhibition.

Fibro Coast considers the changing landscapes of the Gold and Sunshine coasts over the years through historical paintings, architectural information, photographs and contemporary artwork,” Ms Jaeger said.

She said the discussion forum would consider the rapid changes occurring on both the Sunshine and Gold coasts and recent controversies within both communities around the demolition of fibro structures.

“Speakers from heritage, planning, museum, art, community and development industries will address the range of issues around the assessment, understanding and retention of these structures in physical or other forms.”

The forum’s speakers will be: Gail Robinson, performing artist and Memorably Moffat coordinator; Professor Paul Cooper, Director of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, University of Wollongong; Roger Todd, Sunshine Coast architect; Dr Kevin Rains, Coordinator Cultural Heritage Development, City of Gold Coast; Judy Barrass, exhibiting artist; Blair McNamara, exhibiting artist; Virginia Rigney, Exhibition Co-Curator, Gold Coast City Gallery and; John Waldron, Blue Sky View Exhibition Services.

Seating for the free event is limited. To book, phone 5456 5746 or contact Ms Jaeger at

– David Cameron

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