Parallel City + Super Souvenir
ABOUT SUPER SOUVENIR
Super Souvenir is committed to supporting and furthering the creative output for cultural souvenirs in hope for tourists and locals to gain a better understanding of the true culture of the Gold Coast. There is a long history of the souvenir right here on the Gold Coast. The souvenir has many meanings to many people, some find these tacky and obsolete, and others collect and cherish them. By any means, the souvenir seems to embody the essence of what it feels, looks, hears and tastes like to be in that same place that is now distant. Recently the souvenir has become accepted among locals who have adopted these objects, ornaments and wearables to identify themselves as proud ambassadors of their local community.
It's important that these souvenirs are made locally, by the artist, and in collaboration with a professional on the Gold Coast. We want to maintain a strong voice as a supporter of local trade and be environmentally conscious
Super Souvenir is supported by, Generate, 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 Government’s Office of the Commonwealth Games.
Curated by Byron Coathup & Virginia Rigney
ABOUT PARALLEL CITY
Parallel City is a collection of photography taken in the industrial and commercial spaces between the Pacific Highway and the Gold Coast Highway. Aaron’s work allows us to consider these places amidst its growing urban gentrification and see the coastline as a place for new meaning away from the stereotypical beach and holiday imagery. The colours and abstract shapes fuse a common relationship between the beach and the city’s atmosphere.
Justin’s Park, Burleigh Heads, April 1 – 3, 2018
Palm Beach Parklands 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, April 7 – 8, 2018
Gold Coast Student Hub, 43 Nerang St, Southport, April 12 – 14, 2018