Why document public art?

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Why document public art, on the Gold Coast in particular?

  • Public art is unique.
  • Public art is an important historical and social record.
  • Public art is disappearing. The Gold Coast has developed at a phenomenal rate since the first high-rise, ‘Lennon’s Hotel’ was constructed in 1955. The iconic neon motel signs like the ‘Pink Poodle’, that used to line the Gold Coast Highway are almost a thing of the past. Not to mention those works that have been lost, destroyed, removed or stolen over the years.
  • Art is meant to be looked at and enjoyed, but if you don’t know where it is how can you enjoy it?
  • Nobody has ever done this kind of study within the Gold Coast region.


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About Suzette Sayer

As part of my role as heritage consultant I am constantly on the look out for iconic forms of design and architecture. My current project is a grass roots initiative to create a Mobile Museum that captures the stories of the Gold Coast through community interactions in temporary pop-up exhibitions. The project aims to be facilitated through the Hip! (Heritage in Paradise) Mobile, a vintage style tear drop caravan equipped with a recording studio, and room for exhibition materials. So join us on this journey of discovery and help us uncover HIP! Suzette Sayer

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