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.