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We love celebrating talented locals, which is why we can’t wait until Amanda Gorman’s first solo exhibition, ‘Undercurrent,’ is on at Karma Collab Hub in Miami on Friday October 23! Inspired by the sense of calm and peace Amanda feels with the sand between her toes, breathing in the salty sea air, ‘Undercurrent’ captures the depth of the ocean on nine large-scale canvases.

“The sea brings you back to earth and helps you realise that your problems or challenges are merely a drop in the ocean when it comes to the big wide world” Amanda says. “Each ink piece I have created for Undercurrent is an invitation to escape from the world for a moment, to let your mind wander, get lost in the ink, and be taken away by the undercurrent. I hope that you can feel the peace and calm that I feel when I am inspired by the sea.”

All artworks on show will be available for sale, and are the perfect way to add a touch of coastal luxury to your space. Tickets are free, but you must register your attendance through Eventbrite.

You can also find out more about Amanda at www.amandagormanartist.com.

Looking for more arty entertainment? Check out these local galleries…

The HIVE Art Gallery, Burleigh Heads
Get excited, Burleigh locals – The HIVE Art Gallery is coming your way, and it’s sure to create quite a buzz! The exciting new gallery, which is set to open this Saturday, September 12 in the heart of Burleigh Heads, will be a hub both for creatives and locals to connect and collaborate. They’ll hold workshops on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, as well as ‘Buzz Nights’ – where you can BYO records to play on their vintage 50s record player – on Fridays. Discover an old passion, pick up a new one or simply come for a hang!
www.facebook.com/thehiveartgallery 

HOTA
It’s the Gold Coast’s literal Home of the Arts, so there was no way we could keep HOTA off this list! While the dazzling theatre performances, outdoor concerts or latest movies might draw you to HOTA (at least, in a pre-COVID time) you should definitely stay for the art gallery. Their varied curation of pieces is appealing to kids and parents alike, and we’d happily spend hours strolling the gallery with our family in tow. And while their full in-person offering isn’t completely back to normal, they have pulled together a great online offering, too!
www.hota.com.au 

GoMA
Of all the things we missed during COVID, walking through Brisbane’s biggest and best modern art gallery was a surprise contender – not being able to enjoy this school holiday staple left us feeling rather empty. Thankfully, the arty folk at GoMA have resumed their exhibitions, and there is lots to see and do right now. Their kid-friendly art programs and ‘Just for Kids’ activities are perfect for the little ones, but we think they’ll love seeing the upcoming exhibitions about motorcycles and Australiana, too.
www.qagoma.qld.gov.au 

M|Arts Precinct
Don’t fret, friends across the border – there’s plenty of art for you to enjoy, too! You’ll find some of the best at Murwillumbah’s M|Arts Precinct, a collective of restaurants, shops, exhibitors and creatives nestled in the west of the Tweed region. No matter when you choose to visit, you’re sure to find something wow-worthy – whether it’s an exhibition by a talented local painter or a great find at on-site yarn shop, Mill & Make. For the kids, there’s even a board game shop to get lost in.
www.m-arts.com.au 

QUT Art Museum
You don’t need to be a student to have a reason to visit QUT – the university’s Gardens Point campus in Brisbane’s CBD offers plenty of family fun! While you’ve no doubt checked out one of the world’s largest interactive digital displays, ‘The Cube’ (if you haven’t then what are you waiting for?!), plenty of wonders await you at QUT’s Art Museum, too. This summer, they’re showing a ‘Miffy and Friends’ exhibition which is sure to delight the kids (and even your inner child).
www.artmuseum.qut.edu.au

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