SURF nā€™ ink 13th to 15th January, 2012.



Got ink? You just need to take a look around to see the popularity of tattoos in our society.

Tattooing has been practiced for centuries in many countries around the globe. Since the 1990’s, tattoos have become a mainstream part of global and Western fashion. This year Mattel even made a controversial move releasing a tattoo Barbie!

From January 13th to 15th 2012. You can catch the SURF n’ ink tattoo convention at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.

SURF n’ ink is a celebration of tattoo artistry, set amidst a backdrop of surf, sun and fun at one of the world’s best-loved holiday destinations, the Gold Coast.

Artists from all over the world will join Aussie ‘partners in ink’ for this popular annual event on the international tattoo convention calendar.

Over three days, see some of the best tattoo artists in the world at work. To see the artists in action and also see first-hand some of the different trends and styles from around the world.

SURF n’ Ink’s colourful, action-packed program includes tattoo competitions, seminars, piercing, body painting, art fusion, pro-wrestling, Jujitsu, Muay Thai, photo and art displays, live music and the Queensland heat of Miss Ink Australia.

Whether you have a tattoo, class yourself as a walking work of art, or just enjoy art and surf culture you won’t want to miss this one.

Australian Outback Spectacular ā€“ New show commencing 6 December, 2011!



In November, Australian Outback Spectacular ‘Heroes of the Light Horse’ closed its doors for the final time to make way for an exciting new show - launching December 6, 2011!

The third chapter in the Australian Outback Spectacular story will be titled ‘Spirit of the Horse’ and will celebrate the courageous spirit of the Australian horse and honor the legend that is Phar Lap.

Australian Outback Spectacular first opened in 2006, with the second show ‘Heroes of the Light Horse’ launching in September 2009 and proving a huge success. Australian Outback Spectacular has entertained millions of visitors from all over the world.

Bleach Surfing The Fringe - 11-26 February 2012



Arts & Culture Festival
11th - 26th February 2012
Bringing together creative pursuits inspired by surf culture, Bleach* Surfing The Fringe will celebrate all art forms kissed by the ocean, encrusted in salt and bleached by the sun.
From 11-26 February 2012, music, art, writing, film and photography sharing the common theme of surfing will be on display across the iconic beaches and venues of the Southern Gold Coast.
Ever-changing and fluid like the ocean, the festival will eschew traditional gallery settings in favour of a series of beachside and casual indoor pop up events liberally scattered across the coast, including art housed in shipping containers, mobile music truck concerts, children’s workshops, a street festival, and outdoor light shows and cinematic experiences.
From the spectacular natural rock formations at Currumbin to Coolangatta’s iconic pointbreaks, the Southern Gold Coast’s visually stunning shoreline and world-class waves will provide the quintessential backdrop for a celebration of surfing’s vibrant fringe culture.
So slap your sunscreen on and get suited up. It’s time to hit Bleach* Surfing the Fringe.

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