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214 PERFORMANCES, 34 EVENTS, 11 DAYS! 12-22 NOVEMBER 2020

Burleigh Heads

FIRST LIGHT LAST LIGHT – LUTHER CORA & YUGAMBEH DANCERS

Presented by BLEACH*
As the sun rises on the first morning, and sets on the last evening, share in a special one-off performance on the shores of Burleigh Beach.
WHEN
12 Nov, Sunrise: 5am
22 Nov, Sunset: 6:20pm
WHERE
Burleigh Bora Dancing & Speaking Circle at the Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT – REGISTER ONLINE

MORNING STAR AND EVENING STAR – CANDACE KRUGER, ISOBELLA KRUGER & LANN LEVINGE

Presented by BLEACH*
Performed by the Yugambeh Youth Choir
Let’s gather on the sand to experience the spellbinding premiere performance of Morning Star and Evening Star, a Yugambeh Yarrabil Gaureima song and story – the conversation between two stars – retold by Candace Kruger and performed by the Yugambeh Youth Choir.
WHEN
12 Nov, 7am
22 Nov, 5:30pm
WHERE
Burleigh Bora Dancing & Speaking Circle at the Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT – REGISTER ONLINE

 

SKY WEAVE – ERICA EURELL (WEAVER), CLAIRE FREEMAN (WEAVER) & LISA SORBIE MARTIN (DESIGNER)

Presented by BLEACH*
With contributions from Justine Dillon, Tarni Eastwood, Lola Harward, Emily Kafoa, Desert-Rain Magpie, Maureen Newton, Trisha Newton, Gabrielle Quakawoot, Tracy Ritson, Skye Shannon and Joyce Summers. Inspired by nature’s ancient luminary navigators, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women collaborate to weave a story of the skies through place and time. Join us under the stars on even the sunniest of days to view this mesmerising observatory.

WHEN
12 – 22 Nov
7am – 9pm
WHERE
Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT

 

TALGNAI light (to shine) – CHLOE OGILVIE

Presented by BLEACH*
Wander the park as the sun sets and watch our Burleigh Hub transform with a series of specially commissioned light installations by Chloe Ogilvie. Inspired by that intangible something that draws us together, Talgnai creates an evocative space of warmth and wonder as day becomes night.

WHEN
12 – 22 Nov
7pm – 9pm
WHERE
Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT

 

GATHERING – LUTHER CORA

Presented by BLEACH*
Meet Luther Cora in the Burleigh Bora for morning, midday and evening performances every day of the Festival. This is a unique opportunity for all the family to experience and connect with First Nations culture in the relaxed outdoors at Burleigh.

WHEN
12 – 22 Nov
7am & 7pm: Live performance
1pm: Story of place
(no 7am performance on 12 Nov)
WHERE
Burleigh Bora Dancing & Speaking Circle at the Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT

DREAMTIME TRAVELLERS – RICK ROSER

Presented by BLEACH*
Recline under a floating ceiling of hanging hibiscus bark strips that sway in the seaside breeze – a tribute to giant spirits passed. Or wander the parkland and encounter six giant spirit figures: upside-down trees, reminiscent of a different dimension – a Dreamtime.

FREE INSTALLATION VISUAL ART FAMILY

WHEN
12 – 22 Nov, 7am – 9pm
WHERE
Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT

 

MUSICAL STORIES – LUCAS PROUDFOOT

Presented by BLEACH* in partnership with Somerset Storyfest
Bring your littlies to the beach and join us in the Burleigh Bora Circle for some dancing, laughing and play with charismatic children’s performer, Lucas Proudfoot. Lucas’s high-energy musical performances, rich in Indigenous culture, will have your kids jumping for joy.
WHEN
20 – 22 Nov
8am: Show 1
9am: Show 2
WHERE
Burleigh Bora Dancing & Speaking Circle at the Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT – REGISTER ONLINEFREE MUSIC FAMILY

DUSK RECITALS – MYORA KRUGER & SPECIAL GUESTS CHRIS WILLIAMS IN CONCERT WITH SOUTHERN CROSS SOLOISTS

Presented by BLEACH*
Take your seat on the foreshore, overlooking the sea, for some sublime weekend listening. Our intimate concerts feature stellar musicians: opera singer Myora Kruger; and trumpeter and didgeridoo player Chris Williams, in concert with the Southern Cross Soloists.

WHEN
13 – 14 Nov, 6:30pm:
Myora Kruger and special guests
20 – 21 Nov, 6:30pm:
Chris Williams in concert with Southern Cross Soloists
WHERE
Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT – REGISTER ONLINE

 

DONE & DAPPERED – JOE TONGI (THE GODBARBER) with students from Arcadia College

Get a fresh cut with a team of young men from Arcadia College, who’ve been learning the craft from barber extraordinaire, Joe Tongi, with guest barber Charles Lomu. Our pop-up barbershop will move to the tunes of an all- teenage DJ crew from the Audio-G project. Parent or Guardian permission required – persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

WHEN
13 Nov, 3pm – 5pm
14 – 15 Nov, 10am –3pm
21 – 22 Nov, 10am –3pm
WHERE
Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT

 

STORYTELLER-IN-RESIDENCE – UNCLE MARK CORA

Presented by BLEACH*
Join cultural keeper and BLEACH* artist-in-residence Mark Cora in the Burleigh Bora for a storytelling session every afternoon of the Festival. Bring the family and settle in for a yarn, rich in cultural wisdom about this special place we call home.
WHEN
12 – 22 Nov, 4pm
WHERE
Burleigh Bora Dancing & Speaking Circle at the Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT

BLOCK PARTY – JESSWAR ROBBIE MILLER WILDHEART KINSHIP COLLECTIVE KELSEY IRIS & MORE

From the poetic riffing of Jesswar to the heavy beats of Wildheart, Block Party features a killer line up of emerging First Nations artists. Staged over five hours, come and go throughout the afternoon, or lock and load for the whole experience.
WHEN
15 Nov, 3pm – 8pm
WHERE
Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT – REGISTER ONLINE

DABILBUNG (brokenwater) – LIBBY HARWARD ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Presented by BLEACH*
Dive into DABILBUNG (brokenwater) by Libby Harward, a durational, immersive black feminist installation and one-woman construction site about broken water-ways and Indigenous water sovereignty. The work responds to Harward’s journey through freshwater nations listening to the stories of Aboriginal Custodians.

WHEN
12 – 22 Nov, 7am – 9pm
WHERE
Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT

WORKSHOPS – VARIOUS FESTIVAL ARTISTS

Presented by BLEACH*
Get your hands dirty with a series of visual art workshops and artists talks led by Festival artists including Rick Roser, Erica Eurell, Claire Freeman and Lisa Sorbie Martin. Every Saturday and Sunday morning during the Festival.

WHEN
14 – 15 Nov, 9am – 12pm
21 – 22 Nov, 9am – 12pm
WHERE
Burleigh Bora Dancing & Speaking Circle at the Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT – REGISTER ONLINE

 

SPARKS AT BLEACH* – EMILY WELLS AND HANNAH BELANSKY

Presented by BLEACH* & QPAC
Take your place in the sand circle as two deadly writers share with us their bold new works. Stick around for a Q&A after the readings.
Face to Face: Emily Wells
Shadows in a Dress: Hannah Belansky

WHEN
14 – 15 Nov, 2pm
WHERE
Burleigh Bora Dancing & Speaking Circle at the Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT – REGISTER ONLINE

GOLD COAST FUTURES FORUM – RELATIVE CREATIVE

Presented by BLEACH*
You’re invited to take part in the 2020 Gold Coast City Futures Forum to explore our transition to a green new world and help create a community co-authored zine, focusing on Burleigh Heads. Engage online or at the Festival.

WHEN
12 – 22 Nov, 7am – 9pm:
Kiosk of the Future
16 – 17 Nov, 10am – 1pm:
Deep Time Conversations
WHERE
Burleigh Bora Dancing & Speaking Circle at the Burleigh Hub, Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT – REGISTER ONLINE FOR CONVERSATIONS

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH … – DANIEL BROWNING

Presented by BLEACH*
Join Daniel Browning in conversation with a range of special guests including his 101 year old Nan, Aunty Mary Browning and well respected architect Kevin O’Brien as they share their stories of place.
WHEN
14 Nov, 10am: Aunty Mary Browning
15 Nov, 10am: Kevin O’Brien
WHERE
Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE EVENT – REGISTER ONLINE

 

BLEACH* CLUB – POP-UP BAR

After a bevvy and a bite to eat? Head to the BLEACH* Club under the trees and watch as the waves roll in. Stop by for a sundowner, catch local DJ sets, and float away to some ambient tunes and killer beats.
WHEN
12 –22 Nov, 12pm – 9pm
(opening times may vary, visit
website for updates)
WHERE
Burleigh Hub Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
FREE ENTRY

 

Chevron Island

CHEZ NOUS ON CHEVRON – ONE TICKET, NINE EXPERIENCES

INTERMEZZO
THE 7 SOPRANOS
DNA
GLENNYS BRIGGS
BAARTZY’S
BREW
FEATURING MARTHA BAARTZ
OSTOORAH
FEATURING SAMIRA WITH GRETA KELLY
BUBBLE GIRL
J’AIMIME
BULLSEYE
SHANNEN JONES – THE GIRL WITH NO BONES
HOUSE PARTY
MINT ART HOUSE COLLECTIVE
LIGHT HOUSE
REBECCA ROSS
ORCHID
HOUSE
DANNI ZUVELA
Presented by BLEACH*
Join us at Chez Nous on Chevron, an abandoned block of houses transformed into our very own theatre for BLEACH* 2020. Be surround by large-scale installation, swooned over by seven sopranos, and wowed by cabaret that shoots from the heart. Sit back with a drink and soak up the vibe.
WHEN
12 – 14 Nov, 6pm
20 – 21 Nov, 6pm
WHERE
Chez Nous on Chevron at the Chevron Island Hub Mawarra St, Chevron Island
TICKETS – $45, INCLUDES ENTRY TO ALL CHEZ NOUS EVENTS

CHEZ NOUS – ON CHEVRONONE TICKET, NINE EXPERIENCES

WHEN
12 – 14 Nov, 6pm
20 – 21 Nov, 6pm
WHERE
Chez Nous on Chevron at the Chevron Island Hub Mawarra St, Chevron Island

CHEZ NOUS ON CHEVRON – $45, INCLUDES ENTRY TO ALL CHEZ NOUS EVENTS

INTERMEZZO THE 7 SOPRANOS
Surrender to the soothing sounds of The 7 Sopranos, who draw you into the soft embrace of Chez Nous on Chevron. Swoon as angelic harmonies ring from windows and balconies, over Chevron Island into the warm spring air.

DNA GLENNYS BRIGGS
Experience Gold Coast-based artist Glennys Briggs’ monumental, once-in-a-lifetime artwork on the buildings of Chez Nous on Chevron. The giant work envelops an entire home, and remains until the buildings are demolished. When it’s gone, it’s gone.

BAARTZY’S BREW FEATURING MARTHA BAARTZ
Time to kick back to some spirited jazz tunes. Hear alto saxophonist Martha Baartz with Steve Russell on piano, David Sanders on drums and Helen Russell on double bass. Join us for a set that’s sure to thrill and inspire.

OSTOORAH FEATURING SAMIRA WITH GRETA KELLY
Celebrated vocalist Samira invites you to her Australian premiere at Chez Nous on Chevron with her band, Ostoorah, as they present songs from Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Egypt.

BUBBLE GIRL J’AIMIME
Hold your breath and cross your fingers as bouncing, bopping, blonde bombshell J’aiMime twists herself upside down and inside out of a giant 6ft balloon. Join the crew at Chez Nous as local acrobatic comedienne J’aiMime lights up like a star.

CHEZ NOUS ON CHEVRON – ONE TICKET, NINE EXPERIENCES

WHEN
12 – 14 Nov, 6pm
20 – 21 Nov, 6pm
WHERE
Chez Nous on Chevron
at the Chevron Island Hub
Mawarra St, Chevron Island

CHEZ NOUS ON CHEVRON – $45, INCLUDES ENTRY TO ALL CHEZ NOUS EVENTS

BULLSEYE SHANNEN JONES – THE GIRL WITH NO BONES
Step right up to see the spectacular Shannen Jones, a mind-boggling contortionist and acrobatic archer, fire a bow and arrow with her feet! Her act has it all: skill, strength, suspense and awe. See the girl without bones – Shannen Jones!

LIGHT HOUSE REBECCA ROSS
Waves of colour wake up a house at sundown…enter the garden and the aura of Light House. Both a guiding light and a life-size lava lamp, Light House forms a cocktail of enquiries into site, situation and sensation, all mixed-up on the corner block at Chez Nous on Chevron.

HOUSE PARTY MINT ART HOUSE COLLECTIVE
The Mintie Crew come together to unify our collective voices to take over an abandoned house in Chevron and turn it into an immersive installation. Moving between playful aesthetics, to the absurd, the surreal, and hypnotic, see how they cut loose on this derelict house, and turn it into an otherworldly experience.

ORCHID HOUSE DANNI ZUVELA
Join us for Orchid House, a story told by orchids, ferns, lilies and palms – those rare, endangered and extinct local species who once populated “The Great Swamp”, and whose return is written on the scent of rain.

QUEERSTORIES – MAEVE MARSDEN

Presented by BLEACH*
Join some of the Gold Coast’s best LGBTQI+ storytellers for an evening of Queerstories – reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour. Listen to an unexpected tale or two, curated by Maeve Marsden, hosted by Steven Oliver.

WHEN
14 Nov & 21 Nov
7pm
WHERE
Chevron Island Hub Stanhill Dr, Chevron Island
TICKETS
$20 – BOOK ONLINE

AVANT YARD – QUEENSLAND POETRY FESTIVAL

Presented by BLEACH*
Come to the party for Avant Yard, a spoken-word showcase from the community stronghold of the suburban front yard, where good fences make good neighbours. Four poets riff on building and dismantling; isolation and community; kit homes and Deliveroo.

WHEN
13 Nov, 7pm: Homemakers
20 Nov, 7pm: Demo Day
WHERE
Chevron Island Hub Stanhill Dr, Chevron Island
TICKETS
$20 – BOOK ONLINE

 

HONKY TONK TOWN – JAN PRESTON

Presented by BLEACH* and Gold Coast Jazz and Blues Club

A nod to the heydays of Chevron Island with recognisable favourites performed by Jan Preston, the Queen of Boogie Woogie piano accompanied by Mike Pullman.

WHEN
18 Nov, 7pm
WHERE
Chevron Island Hub Mawarra St, Chevron Island
TICKETS
$30 – BOOK ONLINE

HILLS HOIST CINEMA – GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL

Presented by BLEACH* and Gold Coast Film Festival
Hang with us around the Hills Hoist for a nostalgic trip back to 70s Australia. We kick off with darkly comedic claymation film Brother (PG), then settle in for Swinging Safari (M), a crazy ride through 70s family life. It’s retro, baby!

WHEN
19 Nov, 7pm
WHERE
Chevron Island Hub
Mawarra St, Chevron Island
TICKETS
$20 – BOOK ONLINE


STRINGS & BEATS – NONSEMBLE SUPPORTED BY DENNIS

Presented by BLEACH*
Join us for an afternoon of shimmering melodies with super septet Nonsemble, whose music ranges from obscure electronica and instrumental math-rock to early baroque music. Relax with a drink and embark on a musical voyage into post-genre aural bliss with arrangements of Bjork, Radiohead and Sia.

WHEN
15 Nov, 3pm
WHERE
Chevron Island Hub Mawarra St, Chevron Island
TICKETS
$30 – BOOK ONLINE

THE G.O.A.T SHOW – TICKETED THEATRE SHOCK THERAPY PRODUCTIONS

Presented by BLEACH*
Two wheeling, dealing show biz producers are trying to stage an illegal performance in an abandoned house. What could possibly go wrong? Come and see The G.O.A.T. Show, an off-the-wall, absurdist cabaret, as this intrepid cast attempt pull off the impossible!

WHEN
20 – 21 Nov, 9pm
WHERE
Chevron Island Hub Stanhill Dr, Chevron Island
TICKETS
$15 – BOOK ONLINE

 

 

SOUNDS LIKE SPRING – FEATURING THE WORK OF ELENA KATS CHERNIN – PLAYED BY SOUTHERN CROSS SOLOISTS

Presented by City of Gold Coast and Griffith University
Revel in the rich sounds of the Southern Cross Soloists as they fill the Botanic Gardens with a specially curated program of songs for the season. The concert highlights the works of Australia’s finest female composer, Elena Kats Chernin has been dubbed Australia’s answer to Mozart.

WHEN
22 Nov
3pm: Gates, 4pm: Performance
WHERE
Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens,
230 Ashmore Rd,
Benowa
FREE EVENT – REGISTER ONLINE

THE BEER O’CLOCK EDITION – PVI COLLECTIVE

Presented by BLEACH*
Let’s play! disobedience rules is a live-action board game with a social agenda. Quick response rounds test your activist tendencies, and scenario-based questions result in dissenting dance moves and public interventions. It’s irreverent, mischievous and looking for disobedience in all the right places.

WHEN
18 Nov, 5pm
WHERE
Online virtual event
FREE EVENT – REGISTER ONLINE

 

BLEACH* is the Gold Coast’s annual contemporary arts festival. The festival has a growing national and international reputation for creating experiences and telling stories that are out of the box, authentic and uniquely connected to place. Bleach* is proudly local, celebrating the city’s best artists, welcoming renowned Australian and international artists through a range of art experiences. In Bleach’s 9-year history, the festival has premiered more than 50 commissions, and played a pivotal role in curating and delivering the ambitious 2018 Commonwealth Games Cultural program. We’ve collaborated with Opera Australia to stage the ambitious Opera on the Beach at Coolangatta, with QT Hotel Gold Coast and Peppers Soul on the immersive arts experience, Hotelling. We’ve delivered the Jewell International Kite Festival for the Yuhu Group, curated programs for Tourism Australia conferences, officially opened and programmed entertainment for major shopping precincts and the 2018 Commonwealth Games Athletes Welcoming Ceremony. Our productions have won the Sydney Myer Group Award in 2019 and the Helpmann Award in 2018 for Tide in collaboration with The Farm.

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