Art & Design

Let Your Imagination Run Wild At Burleigh’s New Creative Art Space And Gallery

By Ioana Dragnef
27th Aug 2020

A man in a white t-shirt painting a mural.

Popping up in the heart of Burleigh Heads on the corner of Park Avenue in September, The HIVE Art Gallery is the Gold Coast’s newest creative art space. 

Offering various workshops, such as Fresco painting, watercolour, still life and film photography to name a few—as well as being a daily studio space for artists—The HIVE is really bringing some much-needed creative vibes to the coastline while also celebrating all the incredible existing talent.

Joanne Ellings, The HIVE Art Gallery Director, is an artist herself who specialises in Italian Fresco-style painting, and says this sets The HIVE apart from other contemporary galleries on the Coast. 

Fresco painting, meaning ‘fresh’ in Italian, is a style of art which was popularised during the Renaissance and Jo is eager to bring this exclusively to the Coast. 

“Created by painting directly onto thinly laid, fresh plaster, Fresco offers a permanence and texture which is rarely found in other forms of art, and encourages artists to find beauty in the ordinary,” Jo says. “Our connection with the renowned Iguarnieri Contemporary Fresco Studio in Italy allows us to zoom in to Florence for an authentic experience.”

Set to officially launch on Saturday, September 12, The HIVE will become a place to collaborate with other creatives and we’re positively buzzing with excitement.

With the gallery open daily 10-4pm (Sunday and Monday by appointment), workshops held Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 6-8pm and “Buzz Nights” on Fridays where you can BYO records to play on the vintage 1950s record player, The HIVE will soon become a place to relax, let your hair down and let your creative mind to wander. We can’t wait.

The Details

What: THE HIVE Art Gallery & Studio
When: Opening Saturday, 12 September
Where: Shop 5/3, Park Avenue, Burleigh
For more information, click here.

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