LEARNING FROM SURFERS PARADISE: A REPHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT 1973-2013
At Gallery 2, The Arts Centre Gold Coast from June 22 – August 4, 2013
Learning From Surfers Paradise:
A Rephotography Project 1973-2013
Inspired by the architectural bombshell that was Venturi and Scott Brown’s text Learning from Las Vegas, John Gollings came to Surfers Paradise in 1973 with the intention to extensively photograph the architecture, signs and symbols of leisure of this holiday town.
Now regarded as Australia’s foremost architectural photographer, he has returned to the exact sites as part of a complete re-photographic study of what he documented 40 years ago. The contrasts between then and now are startling, revealing the extraordinary rate of change on the Gold Coast.
This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brownon display in Gallery 1.