Urban Oasis Public Art Commission

It’s down to the final five in the search for an artist to deliver an Urban Oasis in the heart of the Gold Coast’s bustling tourist precinct.

The independent jury selected the five finalists out of a local, national and international pool of more than 50 submissions.

The final artwork is expected to reflect the character of the Gold Coast and our subtropical abundance. It will engage the audience and ignite the imagination of both locals and visitors.

Picking up on the theme Urban Oasis this significant public art project will mark the pivot point between our vibrant nightlife in Surfers Paradise and our city’s cultural heart – the cultural precinct in Evandale.

Watch the video and delve into the site. You can start to imagine what our finalists are thinking as they further develop their designs for this challenging, yet rewarding location.

The finalists:

  • Alex Pentek (Ireland)
  • Buchan Group (Gold Coast)
  • Brian Robinson (Cairns)
  • Dr Chris Bennie (Gold Coast)
  • Kuuki (Brisbane)



Registration is now closed, future public art commissions by the City of Gold Coast are managed through LG Tender Box.

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Read the launch Media Release and the Reveal media release.