One Arts Gold Coast is a non-profit organisation developed to assist artists of all ages to embrace their creativity.
We are an advocacy group created to advance and promote local creative talent for projects and policy by business and government. Mentors assisting local, creative people to improve their art by extending it into viable arts based business’ or careers.
One Arts Gold Coast developed out of the original Burleigh Arts Group Inc which was set up in February 2004 in Burleigh to promote and support creative people and activities through our original Art in the Park events which were held all over the Gold Coast primarily in Burleigh but at other venues such as Hope Island Marine Precinct ( Art on the Boardwalk), Royal Pines, Southbank Markets, Chevron Renaissance to name a few.
BAG also coordinated many mural projects such as Australand ,Clover Hill Primary and Main Roads. Other projects included workshop and exhibitions programs.
One Arts Gold Coast is situated in Roma parklands opposite the Capri Via Roma shopping centre on the Isle of Capri originally a hockey club in 2015 we have transformed the building into a workable gallery space, where we host a monthly Artist in Residence program and conduct all types of creative workshops and host events relating to cultural activities.
“Through our community of creative people, we will promote the Gold Coast as a focal point for the arts, generating sustainable opportunities for artists, whilst achieving cultural and creative awareness through the arts.”
One Arts Committee
Chad Stevens is an award winning Australian figurative artist whose paintings are inspired by an escape from reality. Chad reminds us of how interesting life can be in a person, animal or place, capturing the form as technically accurately as possible, but in a dream of colours and textures so the viewer can experience how he feels and views his subjects through a multitude of mediums.
“I’m a big people watcher, I like to paint people how I see them in their day to day and take away the negative in what they see in themselves. Honesty and integrity is what I try to capture the most”.
Mainly painting animals and people, he also dabbles in large scale abstracts inspired by his travels around the world.
Chad runs an artistic business platform that offers painting classes and other artistic events at venues around the Gold Coast bringing the community together through creativity. He was also last years winner of the Darcy Doyle’s figurative Art prize
As a graduate from Art School in Hobart, Tasmania, majoring in painting, drawing and ceramics, Jo commenced a career in teaching which led her to the Gold Coast, where she lived and worked for the past 30 years. Before children, she worked in acrylic painting, lino printing and mixed media, and was a regular entrant in the Tweed Valley Art Award, gaining success in an acquisitive award. Jo took part in a Masters unit at Griffith University with a focus on printmaking, and have exhibited in group exhibitions in Queensland, New South Wales and Tasmania. In 2017, she commenced studying contemporary fresco painting at the iGuarnieri Studio in Florence, Italy, and was fortunate to assist the Italian fresco masters, the Guarnieri brothers, with their commissioned fresco “Poppies” mural on the Chapel at All Saints Anglican School, as a part of their Australian painting tour.