Bleach* is The Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City in April. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs.

Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival celebrates the city’s most dynamic and adventurous artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of events.  Utilising the Gold Coast’s world-famous natural landscape as unconventional venues, the Festival aims to deliver incredible arts and cultural experiences that challenge expectations, change perceptions and provide a unique and authentic sense of place, inspiring both locals and visitors alike.

The Festival has attracted more than 470,000 people since its inaugural year in 2012.  The program features work across all genres including dance, theatre, contemporary music, opera, installations, circus and major public events.

CEO/Artistic Director – Louise Bezzina

General Manager – Matt Wilson

Executive Producer – Melinda Collie-Holmes

Marketing and Communications Manager – Nicole Klein

Development Manager – Megan Kair

Producer/Music programming – Julia Bridger

Producer – Claire Carlin

Technical and Production Manager – Chris Paget

Accountant– Jo Morton

Operations Coordinator – Lauren Woods

Publicity – Aruga

Cultural Advisors – Kyle Slabb and Banaam

Creative Agency – Guerrilla


Bleached Arts Ltd Board – Leigh Tabrett, Tony Hickey, Darryl Gregor, Peta Fielding, Peter Doggett, and Catherine O’Sullivan.


Bleach* – The Gold Coast Festival is proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Environment and Science; and Tourism and Events Queensland.

We would like to thank all our contract staff and volunteers who work so tirelessly across the Festival.


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Creative partner of Bleach* Festival since 2011