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Community arts and culture around Robina, Varsity Lakes, and surrounds.

what's on

july 2024

Save the date for upcoming community events in Robina, Varsity Lakes, and surrounds. 

Firth Park Community Centre

27 JUN - 07 JUL | 10am - 5pm | Firth Park, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba | FREE Entry

The Doyles Art Award is an annual Australian representational fine art award and exhibition. Over 400 artworks are on display for the duration of the exhibition. All adult artwork and some junior artwork is for sale. Categories include Landscape, Still Life, Figurative, All Ability and Juniors. The main category is Landscape in honour of our namesake, d'Arcy Doyle.

Robina Art Gallery

JUL 09 - JUL 22 | Gallery next to Robina Library, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina | FREE Entry

Artwork by the students of The Chroma Club.


recent exhibitions

Past exhibitions at Robina Art Gallery.

Robina Art Gallery | May 01 - May 13 2024

Firebird Studios and friends showcased their pottery and art at the Robina Art Gallery titled Colours of the Gold Coast. The exhibition featured work from teachers and students that was on display for a couple of weeks. 


It is an annual event and exhibition, so if you missed out, or want to be a part of next years exhibition, visit Firebird Studios to find out more

Robina Art Gallery | April 02 - April 15 2024

8x8 to Educate was an art exhibition with a difference. It's an art award created by Katura Halleday to raise funds to provide education to girls unable to access schools in Mozambique and Tanzania.


Artists and creatives of all ages and skill levels enter the award by donating an 8×8″ sized artwork, which is then for sale for $30 during the exhibition. 100% of the profits go to supporting the 8x8 scholarship program.

To find out more, including any info about upcoming exhibitions and competitions, visit

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Community cultural events in Robina, Varsity Lakes, and surrounds. 

Japan and Friends Day

Once a year The Japanese Society of Gold Coast organises a cultural event together with the Consulate General of Japan for the community of the Gold Coast.


Here are some of the scenes and sounds of the 2023 celebration held at Robina State High School. 


Stay tuned for the next one. The event is called Japan and Friends Day, and it has its own Facebook page to keep you informed.

Video shared with Robina Today

Kimono Textile

next event

Save the date for Japan and Friends Day on the 21st September 2024, and Broadbeach Community Centre.


cultural centres

Community and Cultural centres around Robina, Varsity Lakes, and surrounds.

varsity lakes

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Jim Harris Park, 20 Mattocks Road, Varsity Lakes.

A Place for Everyone. VLCRC envisions a united community, empowering diversity through accessible resources and collaborative initiatives. We foster well-being, equality, and a vibrant Varsity Lakes tapestry. The Centre is administered by the Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre Volunteer Management Committee. We are funded by The Queensland Department of Treaty, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Communities and the Arts ​At the Annual General Meeting, financial members elect the Management Committee, whose responsibility it is to oversee management of the community centre.

cultural clubs

Cultural clubs around Robina, Varsity Lakes, and surrounds.


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Robina Community Centre, 196 Robina Town Centre Drive.

The Japanese society of Gold Coast Inc. was established in 1989 to support Japanese people living in the Gold Coast area.

surrounding suburbs

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3 Jondique Ave, Merrimac

The Australian German Club has been established on the Gold Coast for over 48 years and welcomes everyone. The club is open Thursday to Saturday Night, and Sunday lunch.

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18 Fairway Dr, Clear Island Waters Clear Island Waters.

The Italo Australian Club was established in 1976 by a group of Italian families who were living on the Coast and is the home of traditional Italian family values. They are a friendly club that loves visitors and new members.

digital hubs

Online cultural websites and social pages.

A Facebook page created for Kiwis living on the Gold Coast. Find the places to go, recommended local businesses, kiwi events, share your posts & photos


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