About Us

Bleach* Festival illuminates, reflects, beams, focuses and most importantly connects art, with community…come with us and challenge the conventional as we strive to change perceptions at Bleach* Festival 2016, 4 – 20 March.

With sophisticated, contemporary and innovative artistic programming, Bleach* Festival is an expression of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, outdoor events and much more.

Bleach* Festival 2016 will feature eight world premiere works created by some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, across three huge weekends.

As the signature annual multi-arts festival of the Gold Coast, we shine a light on our unique creativity and culture by presenting the city in a new way, to new audiences, both locally and internationally as we build towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond.

Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city’s best artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of accessible events.

Utilising the Gold Coast’s world famous natural landscapes as unconventional venues, Bleach* Festival is a platform for expression, curated to encourage community ownership and participation, provide legacy building capacity and ultimately play a role amongst the world’s leading arts sector festivals.

Artistic Director – Louise Bezzina

General Manager – Matt Wilson

Associate Director – Kate McDonald

Marketing and Communications Officer – Chad Calderon

Producer – Julia Bridger

Technical and Production Manager – Chris Paget

Project Manager – Claire Oldfield

Project Manager – Amanda Spooner

Volunteer / Choir Coordinator – Lisa Smith

Publicity – Kate Innes (Hello Marketing)

Contemporary Music Programming and PR – Footstomp Music

Creative Agency – Guerrilla

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

Creative partner of Bleach* Festival since 2011