Sand Sound Shake features the work of three contemporary artists, set outdoors, which explores three elements of the site: Coolangatta and the Gold Coast (sand), music (sound) and dance (shake).
The event takes place at Sunhouse, right next door to the original home of Jazzland, an iconic dance hall that opened in Coolangatta in 1933.
This famous Southern Gold Coast venue was widely regarded as the most modern dance hall in Queensland and its line-up of jazz and dance bands entertained thousands of US and Australian troops on leave during WWII.
A companion to The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair which takes place on the same weekend, Sand Sound Shake creates contemporary links to the local history of Jazzland, the hokey-pokey, and a broader remembering of entertainment venues that lit up the Gold Coast in years gone by.
Shake it up Cooly-style on the outdoor dance floor at the Sunset Silent Disco, where sound artist Dan McGirr’s analogue and digital set will be animated by Jamie Mumford’s dazzling disco visuals, to a backdrop of Paul McNeil’s iconic posters.
Curated by Rebecca Ross.