G:link all wrapped up for Christmas

21 December 2016

The Gold Coast’s newest and fastest moving public artwork was unveiled this morning bringing a taste of summer to the city’s light rail network.

The G:link tram has been wrapped in the vibrant artwork of local artist Cynthia Cabello whose creation will be on display until early April.

Part of the City’s umbrella Urban Oasis public art program the artwork is aimed at transforming the way we see and experience our urban environment through the light rail system.

Acting Mayor Donna Gates said the artwork was not only visually spectacular, but also a perfect fit for the brief: Art that grows - art that flows - art that glows.

“It’s absolutely stunning and I’m excited to see people’s reactions to it as it makes its way from Southport to Broadbeach this summer,” Cr Gates said.

“We are committed to commissioning public art that incorporates and supports local artists in their development while attracting and retaining great artists to our city,” she said.

The project is an initiative of the City of Gold Coast with support from the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads, G:link and Go Transit.

Almost 1000 people voted to choose the artwork that would “wrap” the tram and Cynthia said she had been inspired by the city’s weather and natural assets in coming up with the design.

“The Gold Coast is such a vibrant city and I wanted to capture this while highlighting its natural elements.”

GoldlinQ CEO Phil Mumford said the G: provided an ideal platform to showcase the local artwork.

“More than 600,000 passengers ride the tram every month and thousands of others will interact with the art as it pass through the city over the busy holiday period.” 

 

G:link all wrapped up for Christmas photo