Easter Arts Festival
Tues 2 - Weds 3 April | 6.00pm - 8.30pm
- Showcasing 50+ local and interstate artists in the King's Auditorium
- Entertainment in the Performing Arts Amphitheatre
- Food and activities for the kids
Since 2002, the annual King's Easter Arts Festival has offered emerging and established artists a venue to showcase their work, while offering Gold Coast residents a taste of Easter. The Festival includes the Art Exhibition, plus two nights of stage performances and family activities to celebrate Easter. Each year, the Easter Arts Festival is visited by several thousand people.
Featured Artist: Craig Parry
Craig Parry is a multi-award winning oceanic and nature photographer of international acclaim, based in Byron Bay, Australia.
Growing up in Byron Bay along the coastline of Northern NSW, Australia, it was his parent’s gift of a disposable water proof camera at five years old that set him on the path to his passion. While most kids his age were reading comics, Craig was immersing himself in early editions of National Geographic and when he turned 13 years old he spent all his savings on a 35mm SLR – a move that ultimately set the course for Craig’s future. Entirely self-taught, Craig worked hard at his craft before making a life-changing decision and becoming a full-time professional photographer in 2004 – a defining moment in Craig’s life.
Today his fine art photography offers a unique insight into the world around us. Primarily focusing upon marine and landscape imagery, subjects are presented in their natural habitat in a manner which seeks to connect audiences with the environment. Portraying the obvious as abstract, Craig’s images are engaging and beautiful at the same time.