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Mapped GC 2040


It’s 2040. The weather is dangerously hot and if there’s any way out, it has to be at your hands.

This visual experience maps the actions taken by local experts and change agents to make a difference. This creative response combines visual media, dialogue and soundscapes, alongside scientific data and live readings to explore visions for the Gold Coast’s future. Join the conversation to see what change can occur when you open a dialogue and decided how the road towards 2040 unfolds.

Experimental in nature, this work is designed to challenge and agitate but ultimately inspire hope because the power is always yours, ours.

In collaboration with Relative Creative, Mapped GC 2040 is exhibited by Salvador Cantellano and authored by you.

Come early to enjoy a summer beverage in the Lawn Bar with live and local music, while you check out the Artisan Markets.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts and Salvador Cantellano

This event is part of the HOME series.

About the Artists

Uncle Mark Cora

Mapped GC 2040 welcomes Uncle Mark Cora as one of our featured storytellers. Mark Cora a Minjungbal sovereign South Sea Islander Man. Born in Murwillumbah under the gaze of Wollumbin and growing up on the Gold Coast and Tweed living on our tribal estate of the Minjungbal people who speak the Minyung Dialect. With connections to Munigarli country and Sunshine coast Bunya Mountains. Mark brings a lifestyle of wisdom to the craft of storytelling and with strong family ties to the Gold Coast, his account of history is invaluable to the conversation about transitioning and adapting to climate change.

Libby Harward

Welcome, Libby Harward to the Mapped GC 2040 storytelling team. Artist Libby Harward is a descendant of the Ngugi people of Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) in the Quandamooka (Moreton Bay Area). Known for her early work as an urban graffiti artist under the pseudonym of ‘Mz Murricod’, and her performance-based community activism. Harward’s recent series, ALREADY OCCUPIED, engages a continual process of re-calling – re-hearing – re-mapping – re-contextualising -de-colonising and re-instating on country, that colonisation has denied Australia’s First Peoples. This political practice engages Traditional Custodians in the evolution of ephemeral installations on highly urbanised country calling for an artistic response that seeks to uncover and reinstate the cultural significance of place, which always was, and remains to be there. Her current place-based sound and video work engages directly with politically charged ideas of national and international significance. In this project, Mapped GC 2040, Libby will add her voice as an artist and Gold Coast resident to the conversation of Climate Change, and share some of her insights and visuals from her artwork on country.

Tristan Schultz

Tristan Schultz brings his voice, creativity, and expertise to Mapped GC 2040 Tristan Schultz is a descendant of the Gamilaroi people along with an eclectic mix of European genealogies. He is an interdisciplinary designer, strategist and researcher with a PhD in Design. His work intersects foresight and futures thinking, decolonial thinking, strategic design, mapping, Indigenous Knowledge, arts and culture and sustainability and he is one of eight international comrades in the Decolonising Design Group. He is affiliated with multiple universities. Tristan is founder and co-director of a Jellurgal (Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast) strategic design agency Relative Creative, that focuses on designing communication, strategies, experiences and events that help people think, talk and mobilise sustainable futures. Relative Creative works to advance transitions towards more sustainable and socially responsible ecological, socio-economic, political, policy, governance, cultural & arts paradigms. Tristan’s design work with Relational and Cognitive Mapping is in part the inspiration for Mapped GC 2040, as a tool that can help bring people into the fold and begin to explore difficult and complex conversations as a community.

Live at the Lawn Bar (from 5pm)


Tully John & Liza-Jane are a singer-songwriter duo from the Gold Coast, Australia.

Inspired by the honest sounds of Damien Rice and Bon Iver, Tully John & Liza-Jane are drawn to the emotive power of music.

With their resonant blend of intimate folk and expansive ambience, these two storytellers come together to weave pictures of the heart, the soul, love, loss, their travels and triumphs, as well as the occasional hillside, ridgeline and snow-capped mountaintop.

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