John Gollings: Learning From Surfers Paradise (1973 – 2013) was presented on Level 3 of RMIT Design Hub as the partner exhibition to Las Vegas Studio.
Inspired by Learning from Las Vegas, Gollings arrived in Surfers Paradise in 1973 from Melbourne (a well known summer holiday route) with the intention to extensively photograph the town’s architecture, signs and symbols of leisure. The field work for the study was conducted in collaboration with Melbourne architect Tony Styant-Browne, urban planner Mal Horner and graphic designer Julie Jame.
Gollings – a celebrated Melbourne-based architectural photographer – had returned to the exact sites as part of a complete re-photographic study of what he documented 40 years ago. John Gollings: Learning From Surfers Paradise was developed by Gold Coast City Gallery with Gollings studio.