Location: Bunjalung Country — Burleigh Heads, Queensland.
Dylan’s inspiration: “The Hill” undeniably symbolises Burleigh Heads for me and I’m sure many others who enjoy what is arguably one of the Gold Coast’s best oceanside views. I wanted to convey a feeling of familiarity by adding and subtracting certain elements of the actual scene — to highlight features that make it the spectacle it has become today and subdue other facets that are still important but from a subtle, background perspective. Every day, “The Hill” is used by so many different people in so many ways but what I’d really like to know is — who truly is, “The King of The Hill”?
Carlene’s inspiration: I always love pulling into Goodwin Terrace and being greeted by the Old Burleigh Theatre, those iconic pine trees lining “The Hill” and the untamed ocean that stretches beyond. It’s the heart of the Southern Gold Coast and is enjoyed daily by families, singles, tourists and locals who flock to a destination that was built on dreams. The area is currently undergoing significant development, so I love that this piece pays tribute to a slice of paradise from simpler times. It would be a disservice not to honour it in this collection.
A collaboration between Left Bank Art Group Brand Ambassador, Carlene Duffy, and Northern New South Wales artist, Dylan Cooper; the Feels Like Home Collection draws its creative inspiration from nostalgic national glimpses reimagined for the modern day. The limited edition print collection depicts a series of iconic Australian scenes that truly capture the spirit of a shared social soul. The eight recognisable locations were handpicked by Carlene and Dylan as to their overall popularity and associated potential to connect with a broad Australian audience. Even if you’ve never lived in any of the locales, you know you’ve seen them somewhere, somehow, evoking an intuitive sense of familiarity — a family getaway way back when perhaps?
There are only 30 limited edition prints available for each size in our Feels Like Home Collection scene so order yours online now to secure an artistic slice of Australian history.