Seachange Residents Show Their Creative Side

07 Aug, 2014

The Gold Coast’s leading over 50s resort Seachange Village Arundel has highlighted its passion for promoting active, vibrant lifestyles with the return of its popular Seachange Art & Craft Exhibition and Cocktail Party this month.

The annual event showcases the talents of Seachange’s residents and is back bigger and better than ever with more than 15 categories. It will be held at Seachange’s 5-star Country Club on Saturday, August 23 from 4.30pm.

“This is one of our major and most popular events for the year,” said Seachange Social Club Coordinator Brian Dawson.

“Residents have produced an incredible array of high quality art and craft work from our very own art and sewing room and workshop at the Country Club.

“All works will be available for sale on the night.”

Local artistic identities, including professional acrylic artist Velia Newman, will conduct the judging on the evening.

Painting categories include acrylic, oil, watercolour, pastel, drawing, charcoal, and pen and ink. Craft categories include cross stitch and tapestry, quilts and appliqué, knitting, crochet and weaving, cards, jewellery, and turned and handcrafted wood work.

“In our usual Seachange style, the event will feature live entertainment with classical pianist and bass player – Amica Duo performing throughout the evening,” said Brian.

“Also, in keeping with the art theme, caricaturist Wayne Ransom will provide free portraits to lucky door prize winners.”

Seachange Project Manager Phil Goodman said the residents of Seachange responded to baby boomers desire to downsize financial commitments while upsizing their lifestyle.

“Seachange is tailored to maximize the lifestyle opportunities offered to residents,” he said.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Gold Coast homeless charity Rosies.

The Seachange Art & Craft Exhibition and Cocktail Party will be held at 299 Napper Road Arundel at Seachange’s 5-star County Club Saturday 23rd August from 4.30pm. To register your attendance, visit or phone 1800 652 797.