The Gold Coast is so much more than just surf, sand and Meter Maids. That's the maxim that scored Odin Lowsley the TAFE Queensland Diploma of Graphic Design 'What the Gold Coast means to me?' Award which will see his colourful artwork featured on a city wall.
The budding 16-year-old from Currumbin Waters labelled his computer-generated winning piece modern and transferable. "I thought about how far the Gold Coast has come as a city so I wanted to incorporate everything that makes it iconic and hoped that everyone who saw it would be able to relate to it in some away," he said. "I tried to fit as much in as possible like lifeguards, skyscrapers, the tram and the beach because that's what we're famous for." The Diploma of Graphic Design student will also have his work featured as a page spread in the Gold Coast Bulletin next week. "This is my greatest achievement and to think that thousands of people will be able to see it in landscape form on a wall as well is crazy.
Source: MEGAN BIROT, Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin 22 July