SPRINGTIME 2023 Arts Programme

Quest Of Chaos
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

SPRINGTIME drew tens of thousands of art and music lovers to Surfers Paradise in 2022, and in 2023 it welcomes back a one-of-a-kind arts programme, taking things to the next level.

Check out SPRINGTIME’s music line-up.

From Shock Therapy Arts – the brains behind ‘The Cleaners’ – comes ‘Quest Of Chaos’, a new participatory performance installation which is one part obstacle course, one part live action video game, one part retro art installation. . . And a whole lot of fun.

‘Quest Of Chaos’ lifts influence from Japanese game shows, retro video games, and animated series. I’ll take participants through a series of obstacle course challenges.

“We are pumped to bring ‘Quest Of Chaos’ to life for its world premiere at SPRINGTIME,” Hayden Jones from Shock Therapy Arts says.

YEAHYEAHCHLOE Springtime 2023

“We have had a blast ‘nerding out’ on a range of inspirations for this interactive installation, from wacky Japanese game shows like ‘Takeshi's Castle’, to retro platform games like ‘Super Mario World’ and old animated series like ‘Masters Of The Universe’ and ‘Dragonball Z’.”

‘Quest Of Chaos’ will be a commissioned work exclusive to SPRINGTIME.

“Shock Therapy Arts are renowned for creating out-of-the-box experiences and we were excited to give them an opportunity to come up with another extraordinary installation for SPRINGTIME,” Festival Director Mark Duckworth says. “We can’t wait for festival fans to play ‘Quest Of Chaos’ down on iconic Surfers Paradise beach come September.”

Malara Rise Springtime 2023
Malara Rise

SPRINGTIME will also welcome the clean, candy-coloured art of renowned Korean-Australian artist YEAHYEAHCHLOE. She has been using her signature aesthetic (reminiscent of ‘90s cartoons which she grew up with) to create eye-catching work for everyone to enjoy. . . Including the likes of Gucci, Google, Twix, and Nike. She’ll bring a fresh coat of paint to Surfers Paradise.

Last but not least, SPRINGTIME will also welcome Britney and Stefanie Noffke, of twin sister art duo Malara Rise, to the programme. Growing up on Yuggera - Minjungbal - Nyangbul - Ugarapul land, Malara Rise draw inspiration from Australia’s colourful flora and fauna, channelling it into contemporary and cultural storytelling in their paintings. They’ll create something just for SPRINGTIME.

SPRINGTIME takes place at Surfers Paradise from 1-3 September.

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