Robe Tungstens find a home at Gold Coast Arts Centre

Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2008

 L-R: GCAC Technical Manager Chris Dbais, ULA's Sales and Support Jesse Radatti, GCAC Venue Services Manager Marcel Takac, GCAC Technical co-ordinator John Wallace.The Gold Coast Arts Centre has added Robe to their moving light inventory with the purchase of 8 new Robe ColorWash 750AT Tungsten.

The Gold Coast Arts Centre is a multipurpose facility incorporating an Arts Theatre, Art Gallery, Comedy Clubhouse, Boardrooms, Function Facilities, Cafes, Costume Hire, and Chapel. The Arts Theatre is an 1174 seat auditorium, with full stage facilities for theatre, as well as conventions and product launches. The Gold Coast Arts Centre plays host to various touring productions, and special events, as well has staging their own productions and performing arts summer schools.

Chris Dbais, Technical Manager at the Arts Centre, states “we were looking for some new fixtures, and the Robe Tungsten’s best suited our needs while providing excellent reliability and great features”. Australia’s Robe distributor, the ULA Group, provided the Arts Centre with a couple of Tungsten’s on demo, which were tested out on the ‘Whitlams Orchestral Tour’ late last year. Dbais states “the guys were happy with the fixtures, which made the decision easy”.

Another big drawcard for the Arts Centre was the level of local service offered for the Robe products. On this, Dbais states “I am very impressed with the support offered from the local ULA office; the level of technical support available is fantastic”.

The Tungsten’s are being rolled out in the coming weeks for the Centre’s annual in house production – this year it’s the smash-hit Broadway musical, The Boy from Oz. Lighting Director Scott Allen has included the Robe Tungsten’s in the rig, and Dbais comments that he is “excited” to see what the LD comes up with.