Anyone who still calls the Gold Coast a cultural wasteland could do a whole lot worse than to get down there this weekend.

Across 48 hours, the QT Gold Coast hotel will be turned into one big interactive arts precinct, from the 22nd floor penthouse right down to the tennis courts. Dancers, theatre makers, musicians and media artists will be embedding themselves and interacting with guests and ticket holders for Hotelling, a new cultural tourism initiative from City of Gold Coast and co-presented by Bleached Arts.

The Hotelling program includes two major components: Down the Rabbit Hole, a collection of projection, performance and interactive pieces at the hotel on Friday and Saturday nights from 8-11pm, and The Afternoon Playground, a more relaxed series of activities on the Saturday, including cinema experiences, art conversations and bicycle tours.

It’s an ambitious project with some very talented people behind it, including internationally renowned curator David Pledger, artistic director Louise Bezzina and Brisbane-based composer Lawrence English.

In partnership with QT Gold Coast, Broadsheet is giving two readers (plus a guest each) an opportunity to check out Hotelling. The tickets will give you and your bud access to Down the Rabbit Hole on Friday night and The Afternoon Playground on Saturday (note: accommodation is not included).

To enter, send an email with the subject line “Hotelling Competition” to In the body of the email, include your full name and a contact phone number so we know where to find you if you win. We’ll draw the winner at random tomorrow (Thursday) midday.

Good luck.