About Us

Blank is the Gold Coast’s Magazine of the Year for two years running.

We’re the Gold Coast’s independent cultural voice – a monthly street press dedicated to dishing up the best of the Gold Coast’s music, art, food, culture and more.

Driven by a genuine desire to tell the stories of the people who make the Gold Coast awesome, we tell the stories that need to be told about the city’s emerging creative workers as well as music, art and lifestyle news with a difference.

Launched as a print magazine in December 2013, we have grown our community to include around 30,000 readers (in print) every month, with an additional 30,000+ online. Since inception we have reached around 40% of the Gold Coast population on our web statistics alone. But our reach goes further than that.

With a writing team that includes novice, amateur and emerging writers as well as experienced music, culture and lifestyle journalists and a management team with a strong belief in community engagement, we are proud to be Gold Coast and we are fiercely independent.

Who we are
Blank was founded by Samantha Morris (pictured, right) and Chloe Popa (left) both with prior careers in conservation, NGO management, community engagement and regional NRM. Sick to death of the boring stereotypes associated with the Gold Coast, they decided to take matters into their own hands – to capture the best bits of the Gold Coast to share them with people who care about community, sustainability and culture.

Amanda Gorman (pictured centre) came on board soon after launching and manages our partnerships, which includes (but is not limited to) advertisers. Natalie O’Driscoll is our Cultural Editor, most senior writer and our office manager (the fact that we don’t have an office has never deterred her).

Simone Gorman-Clark and Anthony Gebhardt are also valued members of our team. In addition to our paid staff, we have more than 30 voluntary contributors who write about things which they’re passionate about – like live music reviews, conservation, health, art and lifestyle.

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Blank Gold Coast
PO Box 878
Broadbeach  Q  4218