Gold Coast City Council Art Gallery was overflowing with young people yesterday, preparing for the 2011 Northern Rivers Dance Festival. I escaped the throng by slipping into the gallery space. Vernon Ah Lee's works cant chant include surfboards that are decorated with forest shield designs on one side. The eyes of Aboriginal warriors appear on the reverse of the boards - quite haunting. Next was the work of Gerry Wedd's work includes thongs, a quirky take on Ming vases, tiles and plates with traditional blue and white ceramics and pottery. My favourite of the day was the wall of aluminium pots and lids - aptly named Aluminium. Every time my eye came to rest on a particular piece I was taken back to grandma's place or camping ... incredible aluminium.