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What's on in Brisbane this weekend
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What’s on in Brisbane this weekend

It’s around this point that most of us will be in one of two camps – coasting along on the maximum vibes of back-to-back long weekends, or cursing our inability to plan ahead when it comes to sorting out strategic leave from work. Don’t sweat it, fam! We’ve got one last three-day leisure opportunity coming our way thanks to Labour Day, so don’t waste it – from rods and rockabilly to 90s house parties, we’ve scoped what’s on in Brisbane this weekend from April 27 to May 1. more

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Life before selfies – get ready to feel some serious nostalgia pangs at Sit. Pose. Snap.
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Life before selfies – get ready to feel some serious nostalgia pangs at Sit. Pose. Snap.

Whether you love them or hate them, there’s no denying that we are living in the age of the selfie. It’s easy to forget that back in the day you couldn’t just snap a photo of your mug at any given time – portraits took time, thought and a lot more care than the mere click of a button. Sit. Pose. Snap. is an exhibition taking over the Museum of Brisbane from Friday March 24 to give us an inside look at the history of portrait photography in Brisbane, from haunting studio sessions to kitschy candid captures. more

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Making Modernism unites three art trailblazers under one roof
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Making Modernism unites three art trailblazers under one roof

Great art is both timeless and unifying – in what other industry will you find work from three different people who have never met that manages to stand individually but still seem intrinsically linked? North American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and Australians Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith lived separate lives but were united by their love of the Modernism genre, creating beautiful pieces that continue to captivate those who come across them. O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism is a groundbreaking exhibition landing at the Queensland Art Gallery on Saturday March 11, uniting these three powerful painters under one welcoming roof. more

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Brisbane Street Arts Festival arrives to reveal the city’s true colours
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Brisbane Street Arts Festival arrives to reveal the city’s true colours

Ask anyone about the street art scene in Australia and they will generally be quick to point a finger at Melbourne as our country’s capital of cool. This, my friends, is incorrect. The old River City is making a name for itself as a culture hub, thanks in large part to the maverick renegades who are dedicated to reducing the stigma behind street art. The Brisbane Street Arts Festival is a big part of this worthy cause, returning in 2017 to quite literally paint the town for a month-long stint that reaches out across the suburbs. more

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From iconic bands to dancing horses, GOMA Turns 10 Summer Festival brings the party
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From iconic bands to dancing horses, GOMA Turns 10 Summer Festival brings the party

A certain special Brisbane icon has recently ticked over into the double digits – the Gallery of Modern Art has been making our fair city exponentially cooler for a decade now, and this particular birthday is the gift that keeps on giving. Adding to the already impressive list of things the gallery has done to celebrate, the GOMA Turns 10 Summer Festival will be taking over GOMA from January 18–22 in an explosion of colour, education and entertainment. more

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Indulge your sweet tooth at Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything
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Indulge your sweet tooth at Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything

We don’t know if you’ve heard yet, but come December a certain beloved art institution is celebrating a decade of making Brisbane beautiful. As part of GOMA’s tenth birthday celebrations, the iconic gallery is putting on a serious spread of amazing free exhibitions for everyone to enjoy. One such sensory delight is Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything – opening on December 3, this is one visual and interactive delight that will give you a serious rush (no candy required). more

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Unlock universal mysteries at Hadron Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment
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Unlock universal mysteries at Hadron Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment

Science is golden, folks, and anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong. How the heck else are we supposed to figure out the secrets of the universe? The Large Hadron Collider – a particle accelerator that’s buried deep beneath the border of Switzerland and France – has been responsible for some pretty amazing discoveries in the science world, and until now us Aussies couldn’t get a proper look at the mammoth structure. Hadron Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment is an award-winning exhibition coming to the Queensland Museum from December 9, 2016 to April 25, 2017 inviting us to step inside a world of history-making madness. more

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Celebrate a decade of making Brisbane beautiful as GOMA Turns 10
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Celebrate a decade of making Brisbane beautiful as GOMA Turns 10

Celebrating a decade of operation is a pretty big deal for most places – you might grab a cake, pop some bottles and invite a few of your nearest and dearest around to herald the milestone, right? Well, the Gallery of Modern Art is doing things a little differently – Saturday December 3 marks ten glorious years of the internationally acclaimed space making Brisbane all the more beautiful, and it’s coming in hot with the festivities. From eye-popping exhibitions to dancing horses, there are celebrations aplenty as GOMA Turns 10. more


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Strip it down at UNBUTTONED // A Festival of Gender, Art and You
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Strip it down at UNBUTTONED // A Festival of Gender, Art and You

Gender is a funny old thing, and now more than ever it seems to be at the forefront of a lot of socially conscious discussion. At UNBUTTONED // A Festival of Gender, Art and You, the title really explains a lot – it’s a four day program running from September 15–18 at Metro Arts that is crammed full of exciting and inclusive events for everybody (and every damn body). more

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Get your mind moving at A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift
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Get your mind moving at A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift

It’s been a mammoth year for Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), as 2016 sees the creative dynamo celebrate its tenth birthday in style. A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift anchors the program of major exhibitions curated to commemorate the milestone, bringing major works by leading international artists into Queensland's Collection for everyone to appreciate. more

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Get global at the World Press Photo 16
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Get global at the World Press Photo 16

Profiling the world’s top press photographers in categories ranging from news to nature and contemporary issues, the 59th annual World Press Photo exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse this year to take viewers on a faraway journey without leaving the room. more

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Top five things to do at QAGOMA in July
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Top five things to do at QAGOMA in July

The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art is without a doubt Brisbane’s go to location for world-class art and creativity. Every month the galleries put on an incredible range of exhibitions and events for the general public to enjoy, so why not pencil these into your diary to check out throughout July and August. more