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Explore inside the artist studio with Museum of Brisbane’s new bus tour
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Explore inside the artist studio with Museum of Brisbane’s new bus tour

Museum of Brisbane might boast a sensational art collection, but this June the inner-city institution will hit the road for a new citywide bus-tour event. Buckle up, sit back and let MoB’s team of curators and artists take you on a behind-the-scenes look at Brisbane’s art scene. Discover the journey of artwork from the studio to the gallery with the convenience of this hop-on, hop-off tour. Keep reading to find out more … more

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Comedy greats, prolific plays and a festival of cheese – here’s what’s on in Brisbane this weekend
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Comedy greats, prolific plays and a festival of cheese – here’s what’s on in Brisbane this weekend

As we move into winter, there’s no better way to fill these chilly days than with a jam-packed weekend of culture, comedy and food. From an action-packed cheese festival to pasta dishes by an Italian-cuisine connoisseur, captivating theatre and seriously funny stand-up, Brisbane is heating up just in time for this cold snap of a weekend. Here’s what not to miss from May 23 to May 26 … more

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Music greats, opera in the outback and foodie festivals aplenty – all the unmissable events happening in May
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Music greats, opera in the outback and foodie festivals aplenty – all the unmissable events happening in May

Before hibernation season is upon us, Brisbane and its surrounds are beckoning an exciting line-up of events to close out autumn. This month, wet your appetite with plenty of foodie festivals, experience world-class artists, playwrights and musicians at your doorstep and discover unforgettable nights out from the city to the outback. Here are the top events happening this month … more

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Art ATMs, first-time buys and live painting – your guide to Affordable Art Fair Brisbane
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Art ATMs, first-time buys and live painting – your guide to Affordable Art Fair Brisbane

Affordable Art Fair was born out of the desire to democratise art and nearly 25 years later, this mission has spread all the way from London to Brisbane. The four-day festival is set to transform the Showgrounds Exhibition Building into an epicentre of culture and creativity this May 9–12. Local art lovers are invited to explore a curated collection of works from more than 40 independent galleries – and snag a piece or two for their own collection. Here’s all to expect from this Brisbane-first art festival … more

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Feel the flower power as Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers unveils its 75th anniversary program
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Feel the flower power as Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers unveils its 75th anniversary program

Who knows what bounty spring will bring? Well, if you head into Toowoomba it’s near guaranteed to bring a cornucopia of enchanting flora, enlivening family fun and an enriching run of local food and drink. That’s right – the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is returning this September for another year of fabulous floriferous festivities. Celebrating 75 years, the festival has packed more than 77 efflorescent events into four petal-filled weeks from September 13 to October 7. Read on to uncover this year’s program … more

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QAGOMA welcomes new retrospect on acclaimed Waanyi artist Judy Watson
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QAGOMA welcomes new retrospect on acclaimed Waanyi artist Judy Watson

Since the 1990s, Brisbane-based artist Judy Watson has garnered international acclaim, with works exhibited at some of the world’s most renowned art institutions. This June, Judy returns to QAGOMA with a highly anticipated new exhibition titled mudunama kundana wandaraba jarribirri (translated as ‘tomorrow the tree grows stronger’) – a career survey of one of Queensland’s most prolific living artists. more

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Australian art icon Lindy Lee AO is coming to The Calile Hotel in new partnership with the National Gallery of Australia
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Australian art icon Lindy Lee AO is coming to The Calile Hotel in new partnership with the National Gallery of Australia

It looks like you won’t have to take a trip to Canberra to experience the National Gallery of Australia's (NGA) revered collection of art and events. Artist Lindy Lee AO is coming to Brisbane this month for an evening at The Calile Hotel, marking the start of its exciting new partnership with the NGA. This new collaboration is set to bring Brisbane unprecedented access to internationally renowned artists – beyond the traditional gallery walls. Here’s what you need to know … more


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Experience QAGOMA’s latest exhibition after dark at Fairy Tales Up Late
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Experience QAGOMA’s latest exhibition after dark at Fairy Tales Up Late

Each season, art aficionados and amateurs alike descend upon the QAGOMA precinct for the rare chance to wander the galleries after hours. The latest Up Late is taking you on a journey into the wondrous world of Fairy Tales. Over two nights – Friday March 15 and 16 – the enchanting exhibition will be joined by magical music, theatre and drop-in workshops, headlined by Maple Glider and Methyl Ethel. Here’s what not to miss at this cultural night out … more

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Browse and buy original artworks without breaking the bank at Brisbane's first-ever Affordable Art Fair
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Browse and buy original artworks without breaking the bank at Brisbane’s first-ever Affordable Art Fair

In case you missed the memo – globally renowned accessible-art phenomenon Affordable Art Fair is heading to Brisbane for the very first time from May 9–12. Tickets are now on sale for the fun-filled four-day art fiesta, which will give Queensland art aficionados and budding collectors the chance to explore and purchase original works from some of Australia's most exciting artists in a relaxed and convivial setting, with prices starting from as little as $100. Thought an original piece was completely out of reach? Think again! more

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Metro Arts unveils its 2024 season of explosive performances, bold exhibitions and experimental dance
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Metro Arts unveils its 2024 season of explosive performances, bold exhibitions and experimental dance

Trailblazing creative institution Metro Arts has unveiled its groundbreaking 2024 season of events, exhibitions and performances, which is set to shine a spectacularly bright light on a new wave of innovative artists and their daring endeavours. With experimentation at its core, the stellar new program will thrill audiences and enthusiasts with 13 thought-provoking art exhibitions, ten boundary-pushing mainstage productions, and the debut of a two-week dance festival. Here's a sneak peek of what's to come ... more

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Celebrate storytelling across generations, through oceans and waterways with UQ’s latest exhibition
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Celebrate storytelling across generations, through oceans and waterways with UQ’s latest exhibition

UQ Art Museum is one of Brisbane’s most celebrated sites for cultural mediation – boasting an extensive collection of classic and contemporary work. Its latest exhibition, How we remember tomorrow traverses different eras and perspectives to explore the stories and cultural practices that move across and beyond the ocean currents. On display from February 13 to June 15, the must-see showcase represents the fourth exhibition in Blue Assembly – the museum’s long-term research initiative on the life-sustaining power of our oceans. more

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Reimagine happily ever after with QAGOMA's newest cinema program – Fairy Tales Cinema: Truth, Power, Enchantment
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Reimagine happily ever after with QAGOMA’s newest cinema program – Fairy Tales Cinema: Truth, Power, Enchantment

Since December, the galleries of QAGOMA have been transformed into a fantastical dreamscape whilst its acclaimed Fairy Tales exhibition delights audiences with a wondrous and whimsical showcase of the fascinating stories that have shaped childhoods for centuries. In collaboration with this enchanting exhibition, GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque is presenting an exciting new film program, which will continue this fairy-tale adventure through the likes of cinema classics as well as contemporary retellings. more

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Bluey, the Beast and plenty of festival beats – all of the events you won’t want to miss in 2024
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Bluey, the Beast and plenty of festival beats – all of the events you won’t want to miss in 2024

With 2023 practically a write-off, it’s time to cast our eyes to all things bigger and better. Turn to that fresh calendar page, exhale and start anew with a brand-new year. And from where we're standing – your 2024? It’s looking good. Get ready for a new year of stacked festival line-ups, world-class culture and fun for the whole family. Keep reading to discover all the endless fun in-store for the future you in 2024. more

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Spellbinding stories, fantastical performances and whimsical workshops await at GOMA's Fairy Tales Festival
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Spellbinding stories, fantastical performances and whimsical workshops await at GOMA’s Fairy Tales Festival

If you're yet to experience GOMA's enchanted new exhibition Fairy Tales, now is your chance! From Friday January 19, a fantastical three-day festival will weave its way through GOMA's galleries, outdoor spaces and cinemas bringing a whimsical line-up of workshops, performances, storytelling sessions, screenings and, of course, an all-access pass to its blockbuster summer exhibition. more

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Hot off the kiln – head to West Village's Clayschool Christmas Markets for pottery pressies and handcrafted gifts
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Hot off the kiln – head to West Village’s Clayschool Christmas Markets for pottery pressies and handcrafted gifts

Folks, the festive season is nearly here, which means it's time to start ticking off our loved one's Christmas wish lists. For the pottery lovers on your gifting list, we suggest checking out West Village's Clayschool Christmas Markets on Saturday December 2. It's here where you'll find the very best clay creations and one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones, or maybe even a few things to add to your own personal collection. more

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Beautiful blooms take centre stage at Museum of Brisbane's Rearranged: Art of the Flower
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Beautiful blooms take centre stage at Museum of Brisbane’s Rearranged: Art of the Flower

If the purple petals falling from the jacaranda trees and the influx of hay fever weren't a surefire sign, we're well in the midst of spring. Brisbane's flurry of flora has inspired a number of artists over the years and has been the muse for many eye-catching artworks. Celebrating this fact is Museum of Brisbane's newest enchanting exhibition, Rearranged: Art of the Flower. Brimming with beautiful blooms, this stellar showcase invites visitors to stroll through a lush collection of paintings, textiles, sculptures, ceramics and new media. more

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Yothu Yindi, Kim Gordon and Drab Majesty to headline the 2024 iteration of ΩHM Festival of Other Music at Brisbane Powerhouse
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Yothu Yindi, Kim Gordon and Drab Majesty to headline the 2024 iteration of ΩHM Festival of Other Music at Brisbane Powerhouse

Japanese metal icons, Krautrock luminaries, art-punk pioneers and influential First Nations collectives lead the provocative 2024 program of ΩHM Festival of Other Music. Bringing together thought-provoking art, music, movement and performance from Wednesday February 28 to Saturday April 20, ΩHM is celebrating experimental endeavour and cutting-edge creativity. It's not to be missed. more

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Magical light show The Enchanted Garden is returning to Roma Street Parkland
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Magical light show The Enchanted Garden is returning to Roma Street Parkland

Lasers, possums and mesmerising lights across 22,000-sqm of inner-city parklands is just a taste of what you can expect to find at this year's The Enchanted Garden, which is set to light up Brisbane once more. Returning from November 23 to December 20, the family-friendly showcase sees the lush grounds of Roma Street Parkland light up in a spectacular technicolour display that is sure to take your breath away. more