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GOMA to showcase contemporary Queensland artist Gordon Bennett's bold works and yet-to-be-seen pieces
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GOMA to showcase contemporary Queensland artist Gordon Bennett’s bold works and yet-to-be-seen pieces

One of our favourite activities in Brisbane is strolling through our riverside cultural precinct and thankfully, for art enthusiasts, this is back on the cards. One exhibition to add to your calendar is Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett, which shines a spotlight on the art and legacy of one of Australia’s most influential contemporary artists, Gordon Bennet. Opening at the Gallery of Modern Art from Saturday November 7 and running until Sunday March 21, 2021, this striking exhibition will showcase the Queensland-based artist’s most popular and playful artworks and many yet-to-be-seen works from his collection. more

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Explore European-inspired art at Museum of Brisbane's new exhibition Bauhaus Now
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Explore European-inspired art at Museum of Brisbane’s new exhibition Bauhaus Now

As many art lovers would know, The Bauhaus is arguably the most influential art and design school in history, later becoming an avant-garde movement that transformed modern art across the world. Through post-war migration in the 1930s, this movement even made its way to our little river city, and significantly influenced everything from modernist art to design and architecture. If you want to find out the secrets behind this story and check out some eye-catching European-inspired artworks while you're at it, make tracks to Museum of Brisbane for the new exhibition Bauhaus Now, open now until April 18, 2021. more

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

Whether you want to dance to ABBA, throw back a few frothy ones or go adventuring to nearby islands, you will surely be satisfied with Brisbane's calendar of events this weekend. Not sure what to do yet? Read on for a few ideas ... more

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North Stradbroke Island comes alive with colour and creativity for the Minjerribah Arts Trail
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North Stradbroke Island comes alive with colour and creativity for the Minjerribah Arts Trail

North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) is well known as an oasis for sun-soaked summer adventures with surfing, whale watching and snorkeling luring in mainlanders on the weekends. Along with its natural beauty, North Straddie also boasts a rich history and culture, which has been carefully preserved by the traditional custodians of the land, the Quandamooka People, who have cared for Minjerribah for more than 20,000 years. So you can experience some of the island’s rich arts and cultural traditions, members of the vibrant local arts community are swinging open their doors and inviting visitors to their private studios, workshops and galleries as part of the Minjerribah Arts Trail from Friday September 18 to Monday October 5. Now, all you have to do is book a ferry ticket. more

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Jazzy picnics, Disney drive-ins and blockbuster motorcycle exhibitions – the best spring events to check out in Brisbane
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Jazzy picnics, Disney drive-ins and blockbuster motorcycle exhibitions – the best spring events to check out in Brisbane

Spring sees Brisbane bloom with a number of exciting events popping up all over the city. So you can streamline the new season celebrations, we have picked out some of the top events worth checking out from September to November. From month-long culture festivals to musical-filled picnics in the park, outdoor cinemas and world-exclusive exhibitions, there’s plenty to dive into this spring. more

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Metro Arts opens its doors at West Village with a colourful program of events
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Metro Arts opens its doors at West Village with a colourful program of events

Since moving out of its previous home at 109 Edward Street in The City, we have been eagerly anticipating the reopening (and rebirth) of Metro Arts. The famed creative institution has found its new stomping ground within the West Village precinct, bringing West End its first live theatre in a quarter of a century. To usher in the contemporary era of the 40-year-old multi-arts organisation, Metro Arts has lifted the curtain on its vibrant 2020 program, which includes a variety of electrifying performances, thrilling productions, eye-catching installations and enchanting exhibitions. It all kicks off when the doors open to the public on Thursday September 3, with a jam-packed itinerary of exciting events from the Brisbane Festival program. more

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Shine bright like a diamond – Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang is lighting up Queensland Art Gallery
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Shine bright like a diamond – Ai Weiwei’s Boomerang is lighting up Queensland Art Gallery

If you've been scrolling through socials lately, you have probably noticed your Insta feed filled with snapshots of a huge sparkling chandelier. Wondering what this bright-shining piece of art is? Well, we have the answer. It's Ai Weiwei’s breathtaking crystal-light installation Boomerang and, if you're in the mood to be inspired, we suggest making tracks to Queensland Art Gallery to check it out. more


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Get a snippet of the bigger picture at GOMA's new collage-centric exhibition Cut It
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Get a snippet of the bigger picture at GOMA’s new collage-centric exhibition Cut It

Made famous by influential artists like Jean Dubuffet, Kurt Schwitters, Man Ray, Henri Matisse and even Andy Warhol, collaging is a technique of art creation where art results from an assemblage of different forms, in the end creating a new whole. This transformative mode of art was best described by art historian Pavel Zoubok, who said “Collage is the cut, the tear, the rupture and the overlay of our contemporary culture. It is the hybrid language of urbanity – remixed, re-contextualised, and wholly built from the fragments of daily life”. GOMA's new exhibition, Cut It: Collage to Meme, will explore this creative form of art and will showcase how artists have added layers to the meaning of pictures through the inventive techniques of collage, montage and sampling. more

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QAGOMA is back – here's how to plan your visit to avoid missing out
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QAGOMA is back – here’s how to plan your visit to avoid missing out

Whilst some of us may have already made tracks to Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) to bear witness to its breathtaking new and refreshed exhibitions, we have also been eagerly anticipating the reopening of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). In great news for art lovers and adventure seekers, GOMA is now welcoming back visitors, so you can experience the full roster of works and distinct personalities of the two galleries. If you're planning on visiting QAGOMA, we have a few tips so you can curate your day to make the most of your trip. Read on for a sneak peek of what's on offer and how you can score free entry ... more

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Stuck at home? Bring culture to your couch with QAGOMA's virtual event series
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Stuck at home? Bring culture to your couch with QAGOMA’s virtual event series

Have you got plans to do next-to-nothing this weekend? Maybe you're working from home and want something fun to do on your lunch break? Well, QAGOMA has got your back with a bunch of super-exciting online events that are sure to keep you entertained while you spend some time at home. From life-drawing workshops and virtual lectures to postcard projects and contemporary art talks, there are plenty of boredom-busting activities to try out. more

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Experience the extraordinary works of Mavis Ngallametta at QAG's Show Me the Way to Go Home exhibition
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Experience the extraordinary works of Mavis Ngallametta at QAG’s Show Me the Way to Go Home exhibition

Beginning her artistic journey as a painter in 2008, Mavis Ngallametta utilised vibrant colours, traditional materials and her culture as a canvas to become one of the most well-regarded Indigenous artists in Australia. To honour her creative output and introduce her extraordinary works to a new audience, the Queensland Art Gallery is hosting a free exhibition that will give a new insight into the life of this talented artist. While the gallery and this breathtaking exhibition was forced to temporarily close its doors to visitors in March due to COVID-19, QAG is back and so is Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home. In even better news, this awe-inspiring exhibition has been extended until Sunday February 7, 2021. more

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Picture-perfect suburbia – get snapping for your chance to win big with the Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards
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Picture-perfect suburbia – get snapping for your chance to win big with the Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards

Do you have some stellar snap-taking skills? Maybe you've got some hidden gems in your camera roll? Well, now is the time to let your photography skills shine, as Brisbane City Council is calling on locals to get snapping for the annual Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards. This year's awards shine a spotlight on Brisbane’s suburban character and are a prime opportunity for locals to practise photography, plus to showcase new and established talent. The best part? The competition has up to $14,000 in cash prizes up for grabs. Sounds picture perfect to us. more

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Treat your eyes to two decades worth of Queensland photography at this new online exhibition
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Treat your eyes to two decades worth of Queensland photography at this new online exhibition

Looking back, the year 2000 seems a simpler time – the Y2K scare was behind us, the Sydney Olympics opening ceremony introduced us to a high-flying Nikki Webster and robo-dogs and flip-phones were the must-have toys of the moment. Two decades on, our home state and the world in general has undergone some massive changes. We've been through a lot – even if you don't include this year! State Library of Queensland has curated a time-capsule of the past two decades for its new online photography exhibition TWENTY, so you can look back at the past 20 years and reminisce on the good, the bad and the downright ugly. more

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It's time to get your art fix again – QAGOMA is reopening later this month
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It’s time to get your art fix again – QAGOMA is reopening later this month

After months of self-isolation, and little to do except order copious amounts of takeaway and watch Netflix like there is no tomorrow, finally our favourite places to visit on the weekend are reopening. Yep, that's right, our most treasured destination to stop in for a dose of art and culture, QAGOMA, is set to reopen very soon. With the doors about to swing open, you can expect new exhibitions, refreshed galleries and most importantly, a safe (and exciting) place to explore during your downtime. more

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Museum of Brisbane goes virtual with online exhibition Remembering the First World War
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Museum of Brisbane goes virtual with online exhibition Remembering the First World War

Although physically visiting museums is out of the question for now, getting your well-deserved dose of history, art and culture is most definitely not. Joining a bunch famed museums from around the globe, Museum of Brisbane has moved online – so you can now visit virtually! To celebrate going virtual and commemorate Anzac Day, Museum of Brisbane has launched a free specially curated online exhibition, Remembering the First World War, which allows visitors to engage with and explore war stories of Australian service men and women. The jam-packed exhibition will feature photographs, diary entries and letters from war veterans that give a detailed, educational and emotional insight into the First World War. more

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Museum of Brisbane Preview
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Where to get your cultural fix in Brisbane and beyond – the museums and galleries to explore IRL and online

UPDATE March 23, 2020: As of Monday March 23, Museum of Brisbane is temporarily closed. Follow MoB feed or the MoB Facebook page for updates and exciting content to enjoy from home. The MoB Shop remains open for all postal orders. SECOND UPDATE March 23, 2020: As of Monday March 23, QAGOMA is temporarily closed. Follow QAGOMA on Facebook and Instagram for updates and to stay inspired. Follow, comment and share using the hashtag #homewithQAGOMA. The online QAGOMA Store remains operational with every purchase supporting the Gallery. Look, no one is in denial at this point — the world is a strange place at the moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought almost everything in our usual routine to a halt, shutting down some of our favourite places to go and forcing a lot of us into self-distance mode or even self isolation. In this time more than ever, we long for distraction in the form… more

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED Teeming with talent – Museum of Brisbane announces line-up for its 2020 artist-in-residence program
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TEMPORARILY CLOSED Teeming with talent – Museum of Brisbane announces line-up for its 2020 artist-in-residence program

Calling all art lovers! Get ready to be consumed by creative goodness – Museum of Brisbane (MoB) is once again set to make artistic dreams come true through its nurturing artist-in-residence program. Kicking off 2020 with a bang, MoB has announced one heck of a line-up, which promises multi-faceted works from a range of innovative artists, putting particular focus on Brisbane-based First Nations artists. more

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED The ultimate after-hours art party – dive into Water Up Late
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TEMPORARILY CLOSED The ultimate after-hours art party – dive into Water Up Late

Please note that this event has been cancelled until further notice. We will do our best to keep you updated with the most current information. Night owls will get their chance to marvel at the wonderment and curiosities of QAGOMA’s summer blockbuster exhibition, Water, when live music and art combine for a jam-packed after-hours shindig. From Friday March 20 to Saturday March 21, GOMA will be taken over by homegrown musical talent, pop-up performances, science activations, bars, eats and more for Water Up Late. more

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A backstage pass to Brisbane's best beatmakers – don't miss out on tuning into High Rotation
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A backstage pass to Brisbane’s best beatmakers – don’t miss out on tuning into High Rotation

Whether you rocked Bernard's signature floppy hairstyle, you grew up listening to tunes from Regurgitator and Savage Garden or you're Thelma Plum's biggest fan, there's something for every local music devotee at Museum of Brisbane's nostalgia-fuelled exhibition, High Rotation. If you're yet to drop in, the exhibition has a few special events left for visitors to gain an exclusive insight into Brisbane's music scene, transporting them from underground Valley gigs to national and international stages. more