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Meet the artists behind the masterpieces at the Noosa Open Studios annual art trail
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Meet the artists behind the masterpieces at the Noosa Open Studios annual art trail

With the weather outlook warm and breezy and our hunger for a weekend getaway more apparent than ever, we think it's time for a dose of cultural goodness. For a substantial helping of eye-catching art and picturesque scenery, take a roadtrip north for Noosa Open Studios, an annual art trail where gifted local artists open the doors to their studios so you can get a behind-the-scenes look into their work – and maybe even find a piece (or two) to take home.  more

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

The weekend is nearly upon us and we couldn't be happier! So you know how to spend your couple of days off, we have rounded up some kick-ass events – from rosé festivals and Halloween putt putt to Riverfire celebrations and flower fiestas. more

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QAGOMA debuts an immersive digital experience of Judy Watson's spellbinding tow row sculpture
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QAGOMA debuts an immersive digital experience of Judy Watson’s spellbinding tow row sculpture

Anyone who's a regular visitor of Brisbane's ever-dazzling art and culture hub QAGOMA is well familiar with Australian Waanyi multi-media artist Judy Watson's tow row sculpture, which is found in the GOMA forecourt. Now, QAGOMA is putting a new spin on the eye-catching art piece with an immersive digital experience that animates and illuminates the significance of Judy's memorable work. more

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Noosa to come alive this spring with culture, colour and art in celebration of ARTober
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Noosa to come alive this spring with culture, colour and art in celebration of ARTober

With the weather warming up and the end of the year fast approaching, our events calendar seems to be filling up quick sticks. If you're eager to have a mid-week or weekend escape before all of your downtime is booked up until Christmas – whilst getting your fill of culture and art while you're at it – then we have found the perfect combination of events for you to make tracks to. Taking over Noosa this October, ARTober encompasses a bunch of vibrant art events including boundary-pushing installations, jam-packed art trails and celebrations of contemporary and First Nations artists. Here's all of the colourful goodness that you can add to your itinerary ... more

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Win access to all of the big moments and world-class events at Northshore Brisbane – for an entire year!
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Win access to all of the big moments and world-class events at Northshore Brisbane – for an entire year!

Riverfront Hamilton destination Northshore is fast becoming Brisbane’s new hub for arts, culture and entertainment – and its jam-packed calendar is evidence of just that. Between multi-sensory experiences inspired by master painters, art boats filled with glowing inflatable installations and vibrant performances blending contemporary circus and street dance, it's all happening at Northshore. So that you can experience a taste of all of the top-notch events that are coming to Brisbane, we've teamed up with Northshore to give you the chance to become a Northshore VIP Ambassador. more

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Take a peek at the mysterious art pop-up Mon Abri landing on the Gold Coast
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Take a peek at the mysterious art pop-up Mon Abri landing on the Gold Coast

It can be easy to wander through your day-to-day life without needing to think out of the box – just cruising along and passively taking it all in. Well, the Gold Coast is set to gain a brand-new art pop-up that aims to make attendees think differently about the standard ‘art show’. Mon Abri will be turning art on its head next month at special location in Coolangatta. Here's what you can expect if you head south to check it out ... more

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What’s that?! A huge humanoid inflatable art installation is popping up at Portside Wharf
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What’s that?! A huge humanoid inflatable art installation is popping up at Portside Wharf

We humans, as a species, tend to have a fascination with all things big. The allure of larger-than-life objects is a phenomenon that is particularly prevalent here in Australia – whether it’s a prawn or a pineapple, we can’t get enough of the everyday when it’s been inflated, enlarged and placed in a picturesque location for us to gaze upon in pure ecstasy. It also doesn’t hurt that these objects make for an absolute ripper of a photo opp. Well, it just so happens that the next (literally) big thing is coming right here to Brisbane – a gigantic humanoid creature will be perching at Portside Wharf for a limited time only as part of world-famous Australian artist Amanda Parer’s travelling Fantastic Planet exhibition. more

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Globetrotting food festivals, wine soirees and stage spectaculars – the best events happening in and around Brisbane this August
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Globetrotting food festivals, wine soirees and stage spectaculars – the best events happening in and around Brisbane this August

Another month, another bunch of awesome happenings to look forward to! Whether you're looking to indulge in some internationally inspired fare, see a beloved story make it to the stage or shop up a storm, there is something for every leisure seeker on the calendar this month. To make things extra convenient for you, we've put together a handy list of the coolest events happening in Brisbane this August. more


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A multi-sensory Van Gogh experience is coming to Brisbane so get ready to stroll through the sunflowers
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A multi-sensory Van Gogh experience is coming to Brisbane so get ready to stroll through the sunflowers

Arguably the most famous painter of all time, Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh's body of work is adored the world over. If you have a particular penchant for Van Gogh then we have some exciting news for you – multi-sensory experience Van Gogh Alive is set to finally roll in to Brisbane this October, allowing art lovers to experience the master's works in a whole new way. more

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A snapshot of 2020 – World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse
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A snapshot of 2020 – World Press Photo Exhibition returns to Brisbane Powerhouse

The year 2020 was a doozy, to say the least. It's a year that we may want to forget in one sense, but also a year that will forever be etched in our collective memories. Delivering a true snapshot of those 12 tumultuous months is no easy feat, but it's exactly what the World Press Photo Exhibition will do when it returns to Brisbane Powerhouse from Saturday June 26 to Sunday July 18. more

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A selfie lab from The Sugar Republic crew will be popping up in Brisbane
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A selfie lab from The Sugar Republic crew will be popping up in Brisbane

If you've ever been to one of The Sugar Republic's rainbow-hued pop-ups, then you know it's a feast for the eyes. Neon lights, copious amounts of glitter and candy-coated fixtures are just some of the mainstays at the colourful installations and The Sugar Republic's newest creation, The Selfie Lab, is set to be its most 'grammable creation yet. Described as 'selfie heaven', this pretty pop-up is worth bringing a few outfit changes for. more

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Walking on sunshine – MoB's newest exhibition City in the Sun shines a ray on Brisbane’s subtropical image
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Walking on sunshine – MoB’s newest exhibition City in the Sun shines a ray on Brisbane’s subtropical image

As we experience what us Queenslanders refer to as ‘Arctic conditions’, it seems like the perfect time for reminiscing on long summer days. If you're keen to warm up over illustrations of pool parties, pineapples and bikini-clad babes, then you'll be happy to hear that Museum of Brisbane's newest exhibition City in the Sun is set to take the temperature up a notch. Opening at MoB on Saturday June 19, the sizzling showcase tackles our city's subtropical image – from the inner-city beaches that border the Brisbane River to the frangipani-lined streets. more

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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021
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Cliffside concerts and escapist experiences – BLEACH* Festival unveils its jam-packed program for 2021

Unless you’re new to the coast or you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably well familiar with BLEACH* Festival. For those who aren’t, well, allow us – BLEACH* Festival is our premier arts and cultural festival that is proudly and passionately Gold Coast. In 2021, BLEACH* Festival will not only celebrate its ten-year milestone but will once again transform the city's esplanades, vacant blocks, Botanic Gardens and hinterland hideaways into backdrops for awe-inspiring, thought-provoking, and exhilarating experiences from August 12–22. Intrigued? You should be! Here's what BLEACH* Festival 2021 has in store ... more

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European masterpieces from Rembrandt, Monet and more are coming from The Met to QAGOMA
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European masterpieces from Rembrandt, Monet and more are coming from The Met to QAGOMA

For those who haven't conquered the Big Apple (back in the good ol' days when we could cross the Pacific Ocean), The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a must-tick for one's cultural bucket list. The Met is one of the world's largest and finest art museums and boasts a collection of more than two million works of art spanning 5000 years. For the first time ever, some of these beloved art pieces are making the trip to visit us in Brisbane for QAGOMA's European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York exhibition. This is the closest you'll get to gallery-hopping in Manhattan for a little while ... more

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The Institute of Modern Art Gala and Benefit Auction brings eye-catching art and elegant eats to The Calile Hotel
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The Institute of Modern Art Gala and Benefit Auction brings eye-catching art and elegant eats to The Calile Hotel

It's back – Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art (IMA) will add an artistic touch to The Calile Hotel’s Grand Room for the annual IMA Gala and Benefit Auction on Friday June 18. With an exciting line-up of art as well as live performances and fare from some of James Street's most esteemed eateries, this is one starry night that's not to be missed ... more

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The Archibald Prize celebrates 100 years with a line-up of dazzling finalists
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The Archibald Prize celebrates 100 years with a line-up of dazzling finalists

Attention, art lovers! It's finally Archibald Prize time and 2021 marks 100 years of Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait award. Bestowed upon the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians and celebrities to sport icons and artists. Taking over the Art Gallery of NSW from June 5 to September 26, this year's centenary celebration of Australian art is truly putting on a show ... more

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Explore the power of plants at State Library of Queensland's Entwined exhibition
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Explore the power of plants at State Library of Queensland’s Entwined exhibition

Aren't plants just the bee's knees? Our ardent obsession with monsteras, our zealous appreciation of zanzibars and fervent love of ferns knows no bounds. State Library of Queensland's newest exhibition, Entwined: plants and people, explores our passionate relationship with plants through an impressive collection of photography, illustrations, immersive projections and historical objects. Blossoming at the Cultural Precinct from Saturday June 12 to Sunday November 14, this is one must-see showcase of greenery. more

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Cj Hendry is bringing her hyper-realistic art back down under with her STRAYA exhibition
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Cj Hendry is bringing her hyper-realistic art back down under with her STRAYA exhibition

New York seems further away than ever at the moment and we're sure expats living in the Big Apple are missing home as much as we miss globetrotting. One such expat is beloved artist Cj Hendry, who is back in the country for the first time in seven years with a new show. The two-part exhibition based on ‘Australianisms’, aptly named STRAYA, is coming to Brisbane in just a few short days. Here's what you can expect ... more

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Experience a live art remix at Museum of Brisbane's mind-bending RMXTV exhibition
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Experience a live art remix at Museum of Brisbane’s mind-bending RMXTV exhibition

Calling all art enthusiasts – our city's cultural gem, Museum of Brisbane, is about to come alive with colour and vibrant experimentation for its newest exhibition RMXTV, where a collection of artists will test their creative agility over three weeks in May. It's all a part of Brisbane Art Design (BAD), which is returning for another year of interdisciplinary action from May 7–30. more