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

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. Make tracks to QAG from this weekend, as Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home will be on display from Saturday March 21. 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

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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March
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Candy-coated musicals, froth-filled fests and queer flicks – the best events in Brisbane this March

Another month, another bunch of awesome happenings to look forward to! Whether you're looking to chill out and listen to some live tunes at a backyard barbecue, bask in some toe-tapping theatre or immerse yourself in thought-provoking conversations on science and space, there's something for every leisure seeker on the calendar this month. We've put together a handy list of the coolest events happening in Brisbane this March, from science festivals full of wisdom and wonder to chocolate-covered musicals. more

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The body is a wonderland – mind-bending exhibition CREATURE crawls into IMA
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The body is a wonderland – mind-bending exhibition CREATURE crawls into IMA

Moulding together fairytale-like wonder with confronting images of body horror, internationally-acclaimed artist Marianna Simnett will kick off her first-ever Australian exhibition, CREATURE, at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) on Saturday February 22. A challenging and bewitching creative endeavor, the six-week exhibition will showcase the past six years of Simnett’s artistic journey, presenting three of her most notable works together for the very first time. more


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TEMPORARILY CLOSED A river (literally) runs through it – GOMA's Water Sundays is dripping with things to do
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TEMPORARILY CLOSED A river (literally) runs through it – GOMA’s Water Sundays is dripping with things to do

Since December 2019, GOMA's breathtaking exhibition Water has allowed curious minds to check out almost 100 works from local and international artists that explore the vital element which sustains all life on Earth. Now more than ever, the exhibition has become a timely focal point well worth the visit as we grapple with our nation's devastating climate change disaster. With Water Sundays on February 16 and April 5, the exhibition continues to showcase the vital importance of our most precious resource as well as spark important conversations about the environmental and social challenges we are currently facing. more

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED Explore and celebrate the vital element of Water at GOMA'S latest exhibition
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TEMPORARILY CLOSED Explore and celebrate the vital element of Water at GOMA’S latest exhibition

Water, it's the key to sustaining all forms of life on Earth but have you ever stopped to appreciate how utterly amazing water is? This summer, you're invited to do just that at the brand new Water exhibition at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the collection highlights the precious resource and promises to spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.  more

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Celebrate the life and work of Jon Molvig at QAGOMA
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Celebrate the life and work of Jon Molvig at QAGOMA

Described as colourful, outspoken and rebellious, Jon Molvig was an artist with an extraordinary vision. His work dominated the city's art scene in the late 1960s and inspired a generation of artists. Now, almost 50 years after his passing, QAGOMA has unveiled its latest exhibition paying tribute to the prolific expressionist painter. more

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The Museum of Brisbane delivers an exhibition to your ears with High Rotation
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The Museum of Brisbane delivers an exhibition to your ears with High Rotation

For Brisbane locals, the cultural feats of our humble riverside city have always been aplenty, and we have spent decades dedicated to establishing ourselves as a capital with just as much cultural sway as the nation’s other heavyweights. This is especially true of Brisbane’s burgeoning music scene, which has kicked, screamed and shouted its way into popularity - from the local scene we know and love - through to national and international hearts and stages. There are many musical sons and daughters birthed from the shores and streets of Brisbane to be proud of - and thanks to the Museum of Brisbane, we now have the chance to celebrate them. more

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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday
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What’s on this Ekka eve and public holiday

There are so many things to love about the Ekka – the food, the animals and the rides are right up there, but it’s the public holiday that we’re most grateful for. If you’re not up for braving the crowds at the showgrounds on Wednesday August 14, we’ve whipped up a little list of things that are happening around town on the public holiday and the night before – you get a sleep-in, after all … more

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The Ekka returns with strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and all of the agriculture
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The Ekka returns with strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and all of the agriculture

The great state of Queensland quite simply has loads of things to be proud of. XXXX Beer, Savage Garden, the Story Bridge and Bundaberg Rum have all earned us some serious bragging rights, but there is one thing that makes our hearts swell with pride for the rich culture we have cultivated – the Royal Queensland Show (or the Ekka, as its more affectionately known). This year the show steamrolls ahead into its 142nd year (seriously, the only thing that’s stopped it since its inception have been the Spanish influenza and World War II), returning to its home turf of the Brisbane Showgrounds to celebrate the best of Queensland. more

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GOMA heats up with its scorching homegrown Winter Up Late program
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GOMA heats up with its scorching homegrown Winter Up Late program

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (we hope it’s cosy down there), you’re probably aware that GOMA has been overtaken by a number of absolutely jaw-dropping exhibitions and installations. As well as the dual efforts of national treasures Margaret Olley and Ben Quilty adorning the gallery walls at the moment, the building’s façade is permanently bathed in the evening light of James Turrell’s epic Night Life installation. To celebrate this trio of talent, GOMA has curated a killer Winter Up Late line-up for every Friday night in August – so if you like your music loud and your art after hours, you’ll want to read on … more

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Parties, provocation and pure passion – Brisbane Festival unveils its whopping 2019 program
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Parties, provocation and pure passion – Brisbane Festival unveils its whopping 2019 program

September in Brisbane is a seriously magical time – we’re in the heart of springtime, spirits are high, and the city becomes home to one of our most beloved annual rituals. That’s right – Brisbane Festival is returning from September 5–28 and bringing with it a whole host of jaw-dropping entertainment. We’ve been keeping you posted on some juicy announcements as they come through, but the full program has finally made its way out into the world – and we’ve gotta tell you, it’s well worth getting excited about. more

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Catch the most captivating snaps from around the globe at the World Press Photo Exhibition
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Catch the most captivating snaps from around the globe at the World Press Photo Exhibition

In the age of the internet and limited attention spans, it speaks volumes when something is able to stop us in our tracks and make us think, wonder or simply admire. Even in this brave new world, the World Press Photo Exhibition has remained an event capable of making millions of people from all corners of the globe pause for a moment to observe and consider slices of history presented in powerful images. The worldwide exhibition is setting up at Brisbane Powerhouse from July 12 to August 4, bringing a host of photographs that are guaranteed to engage and inspire. more

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Born to be bold – groundbreaking artist Ben Quilty’s first major survey opens at GOMA
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Born to be bold – groundbreaking artist Ben Quilty’s first major survey opens at GOMA

As well as being a beautiful thing to look at, art happens to be a major vehicle for activism, awareness and social change – which is a huge factor in Ben Quilty’s work. The Australian artist has become prolific in the cultural realm for his seamless fusion of social commentary and breathtakingly bold style of painting – and now a whole stack of his work is coming our way. Coming to GoMA from June 29, Quilty is the artist’s first major survey celebrating his significant output. more

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A generous life – GOMA celebrates the beloved Margaret Olley with a major free exhibition
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A generous life – GOMA celebrates the beloved Margaret Olley with a major free exhibition

Margaret Olley was one of Australia’s most prolific artists, celebrating a vibrant and full life that spilled over into her immediately recognisable paintings. She continues to be treasured for both her contribution to our country’s cultural landscape as well as being a delight of a human being, serving as a source of inspiration both throughout her life and posthumously. Brisbane is about to be gifted a visual treat in the form of A Generous Life, a stunning exhibition coming to GOMA from Saturday June 15 that showcases Margaret’s incredible output through the years as well as her life through the eyes of other artists. more