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

With Christmas quite literally around the corner (it's mid-December folks!) and the new year zooming in fast, your end-of-year calendar will surely be filling up quick-sticks. To add to your weekend revelry, we've rounded up the best-of-the-best of fun-filled and festive events happening across our twinkling city from December 12 to 15, from Christmas parades filled with marching and merriment to boozy vegan brunches. more

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Festive flicks, a snowman in summer and makin' gravy – the best events in Brisbane this December
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Festive flicks, a snowman in summer and makin’ gravy – the best events in Brisbane this December

Well, heck. Against all advice, we blinked and now all of a sudden it's December. How did that even happen? Mentally we're still somewhere around mid-year but here we are hurtling towards year's end, not just year, decade's end! Whilst that's a tiny bit terrifying, rather than dissect where the past year has gone let's look forward and make the most of what's left in 2019. From festive films to some seriously sweet gigs, here are some unmissable events happening in Brisbane this December (and no, they aren't all Christmas-related but let's be honest, most of them are). more

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

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All that glitters is gorgeous – our top five unmissable events at MELT Festival this year
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All that glitters is gorgeous – our top five unmissable events at MELT Festival this year

Brisbane, the most fabulous time of the year is almost upon us. Dust off your sequins, bust out the rhinestones and take the feather boa out of storage – MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture is back with so much more than a bang, baby! Returning to its spiritual home of the Brisbane Powerhouse from June 28 to July 7, this iconic festival shines a spotlight on what are historically some of the world’s most amazing but marginalised communities, all while celebrating them in every iteration. From filthy-gorgeous cabaret to insightful conversations and high drag, we’ve picked five events at this year’s MELT that you cannot miss. more

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Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle – the eye-popping geometric exhibition coming to QAG
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Give ‘em the old razzle dazzle – the eye-popping geometric exhibition coming to QAG

Let’s get one thing straight – there’s something truly magical about the science of geometry. Usually something so clinical is hard to be inspired by, but the certain art of tricking the eye with the basic tools of colour and form is actually quite special. A new exhibition coming to the Queensland Art Gallery is built around the very premise of using deceptively simple strategies to blow our minds visually. Geometries brings together a collection of artworks that are bound to make you stare – and maybe even wonder just what the heck you’re looking at (in the best possible way). more

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The best of BAD – our top ten things to see and do at BRISBANE ART DESIGN
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The best of BAD – our top ten things to see and do at BRISBANE ART DESIGN

Folks, it’s finally here – the hotly anticipated BRISBANE ART DESIGN festival and exhibition are arriving as of Friday May 10! These two massive projects are the first of their kind in our city, drawing upon the talents of Brisbane artists both past and present to create an all-in sensory experience that celebrates our unique cultural scene. The whopping program is jam-packed with true gems, from talks and workshops to tours and feasts – so we thought we’d pick some unmissable events to give you some inspo. Behold, our top ten things to see and do at BRISBANE ART DESIGN! more

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Breaking BAD – our handy guide to navigating BRISBANE ART DESIGN
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Breaking BAD – our handy guide to navigating BRISBANE ART DESIGN

Lovers of all things bold, beautiful and eye-catching, listen up – Brisbane is about to unleash a wave of work from its best and brightest creatives in a brand-new exhibition and festival! We’re talking BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD), the massive conglomerate that celebrates talented people of Brisbane both past and present. Comprising of a major exhibition at Museum of Brisbane accompanied by a festival of complementary events spread across more than 25 locations, BAD is a brilliant beast of a thing – so we thought we’d help you out and break it down for you. more

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A huge pop-up living art gallery is coming to the City Botanic Gardens
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A huge pop-up living art gallery is coming to the City Botanic Gardens

Looking at some of Brisbane’s natural landscapes, it makes perfect sense that artists are inspired by them. The vibrant colours, unusual textures and sensory experiences of nature lend themselves to taking art off the canvas and into the wild. Returning for its second year after a mega-successful debut, Botanica is a groundbreaking exhibition that invites us all to explore the connections between art, design and the natural world through spectacular installations. From May 10–19, Botanica will transform the iconic City Botanic Gardens into a living, breathing outdoor art gallery for everyone to enjoy – all for free. more

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Look up – where to catch killer street art around Brisbane
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Look up – where to catch killer street art around Brisbane

Many people are quick to point at Melbourne as Australia’s capital of cool when it comes to street art, but Brisbane is actually a thriving hub of the art form in its own right. Once written off as a pastime for delinquents, the actual artistry behind street art is finally being recognised for its positive qualities – making public spaces more beautiful, inviting conversation and providing a platform for artists to be seen. Brisbane City Council has taken the lead in fostering a stronger appreciation for street art through its Brisbane Canvas program, a push towards celebrating our creative scene and making the city even more pretty. more