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Last chance – catch the magnificent APT9 before it leaves QAGOMA
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Last chance – catch the magnificent APT9 before it leaves QAGOMA

Every time QAGOMA opens one of its massive and highly anticipated exhibitions throughout the year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to see what wonders lie within the gallery walls. The last major feat to roll through the doors is the ninth edition of the beloved Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art – or APT9 as you might know it. Though the exhibition has generously been running since November last year, all good things must come to an end – so make sure you catch everything it has to offer before it disappears for good. more

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An iconic Australian artist celebrated – QAG debuts the first-ever Dick Roughsey retrospective
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An iconic Australian artist celebrated – QAG debuts the first-ever Dick Roughsey retrospective

For countless Australian children, their first introduction to the rich and vibrant world of Aboriginal storytelling has no doubt been through the tale of The Rainbow Serpent. However, many people wouldn’t be able to tell you off the top of their head who was responsible for the breathtaking illustrations that adorned the 1975 edition of the book that is still so loved – his name is Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, and his body of work extends far beyond the pages of children’s books. Queensland Art Gallery has assembled a major retrospective of Dick’s incredible art – in a world first, you can witness Stories of this Land as told by one of our country’s finest. more

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Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane
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Who run the world? Where to celebrate International Women’s Day in Brisbane

Folks, here’s a little heads up – International Women’s Day has rolled around again! Taking place on Friday March 8, this global celebration shines a light on the amazing work that non-male folk all around the world are doing. From art and activism to STEM and parenting, it’s all about acknowledging the tireless work of women in all walks of life. This day is for everyone (no matter how they identify) to celebrate, support and recognise the achievements and everyday struggles that women face. We’ve rounded up some rad events that epitomise the spirit of the day – and all are welcome to attend. more

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From musical tours to staying Up Late – APT9 Summer Festival heats up QAGOMA
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From musical tours to staying Up Late – APT9 Summer Festival heats up QAGOMA

When it comes to keeping us entertained throughout the warmer months, QAGOMA has always had our backs. If you haven’t already checked out the jaw-dropping 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (or even if you have), we would suggest keeping the weekend of January 18–20 free – because QAGOMA’s annual Summer Festival has returned! Celebrating the exhibition in inimitable style, the festival is a perfect opportunity to experience the wonder of APT9 through a wide range of wonderful activities. more

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Save the date: five events we’re looking forward to in 2019
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Save the date: five events we’re looking forward to in 2019

Real talk – while 2018 may have been a great year for Brisbane, we’re even more excited for what 2019 is going to bring. Our cultural sphere just keeps getting better, with a host of local and international events taking place right here in our city. We’ve picked five killer events happening post-New Year that you should get tickets to before they disappear, lest you risk falling victim to some serious FOMO. more

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QAGOMA is throwing a huge APT9 Opening Night Party – and you're invited!
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QAGOMA is throwing a huge APT9 Opening Night Party – and you’re invited!

We're going to just go right out there and admit it – we look forward to every third summer in Brisbane more than any other. Why? Because that's when QAGOMA's Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is in town! Seeing as this explosion of life and colour only happens every three years, its opening night is definitely cause for the entire city to celebrate. From 7:30 pm this Friday November 23, both QAG and GOMA are opening up their doors to the public for one heck of a party, filled with DJs, performances, food, drink and of course some awe-inspiring art. more

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Beyond the wardrobe walls – the Easton Pearson Archive unlocks a history of fashion
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Beyond the wardrobe walls – the Easton Pearson Archive unlocks a history of fashion

When it comes to dynamic duos, they don’t come much better than Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson. Over the course of 27 years, these two fabulous women changed the face of Australian fashion with their eponymous label Easton Pearson. Their truly visionary designs and unique approach has left a seriously impressive legacy – and an even more breathtaking archive of pieces to pore over. The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive is arriving at the Museum of Brisbane from Friday November 23 to provide a glimpse inside a brand that has captivated our country for almost three decades – and whose influence is still felt today. more


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APT9 brings a wave of groundbreaking art across all realms to QAGOMA
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APT9 brings a wave of groundbreaking art across all realms to QAGOMA

Every three years, QAGOMA plays host to one of the world’s most important and enlightening exhibitions. While all of the art that passes through the galleries continues to keep us stimulated (and delighted), the Asia Pacific Triennial series holds a special place in the hearts of Brisbane locals. The date has rolled around again and we couldn’t be more thrilled to explore the goodness that APT9 has in store. more

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Beyond the Dress Code – this exhibition explores the deeper meanings of fashion
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Beyond the Dress Code – this exhibition explores the deeper meanings of fashion

Whether you regularly dress to impress or are a devotee to the same core items of a capsule wardrobe, there is no denying that what you choose to wear has a great impact on how you are perceived. Like it or not, most of us carry biases (unconscious or otherwise) towards all kinds of items – from fur coats to hi-vis vests, clothing has the ability to instantly signify someone’s style, status or intentions. Coming to the Museum of Brisbane from November 3, Dress Code is an exhibition that draws upon the collective talents of five artists to explore the intrinsic links between fashion, identity and culture – and you’d best believe we have a lot to learn. more

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Sam Cranstoun’s evocative new exhibition imagines history’s Impossible Conversations
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Sam Cranstoun’s evocative new exhibition imagines history’s Impossible Conversations

When it comes to rich and thought-provoking personalities, the annals of Italian history are an absolute hotbed. From poets and painters to saints and scientists, there are so many people whose knowledge we can draw upon … except for the fact that a whole bunch of them are dead. Enter Sam Cranstoun, the award-winning artist acting as a conduit between modern Brisbanites and timeless figures in Italian history. His exhibition Impossible Conversations is opening at the Museum of Brisbane from October 10 to rewrite history – with a little creative license. Intrigued? You should be. more

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Yasss kweens! King Street celebrates equality with three weeks of festive fun
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Yasss kweens! King Street celebrates equality with three weeks of festive fun

Last year marked a pretty momentous occasion in Australian history – our (frankly useless) government asked us if same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, and because we’re not a pack of animals we voted yes to love. This rainbow-coloured victory is something to be celebrated, which is why the legends at King Street have decided to throw a three-week-long party in conjunction with Brisbane Festival. Love is King will take over the street from September 8–29 bringing fun, feasting and loads of amorous activities with it. more

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Archibald artists assemble for the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize
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Archibald artists assemble for the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize

In the world of art, there are certain names that come with an automatic sense of wonder – we’re talking your Glover, Archibald, Wynne and Sulman types. These prestigious awards are a true indicator of enormous talent, boundless imagination and dedication to the craft … and a whole host of winning artists are bringing their works to Brisbane as part of the legendary Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize. more

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Back with a bang – Brisbane Festival delivers the goods with its sizzling 2018 selection
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Back with a bang – Brisbane Festival delivers the goods with its sizzling 2018 selection

Folks, spring has almost sprung and it’s bringing a little something special with it – we’re talking Brisbane Festival, baby! Come September 8, our fine city will be overflowing with a selection of local and international entertainment that will make your head spin. From circus and cabaret to top live bands and immersive theatre, the festival brings together the best of the arts scene for your enjoyment – so you’d better get out there and lap it up. Mark September 8–29 in your diary and start planning your hit-list, because this one’s going to be a doozy. more

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Arty party – Future Collective Revel is Brisbane's answer to the Met Gala
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Arty party – Future Collective Revel is Brisbane’s answer to the Met Gala

Every year when the Met Gala rolls around, it’s hard not to get at least a teensy bit of FOMO. The combination of stunning frocks, priceless art and a pure party atmosphere is impossible to resist – after all, there are very few occasions in the calendar year where we get to dust off our finery and indulge in pure revelry. If you’re a fan of fabulous soirees and fine art, your time has come – GOMA is hosting its annual Future Collective Revel and you’re going to want to be there. more

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The Gresham | Brisbane's ten best bars
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The Weekend Edition x W Insider: Brisbane’s June Cool Hunter Guide

Friday June 1 marked a very special day for Brisbane City – the opening of its first five-star hotel in 20 years, W Brisbane. There are many elements that make W Brisbane particularly worthy of the five-star accolade, one of which is the W Insider, Montana Tozzi, a gal about town whose job is to ensure guests have access to whatever they want, whenever they want it. Each month Montana treats guests with her hit-list of what to do and see in Brisbane via the Cool Hunter Guide, and seeing as that's our specialty, we've partnered with her to curate it each month. Here you have it folks – the best of Brisbane this June. more

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No passport required – take a trip around the globe with Brisbane’s best multicultural events
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No passport required – take a trip around the globe with Brisbane’s best multicultural events

Real talk – one of the best things about Brisbane is that it’s a cultural melting pot. From the delicious food to the lively events, there is always something happening that celebrates the unique mix of people that call this place home. Whether you want to taste something exciting, take part in a new ritual, catch tunes from another culture or see art from across the globe, it’s all happening in Brisbane this winter. We’ve taken a look through Brisbane City Council’s Live guide and picked five must-do events that prove you don’t need a passport to see the world. more

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Tony Albert flips the script on race and representation with his Visible exhibition
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Tony Albert flips the script on race and representation with his Visible exhibition

Real talk – white Australia’s treatment and representation of its Aboriginal population is inexcusably bad. There’s no skirting around the fact that things need to change, but the nature of these issues is harrowing, heavy and can be hard to navigate. Someone adding a touch of humour to this poignant topic is Tony Albert, the award-winning Indigenous Australian artist who has carved his own unique path in our country’s cultural landscape. His latest exhibition Visible is coming to Queensland Art Gallery from June 2 to bring a different perspective to the conversation surrounding race and representation. more

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History unchained – Life in Irons takes us on a journey to Brisbane's colonial past
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History unchained – Life in Irons takes us on a journey to Brisbane’s colonial past

There’s no nice way to put it – colonisation is brutal. Most of us are aware at least on a base level of our country’s history, but there’s a lot more to the story than a bunch of criminals getting shipped off to a country that was actually already occupied. From its prisoners to our First Nations people, the Moreton Bay penal colony changed the lives of many – not to mention the course of history. Museum of Brisbane is taking us back in time with Life in Irons, an exhibit that shows what life was like on both sides of the fence. more

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Grab your apron – the International Cake Show Australia is back!
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Grab your apron – the International Cake Show Australia is back!

Is baking a piece of cake? Or do your cakes not rise to the occasion? Either way, the International Cake Show Australia is the place to be. Whether you want to attend a masterclass, watch industry experts or just simply get your sugar fix, this event has something for everyone. The ultimate cake decorating competition is taking over Brisbane Showgrounds from May 18–20. more