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Bangladesh 1971
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Take a photographic journey with Bangladesh 1971

While the written word is a powerful weapon to wield, it can often bear no match to the glimpse of a strong image. In times of extreme struggle and disaster the photograph is an integral component of sharing the story of the struggles of a nation (and its residents) the world over. more

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Grateful 100
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Share thanks with the Grateful 100 project

It’s surely good manners to say your pleases and thank-yous when required, but how often do we truly mean them? The Grateful 100 is a local initiative that aims to make the masses a little more aware of the blessings in everyday life.  The concept is simple – take one photo a day for 100 days of something you are grateful for. Whatever form the image takes is up to you, whether it’s a favourite sibling, a sunset, or a jar of Nutella. You’re able to seek inspiration from other followers via the project’s website page, as well as the Facebook group, which allows the initiative’s global members to keep in contact. more

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Deck The Walls at Bleeding Heart
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Drop in to Deck the Walls at Bleeding Heart Gallery

With shopping centres lavished in decorations and carols already playing, the countdown to Christmas is well and truly making its way around town. The yuletide fervour has reached Bleeding Heart Gallery, where an exhibition has been created in its honour. Deck the Walls is a celebration of Christmas and its spirit, bringing together local artists to create within the theme. Artists including Carmela Ruffino, Catherine Insch, Laura Strange and Dave Lydiard have each been given two canvases on which to create a masterpiece. All artworks included in the exhibition will be priced between $50 and $150, with all profits from the sales donated to supporting social enterprises and community organisations. @ Bleeding Heart Gallery, November 9–22 Image via Pink Frosting. more

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Advice From Your Mother
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Celebrate your mum with Advice From Your Mother

Don't slouch. Don't swim with a full stomach. Don't speak with your mouth full. A mother's advice can range from the helpful to the annoying, as well as the just plain questionable. In ode to mothers everywhere, and all the quirky advice they give, Spool Collective has produced the Advice From Your Mother exhibition. more

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If Pain Persists
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Discover Linde Ivimey’s If Pain Persists

With an eye for the unusual, artist Linde Ivimey has formed a career from the creation of unique, and somewhat ghoulish, sculpture. The Sydney-based creative talent has a new exhibition on show at UQ Art Museum – If Pain Persists. The collection of works will take a gander at Linde’s career portfolio, with some of her earliest artworks included, as well as her most recent. Not only will visitors be able to see Linde’s growth as an artist, but witness her signature use of curious natural materials, including fibre, hessian, animal bones and gemstones. These materials are used to create warped and dishevelled figures, each representing a unique personal story. @ UQ Art Museum, November 2 to March 24 more

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Transforming Tindale at State Library of Queensland
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Glimpse Queensland’s past at Transforming Tindale

Science and community studies are rarely thought to go hand in hand, but that’s exactly what noted scientist Norman Tindale merged in the early 20th century. This Australian was one of the most revered scientists of his time in the nation – not for his experimentation or invention, but for his detailed documentation of the aboriginal communities of Queensland. more

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Dirie Dirie Me
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See Dirie Dirie Me’s Day of the Dead at C Gallery

If you are looking for a way to embrace the slightly sinister festivities of both Halloween and Day of the Dead, perhaps you should pop in to C Gallery. The Fortitude Valley gallery will provide a ghoulish backdrop for creative duo Dirie Dirie Me‘s latest release – a range of Day of the Dead-themed tea sets, made exclusively for Australian tea company SLURP. From 6:30–9:00 pm this Thursday the designs will be on display, with all items available for purchase and a silent auction running to raise money for the QLD Blood Bank. Perusing the collection you’ll see intricate Spanish floral prints and colours adorn the shiny ceramic skull teapots, which will make an interesting addition to any high-tea occasion. @ C Gallery, October 25 more


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Platform 2012
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Combined creation at Platform 2012, Metro Arts

Teamwork is one of the best ways to share and discover new ideas and methods – especially within the creative industries. Forging together their talents are Brisbane’s creative beacons Jan Manton Gallery and Metro Arts for the Platform 2012 exhibition. Five international artists have been chosen to feature in the collaboration, which will include a gallery showing and an artist talk. The artists included are husband-and-wife duo Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, photographer Joachim Froese, sculptor Michael Riddle, Indonesian artist Heri Dono and renowned Australian artist Imants Tillers. Each artist has shown innovation in their work, with exploration and experimentation obvious in each piece. @ Metro Arts, October 10–27 more

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Animalia at Red Hill Gallery
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Wildlife captured in Animalia at Red Hill Gallery

With a knack for the natural, Paul Margocsy is a painter with an adept ability to recreate what he sees in reality on canvas. After trying his hand at careers that ranged as far as window dressing at Myer to stints in the army, Paul discovered the world of wildlife art in 1978. Ever since, he has been documenting the movements of the world’s fauna within his work. Paul has since taken part in numerous exhibitions, as well as had a book published on his paintings and created a set of stamps for Australia Post. Animalia is a collection of Paul’s latest creations, with animal subjects featuring from the harsh landscapes of Australia and Africa. The watercolours depict wild birds, as well as leopards, zebras, elephants and giraffes. Paul’s pieces will sit alongside sculptures of the accompanying exhibition Passion for Bronze, with artworks from Glenys Lindsay and Dean… more

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Explore Queensland's past with Brown Sugar at White Canvas
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Explore Queensland’s past with Brown Sugar at White Canvas

For artist Kelli McGregor, making a move to the Fraser Coast Hinterland has done a great deal more than change her landscape. It’s also refreshed and renewed her creativity in her artwork and inspired her latest exhibition, Brown Sugar. The collection of 35 paintings and prints will be held at White Canvas Gallery from October 5. In each work, Kelli explores her new environment in Tropical Queensland, particularly the history of the sugar cane farms that envelop the surrounding plains. Using vibrant colour, flurried brushstrokes and symbolism, Kelli explores the industry from the point of view of its workers and its impact on the region. @ White Canvas Gallery, October 4–16 more

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Katrin Koenning savours the small things with Near
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Katrin Koenning savours the small things with Near

A family can come in many forms, from single units to huge complex webs that branch throughout different countries and cultures. Whichever the case, the desire to belong to a family is one of the most commonly shared and basic of human desires – it's this notion that is explored by photographer Katrin Koenning in her latest exhibition. more

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Prado Up Late
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Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side plays Prado Up Late

The Queensland Art Gallery’s celebrated exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado has now held residence for quite a while. If you haven’t yet had a chance to poke around the astonishing collection of priceless works, now’s your chance with the Prado Up Late program. The after-hours event combines a gig with exhibition entry, with this week’s performer Brisbane four-piece, Gentle Ben & His Sensitive Side. To accompany the group’s sweet melodies, you are invited to taste a touch of Spain with a selection of national specialties on offer. Share a jug of tangy sangria amongst friends, or fill yourself with some of the yummy paella served up to hungry night-time attendees. @ Queensland Art Gallery, September 28 more

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Jan Jorgensen, Lethbridge Gallery
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Suburb celebrations with local artist Jan Jorgensen

Local artist Jan Jorgensen is a keen observer of the city’s comings and goings. Combining her interests in her hometown of Brisbane with her talent with a paintbrush, Jan chronicles the daily lives of residents and regions of the city’s inner suburbs. In each of her paintings, bright colours clash with lively strokes, reflecting and celebrating the energy of the city around her. Locals will instantly recognise iconography that’s reflective of Brisbane, from CityCats to jacarandas in bloom, bridges and the timber verandahs of a Queenslander. You can explore Jan’s creations at Lethbridge Gallery from September 29 to October 31 more