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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

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Sculpture Is Everything, GOMA
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Sculpture Is Everything shows at GOMA

Art isn't just about shading, oils and brushes; it's also an arena where people can form weird and wonderful displays from stone and metal. Sculpture is a medium that is as diverse as it is old, with pieces harking back to the legendary Easter Island Heads and Michelangelo's David. more

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desert country
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Visit Desert Country at UQ

Fans of aboriginal art will be enthralled with the arrival of the colourful Desert Country to UQ's Art Museum. The collection is a part of the Art Gallery of South Australia's permanent collection of indigenous artwork that is currently touring the country. more