Visitors will be invited to challenge their curiosity when imagination, innovation, creativity, science, technology and art intersect in Brisbane over three weeks in 2019.
Curiocity Brisbane is an immersive, interactive and multi-sensory experience that will link the city from South Bank to New Farm from March 15 to April 3, 2019.
The concept of this interactive, innovative, flagship event for Brisbane has grown from a close collaboration between the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, and Brisbane City Council, through Brisbane Marketing.
Visitors of all ages will be able to explore, create and play among a gallery of interactive creations, augmented reality spaces and music pop-ups.
The inaugural Curiocity Brisbane includes the World Science Festival Brisbane 2019 (March 20–24), brand-new global technology and innovation event QODE (April 2–3) and Curiocities; a trail of more than ten eye-opening interactive installations (March 15 to April 3).
The Curiocities will be positioned along the Brisbane River from South Bank’s Cultural Precinct to Brisbane Powerhouse and operate both day and night over the 20 days.
Heading the trail at the Brisbane Powerhouse is Wave Opus III, a work by Brisbane-based Curiocity installation artist Ross Manning, whose practice spans experimental music, new technologies and immersive installations.
Wave Opus III is a large-scale self-playing instrument, which resembles a waveform and was originally commissioned for the Institute of Modern Art in 2017.
Curiocities, such as Wave Opus III, are designed to spark the imagination and encourage visitors to challenge and embrace their curiosity about science and innovation, about Brisbane, and about their place in the universe.
Also making its debut in 2019 under the umbrella of Curiocity Brisbane is QODE – a global technology and innovation event for companies, government, investors, entrepreneurs and startups looking to influence and shape the global business landscape.
The two-day event at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre features 15 international speakers, 70 exhibitors and more than 50 start-ups, and will welcome more than 1,000 delegates.
The hugely popular World Science Festival Brisbane returns in 2019 as part of Curiocity Brisbane’s line up of events, with thousands of attendees expected to answer the call to “explore, create and play”.
World Science Festival Brisbane explores and celebrates the intersection of science and art through a month-long program of interactive workshops, engaging demonstrations, inspiring theatrical and cinematic experiences and thought-provoking conversations across Queensland.
Stay up to date with the latest Curiocity Brisbane news, including the announcement of new Curiocities, at curiocitybrisbane.com.au
For more information on QODE and to purchase tickets, visit qode19.com
Early bird tickets for World Science Festival Brisbane are on sale now. For more information, visit worldsciencefestival.com