The Surprise Collection Exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse
This collection of oil paintings depicts the turbulence of a descent into the darkest depths of the unconscious mind where form and structure dissipate to leave the raw, intense energy of a struggle for survival. A powerful visual depiction of the darkness man must conquer to gain ultimate iconic stature.
Townley’s work has been exhibited at The National Gallery, The Royal Academy and Saatchi Gallery in London. Some of his clients are made up of the world’s greatest stars; Sir ...
World Press Photo Exhibition 2017
The annual World Press Photo exhibition profiles the world’s top press photographers who captured an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.
In its 60th year, the contest saw 80,408 images submitted by 5,034 photographers from 125 countries.
The prestigious World Press Photo of the Year award was given to Turkish photographer Burhan Ozbilici. Ozbilici’s picture shows how Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police ...
Joh for PM at Brisbane Powerhouse
The musical comedy satirizes the bizarre events that occurred in Australian politics during the Bjelke-Petersen reign. Set at a fundraiser for Joh in 1987, audiences will want to sing along to original tunes such as Pumpkin Scone Diplomacy, Feeding the Chooks and the most catchy political song ever, Joh for PM.
Bjelke-Petersen was Queensland’s longest serving, longest-lived, most quotable Premier. He was one of the best-known and most controversial political ...
Briefs: Close Encounters at Brisbane Powerhouse
With their trademark skill and humour, they test the limits of masculinity, taste and decency. Expect interstellar aerials, incredible artistry and warped speed strippers from outer space.
It’s been too long between drinks, with the BRIEFS boys not having performed at Brisbane Powerhouse since sell-out performances in 2014. Expect all the shocks and thrills you remember – plus new tricks, glamour and frivolity to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Brisbane Street Arts Festival 2017
BSAF 2017 program will offer a kaleidoscope of colour, sound and movement to capture the hearts and minds of this wonderful city. It’s a cultural event that invites anyone and everyone to explore, create, collaborate and inspire by bringing people together through art.
Situated over 20 locations around Brisbane with over 100 artists that include internationally celebrated and recognised street artist’s Sofles, Scott Marsh and Drapl alongside performances from ...
House of Mirrors at Brisbane Powerhouse
Since the 19th Century, mirror mazes have been trapping and reflecting participants, challenging those that venture into them, both physically and psychologically, resulting in delight, amazement and sometimes, fear.
The House of Mirrors includes Kaleidoscopic like chambers, voids, doorways and darkened breaks, the purist and most traditional form of a mirrored maze. No added gimmicks, no special effects, no special lighting, no sound track or soundscape. The primary ingredients ...
The Story of Brisbane at Brisbane Powerhouse
Against the backdrop of the Brisbane River and with Brisbane Powerhouse at the heart of the narrative, The Story of Brisbane is packed with anecdote, humour and information as it celebrates the many wondrous ways writers have seen our city.
Accompany Therese and Tim as they transform themselves into a variety of characters from the works of writers– past and present, well known and less well known. Witty, enthusiastic and steeped in Brisbane cultural knowledge, Therese and Tim ...
True West at Brisbane Powerhouse
Brotherly love this ain’t. When a sly ‘gentleman’s agreement’ is made between Lee (Thomas Larkin) and a Hollywood producer on the ninth green, Lee’s brother Austin (Julian Curtis) allows bitterness and resentment to erupt. Pokemon Go
In a hilarious and devastating struggle set against the heat and howls of their desert surrounds, the brothers challenge what it means to ‘win’ in life, how this is measured and who really cares.
Shepard’s modern masterpiece is a ...
World Press Photo 16 at Brisbane Powerhouse
The annual photo contest awards photographers for the best images contributing to the past year of visual journalism. It is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers, setting the standard in the industry. Pokemon Go
In it’s 59th year, the contest drew entries from around the globe: 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted 82,951 images.
The jury of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest selected ...
FearLess Exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse
Cochrane’s work combines portrait photography and expressionism painting in order to create works that are colourful, expressive and tantalise the viewer – is the photographic portrait’s beauty obscured or amplified by the vibrant splash of paint? You decide.
The exhibition also investigates the male gaze and women’s view of themselves – Cochrane takes photos which exemplify the “male gaze” (the view of women as plaint, sexual objects) and then transf...