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Jake Moss: With Feelings Exhibition

A collection of blatant and honest paintings, Moss describes his work as colourful, meaningful, philosophical, funny, serious, pretty, ugly and BIG. Growing up with split parents, one whom was very religious and the other who had found their livelihood managing a brothel, Moss brings a kaleidoscope of opinions and influences to his eye catching and controversial images.   //   Experience this widely creative and colourful artist and meet him in person during Wonderland ...

Under My Eye, the new circus work from Bianca Mackail is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

She could stay confined in her visceral minefield of contradictions, deliberations and judgments, but she allows the box to crack open and exposes the honest shit storm of her ramblings and the joy and passion of her beautifully distorted chaos.   //   A fiercely vulnerable and extreme physical adventure into the unrelenting chitchat of the mind. Always searching for story, dissecting, criticising, categorising, judging and boxing them all up into distorted ideas and ...

Awesome Ocean Party is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this month!

She invites you, her party guests, into the depths of her three hearts. Through song, storytelling and ocean-themed everything she weaves together a tale of love, loss, longing and legends of amphibious family histories. An exploration into our need for human connection, it asks: how can we transform our pain and fear into vulnerability and courage allowing us to be imperfectly human, together?   //   Awesome Ocean Party was nominated for Best Cabaret at Melbourne ...

The award-winning musical Becoming Bill is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse this month!

The story of single mum Jane and her two twenty-something boys. Or should that be men? No, boys. Still it’s a normal enough life, not perfect and she’s getting through … until son number one, Bill, decides to write a musical – about his family! Bill’s doing OK. He’s got his own flat, a job and an on-again-off-again girlfriend. But he also has a brother who called in to play video games three months ago and hasn’t left. Mum just can’t quite find the balance between letting ...

Woody Guthrie: Songs of Freedom at Brisbane Powerhouse

In a world where bigotry, racism, violence and inequality are seemingly on the rise, this show, built around Woody’s songs, is a timely reminder of the universal power of great folk music to celebrate humanity and to give voice to the struggles of ordinary people for a better world.   //   Led by the musical prowess of Bruce Hearn (from Melbourne ska legends, Strange Tenants) & The Machinists, Woody Guthrie: Songs of Freedom features icons of Australia’s folk/r...

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 is now showing at Brisbane Powerhouse

This year, the contest saw 4,738 photographers from 129 countries enter 78,801 images. The 2019 World Press Photo nominees were from 25 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela. Of these nominees, 14 photographers are women (32%), which means a significant increase ...

Comedy is coming back to Sunday’s at Brisbane Powerhouse!

After 5 years, Brisbane Powerhouse is shaking up it’s free comedy program and moving Knockoff, the weekly free comedy event on a Friday evening, to Sunday and welcoming back the original name, Livewired Comedy. It’s the same event – Brisbane’s best local and visiting comedians live on stage serving up an hour of free rib-cracking laughs – just with a fresh look. Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director, Kris Stewart is keen to bring the laughs back to Sunday and ward off those ...

100 Years Of The History Of Dance is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

Directed by Emma Canalese and performed by Joseph Simons, 100 Years Of The History Of Dance As Told By One Man In 60 Minutes With An Energetic Group Finale follows Jacob, a schoolboy presenting a report on the topic of his own choice. Not to be extra or anything, but Jacob has decided to cover 100 Years of the History of Dance!   //   Exploring the lives of influential choreographers, including Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Bob Fosse, Roudolf Nureyev, Pina Bauch, Gene ...

Yank! A WWII Love Story is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

Based on the true, hidden history of gay soldiers during World War II, and billed as the musical Rodgers and Hammerstein never wrote, this Australian premiere love story, explores what it means to fall in love and struggle to survive, in a time and place where the odds are stacked against you. It’s 1943, when being gay was a crime. Young and scared, 18 year old Stu is drafted to fight in one of history’s deadliest wars. As Stu struggles through basic training, he falls for the ...

Giantess – written and perfomed by Cassie Workman – is coming to the Brisbane Powerhouse

Taken to a strange house, Sam’s captor tells her she is sick and can never ever leave. Now only the power of a giant can save her.   //   Created by the multi-award-winning comedian Cassie Workman, Giantess is a story of self acceptance. Interweaving music, comedy, storytelling and illustration, Cassie’s one-person-show explores the anguish of coming to terms with a gender identity that doesn’t match your body. Giantess Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane 4-6 July ...