Judith Wright Centre 12 results

Curators In Space: Shift at JWCOCA

The exhibition has been curated by the 2016 Curators in Space participants -Zoe Blandford, Gillian Jones, Jo Kaspari and Emma McLean.   //   Shift is an investigation into the continuity of change. For millennia humankind has witnessed change within natural and man-made environments, within the global community and, perhaps imperceptibly, within the individual. Simultaneously both reliable and unpredictable, the only constant on which we can be certain is humanity’s ...

Muscle Memory at Judith Wright Centre

An evening of heartfelt and virtuosic works performed by Collusion, alongside Queensland Ballet’s exciting young pre-professional dancers. Experience the heightened synchronicity of dance and live music in these lyrical, muscular and intimate chamber ballets.   //   Featuring three group dance works - Refraction, Transition Sequence, Urban Myths; and two intimate duets - Mourning Song and Transference. Muscle Memory creates a varied evening of the best Australian chamber ...

Grace at Judith Wright Centre

From Wednesday 27 until Saturday 30 July, Emma Serjeant will present her pivotal solo work Grace the Judith Wight Centre of Contemporary Arts. Pokemon Go // Grace is based on a popular, successful, happy woman: loving her life and her hidden wild-side. Then, catastrophe. Will she fall forward into the unknown or jerk back to the familiar? Grace is an intimate journey through five life-changing seconds of a woman’s existence and creator/performer Emma Serjeant brings superb physical ...

Knee Deep at JWCOCA

Now in its 4th wildly successful year, four performers explore the boundaries of strength and fragility. Bodies are pushed and pulled, weighed and tested, unlikely bonds are forged and acts of intimacy cohabit space with thrilling physical feats. The Casus artists bring a raw emotional edge and honesty to the stage revealing the strong connection of the quartet throughout the journey. Delicacy does not necessarily equate to fragility, although it is often a fine line the performers ...

a little wonder: Circa Zoo at JWCOCA

This colourful new creation by Circa’s youth ensemble showcases the circus skills of 15 talented artists ranging from ages eight to 19. Featuring trapeze, table sliding, tumbling sequences and breathtaking acrobatics ‘a little wonder’ brilliantly mixes the worlds of circus, theatre and dance to tell a beautiful story of growing up in today’s world. Circa Zoo is Circa’s extension performance program for talented young people who dare to create and deliver spectacular contempor...

Women in Voice 2015

Don’t miss the sumptuous combination of the ethereal Emma Dean, rock legend Carol Lloyd, world music mama Yani and the astounding Alison St Ledger, all brought together by MC Queenie van de Zandt’s hilarious alter ego, Jan van de Stool, International Music Therapist. Gather your favourite music fans to laugh, cry, fall in love and break some hearts along with these incredible vocalists. Women in Voice 2015 will transform a night out together into a highlight of your year. Women in ...

Hot Brown Honey at JWCOCA

From the simmering shores of “Polynesia” to the Bogan streets of Australia, from Africa and Asia, to the life of a single mother who happens to be a DJ, Hot Brown Honey undress sticky topics with side-splitting humour. Join a carefully selected assortment of brown, black and mixed beauties in an explosion of colour, culture and controversy. Fighting the Power never tasted so sweet. Hot Brown Honey Wednesday 16 to Saturday 26 September Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary ...

Queensland Poetry Festival 2015

50+ sessions featuring interstellar guests Les Murray, Quan (Regurgitator), Mayda Del Valle (US), Angela Meyer, MacGillivray (Scotland), Michael Farrell, Ivy Alvarez (NZ), Omar Musa, C.R. Avery (Canada), David Brooks, Krissy Kneen, Ryan Van Winkle (Scotland), Hope One (NZ), Justin Stephenson (Canada), Damian Cowell (TISM), and the 2015 Arts Queensland Poet in Residence Kate Durbin (pictured). Plus special in-flight features the 2015 Poetry Awards, Australian Poetry Slam – QLD Final, ...

Judy Strikes Back at JWCOCA

Asked about writing her autobiography, Judy Garland stated: “When you’ve lived the life I’ve lived, when you’ve loved and suffered, and been madly happy and desperately sad – well, that’s when you realise you’ll never be able to set it all down. Maybe you’d rather die first.” And die she did. In 1969. But now she’s finally done it, her autobiography is hot off the heavenly presses and she wants to share it with you! This is the come back to end all come backs. ...

The Paratrooper Project at JWCOCA

Originally inspired by mementos left by WWII Paratrooper Richard Matthaei, the grandfather of Phluxus2 co-founder Nerida Matthaei, this Brisbane-based dance collective has created an entangled world where stories of wars, historical imaginings and harsh realities become knotted, interwoven and laid bare. The Paratrooper Project sees Phluxus2 examine military, political and personal histories and their impact on our everyday. They interrogate how these histories have imprinted our present ...