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Metro Arts unveils killer line-up for Deathfest 2.0

Deathfest 2.0: a duel with death encourages broader conversation and open-mindedness about death literacy via a thoughtfully-curated program of live theatre, visual art, circus, discussions and provocative sessions. Returning to Brisbane after a compelling first outing in 2016, the three-week event – the only one of its kind in Queensland - features 13 profound works, including five world premieres and six national premieres, plus signature events from across the globe. Metro Arts ...

Triple Feature – Labyrinth / Karate Kid / Stand By Me screening for two nights only at Metro Arts!

On the bill are the classic Eighties movies Labyrinth, Karate Kid and Stand By Me - screening back to back on both Friday 6th and Saturday 7th July. Stay for one or two movies - or all three!   //   Jim Henson's LABYRINTH Fifteen-year-old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth who will keep him if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in thirteen hours. The 1986 cult classic starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly....

Swallow by Stef Smith at Metro Arts

Swallow is a play about choosing life. It’s a study of survival, exploring the surprising complexity of contemporary life. The play begins with Anna smashing everything in her apartment; her neighbour, Rebecca is furiously breaking down after splitting with her husband; and Sam is trying to process who they are while leaving their old identity as Samantha behind. Smith’s play highlights the loneliness of city living as these three strangers overhear one another’s lives and ...

Splendour at Metro Arts

This highly charged drama places four women in an opulent drawing room as civil war rages outside. While they wait for a dictator to return home truth is fractured, reinvented and rediscovered as a violence draws ever closer.   //   Splendour invites audiences to witness privilege, brutality and power through the fragmented and shifting emotional perspectives of four very different women, making it a unique and revelatory experience. Splendour is written by British ...

The Curves of Sensations Exhibition at Metro Arts

In the studio, he experiments with, modifies and physically deconstructs these new and old technologies in a ‘DIY’ manner in order to foreground both their material presence and the perceptual dimensions of spectatorship. Studio and gallery spaces become laboratories of perceptual affect, bringing the audience face to face with the apparatus, or immersing the spectator within its workings in a performative viewing experience.   //   His works often play with the ...

Cargo Club at Metro Arts

The club-style performance will rattle the six storey warehouse in Brisbane’s CBD with a unique blend of cool tunes, spoken word, ancient rituals, live art, cultural performances and retro-futurist technologies in the Sue Benner Theatre.   //   Transporting audiences across the world from rural villages to bustling city centers, Cargo Club dishes up a rich experience filled with deeply cultural and intimately personal stories presented in eight languages. Between ...

AusAsia at Metro Arts

In a one-night only Brisbane return season patrons can dine with strangers in Jamie Lewis’ immersive performance on love, loss and migration. Following a popular Melbourne season and sold-out Brisbane Festival season last year, Saltwater returns home to Metro Arts where the work was first created. Drawing on his Hmong heritage, multidisciplinary artist Vanghoua Anthony Vue transforms the Metro Arts stairwell with a striking and colourful installation that stretches across four levels...