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Final movie program at Metro Arts cinema!

The Lumen Room - located on the ground level of Metro Arts - has remained an iconic independent cinema, having screened movies regularly since 1980. Kristian Fletcher has presented movie events in Brisbane for over nineteen years and hosted screenings at Metro Arts since 2004. "See these cult classic movies with an audience, the way they were meant to be experienced," Fletcher said. "This could be the final chance to see a movie at Metro Arts".   // UPCOMING PROGRAM...

Tower of Babel is coming to Metro Arts this month

Tower of Babel hosts story-telling. Persian and Australian recollections of the Transit of Venus awaken the mythology and history of the characters and the audience. “They believed the Transit of Venus would reveal to them the height of the heavens. And the curve of this multi-lingual coastline.” Tower of Babel hosts a Persian Party. It is Nahid and Marout’s last night in Australia before they travel to Iraq. Nahid was a political journalist in Iran before she came to Australia ...

Explain Normal is coming to Metro Arts

There are also not normals, not normal ways for everything. Not normal ways to love, to dance, to start a conversation, to cry. There are not normal ways to live. As we all continually evolve our idea of normal, we ask what makes us part of a society and who is included? OK let’s say it – there is no such thing as normal. //   Explain Normal unpacks the concept of “normal” as both survival mechanism and death making, as myth, as someone else’s truth, as a potent ...

Kristian Fletcher to present a special 40th anniversary screening of Mad Max!

Starring Mel Gibson, the 1979 movie MAD MAX is set In a self-destructing world where a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang. One of the film's actors John Ley joins us after the movie to chat all things MAD MAX and beyond. John Ley has also featured in the Australian cult movies Turkey Shoot and BMX Bandits. Made for $400,000 and a big success in America, MAD MAX was the most profitable film ever made at the time. MAD MAX screens at 8.15pm ...

Shy Love is coming to Metro Arts this month!

In Shy Love, Sophie Bottomley explores how the physical body experiences desire. What physical sensations do we experience when we desire someone, when we crave intimacy or touch? This exhibition will feature sculptural objects that capture moments of physical tension between two bodies. These tensions reference shared experiences of bodily pleasure and anticipation, such as flirtation, suspense, arousal, and climax. Using seductive and sensual materials, Bottomley conjures and abstracts the ...

The cities, they tremble exhibition is coming to Metro Arts this month!

When speaking of our ‘sounding’ environments, the distinction between the body and its environment becomes blurred—our bodies literally resonate with our surroundings through the vibration of sound. By foregrounding everyday ambient sounds, the listener becomes more aware of the sounds that are constantly being processed by their body.   //   The cities, they tremble examines how sound in its ephemerality allows us not simply to react to our surroundings as they ...

Gyre Exhibition is coming to Metro Arts this month!

Through re-evaluating and re-contextualising objects that serve as instruments of measurement, such as wind turbines and barometers, Gyre considers the complexity of relations between objects, time and space.   //   This exhibition is informed by Francis’s ongoing interest in how objects shape our perception of time and, in particular, how a temporal interval operates as a poetic device for the indeterminate connection between past, present and future. Gyre Exhibi...

Silica by Grace Blake is coming to Metro Arts this month!

Considering silicon dioxide – a compound found in various living things – as a common thread connecting ancient and future organic, artificial and hybridised life on earth, this exhibition seeks to establish commonality between human and nonhuman beings. Drawing from non correlationist thought and new perspectives on ecology, as discussed by Donna Haraway, Timothy Morton and Steven Shaviro, this exhibition acts to extrapolate a near post anthopeance future where human ruins house new ...

Cult Rock Movie Night in Brisbane City this month!

THE WALL and TOMMY are perfect examples of movies which influenced the rise of the music video. Both movies are filmed as one extended music video and based on hit concept albums. The program commences with a Pink Floyd double feature: Alan Parker's movie adaptation of Pink Floyd's 1979 album THE WALL sees Bob Geldof as a troubled rock star who descends into madness in the midst of physical and social isolation. The sounds of the album are set to extravagant visuals and animations. ...

The Boy Diver Exhibition at Metro Arts

Here, the artist returns to their tenth birthday party, where they would find a treasure at the bottom of a public pool: a $1 coin. The exhibition focuses, not on obtaining the coin, but on reaching for it and the potentiality of this moment of endeavour and expectation. As the coin’s glint is followed through the water, the uncertainty of the moment suggests a flow of energies, yet to be regulated, that have unrestricted potential.   //   The artist’s body is ...