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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 ...

We Koppel, We Dala Exhibition at Metro Arts

Apartheid continues. Disguised globally. Framed within South African Apartheid history, the exhibition seeks to consider adjacent histories of colonialism such as that of so-called ‘Australia’ and its own histories of segregation, and to acknowledge this.   //   We Koppel, We Dala explores personal relationships within these histories, by occupying significant sites of reclamation and loss: the mountains where Khoi and San ancestors traversed; memorials of the 76’ ...

Doris Day Tribute Screening at Metro Arts

On Saturday 6 July, Kristian Fletcher pays tribute to Doris Day with a special screening of CALAMITY JANE at Metro Arts, 109 Edward St, Brisbane CBD. The 1953 musical film tells the story of the Wild West heroine Calamity Jane, her local saloon and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.   //   In the film, star Doris Day (who passed away earlier in May) sang the hit song Secret Love which won an Academy Award. Calamity Jane Doris Day Tribute Screening Saturday 6 July ...

Magpie is coming to Brisbane Powerhouse this month

The home conjures echoes from her distant past: the muggy summers, the smell of rotting mangoes, and the perpetual arguments between her Romani mother and father. When she discovers her old journal; an innocent tapestry of ideas, drawings, and imaginings, Mordecai is drawn back to 1961 and a long-abandoned investigation into her parents’ unhappiness.   //   Pushed along by her childhood friend Splinter, Mordecai sets out to uncover the long dormant secrets that cursed ...

Kill Climate Deniers by David Finnigan is coming to Metro Arts

But they’re not the only ones to take the title literally. Between scenes of bloody action and banging 90’s tunes, writer David Finnigan discusses the outrage the play’s title provoked from Andrew Bolt and his cabal of conservative bloggers. The original production was shut down in the ensuing shitstorm, leading Finnigan to eventually fold the scandal into the play.   //   Kill Climate Deniers is a controversial take on the climate change ‘debate’, in Austral...

In This is Pep Too! Exhibition coming to Metro Arts this May!

Drawing on the personal and borrowing from the everyday, Atkins uses playful colour and form to articulate experiences that occur at the intersection of failure, doubt and defiant enthusiasm. Where naïve motivational rhetoric marches blindly forward, and smirking satire marches stubbornly on the spot, the work in This Is Pep Too! huffs and huddles and meanders.   //   It thrusts its hand skyward and just as quickly retracts and takes cover. It offers an alternate ...

Reagan Kelly coming soon to Metro Arts!

Tim Hill directs award winning playwright Lewis Treston’s quintessentially Brisbane show that Queensland audiences have never seen. Everyone is telling former school captain Reagan Kelly that she should get a degree, get a job, get married and do the whole ‘life’ thing… but what do they really know about life? Her parents are getting divorced, her brother is dating a creep, even her gay best friend has lost his sparkle and her last suicide attempt was a total failure.   // ...