Giants Among Us video installation is currently playing at Metro Arts
Passers-by become audience as they bear witness to gentle giants sharing an invitation to pause, watch and listen. Towering above passers-by, children peer, play and pace, asking audiences the question; do you notice us now?
Created in collaboration with children through a series of exploratory workshops, Giants Among Us is a reflection on Article 13 of the UN Convention on the rights of the Child, which states that “the child shall have the right to freedom of ...
Forbidden Romance: A Love Cabaret at Metro Arts
Now we turn the tables on opera and musicale! With the stunning voices of Irena Lysiuk and Henry Kafoa, music’s greatest genre rivals are entwined in their own romantic comedy Forbidden Romance: A love cabaret! Drama and hilarity will ensue!
Join Brisbane City Opera as we explore the turmoils and tantrums of this forbidden love through the all-time favourites of opera and the modern musicals.
Forbidden Romance: A Love Cabaret
5 – 8 February 2020
Boyle and Waters in Leotard at Metro Arts
Two performers. Dozens of vintage leotards. A million sequins.
Who were the women who wore these leotards? What were their secrets? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?
Leotards reveal the truth of the body, underneath the most absurd layers of adornment. In LEOTARD, Boyle and Waters reveal the truths of these characters under their absurd adornment of mental sequins. Leotard is a timely exploration of the performance of womanhood via ...
Ephemera by Benjamin Knapton is coming to Metro Arts
Created by Benjamin Knapton, the installation combines 40 interviews from people integral to Metro Arts over the past 40 years. Using various video editing techniques across a multitude of screens, the work provokes questions about place, community and social context: how can architecture, people and organisations interact to create something worth talking about?
Ephemera is a kaleidoscopic event that will hold the mind, the eyes and the ears in equal enchantmen...
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".
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 ...