Queensland Poetry Festival 2017
QPF aims to inspire, entertain, challenge, and embrace the wide possibility of poetic expression in all of its forms – page poetry, readings, slam, spoken word, performance, music, ekphrastic poetry, collaborations, installations, cross-platform creations, film, and more – to a wide audience. QPF is the flagship poetry and spoken word festival in the country, and an important part of Australia’s annual literary calendar, with an established reputation for excellence and innovation ...
Queensland Film Festival 2017
The Queensland Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the best of contemporary international cinema in all its forms. From July 13 to 23, the 2017 Queensland Film Festival presents Brisbane with a stimulating series of intoxicating movie masterpieces and thoughtful discussion panels. At QFF, Queensland cinephiles can experience the best of contemporary international filmmaking.
The festiva’s main venue is New Farm Cinemas with screenings taking place at GoMA, ...
Joh for PM at Brisbane Powerhouse
The musical comedy satirizes the bizarre events that occurred in Australian politics during the Bjelke-Petersen reign. Set at a fundraiser for Joh in 1987, audiences will want to sing along to original tunes such as Pumpkin Scone Diplomacy, Feeding the Chooks and the most catchy political song ever, Joh for PM.
Bjelke-Petersen was Queensland’s longest serving, longest-lived, most quotable Premier. He was one of the best-known and most controversial political ...
Queensland Cabaret Festival 2017
Born in Paris, the city of love, the intimate and provocative art of cabaret has evolved into one of the most captivating live performance genres– an eclectic mix of music, dance, drama and comedy.
This year’s Festival is brimming with internationally acclaimed talent including iconic Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly with Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan; Grammy award-winning jazz guitarist Bill Frisell; star of stage and screen Alan Cumming; The Cat Empire’s front man ...
Jungle Love Music and Arts Festival 2016
Acting more as a surreal wonderland than a music festival, every part of Jungle Love has been meticulously pored over to provide a liberating and immersive experience for all attendees. A luscious campsite nestled under a breezy canopy of trees, surrounded by a freshwater stream (that you can swim in) is the backdrop, and music is the soundtrack. Pulling out an array of impressive one-of-a-kinds; creativity is at the core of every planning stage and Jungle Love 2016 steps it up a notch.
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, ...
Fly-In Fly-Out at JWCOCA
Meet Jenny. She’s 15. Life’s pretty crazy right now. Jenny lives in a small Queensland mining town, she’s falling in love for the first time and every afternoon she has to work the fryer at the Chook Nook, where the only thing more tasteless than the chicken is her boss’ fake tan.
Developed in consultation with young people from communities across Central Queensland, Fly-In Fly-Out is an hilarious and touching play that shows how we all strive to adapt when our world changes ...
The Queensland Film Festival 2015
The announcement of these four films—spanning three continents and a range of styles, traditions, and subject matter—signals QFF’s commitment to quality and variety in cinema, according to Festival co-director John Edmond.
“There’s Jealousy, the latest work by a French master director; the highly anticipated The Duke of Burgundy; and Eight, a claustrophobic local effort shot in one bravura take.”
“We’re also thrilled to screen the The Forbidden Room, which imagines a ...
The Founding Years 1895–1915: A Collection for Queensland Exhibition
The exhibition presents some of the most loved and iconic works acquired during this period, including Blandford Fletcher's Evicted 1887 (purchased 1896), Josephine Müntz-Adams's Care c.1893 (the first Australian acquisition; purchased 1898) and Godfrey Rivers Under the Jacaranda 1903 (purchased 1903).
The Founding Years 1895–1915: A Collection for Queensland
28 March – 14 June 2015
Queensland Artists' Gallery (QAG)
POPE HEAD – The Secret Life of Francis Bacon at JWCOCA
The play is a dark comedic drama exploring the life, art, psyche and sexuality of charismatic artist Francis Bacon, once famously described by Margaret Thatcher as “that man who paints those dreadful pictures.”
Bacon’s controversial reputation began during his tumultuous youth when he was beaten and banished from the family home after being caught wearing his mother’s stockings. He then travelled extensively throughout Europe and took a variety of jobs – and lovers – to ...