Our 'what's on' calendar is the place to find out about cultural, heritage and historical events happening across the greater Brisbane area. You can view events by 'list' or calendar by 'month' view. 'List' view offers a snapshot of what events are coming up. Please use the 'month' view to look into the future.
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Curated by Michael Aird. This exhibition features images and objects that tell an important story of the transition of Aboriginal culture from being considered a relic of a ‘disappearing race’, through to Indigenous people establishing themselves as owners of a strong and diverse culture and history. Image: Dr. L.P. Winterbotham and Willie Mackenzie making recordings of traditional Aboriginal songs, 1950. Photograph by The Courier Mail.Find out more »
The Queensland Maritime Museum presents a travelling exhibition from the Australian National Maritime Museum. This exhibition highlights the role of the Royal Australian Navy and other vessels in the Great War, including many little known confrontations and links in our region. The mystery of what happened to AE1 is explored alongside the story of Australia’s second submarine AE2, which became the first Allied vessel to breach the Dardanelles. The exhibition features rare objects from the National Maritime Collection, the Australian War Memorial…Find out more »
Celebrating 150 years since the birth of Lord Atkin on Tank Street, Brisbane, this exhibition explores his life and career, and in particular his uncompromising stand for social justice and enduring influence on the rule of law. The exhibition will look at Lord Atkin’s connection to family, the social and political landscape of the Queensland into which he was born, his career and his lasting legacy. His brilliant judgments still guide the laws of our nation and the rest of…Find out more »
Discover one man’s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon. Don’t miss this extraordinary story of personal resilience and the strength of love – Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin will be on display at Museum of Brisbane from 1 December 2017…Find out more »
Create a kite, add your wish and send it flying as part of the celebrations of our exclusive exhibition Mao’s Last Dancer this summer. Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin has a life-long love of kites, creating and flying them as a child in rare and precious moments with his father. Kites became a metaphor for Li’s life, as his career soared beyond the impoverished commune of his childhood to the ballet stages of the world. Become part of Li’s story…Find out more »
Jennifer Andrews’ drawings in Littoral Vista source the urban region of the littoral zone of the Brisbane River. An area often overlooked, it is where the water and land metaphorically embrace. Her works depict tiny sections of ripples and residue created by the wash from river-craft. Changing scale and arrangement, Andrews invites the viewer into a dialogue of interpretation as the actual and the imagined combine and ‘hidden landscapes’ emerge. Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba closed Sunday. See website for opening times. Image:…Find out more »
Come along every Sunday morning and enjoy fun and engaging story-telling sessions with our talented Museum team, dance to your own rhythm as part of Anne Scott Wilson’s exhibition Every Day I Wait, create your own kite as part of the inspiring Kite Wishes Project at our MoB Maker station and beat the crowds to our family-friendly summer show Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition. Stories include Li Cunxin’s children’s book The Peasant Prince and other titles focused on inspiring stories and dance. Sundays, 10am…Find out more »
In 1899 oracle bones unearthed from the ruins of the Yin dynasty revealed some of the world’s earliest written words. Artist Yuming Qin presents a series of abstract ink on paper works which respond to the found oracles of ancient China. Logan Art Gallery open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm Image: Yuming Qin, Homeward Bound, 2011, Chinese ink on paperFind out more »
From the stunning D’Aguilar Range, to the lush seagrass meadows of the Pumicestone passage, the Moreton Bay Region is home to a diverse range of environmental wonders. Ancient and modern landscapes host flora and fauna that thrive within their unique ecosystems. Hidden in Plain View explores the nooks and crannies of this beautiful region, and will inspire exploration of much-loved sites and best-kept secrets. Bribie Island Seaside Museum Opening times: Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm; Saturday and Sunday 10.00am –…Find out more »
Australian history abounds with accounts of how important animals have been during times of war. Animal lovers and historians will delight in the latest exhibition at Brisbane’s Victoria Barracks. The exhibition includes tributes to the camels, horses, mules and donkeys in World War One. In Vietnam and Afghanistan, many Diggers relied on their beloved dog mates and these stories are also shown. Tours (Wednesdays only) by individuals or groups must be pre-booked. The price is $15 per person and includes…Find out more »
All the colour and movement of Bollywood comes to Museum of Brisbane as we celebrate Holi Festival and the incredible spectacle of dance on film. Come dressed in all the colours of the rainbow, get a crash course in Bollywood dance moves, adorn yourself with henna body paint and get caught up in the drama of a Bollywood classic. Presented in partnership with BrisAsia Festival and the Queensland Holi Festival of Colours. Book Now: https://museumofbrisbane.rezdy.com/206946/bollywood-at-the-museumFind out more »
Celebrate! 50 years of our Guild The Embroiderers’ Guild, Queensland Inc. is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the public is invited to an exhibition of our members’ work. A diverse display of exquisite hand embroidery is assured. Our Exhibition—titled Celebrate!—will be held 16–23 June 2018 in the rooms of our heritage-listed Guild building, 149 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The Exhibition is open daily from 10 am–3 pm (with last admission at 2 pm). Entry…Find out more »