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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Emerging in the late 1980s, a new wave of vocal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activism placed Brisbane at the forefront of an urban art movement. Drawing on the Museum of Brisbane Collection, Voice in Action explores the city’s unique socio-political climate during the 1980s and its impact on the rise of strong new artistic voices. While artists from this period forged a global conversation which continues today, they have also played an active role in defining Brisbane. Artwork relating to contemporary…Find out more »
Moreton Bay penal colony was established by the British Government to “…reinstate transportation as an object of real terror to all classes of society”. It succeeded. Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories provides a vivid insight into daily life in the settlement using original documents, personal accounts, historical objects and contemporary art, brought to life with immersive new technologies. Life in convict Brisbane was unrelentingly harsh for the 3,000 men and women imprisoned here from its founding in 1824 to…Find out more »
Roll up, roll up, it’s showtime! There’s excitement in the air; it’s the social highlight of the year. An opportunity for distant neighbours to meet, and for producers and craftspeople to display a variety of goods. Hopes are high for wins across a multitude of competitions, from chickens to cheesecakes, watercolours to the woodchop; money has been saved for showbags; and dagwood dogs are on every menu. Loved by generations, local shows continue to be a highlight of the annual…Find out more »
From the collection of award-winning Australian costume designer Marion Boyce (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Dressmaker) and developed in conjunction with QUT, comes an exhibition of 45 bridal gowns from the 1880s to 1970s, The Bowerbird and The Bride. Marion Boyce has been collecting garments she loves since childhood; her vast collection of fashion, accessories, and other curiosities has grown through years of astute buying from surprising places around the world, along with donations from family, friends, and…Find out more »