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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Islands will explore the secrets, stories and hidden histories of Queensland’s islands and in doing so reshape our knowledge of those close but faraway places. From Peel Island’s lazaret and St Helena Island’s penal settlement to the story of Eliza Fraser and the development of tourism on Lindeman island, Islands brings to life some of the lesser known stories of the state’s island life. Islands draws on State Library of Queensland’s rich collections to explore the stories of six Queensland islands through photographs, drawings,…Find out more »
Descend into the seedy 1920s underworld in this new photographic exhibition revealing the dark side of the Roaring Twenties. Explore more than 130 candid and compelling mugshots taken by police between 1920 and 1930. Known as the ‘Specials’, they are unlike any found elsewhere in the world. Visitor information: All tickets purchased are for single entry. Children under 3 are free. Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.Find out more »
The exhibition explores two incredible finds that help us today to understand more about everyday lives behind the lines. In 2011, Ross Coulthart, re-discovered 4000 glass plates negatives from the First World War in the small village of Vignacourt, in the attic of a farm barn. The photos were taken by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier, who had supplemented their farming income during the war by selling pictures to passing Allied soldiers. The Thuillier Collection was purchased by Kerry Stokes, and…Find out more »
This display examines the outback service conducted by a number of women between the early 1900s to the 1920s. Display located on Level 3 of the Mayne Medical School which is open during business hours Monday – Friday. Marks-Hirschfeld Medical Museum staff are only on site Tuesday and Thursday 9.00 am – 12.00 pm. Image: Dr Mabel Crutchfield, 1909. Mabel went straight from Melbourne after graduation in 1906 to Boulia.Find out more »
This exhibition features 200 garments selected in collaboration with designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson to reveal the artistry, techniques and demi-couture practices that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion from 1989 to 2016. Museum open 10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily, 7.00 pm Friday nightsFind out more »
A musical prodigy at 7, An international child actor at 11, In the Bee Gees at 21. Colin returns to the Redcliffe peninsula where it all began, to share the story of his extraordinary life in his own words. The exhibition will feature his private collection of memorabilia, seen publicly for the first time. Exhibition developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council in partnership with curator Ron Kelly. Open times: Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Image credit: Colin…Find out more »
Brisbane’s past is explored through seven themes relating to: Traditional Owners; convict history; European settlement; the People’s Place; the river; the natural environment and Brisbane on the world stage. Through stories, facts, photos and film, Perspectives of Brisbane offers an insight into the people, moments and surroundings that set us apart from the rest. Perspectives of Brisbane includes a new media work by international art star and local Aboriginal artist Judy Watson, water body 2012, exploring the ongoing connection of Traditional Owners to Country, and Beauty 2013, a…Find out more »
Australien Future – Tales of Migration focusses on people, birds and memory. The exhibition is inspired by Deb Mostert’s discovery of film footage taken by her grandfather on board a migrant ship that transported him and his family from Holland to Australia in 1955. In the mediums of painting and sculpture, Mostert explores parallels between her family history with the migration stories of waders that visit our shores. Migratory birds travel huge distances of thousands of kilometres driven by the basic…Find out more »
Join our Collections and Curatorial team for an intimate ‘white gloves’ experience where they will share some of their favourite objects and ephemera from the Easton Pearson Archive. These objects tell the complete story of how a collection comes together; includes sketches, look books and samples of exquisite fabric manipulation, embroidery and beading techniques developed by the designers in collaboration with artisans from across the world.Find out more »
The Finding Fashion Seminar brings together Australian fashion designers, makers and academics to explore fashion’s role in shaping a distinctly Australian culture. Presented in collaboration with Brisbane-based design collective The Stitchery, this seminar invites Brisbane’s fashion community to explore how bold style can create identity, bring communities together and advocate for change towards a brighter future. Confirmed speakers include Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson. Details of speaker line-up and sessions coming soon. Spaces limited.Find out more »