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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Australian South Sea Islander history and heritage continues to be an untold story in our wider community. This new exhibition will explore the living history of Australian South Sea Islanders, exploring the State Library of Queensland collections including images, books and documentation collected over the last 150 years. Contemporary artworks and digital stories from the Australian South Sea Islander community will be showcased together with this original material from the collection.Find out more »
HOME explores the social and emotional foundations of our houses through the incredible legacy of Frank and Eunice Corley. From the 1960s to the 1970s, this entrepreneurial couple drove the suburban streets of Queensland in their pink Cadillac, taking photographs of houses and selling them to homeowners as calendar inserts, Christmas cards or standalone images. Frank and Eunice are thought to have taken over a quarter of a million photographs of houses through South East Queensland and as far north as…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 »
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 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 »
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 »
Artworks and artefacts are paired with buildings by six of Brisbane’s most exciting architectural firms in Micro Histories, an exhibition exploring the relationship between architecture, art, people and place. Co-curated with Cameron Bruhn, Head of Architecture at The University of Queensland, Micro Histories celebrates the work of Brisbane architects and the inspiration that they find in the environment, community and history of the city. Each of the new buildings is presented using models, images and drawings and displayed alongside artworks and objects…Find out more »
World War One changed the world politically, economically and culturally. Nations worldwide were plunged into financial stress. Empires ended and new countries were established. Millions of lives were lost. Nations grieved and monuments and memorials were built. This exhibition, curated by the Army Museum South Queensland, reveals the aftermath of World War One and a world changed forever. Tour the Barracks and view the exhibition Bookings essential. Full tour $15 including Devonshire Tea and viewing of the new exhibition.Find out more »
Madame Weigel shaped what Australians wear. Her astute observations of fashion all over the world were re-imagined to meet our unique Australian conditions. An innovative business women, her paper pattern series grew to become a vital part of life for many women who sewed at home. She enabled country and isolated women access to contemporary fashion, and to clothe their families for all occasions. Spanning more than nine decades, Weigel’s patterns gathered legions of devoted followers. Madame Weigel: Colonial fashion…Find out more »
Tomorrow’s Traditions showcases the evolution of Aboriginal dance in South East Queensland. It celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of storytelling through this art form by exploring movement, language, body paint, instruments and cultural exchange. The exhibition is inspired by QPAC’s Clancestry events held from 2013-2015, and the new online platform Yawar – A Cultural Mapping Project. As part of the exhibition, there are a number of events to take part in: Yarn Ups Conversations will be a series of free intimate community conversations,…Find out more »
Birdcage of the Bay is a recreation of the St Helena prison stockade, using plans from the collection of the Queensland State Archives and other historical sources to show the extent of the prison establishment and its myriad of prisoner stories. From unique island records and objects through to discoveries and a virtual reality recreation, this exhibition is an opportunity to catch glimpses of life at the St Helena Island Prison beyond the walls of the visitor box. Opening times: Monday…Find out more »