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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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 »
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 »
The Queensland Maritime Museum has curated a new exhibition that showcases their large collection of ship models. The models cover all periods of history from ancient Egyptian dhows to modern liners and warships. The models range in size from tiny Dinky-style models to two-metre-long models like HMAS Brisbane. As well as the free-standing models, there are ships in bottles, an even rarer craft. This exhibition is designed for young and old alike.Find out more »
Between 2016 and 2017 Julie Fragar attended a number of criminal trials in the Supreme Court of Queensland as an observer from the public gallery. Fragar was interested in the moments where a person’s private life becomes open to public scrutiny and she analysed the way in which a court case compresses a person’s biographical history into a short, hard narrative. Based on this experience, Fragar created Next Witness. The five large-scale paintings in Next Witness cut across time, space and…Find out more »
Supreme Court Library Queensland’s new exhibition, ‘Overturning terra nullius: the story of native title’ is now open in Sir Harry Gibbs Legal Heritage Centre. With Captain James Cook’s declaration of sovereignty in 1770, all inhabitants of Australia became subject to the law of England and the native title rights of First Nation peoples to occupy, use and enjoy traditional lands were ignored. It would be over 220 years before the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) would restore some legal recognition of these original and…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 »
Guest curator Freja Carmichael presents Weaving the Way featuring works from the UQ Art Collection. This exhibition makes visible the layers of meaning and wisdom carried in contemporary fibre works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Honouring visual languages of the past through form, material and technique, the artists included in this exhibition weave together the spiritual, cultural and historical. UQ Art Museum open Monday – SaturdayFind out more »
The latest exhibition presented by the Army Museum South Queensland Uniforms and equipment of Army personnel in Queensland from 1824 to the current day feature in this exhibition at Victoria Barracks, Brisbane. A visit to the historic precinct of Victoria Barracks on Petrie Terrace (near Caxton Street) provides a unique glimpse of Australia’s military history from the colonial era, through two World Wards, to the present day role of the Australian Defence Forces in current operations. Public tours of Victoria…Find out more »
From the collection of acclaimed Australian costume designer Marion Boyce (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Dressmaker) and developed in conjunction with QUT, comes an exhibition of bridal gowns spanning the 1880s to the 1970s. Boyce has collected garments since childhood. Her vast collection of fashion, accessories, and other curiosities has grown through years of astute buying from unexpected places around the world; along with donations from family, friends, and fans. The Bowerbird and the Bride brings each wedding ensemble to life…Find out more »