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 »
Welcome to BRISTOPIA, a Brisbane of your own making! As Brisbane grows we reflect upon the elements of our city that nurture and connect us. BRISTOPIA invites you to contribute your voice to this conversation by exploring the values you hold in relation to community, the environment and well-being. Blending interactive technology with whimsical illustrations by Megan McKean, this playful installation places community at the heart of our city and seeks to inspire the dreamer in us all. Immerse yourself…Find out more »
Gentle Northerly: The Reimagined Queenslander presents the Queenslander home as an ever adapting, and steadfastly quintessential aspect of the Brisbane lifestyle. Featuring four much-loved homes in the Brisbane suburbs of Auchenflower, West End and New Farm, each have been thoughtfully reimagined by award-winning architects. The interiors of the original houses have been opened up and adapted to suit a contemporary lifestyle, resulting in bespoke dwellings that are intrinsically connected to the landscape. Presented in partnership with the Asia Pacific Architecture…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 »
Sundays are family days at Museum of Brisbane. Bring your young ones along, choose a character and create your own adventure for a special family-themed MoB Kids tour of Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories, then head to the Dome Lounge for activities that will have the kids learning and creating, while having fun. Our highly interactive BRISTOPIA exhibition also awaits, with an interactive sticker wall, large scale animations and a custom-designed game where kids can build their own Bristopia and…Find out more »