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Brisbane's event calendar is over-flowing all year round with everything from home game matches to international sport clashes, community-led art shows to exclusive blockbuster exhibitions, live gigs to sold-out music festivals and everything in between.

Sport Events 

Brisbane hosts blockbuster sport events like the Brisbane International, Global Rugby Tens, Rugby League, AFL and Soccer matches. 

Arts and Cultural Events 

Brisbane is also a place where music, good food and good vibes are aplenty. Check out the Brisbane Festival, BIGSOUND and award-winning productions at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

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City Hall Clock Tower Tours

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
16 May 2018 – 15 May 2019
Enjoy the old-world charm of a Clock Tower tour. Step into the original 1930s hand-operated lift, travel past the Art Deco-styled clock face to arrive at the final, 64 metre high platform for a bird’s-eye view of the city.

Love to all, Connie

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
13 July 2018 – 31 March 2019
Discover the courage, compassion and dedication of Sister Constance Keys, one of Queensland’s most decorated and beloved First World War nurses. Trace her remarkable five-year journey of war service through her diaries, photographs and the many fascinating mementos she sent home to her family.

James Turrell's Night Life 2018

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
1 August 2018 – 31 December 2019
See the GOMA in a new light. As the sky shifts to dusk, James Turrell’s permanent architectural light installation Night Life 2018 illuminates the Gallery of Modern Art from within. Through shifts in tempo, hue and intensity of colour over 88 minutes, the artist invites us to consider how we’re affected by light.

Iconic Australian Houses: an Exhibition by Karen McCartney

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
1 September – 18 November 2018
Presented in partnership with Architecture Foundation Australia this exhibition is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. The exhibition explores the design and building of these houses, as well as the experiences of those who live in them, and illustrates the emergence of a distinctively Australian approach to home design.

Palm Island and Our People

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
22 September – 24 December 2018
The inspiring history of Palm Island is celebrated in a fascinating showcase of images, memorabilia and digital stories. Palm Island and Our People acknowledges the centenary of the first placement of people to the island as an Aboriginal Reserve and explores the history of this tropical paradise.

Monkeys: A Primate Story

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$10.80 - 12.00
29 September 2018 – 28 January 2019
Go bananas for the world of primates at Queensland Museum’s latest exhibition, Monkeys! A Primate Story. Featuring 60 spectacular taxidermy specimens and articulated skeletons, Monkeys! is a unique chance to discover a collection that’s been over two centuries in the making.

Powerkids: Little Artists at Play

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 9 October – 11 December 2018
Join Brisbane Powerhouse every Tuesday (except Tuesday 27 November 2018), during the school term, on the Turbine Platform. In this space, anything is possible. Little Artists at Play is a creative play workshop series for children aged up to five years and their carers.

Glass Plates and Rail Justice

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
24 October 2018 – 24 February 2019
Over its more than 150-year history, The Queensland Railways have taken thousands of photographs of everything from cracked bridges to crocodiles. Drawing on the extensive collections held by the Queensland Museum Network this exhibition investigates the ways Queensland Rail used photography, from documenting rolling stock to capturing spectacular scenery.

Sam Cranstoun: Impossible Conversations

Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
24 October 2018 – 31 March 2019
Inspired by Vanity Fair���s bitingly satirical 1930s series ‘Impossible Interviews’, nine Brisbane residents shared the conversations they would like to have with their chosen figure from Italian history.

Adam Pyett - Recent Works

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 30 October – 17 November 2018
Australian painter Adam Pyett creates beautifully toned still lifes and landscapes that reveal his interest in surface and colour. In late 2018, a series of his recent works will be on display at Jan Murphy Gallery for his first solo exhibition outside of his native Victoria.
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