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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.

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One Man's Passion

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 14.50
8 March – 29 July 2018
See the Museum's newest model rail display. On now for a limited time. The 'T-House model rail collection' comprises of over 10,000 individual pieces donated to the Museum. This collection represents all three eras of rail technology:

Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen’s Baton

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
21 March – 12 August 2018
Explore the fascinating story behind the iconic Queen’s Baton for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at State Library of Queensland. Bright Bold Boundless takes you into the heart of Brisbane-based Designworks’ best-practice approach to designing the Queen’s Baton.

Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$8 - 44
24 March – 5 August 2018
In her most ambitious exhibition to date, globally renowned artist Patricia Piccinini will occupy GOMA’s entire ground floor with a retrospective of her key works and a suite of daring new commissions conceived for the Gallery’s expansive spaces.

Somerset Regional Art Gallery - new exhibition 'In Response to Somerset'

Toogoolawah, Somerset Area
Free Entry
14 April – 10 June 2018
Exhibition by Jacinta Giles, Carolyn Stubbin, Kazmin Samia, Morgan Louise Anderson, Nicola Garrett, Michelle Stemm and Gail Johnston. This group exhibition is a visual response to the artists’ interactions and perceptions of Somerset - art highlighting their understanding of Somerset and it’s community.

19th and 20th Century Works

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
3 – 31 May 2018
View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage. Visit the upper level to see exceptional works such as the mid-19th century cedar sideboard crafted by George Dowden for the Cribb family’s historic Ipswich residence ‘Gooloowan’, Australian paintings such as Frosty morning by key Australian landscape painter Elioth Gruner, and the exquisite Australian wildflower tea service designed by renowned Australian botanical artist Ellis Rowan.

Wind Tubes

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
4 May – 9 September 2018
Design and build your very own flying creation to test in the Wind Tubes. See your creation take flight and soar to the ceiling and defy gravity by hovering high overhead… or just fall to the floor. It’s all about air and invention, with a little bit of mid-air mayhem.

A Private Collection

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
12 May – 5 June 2018
Belonging to an astute private collector, this uniquely personal collection of Australian art was assembled over a 60 year period. The collection gathers together over 130 works and has a particular focus on Queensland artists.

BRISTOPIA

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
16 May – 14 October 2018
Welcome to BRISTOPIA, a Brisbane of your own making! As Brisbane grows, reflect upon the elements of the city that nurture and connect the community. 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.

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.

Our Collection: Voice in Action

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
16 May – 2 September 2018
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.
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