Quilpie Shire Gallery, Arts and Cultural Community

Quilpie, Quilpie Area

The Quilpie Shire Gallery at the Visitor Information Centre has a new exhibition every six weeks and showcases local talent as well as artists from over the country. All exhibitions have an official opening and everybody is welcome to attend, drink and nibbles are provided.

In the Courtyard of the VIC you will see more art in the form of corrugated cutouts of a sheepdog and sheep.

Once you arrive in Quilpie you will see along the median strip of Brolga Street life size sculptures of cattle and sheep, a drover on horseback and brolgas. A collection of Hebel Sculptures depicting different aspects of the Outback, enhance the front garden.

Adjoining the Visitor Information Centre is a park featuring a mural depicting Quilpie's history. In the park you can sit and enjoy a bite to eat whilst you admire the unique hand crafted tables made from the rims of wagon wheels and created by local artist. The table tops are beautiful boulder opal mosaics inlaid with glass tile images.

The Quilpie Shire library is adorned with a beaten copper and mosaic installation titled "Ancient River" depicting the dramatic, yet subtle of the elements on the surface of their landscapes.

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The Kite Wishes Project

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin has a life-long love of kites, creating and flying them as a child in rare and precious moments with his father. Kites became a metaphor for Li’s life, as his career soared beyond the impoverished commune of his childhood to the ballet stages of the world.

Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$9 - 12
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Discover one man’s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon.

Every Day I Wait - Anne Scott Wilson

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
23 January – 15 April 2018
Artist Anne Scott Wilson draws on 30 years of live performance and exhibitions to explore the relationship between movement and meaning. Her works meditate on the years of strenuous practice and endurance dancers undertake relative to their brief moments of glory as a performer.

Moonlight Cinema - Brisbane

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$12.50 - 35.00
13 – 18 February 2018
Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in one of Brisbane's most iconic inner-city green spaces all summer long.

MoB Sundays

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 18 February 2018
Come along every Sunday morning and enjoy fun and engaging story-telling sessions with their talented Museum team, dance to your own rhythm as part of Anne Scott Wilson’s exhibition Every Day I Wait, create your own kite as part of the inspiring Kite Wishes Project at their MoB Maker station and beat the crowds to their family-friendly summer show Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition.

Eagle Farm Markets

Ascot, Brisbane Area
From AU$2 - 2
Weekly from 18 February 2018
Start your morning with a fresh coffee, taste the delicious treats, enjoy the live entertainment and pick up your fresh produce to take home at the Eagle Farm Markets. The Eagle Farm Markets have everything, from your essential fruit and vegetables, to gourmet delights.

[MIS]CONCEIVE

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$25 - 38
18 February 2018
Combining Aboriginal cultural knowledge with contemporary gestural motifs, [MIS]CONCEIVE’s fusion of hip-hop, physical percussion and rhythmic cultural pattern is expressive and immediate. Through the mash-up of traditional and contemporary styles that simultaneously reject, reveal and re-educate modern (mis)understandings of Indigenity, [MIS]CONCEIVE argues that ‘knowledge’ does not equal comprehension.

Groove Therapy Dance Classes in Brisbane

Woolloongabba, Brisbane Area
From AU$20 - 20
Weekly from 19 February 2018
Groove Therapy beginner classes are the judgement free dance class space where there is no mirror and they dim the lights. They don’t make you perform for anyone. It’s completely unpretentious and it's all about vibing within a community, not a scene.

String Symphony

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
19 February 2018
String Symphony is a large-scale, interactive performance installation that uses puppetry to explore connection, community and collaboration. Hand-woven using more than one kilometre of rope, the giant illuminated puppet is waiting to be brought to life.

Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM)

New Farm, Brisbane Area
19 – 23 February 2018
The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) is Australia's leading internationally focused industry event for contemporary performing arts. Established in 1994 by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, APAM showcases and promotes a thriving, diverse national performing arts sector, and stimulates the ongoing dialogue, collaboration and exchange between local artists and producers and their international counterparts to grow the export of Australian performance.
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