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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.

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.

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.

Grand Designs: Walking Tour of City Hall and Roma Street Parkland

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
17 May – 31 October 2018
Learn the history, architecture and garden design of these two iconic Brisbane destinations in a winter walking tour of Brisbane City Hall and Roma Street Parkland. Built between 1920 and 1930, the heritage-listed Brisbane City Hall is seen as the heart of Brisbane and has been the backdrop to many cultural, social and civic events.

Life in Irons: Brisbane's Convict Stories

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
18 May – 28 October 2018
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.

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
19 May – 2 September 2018
Showcasing works by seven Australian and one international maker, this exhibition explores how 3D printing has revolutionised design and the way it applies to products in our everyday lives. Artist creations on display include jewellery, fashion, furniture and prosthetics, all created with 3D printing technology.
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