Brisbane | Events

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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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.

Perspectives of Brisbane

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
5 December 2018 – 31 July 2019
Brisbane’s past is explored through seven themes relating to: Traditional Owners; convict history; European settlement; the People’s Place; the river; the natural environment and Brisbane on the world stage.

NASA – A Human Adventure

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$12 - 58
15 March – 9 October 2019
NASA – A Human Adventure is a thrilling journey through humankind’s exploration of space. Come face to face with NASA’s remarkable achievements in human space flights and space exploration – the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken.

Opinion Trivia at Beirne Lane

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 19 March – 17 December 2019
Hey Brisbane! Going to the same clubs and eating the same food every week gets old. They get it. They used to be you. You deserve good food and a fun night out that'll still get you home early enough on a school night.

Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: Stories of this Land

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
30 March – 18 August 2019
‘Stories of this Land’ is the first major retrospective celebrating the work and life of Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey (1920-1985). The exhibition brings together 70 works including barks, paintings, ceremonial and historical objects, draft illustrations from his children’s book and three story book films.

Live Music at Aspley Central Tavern

Aspley, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 13 April – 27 July 2019
New live music every Saturday night from 7.00pm - 10.30pm at Aspley Central Tavern! Specials and promotions all evening. Visit their website for a full list of the artists for the month.

Plantation Voices: Contemporary Conversations with Australian South Sea Islanders

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
20 April – 8 September 2019
Emerging from the sugarcane farms of tropical Queensland to cut a path to freedom, the stories of Australian South Sea Islanders are steeped in strength and resilience. Through never-before-seen original photographs, rare and restricted historical papers, and newly commissioned artworks, Plantation Voices repatriates the living history of the unknown names and faces of people tricked or kidnapped into servitude as cheap labour in Queensland’s cane fields.

I heard it on the radio: 25 years of 98.9FM Murri Country

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
4 May – 6 October 2019
Protest in the air, a fresh voice on the airwaves; the first Indigenous radio station in a capital city began broadcasting in the 1990s… bringing an exciting new sound to our stereos. I heard it on the radio looks at 25 years of 98.

Brisbane Art Design Exhibition

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
17 May – 11 August 2019
Brisbane Art Design (BAD) has taken over Museum of Brisbane with a multi-dimensional exhibition showcasing both established and emerging artists and designers of Brisbane. BAD celebrates the junctures between art, design and technology, exhibiting works across robotics, object design, performance art, video, installation, virtual reality, ceramics and painting.

Vis-ability

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
24 May – 4 August 2019
Bringing together a selection of recent acquisitions from the QUT Art Collection, the exhibition 'Vis-ability' has been conceived as a project to broaden understanding of the lived experiences of people who are blind and people with low vision.
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