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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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A Room for Wild Animals

North Ipswich, Ipswich Area
From AU$11.50 - 44.50
25 February – 26 November 2017
Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer. In this Ipswich first, these large specimens have been pulled out of the Queensland Museum vaults so we can learn more about them.

19th and 20th Century Works

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
18 March 2017 – 14 October 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.

Digital Futures Lab

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
22 April – 5 November 2017
Discover the Digital Futures Lab in the SLQ Gallery, a free interactive experience which is part studio, part game space, part exhibition. This immersive space is designed to make you think and maybe even look twice.

Freedom Then, Freedom Now

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
5 May – 1 October 2017
From citizenship, censorship and the collective good to marriage, miniskirts and mortgages — what are the freedoms that Queenslanders take for granted? Freedom Then, Freedom Now is an intriguing journey into our recent past, exploring the freedoms enjoyed and restricted in Queensland and examining what happens when collective good intersects with individual rights.

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$12 - 55
23 June 2017 – 28 January 2018
In an Australian exclusive, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is an international touring exhibition that will only be appearing at Queensland Museum. The exhibition features more than 120 artefacts, interactive games and displays to reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained.

Works from the Collection

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
1 July – 24 September 2017
Take a second look at some treasures held within the city’s art collection with a selection of works by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Ricky Swallow and Michael Cook. Also included are heritage house portraits from the Ipswich House project by artists Annie Hogan, Madeleine Kelly, Mel Robson and Barbara Heath.

RE:Locations - Work by Lyne Marshall

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
19 August – 16 October 2017
Lyne Marshall is a modern artist traveller whose explorations, and the experiences encountered in the landscape, provide the inspiration for her artworks. The RE: Location exhibition and accompanying book capture Lyne’s experiences researching her family history and travelling to ancestral locations in the United Kingdom in a bid to understand her heritage and to feel a connection with her ancestors.

Catherine Parker - Parallel Worlds

Spring Hill, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
26 August – 30 September 2017
Catherine Parker’s solo exhibition, Parallel Worlds, presents a new body of paintings which continues her exploration of human relationships with nature, time and place. The works meld the familiar with the utterly ethereal, through echoes of ancient landforms, and vibrant colour schemes from neon pinks to deep indigos.

Fun House

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
7 – 24 September 2017
Brisbane Festival presents, Fun House. Fun House is bringing all the eye-popping, sugar-rushing, heart-racing fun to this year’s Brisbane Festival. From the creators of sell-out festival sensations Blanc de Blanc and Limbo comes a brand new show full of exhilaration, exaltation and the best kind of inflation.

Limbo Unhinged

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
8 – 30 September 2017
Brisbane Festival presents, Limbo Unhinged. You are invited to delve deeper into the vivacious and exhilarating party that was the award-winning, international sensation Limbo. This is a brazen, crazed and wildly hypnotic exploration of your favourite Limbo characters alongside a host of new, world-renowned circus performers.
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