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It's Live! in Queensland

In Queensland, we showcase world-class global events in the most dazzling destinations. Whatever your passion, you’ll find an event to suit right here in Queensland.

From epic endurance races to gourmet food festivals, blockbuster sporting events to world–class exhibitions, culturally immersive Indigenous experiences to electrifying country music celebrations, our calendar embraces art, culture, music, food, wine, sport - and everything in between. 

It’s just the place to experience Australia’s best live events.

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This Is My Heritage

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 32
Discover the profound connection that objects have to family, country and culture through the personal memories and experiences of 12 of Queensland’s Indigenous artists and educators. Through images and film, the exhibition reveals the surprising connections and strong spiritual links that can be explored when people engage with the collections from the Queensland Museum.
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'Lucent' draws together works from Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art's (QAGOMA) Aboriginal and Pacific collections, illuminating connections and differences between both cultures. Evocations of light and its absence are explored through installations of great majesty to intimate adornments for the body.

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
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From AU$12 - 55
27 July 2017
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.
27 July 2017
Ten Incredible days and nights! Presenting the Best of the Best in terms of artists, performers, authors, visual arts, film, food and fun! 2017 festival will be better than any previous year, with something for all ages, tastes and price ranges on offer.

QUANDAMOOKA FESTIVAL

North Stradbroke Island,
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27 July 2017
Quandamooka Festival, held over three winter months, returns in 2017 to coastal region of East Brisbane with up to 55 events including whale watching cultural tours, Kunjiels (corroborees), Indigenous sports, music, eco boat tours, art exhibitions, fibre art and weaving workshops, bush tucker dining, arts and cultural talks by specialists and new events featuring international acts and First Nations dancers and performances - something to suit all ages!

Jumpers and Jazz in July

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
27 July 2017
Warwick's Jumpers and Jazz in July is a celebration of yarn bombing and tree jumpers. live jazz, tastes of country cuisine nad a program of over one hundred events spanning 10 days. Known as Queensland's quirkiest festival, the event has been stages annually since 2004.

In Search of Ancient Queensland

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
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From AU$6.50 - 12.50
27 July 2017
The story of ancient Queensland is written in the rocks and landscapes that form our modern environment and in an outstanding, but incomplete, fossil record that offers tantalising glimpses of the past.

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
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From AU$10 - 70
27 July 2017
'Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe' will be presented exclusively at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from 27 May to 3 September 2017. It will be the first major Marvel-related exhibition to be staged in Australia and the largest ever presented in an art museum.
Free Entry
27 July 2017
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.
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27 July 2017
Rex Backhaus-Smith and Judith Laws are leading Queensland artists and while both are greatly influenced by the landscape, they convey their visions in individually unique ways. Recent travels, including along the Don Quixote trail in Spain, have been further inspirations for their new exhibition “Diversity of Land and Spirit”.
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