Join the kids and embrace your creative side

Looking for free school holiday entertainment? Bring the kids to the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art during ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) to enjoy a range of fun family-friendly activities. ‘APT9 Kids’ is the perfect way for the ‘young at heart’ of any age to embrace their creative side — the eight…

Jonathan Jones ‘untitled (giran)’ is a murmuration of winged sculptures

‘Murun’ — a Wiradjuri word meaning breath or life — and the English word ‘murmur’ — a low recurring sound, or soft voices — are two words born far from each other, one long of this land, one newly spoken here. They converge in this project by artist Jonathan Jones, the most recent in a…

Mithu Sen challenges our standards of social exchange

Mithu Sen challenges her audiences to explore the in-between spaces of social conventions and interactions. She uses poetry, drawing, objects, text and performance to investigate social behaviour. Sen’s works question and dodge meaning, and with a playful humour, she creates new possibilities of communication, and employs symbolic and linguistic devices, such as ‘(un)’, to explore…

World Autism Awareness recognised with low sensory day

April is World Autism Awareness Month with the twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day recognised on 2 April. Landmarks and buildings around the world go blue for the Autism campaign including Brisbane’s Story Bridge and Victoria Bridge which will shine blue in recognition and support of people living with Autism. Why the colour blue? Blue is…

Let’s make some noise with John Patterson from The Grates

Go on a musical journey through ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) with our ‘Let’s Make Noise’ tours. Led by pied-piper John Patterson from iconic Brisbane band The Grates, the special tour encourages you to do something that doesn’t come very naturally in a gallery setting – make as much noise as possible. An…

Science and art: More closely related than you might think

Now in its 4th year – the World Science Festival in Brisbane explores and celebrates the relationship between science and art. Science and art are more closely related than you might think as both attempt to understand and explain the world around us. Both scientists and artists strive to see the world in new ways, explore…