Ruin photography embraces history and decay

Ruin photography

JACK HOLT In recent years, ruin photography, sometimes called “ruin porn”, has been gaining more and more interest, both from photographers themselves and from people whose curiosity in the subject matter makes the photos compelling … [Read more...]

Textile artist shares passion through teaching

Artist Anne Leon

GEORGIA MARR Mullumbimby-based textile artist Anne Leon has been sharing her 30 years of experience in the business with a group of Indigenous women.   Ms Leon, who has a Diploma of Fine Art, specialises in textiles and screen-printing, … [Read more...]

Festival promises to delight tea lovers

Laneway Tea Festival

JAKE KEARNAN Brisbane’s first Laneway Tea Festival will hit Bakery Lane in the Fortitude Valley on October 5, bringing a curated selection of all things tea related to delight the city’s tea lovers.   The festival will allow people to … [Read more...]

Performance highlights climate change effects

Griffith University drama students

MATTHEW HENDRY A group of Griffith University drama students are preparing to perform a play that highlights the effects of climate change.   The untitled performance, which takes place at the M10 theatre at Griffith University’s Mount … [Read more...]

Open House opens doors on local architecture

Old Windmill Tower

BRITTINY EDWARDS Brisbane’s most interesting buildings will once again be opening their doors to guests from October 12 to 13, as part of the 10th annual Brisbane Open House (BOH) event.   The event lets visitors and residents explore … [Read more...]

Gold Coast welcomes inaugural Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest on the Coast

TIARNI REID Gold Coast residents will soon get a healthy dose of German culture when Oktoberfest is celebrated locally for the first time.   The one-day event, which will be held at the Gold Coast Sports Precinct in Carrara on October … [Read more...]

Gold Coast band wins regional finals

Gold Coast band LEMAIRE

JADE MCGARRY Gold Coast band, LEMAIRE won the Gold Coast division of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music competition, “Passport to Airlie”, on the weekend, taking out top spot in the Gold Coast region.   Passport to Airlie is set up as a … [Read more...]

Author makes deafness a talking point

Jessica White

SAMANTHA BALDRY Brisbane author and University of Queensland academic, Dr Jessica White, has been challenging perceptions of what it’s like to live with deafness through her memoir, Hearing Maud: A Journey for a Voice.   The book is a … [Read more...]

Local businesses give Stanthorpe a hand

Mount Marlay in Stanthorpe

LAUREN MARTIN Organisations and local business owners are working to help Stanthorpe residents deal with the ongoing dry conditions the area has been facing, as well as the continuing threat of bushfires.   Owners of two local … [Read more...]

Groups create space for multicultural expression

Rebecca Amani

SAMANTHA BALDRY  It is not unusual for youth, and especially for multicultural youth, to feel as if their voices aren’t being heard, but a number of organisations in Brisbane are encouraging Australia’s multicultural youth not just to speak … [Read more...]