Photography exhibition fights mental health stigma

Collective Minds pop up gallery

JESSICA AMBLER LIVIN is partnering up with Robina Town Shopping Centre to raise awareness and break the stigma surrounding mental health conditions with a special pop-up photographic exhibition called Collective Minds.   The Collective … [Read more...]

UQ event targets ovarian cancer

We’re In This Together ovarian cancer charity event

JESSICA MYLNE Female-based societies at the University of Queensland (UQ) are joining forces to support the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute’s ovarian cancer research through their We’re In This Together Ovarian Cancer Charity … [Read more...]

Bra Gifting events support the girls

Support the Girls Australia’s Bra Gifting event

CHARLOTTE BRENNAN Local Charity Support the Girls Australia (STGA) provides homeless and low-income women with bras and feminine products at their monthly Bra Gifting events at Southport Community Centre.   Attendees to the event are … [Read more...]

BeachCare clean-up event hits Labrador

Gold Coast coastline

LOGAN WALKER This Saturday the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management will host a community BeachCare clean-up event at Harley Park in Labrador.   The event is part of the BeachCare coastal community engagement program run by Griffith … [Read more...]

Exhibition celebrates Brisbane’s female artists

Gwendolyn Grant The Beach Umbrella

JACK HOLT The Museum of Brisbane will open its New Woman exhibition on the September 13 to celebrate 100 years of art by Brisbane women.   The exhibit, which will run until March 15, 2020, celebrates the development of Brisbane’s female … [Read more...]

New marathon swim comes to Coast

Swim the Gold Coast event

HUNTER HUTCHEN A new 21.5km ocean swimming event is hitting Gold Coast shores in 2020.   The Swim the Gold Coast distance swimming event, which was announced by World Series Swims this week, will take place on May 30 next … [Read more...]

Griffith Uni starts R U OK? Day conversation

Griffith University RUOK? Day

ASHLEIGH HARTLEY Tomorrow is R U OK? Day and Griffith University is taking the opportunity to create a safe space for its students to start a conversation about mental health.   R U OK? Day is a national movement with the goal of … [Read more...]

Young entrepreneurs drive social change

Elise and Lara Stephenson

AMY GRIFFIN Sisters Elise and Lara Stephenson see change as an opportunity to empower and innovate, which is what led the two young entrepreneurs to create Social Good Outpost.   Social Good Outpost is a design agency and social … [Read more...]

Swell Sculpture Festival hits Gold Coast

Prickles the Unhuggable Bear by Dion Parker and Andrew Cullen

AISHA ISABELLA ULSTRUP-HANSEN The annual Swell Sculpture Festival is back on the Gold Coast on September 13, turning Currumbin Beach into a very unique outdoor art gallery.   Family friendly and free, the Swell Sculpture Festival gives … [Read more...]

Big Adopt Out to rehome 300 animals

RSPCA Big Adopt Out

CONNIE SAVAGE The RSPCA’s Big Adopt Out returns to Brisbane for it’s seventh year this Saturday, bringing animal rescue groups from across Queensland together to rehome hundreds of animals.   There will be around 300 cats and dogs up … [Read more...]