Removing the taboo of mental illness

by Jade McGarry REMI drawing an enthusiastic crowd at the GrandePhoto cred: Dylan Crawford Finally, it feels like we can talk about mental illness and it’s about bloody time. The struggles faced by people silently enduring the pain of … [Read more...]

Brisbane zombies head to the coast

Fest-Evil Zombie Walk

EMILY STEIN AND STAFF WRITERS Zombies of all shapes and sizes will be leaving Brisbane in their hordes and heading to the “Ghouled Coast” this month for the inaugural Surfers Paradise Fest-Evil event. The three-day Halloween-inspired event runs … [Read more...]

Doors open to Brisbane’s hidden gems

Archerfield Airport

JACOBBE McBRIDE AND STAFF WRITERS This year’s edition of Brisbane Open House promises to be bigger and better than ever, giving visitors the chance to explore a treasure trove of buildings and places that are normally hidden from the public … [Read more...]

Self Love Movement grows in Brisbane

Self Love Movement event

ASHLEE STENNER Alana Arvantis is a self love guru. Joyful and dedicated, she works to spread the message of self love, acceptance and empowerment to women across the nation. As founder of the Self Love Movement, Ms Arvantis has cultivated a … [Read more...]

Exhibition explores convict dance culture

Dancing in Fetters exhibition colonial clothing

AARON GOODWIN The Redcliffe Museum is currently hosting a new interactive exhibition about Australian convict dance called ‘Dancing in Fetters - The Culture of Convict Dance’. The free exhibition focuses on the culture and dance that was … [Read more...]

Students showcase dying Polynesian cultures

UQSPIA performing a cultural dance from Kiribati

LUISA AUSAGE The University of Queensland South Pacific Islander Association (UQSPIA) has hosted a special cultural event to showcase the music and dance of some of the many Pacific islander cultures that are present in Australia. Student-led … [Read more...]

Dance music festival draws big names

Listen Out 2018 Brisbane

TOM ROBERTS Some of the biggest names in electronic and house music made appearances at the Brisbane edition of annual dance music festival, Listen Out, yesterday. America’s Skrillex and Camelphat and Australia’s Fisher were among the list of … [Read more...]

Brisbane Festival wraps up with a bang

Riverfire fireworks

TOM ROBERTS The 2018 Brisbane Festival finished with a bang on Saturday night when the skies cleared up for the Sunsuper Riverfire fireworks display at South Bank. Rain threatened to interfere with the iconic firework display, which has … [Read more...]

Author to hold fight scene workshop

Aiki Flinthart

ROMAN KATO Brisbane author Aiki Flinthart is running a special workshop on writing fight scenes involving women at the State Library of Queensland next month. The workshop, titled ‘Writing Fight Scenes Featuring Women’, is run in conjunction … [Read more...]

Artist captures the beauty of the land

The Violet Van by Amanda Penrose Hart

ROMAN KATO Sydney-based artist Amanda Penrose Hart has just finished an exhibition of a new series of her work that focuses on the Australian landscape. The exhibition, titled ‘Beautiful One Day, Perfect the Next’ ran from August 22 to … [Read more...]