Independent artisans shine at Oz Comic-Con

Fractured Lace Oz Comic-Con 2018

LOUIS MITCHELL-TURNER This year’s Brisbane edition of Oz Comic-Con gave more than 70 independent artisans the chance to gain high-traffic exposure to help grow their brands. The artisans set up booths in a section of the event floor known as … [Read more...]

Brisbane community celebrates with Pride

Brisbane Pride 2018 marchers

REBEKAH ROENNFELDT The LGBTIQA+ community and their supporters had a lot to celebrate at the 27th Brisbane Pride March and Fair Day on September 22. It was the first time the event, which is the biggest LGBTIQA+ event in Queensland, has been … [Read more...]

Brisbane Pride March celebrates 27 years

Pride flags Brisbane Pride March 2018

MICHAEL SLEEP Brisbane celebrated its 27th annual Pride March on Saturday, the first in the city since same sex marriage was legalised in Australia late last year. The march began in Fortitude Valley and moved down Brunswick Street for 2.3 … [Read more...]

Demonstrators support prisoners of conscience

prisoners of conscience demonstration

ARI BALLE-BOWNESS Supporters of the International Youth Movement for Human Rights (IYMFHR) undertook a series of peaceful demonstrations and events in Brisbane over the weekend to raise awareness and support for prisoners of conscience. The … [Read more...]

Emerging artists feature at pop up exhibition

Artist Laura Horrocks and designer Jaala Alex

TOM ROBERTS Local emerging artists Laura Horrocks and Rachel Farlow have opened an exhibition of their work at Innerspace’s Contemporary Art Pop Up on Ann Street in Fortitude Valley. The opening night of the exhibition, titled 'Slowly, Subtly', … [Read more...]

Fans suit up for Oz Comic-Con

Star Wars Oz Comic-Con 2018

LOUIS MITCHELL-TURNER Oz Comic-Con is back in Brisbane this weekend, giving locals a chance to dress up as their favourite pop culture characters, meet some celebrities and get their hands on all manner of themed merchandise. Yesterday was the … [Read more...]

Exhibition reactivates multicultural arts scene

Ctrl+Alt+Del: Systems Shut Down is a pop-up art exhibition

BY DANICA STREADER South Brisbane will transform into a plume of colour tonight as art lovers come together for Brisbane’s first cross-solidarity cultural art exhibition. Ctrl+Alt+Del: Systems Shut Down is a pop-up art exhibition hosted by … [Read more...]

Lord of the Rings events draw fans

Elizabeth Picture Theatre manager Tia Boyd-Long

TYLER HOWLETT The Lord of the Rings trilogy is on its way to achieving cult viewing status among Brisbane fans, with two local venues - Elizabeth Picture Theatre and Eagle Farm Racecourse’s Big Screen on the Green - currently running special events … [Read more...]

Local boy brings hope to farmers’ kids

Sabre and the Parcels of Hope donations

TYLER HOWLETT When five-year-old Sabre Fazel said he wanted to bring hope to the children living on drought-affected farms, no one could have predicted that this simple idea could have such a big impact. But Sabre’s mum, Sarah Yip, decided they … [Read more...]

Activists rally to support abortion Bill

Abortion rights campaigner

LUKE ANSCOMBE Pro-choice activists marched from Brisbane’s city hall to the state parliament building this week in support of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018, which would decriminalise abortion in Queensland. The Bill, which is based on a … [Read more...]