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...]

Brisbane artist explores the human condition

Stephen Hart with As Time Goes By

ROMAN KATO Brisbane artist Stephen Hart has opened a new exhibition, called ‘Agency: Rare Offerings from the Museum of Spent Time’ at the Jan Manton Gallery in Spring Hill. The exhibition, which contemplates technology, humanity and meaning, … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Local writer to publish new poetry collection

Author Brentley Frazer

ROMAN KATO It has been a busy time for local writer Brentley Frazer. “I’m always writing,” he says. “If not then I’m thinking about the next thing, hunting the void for ideas.” Following on from the success of his 2017 memoir, Scoundrel … [Read more...]

Sign of the times

Brisbane Sign G20 Cultural Celebrations

JODIE DEAN A new BRISBANE sign, with letters built and designed by locals, is fast becoming an icon. The 25 metre wide sign at Southbank’s Cultural Forecourt is part of Brisbane's G20 Cultural Celebrations and features eight 3-metre high … [Read more...]

Writers Festival reaches final chapter

TESS BROOKS The Brisbane Writer’s Festival (BWF) wrapped up on Monday after a week of events and talks by a talented collection of authors and illustrators. BWF director and CEO Kate Eltham said the festival kicked off last Wednesday with 'Word … [Read more...]

Brisbane musicians said to expect adversity

MATT HARDIE Aspiring musicians looking to perform regularly on the Brisbane stage are now facing challenges to gain exposure. Advice from experienced musicians has assisted up-and-comers to better understand the struggles which surround the … [Read more...]

Words come to life at Queensland Poetry Festival

TAMARA SYDENHAM Poets from all over the world have gathered at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts for the 17th Annual Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) in Brisbane. This years' theme, Spoken In One Strange Word, attracted a diverse … [Read more...]