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Brisbane, Get Your Culture!

16 Aug 2017

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Brisbane’s art and culture scene is booming. From art exhibitions to onstage performances, the city is filled with creative adventures to entertain and inspire.
Whether you’re visiting Queensland’s capital or you’re a local looking for something a little different to do this weekend, check out these creative hotspots to get your culture fix in Brisbane.

South Bank Cultural Precinct – Grey St & Melbourne St, South Brisbane

Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct in South Bank is home to some of the city’s greatest art and culture assets. And with Australia’s only manmade beach, it’s no wonder visitors and locals alike hit up this beautiful lifestyle and cultural destination. These are our top picks for art and culture in the South Bank Cultural Precinct.

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)

One of the country’s leading live performance centres, QPAC holds over 1,200 dazzling performances every year. From world-renowned productions to up-and-coming local shows, it’s no wonder QPAC brings in over 1.3 million eager visitors per year.
Presenting events across music, dance, theatre and comedy, you’re sure to find something to enjoy no matter what you’re in the mood for.

Queensland Museum

Offering incredible displays, exhibitions and public programs, the Queensland Museum welcomes you to explore their collection of interesting objects, specimens and artefacts.
A museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement, this is the perfect place to spend hours wandering and discovering the past, present and future of Queensland.

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)

This huge single institution houses over 17,000 pieces of historical, modern and contemporary art to treat your eyes to. Featuring local and international artists, QAGOMA offers something for everyone.
There’s also a Children’s Art Centre with fun interactive works, so take the kids along and enjoy a fun family day out.

Brisbane Powerhouse – 119 Lamington Street, New Farm

This stunning pre-war industrial power station turned performing arts centre is home to some of Queensland and Australia’s biggest arts and culture events. These include the Brisbane Comedy Festival, Queensland Cabaret Festival, Australian Performing Arts Market, Wonderland, and MELT: A Festival of Queer Arts and Culture.
The Brisbane Powerhouse also has a year-round program offering events in music, dance, film, visual arts, theatre, cabaret, comedy and circus, so whenever you’re looking to catch a show, there’s always something on offer. This hotspot is also great if you’re on the lookout for a new favourite artist, as it’s always featuring emerging artists to discover.

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