Top 10 Brisbane Culture On this week 27/06/2021

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10) Light, Paper, Space

27th June

What: It can’t get more simple: use a single light source and paper to understand and create space in photography. What sounds simple turns out to be a complex exercise. Join acclaimed still-life photographer Joachim Froese for a studio workshop that will take you on an experimental journey.

Why: Because you have too much money, too much time and a gaping lack of purpose.


9) It Takes Two

2nd July

What: In the words of Joseph and Lisa, “Art brought us together, and ever since then we have been each other’s inspiration and support. So this exhibition is a celebration of our creative partnership. While we are both very much individual artists, we feel that our work also compliments well. We hope you enjoy our paintings as much as we enjoyed painting them.”

Why: If the worst couple you know got an ego boost.


8) World Press Photo Exhibition

1st July

What: Attracting 4,315 photographers from 130 countries who submitted 74,470 images, this coveted award is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photo journalist and documentary photographers. In 2021, the highly-anticipated exhibition will be even more poignant, following an unprecedented year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and social justice protests around the globe.

Why: Pretend legitimate photography is still a thing for an afternoon.


7) Bush to Bay

3rd July

What: Calling all country music enthusiasts – It’s time to swap the dust for sand and travel seaside for Bush To Bay 2021, making its return to Queensland. This year they’re back bigger than ever with outback icon and four-time ARIA award winning artist Lee Kernaghan leading the lineup. Click your heels and tap your boots as you sing along to top hits ‘The Outback Club’, ‘Boys From The Bush’, ‘She’s My Ute’ and ‘Australian Boy’. Ready to get crowds scootin’ and groovin’ are folk-rock two-piece outfit Busby Marou. With millions of global streams under their belts, top 20 airplay & four ARIA Charting albums, including a self-titled album that is certified ARIA Gold, the pair are known for their electrifying stage presence and intertwining vocal interplay.

Why: You must be this white to attend this festival. It’s for your own safety.


6) Bite Club

30th June

What: Welcome to the return of Bite Club – the arty dinner party – an immersive culinary cabaret theatre experience. Bite Club features Brisbane’s award-winning cult-cabaret mischief makers, circus stars and heart-stopping hooligans Briefs Factory International, as they go head-to-head with much celebrated and sainted song bird Sahara Beck. In an event sautéed in hedonistic haze, guests will be treated to a shotgun wedding and table settings of music, circus, drag, burlesque, theatre and comedy.

Why: Whet your appetite with a bunch of sweaty dicks in your face. Seriously.


5) Evans Louisiana Boil Up

27th June

What: Get ready to get buttered up and juicy with your own kilo of delicious seafood boiled up Louisiana style. Take a seat at the long table and prepare to eat with your hands.

Why: Heart failure, Louisiana style.


4) NAIDOC Exhibition Opening Night

3rd July

What: In late 2020, Birrunga and Harry reunited after decades. Both men grew up on Kabi Kabi land, Badderam (Buderim), and share a love and connection to Country as well as history. After viewing a show of Harry’s works, Birrunga realised Harry ‘knew Country’, it was clear as day in the beautiful landscapes Harry captured. Importantly, Country recognised Harry as well, an uncommon thing for a non-First Nations person. This gave life to the spark of a collaboration. Experience the astonishing result.

Why: One three hour opening night and you’re guilt-free till next year.


3) Mary Poppins Festival 

1st-4th July

What: This year’s Festival presents a four day program of storytelling for all ages through all art forms. From music concerts backstage and onstage at the Brolga to pop up performances in the Bond Store Basement. The signature event is the Mary Poppins Festival Day in the Park where Maryborough’s glorious heritage streetscapes are transformed into scenes from the Poppins novels. Nannies race each other pushing prams in the great Nanny Challenge, chimney sweeps compete in the Chimney Sweep Dash while Mary Poppins characters come to life from the pages of books and mingle with the crowd.

Why: Not as bad as Bronies, but not good either.


2) Music For Stargazing

29th June

What: Inspired by the vast magnitude of the open outback night sky, and the traditional stories of the Bidjara people, this bespoke chamber music concert explores humankind’s long-held fascination with the cosmos. Join Kate Miller-Heidke and William Barton, as well as renowned soloists Aunty Delmae Barton, Jess Hitchcock, Keir Nuttall, Samuel Pankhurst, Véronique Serret and Vanessa Tomlinson, at the Charleville Cosmos Centre for a program inspired by landscape, stargazing, cosmology and cultural heritage.

Why: Nothing reminds you of your own fragility quite like having your eardrums burst by a five foot three blonde.


1) Winter Harvest Festival

3rd July

What: The Winter Harvest Festival is a fabulous, relaxed day out for families and food lovers. Taste the food, meet the producers, watch the cooking demonstrations and feast from the Scenic Rim’s smorgasbord of fresh produce.

Why: The second tastiest scenic rim you’ll explore this week.

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