So you’re coming to Brisbane for the annual IAML Conference in September and you’re keen to check out what’s on in Brisbane? Here’s a few excellent options that the #iamlbris16 team recommend!
Experience the open air cinema with a twist – Get “locked up” and catch our great line up of films at Boggo Road Gaol! Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
The Lavazza Italian Film Festival driven by Fiat will once again showcase the very best new Italian cinema when it screens exclusively at Palace Cinemas.
Iconic Queensland Pop-Up at State Library of Queensland. Step inside a 3D installation of iconic Queensland illustrations from SLQ collections, taken from the historical The Queenslander magazine. Sit, pose, and take your photo at the beach, on the surfboard, or riding the bike. Upload your image to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #belongingqld and tag State Library of Queensland. Together, we will build an online exhibition that celebrates our diverse identities and connections with Queensland.
Pulling back the layers of our city, going beneath the surface of high rises and the jacaranda trees to discover the very real heart of Brisbane’s story. You. Me. And everyone in between. People from all walks of life, beliefs and backgrounds. No two of us are the same, but when we connect we form a city, a community. Together we are Brisbane. This landmark exhibition also invites you to have your say and contribute to this incredible self-portrait of the city. 100% Brisbane will not only change the way you think about museums, it will change the way you think about Brisbane. Take a free clocktower tour while you’re there!
The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-do experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you won’t find anywhere else including arts, crafts, homewares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion, handmade jewellery and much more.
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas are back with a bang this September, once again bringing music by dusk and movies by night to Brisbane’s iconic Rainforest Green at South Bank from 29 September to 13 November.
The Jan Powers Farmers Markets in front of the Brisbane Powerhouse, Lamington St Newfarm are on every Saturday of the month from 6am till 12 noon. This busy Brisbane Farmers Markets is a great place to spend a Saturday morning, browsing through the fresh produce and eating the delicious food produce lined along the bustling walkway selling a range of fresh products. Fortify yourself with a coffee and the paper and then a croissant, or an omelette, crepes, sausages, dumplings, French pizzas, Japanese chicken skewers, before you pack your basket full of farm fresh fruit and veg, meats, seafood, small goods, sauces, olives, dips, cakes, bread, fresh herbs, oils.. Everything you need for a great week ahead.
Cindy Sherman is renowned for her mastery of masquerade — her own image is at the centre of an inspiring array of character studies created over decades. Sherman expands on contemporary society’s fascination with aspiration, narcissism and the cult of celebrity, and explores the resulting emotional fragility. Focusing on large-scale photographs made since 2000, this exhibition charts the artist’s return as the central model in her artworks, for which she is also costume designer, make-up artist and photographer. The Cindy Sherman exhibition at GOMA includes two series made with high fashion houses Balenciaga and Chanel, and an entirely new body of work shown for the first time outside New York.