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2012 Round-Up: Best of Brisbane Arts

Best of Brisbane Arts 2012: Arts Ed’s Pick Coming up with our annual best-of lists at Rave Magazine was always a challenge. How do we condense an entire year’s worth of artistic and/or musical output into a brief list? How do we justify what stood out above the rest? It’s Christmas and we are drunk; … Continue reading

DANCE REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty Queensland Ballet Company with QSO Review by Krissi Weiss   The Sleeping Beauty, one of ballet’s most seminal works, was a striking choice to end the Queensland Ballet’s 2012 season and a fitting swansong for departing Artistic Director, Francoise Klaus. Klaus was first taught the original Marius Petipa choreography for the Fairies, the … Continue reading


Propriety Limited: Shop Pty Ltd For one week in December, the businesses of James Street will be experimentally remodeled to investigate the way we invest our systems of branding with value and power, while also examining the way we consider art. The triad of Queensland College artists putting on this show — Karike Ashworth, Cassandra … Continue reading

THEATRE REVIEW: Thérèse Raquin

Zen Zen Zo: Thérèse Raquin I expect Zen Zen Zo to unsettle me, even without the aid of ghosts. Their trademark physicality, in whatever form it takes, always incites conflicting responses: at once beguiling and grotesque. What I wasn’t expecting, when I took my seat to watch their adaptation of Thérèse Raquin (a gothic novel … Continue reading

VISUAL ARTS: Antipodean Steampunk Review

The Antipodean Steampunk Show artisan gallery Words by Claire Hielscher The decadent, over-engineered, and hyper-real world of Steampunk has arrived at artisan in Fortitude Valley. Beginning here in Brisbane, the Antipodean Steampunk Show is destined to travel to 11 different locations, including Ipswich. Co-curator of this show, Simone Jones, explained how each of the 21 … Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: home{sic}

HOME{SIC} by Julie Beveridge Another Lost Shark, 2012 Review by mr oCean Home is not always the place you come from. Sometimes it’s not a place at all, but a feeling that gradually grows inside you. Julie Beveridge’s new collection, home{sic}, takes us on a journey between those states. Admittedly, seeing it this way may … Continue reading

ARTS REVIEW: Some Dumb Play

Some Dumb Play Review by Kelly Wong Sue Benner Theatre, Metro Arts, Tuesday 6 November Some Dumb Play is ironic. It’s far from dumb. In fact, it pushes technological and theatrical boundaries. Their first preview night last Tuesday gave an insight into how theatre can be changed to adapt with the times. The preconceived idea … Continue reading


In A Lonely Place Words by Claire Hielscher  In 2013, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) in Fortitude Valley will be graced with the hyper-real and haunting imagery of American photographer Gregory Crewdson. Taken from three separate series of work — Fireflies, Sanctuary, and the Ben Schapiro documentary feature Beneath the Roses — Crewdson’s exhibition … Continue reading

THEATRE REVIEW: Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety SUZANNAH BENTLEY spends an evening at Brian Lucas’s Performance Anxiety, which returns after a highly acclaimed World Theatre Festival 2010 season. The Powerhouse’s Turbine Studio is dimly lit and cabaret-style seating surrounds a small, elevated stage in the middle of the room. The audience visit the bar in the corner, find seats, chat, … Continue reading

ARTS REVIEW: Lost Movements

Lost Movements Review by Kelly Wong Coniston Lane, Sunday 7 October Lost Movements is a massive collaboration between local artists, performers and musicians — the second event of its kind. This not-for-profit, artist-run initiative encourages the summative, extrasensory experience that comes from being surrounded by live art in every corner and crevice of the venue. … Continue reading

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