Visual art

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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

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


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

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


RAW: Ensemble Words by Brooke Zanco Under Oh Hello!’s famous sea of lights, RAW: Natural Born Artists offers up their fourth Brisbane showcase, Ensemble, on September 27. Raw is an important event for new and emerging, independent artists; it gives them the opportunity and get a foot in the door of a ruthless, bloodthirsty world … Continue reading

PHOTOS: Defeater + Blacklisted + Waiting Room

ALLAN ALLPORT doesn’t call himself Moshpitson for nothing — he was wielding his trusty camera in the middle of the mosh at The Zoo for DEFEATER‘s October 2 show.

CABARET REVIEW: We Love You! (As Much As Everybody Else Does)

SUZANNAH BENTLEY has an otherworldly experience at GHOSTBOY’s absurdist neo-cabaret comedy collaboration with cross-dressing instrumentalist SIR LADY GRANTHAM. David ‘Ghostboy’ Stavanger appears from a trapdoor in the floor. He carries a banana that he breaks in half and slams down on the table in front of me. Apparently it contains potassium and I should try … Continue reading

BLOG: RAW — Natural Born Artists

RAW: Natural Born Artists — Radiate Words by Tahnee Robinson There are a lot of bright young things at RAW’s August showcase, Radiate. It’s disconcerting, but not threatening — the whole event glows with optimism, and so it should. RAW: Natural Born Artists is an independent arts organisation, and their goal is to support and … Continue reading

PREVIEW: Marco Fusinato

A collection of work from eminent Melbourne art/noise chameleon MARCO FUSINATO is currently featuring at Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art (IMA). He discusses his Fortitude Valley occupation with JAMES STAFFORD. Whether teasing noise out of instruments on darkened club stages or examining cultural conundrums within gleaming white gallery walls, underground artist Marco Fusinato doesn’t seek … Continue reading

VISUAL ARTS: Stuart Ringholt at IMA@Ksubi

Stuart Ringholt at IMA@Ksubi Preview by Tahnee Robinson There’s something self-conscious about a gallery space above a designer jeans store, but that seems to work here; Stuart Ringholt’s exhibition seems preoccupied with dislocation between head and body. The artist is known for his work exploring our mental health and embarrassment (and the fear thereof). The invitation to … Continue reading

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