Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

Some Cultured Stuff For Youse

June 23, 2010

Yes, the heading is a joke, for any of you questioning my sanity or appropriateness in approaching cultural content.

The weekend ahead holds many a cultural delight for all you artistic types as well as the next installment of the Label Parties in Fortitude Valley.

The Outpost Presents:

I Used To Skate Once (art exhibition + music)

This is the 6th annual “I Used To Skate Once” exhibition organized by The Outpost’s Matt Brady and looks to be an absolute delight. The exhibition involves a collection of visual artists from around the world who bring with them a variety of styles, ideas, practices and intentions for your viewing pleasure. There’s also a host of local and national bands performing on the night.
Some of the visual artists involved include:
Porous Walker

Marcus Oakley

Stefan Marx
Andrew Gordon
Amber B Dianda
(see their blogspot for entire list cause there’s heaps!)

Music on the night from:
Per Purpose

Songs (Sydney)

Deadnotes feat The Legend (Everett True)
Community (formerly Stemford Hiss)
Swede Tooth

For more information check out the “I Used To Skate Once” blog. There’s an entire list of all the artists involved and on the bands as well.

Presented By the Brisbane City Council
Label Parties #4
Bedroom Suck Records

Come support Brisbane’s local music scene! Three fantastic Brisbane bands + some Sydney kids play free in the Valley mall as part of the Brisbane City Council’s Label Parties.
These bands are fantastic live and a seminal part of the Brisbane music scene so come along and see these guys in action. I recommend wearing sensible shoes and not your favourite shirt – you may just lose and rip them respectively.

Blank Realm
Polyfox and the Union of the Most Ghosts (Sydney)
Knee Chin
Kitten Party

Liza Harvey


Calling all Musicians, Artists and Performers

June 16, 2010

Hey Team,

This is a plug, but a good one. It’s about Backbone’s 2high Festival for 2010.
2high Festival is calling all artists, musicians and performers to apply for this years Festival on the 12th&13th of November at The Powerhouse

Come one, come all. 2high is Brisbane’s own grassroots, emerging art festival (17th year and counting).
Stir the sleeping machine.
Observe it rumbling, roaring, pushing, pulling, trembling, hissing, sighing…breathing.
You are the missing part. Rewire its senses. Awaken the Machine.

2high Festival is Australia’s one-of-a-kind multi-arts experience for young and emerging artists & cultural producers.
It is an unpretentious showcase of the amazing mix of the local visual artists, musicians and performers we have haunting this great city.
This is our biggest year yet, so don’t be shy.

may I redirect you here?

any questions?

look forward to it.

1. 2. 3…

Art ‘gig’ listings

May 28, 2010

Artists in Brisbane are quite busy these days. I can barely keep up.
Well… monetarily I can. Why? Because most local and emerging art things are FREE (not just because Centerlink finally decided to cough up the dough).
Isn’t that great?
I haven’t really had a chance to go to as many exhibitions as I would like. It’s not my fault, honest. I have been under the iron fist of responsibility (getting old blows)

So to ‘cut to the chase’ – here’s a mighty long list for you to peruse (or skip straight past, which is also fine)

– now til Til 1st August. Now open for submissions
Virion is a screen based digital art exhibition that links to public sites across Brisbane. You are invited to participate in this exhibition by uploading video and digital images via the website. Works will be broadcast via this site and also collated on DVD’s that will be shown on multiple screens across Brisbane.


– opens 29th at 6pm – that’s this Saturday
@ Browning St Studios – West End
Cheap art on Paper. And also cheap art NOT on paper (amazing). Will be live music by The Schafer Family

Stones Corner Project – Afternoon Delight
– Sunday 30th May @4pm – 7pm
meet @ the “Big Fig Tree outside the Pub” at 4pm.
Bring a ball of wool or pre-knitted/crocheted piece to join a craft army of bombers who are ‘blanketing’ the main drag at Stones Corner.

(—that was probably the most puns in a row I’ve ever achieved).

First of all, last of all
by Sebastian Moody
– Friday 4th June from 6pm
@Level 3, Metro Arts – Edward St, City
No Frills* brings you this One Night Edition. This is a must see. Sebastian Moody is a conceptual artist with a diverse practice. The list is longer, but Moody has been featured in Realtime Arts Magazine, exhibited at Next Wave 08. As well as working in Public Art and ‘guerilla’ art.

AND if you fancy an old fashioned “Art Crawl”

Jugglers Artspace is also opening
Bad Pixel Exhibition – A New Media All-you-can-eat Feast– Friday 4th June from 6pm
@ Jugglers – 103 Brunswick St
Exhibiting work from artists currently undertaking studies in Digital & New Media at the Queensland College of Art, Bad Pixel breaks with traditional forms of object-based practice to reveal a selection of new moving-image artworks.
Want to see Jugglers transform their space into a world of video art installations?
Go here for more details >>>

Phew. That’s all I can manage tonight.

Feel free to comment if you have any questions or would like me to list something for you/review an exhibition.

Art art art

April 15, 2010

Find it difficult to meet people?
I do.
Have you ever stood alone in a gallery or at a gig, looking at the show while also stealing looks at the interesting people around you? Never had the guts to talk to them? WELL, now’s your chance to meet some new people without the terror of rejection
Post Datum is holding a evening all tied up in knots with Relational Aesthetics (my new favourite movement)
Alina Barnett brings it tomorrow night to our very own Metro Arts.

She calls it “Speed Mate-ing” (yes I already know about the sexual innuendo, but it’s not a very good one…so slow down ’speedy’). And because we all ‘like’ controlled environments here in Brisbane (hint hint), Speed Mate-ing sets up the situation, and all you have to do is talk and hope nothing too revealing comes out.

Though I always appreciate honesty.

So come along, I’d like to meet you.

630 for a 7pm start

Level 4
Metro Arts on Friday 16th
109 Edward St, Brisbane

– Kate Mary P.

Independent Art Extravaganza

April 6, 2010

Metro Arts has been around for 30years. Obviously I haven’t been going there for that long, but everytime I do it seems to get better and better. Sure, it took me almost 6months in the year of 2004 to get the guts to walk up the stairwell, but ever since I did there’s been no looking back. She’s a tough old broad. You’ve got to love her.

Wednesday night – 7th April from 6pm

Aside from being free, Metro Arts will be hosting opening nights and performance.  A veritable  ‘come one, come all’ local art/independent overload.
With alcohol by donation.

3 levels of galleries
Open artist studios and the
Sue Benner theatre (performing Single Admissions)

Names mean nothing (unless those names are familiar). But shall we briefly preview?

Yes yes, do lets.

>    Local ARI No Frills* are hosting Brooke Ferguson’s solo show Full Stop in Studio 3.1 (that’s 6 flights of stairs)
>    Courtney Coombs presents 11:59 – a site specific solo work – how do you engage with a gallery space? Courtney moves in to explore this idea.
> Judith Kentish will be showing Comforter. Her ‘hair stuffed works’ exploring ideas of disorientation, disconnection, intimacy and distance against the  backdrop of crafting, touching and looking.
>    Speaking of touching, Stephen Russell & Jose V present a collaborative exhibition of sexually explicit/erotic work in Studio 3.2, Kinkdom Cum (2 reasons for 6 flights of stairs)

I think you should come. It’ll be fun.


November 9, 2009

So we’re getting to the pointy end of 2009 and while the shops begin to play those oh-so-annoying Christmas carols over and over and over again, we at 4ZzZ want to give your ears a break and let you choose the music you want to hear.

We want you to sort through every song you heard played on 4ZzZ in the past year and pick your favourite. Done that? It’s no easy feat! But when you’re happy with your selection, it’s time for you to cast your vote for your favourite song of 2009 in the 4ZzZ Hot 100!

Remember, you must be a subscriber to vote and you can only do it once, so make sure you make your vote count! (more…)


September 29, 2009

Do you want to have some fun in the sun this October listening to some top Aussie bands while supporting your favourite local radio station?

Fresh Fest 09 is on Saturday 17th of October at Carrara Sporting Complex on the Gold Coast and is hosting some hot new up-and-coming bands alongwith a few old favourites. (more…)

Zedletter # 19

August 26, 2009

Radiothon 2009 is all over and we want to send a big shout out of thanks to our sponsors and all those who subscribed, came to one of our fun events or volunteered their time during the festival. THANK YOU! Here’s a cute pic of a kitten for you to enjoy. We haven’t had a chance to tally all the pledges yet so can’t give an exact update but we reckon we came pretty close to our target! Zedletter will hopefully have more of an update for you next week, till then check out some fun events and interesting tid bits below. (more…)


August 11, 2009


Giggity gig guide

August 10, 2009

This upcoming weekend is a veritable hive of musical goodness, from orchestras to indie awesomeness, get ready.hungary