Monday, 2 June 2008

Brisbane Events: Queensland Week BBQ and Design Exhibition

This week is Queensland Week, which marks the anniversay of June 6, 1859, when Queen Victoria signed the forms which separated Queensland from New South Wales. There are plenty of events, and two of the biggest are the BBQ in the Roma Street Parklands next Sunday, and the qdos exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art.

The BBQ is on Sunday, 8th of June, at the Roma Street Parklands from 10.30am till 3.30pm. There is a free sausage sizzle (until the sausages run out), and other food and drink will be on sale. Free entertainment will include Dorothy the Dinosaur's Dance Show, and dance workshops in hip-hop, Polynesian and Indian musical comedy styles.

Another event is the qdos exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, in the Southbank Cultural Centre. qdos stands for "Queensland Design on Show", and at the exhibition you can see some of Queensland's best designers, and the winners and finalists of the "Designer of the Year" competition. There's a people's choice award so you can vote for your favourite designs, or you can vote online at the qdos website. The exhibition runs from now till the 27th of June, but voting in the award closes on Thursday June 12th.

There are dozens of other events around Brisbane, so to find out what else is on visit the official Queensland Week website here.

The Gallery of Modern Art is marked with the red marker on the map below.

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