Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Brisbane Art: IMPRESS Printmakers exhibition at Circle Gallery Fri Jun 26

The Impress Printmakers Studio Brisbane are putting on an exhibition of new work by their members this week at Circle Gallery, upstairs at 274 Montague Rd West End (Click here for a Google Map). The exhibition starts this Friday, June 26 2009, and will be on from 6-8 pm that night. It then runs from Saturday June 27 to Wednesday July 1, from 10am - 4pm daily.

Two of the printmakers that will be showing their new work are Lisa Pullen and Georgina Carter-Leahy. To give you an idea of what sort of work you might see, here's some examples of their older work (these works won't be in the show though, as the show is all about new work)

Lisa Pullen, "Girl on a Swing", 2001 - click here to buy this work.

Georgina Carter-Leahy, "Creation, Temptation, Expulsion", 2004 - click here to buy this work.

If you're a Brisbane artist looking for a space to show your work, Circle Gallery hires out its space for $700 a week and charges no commission. Click here for more details about hiring Circle Gallery.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Brisbane Impro: Prognosis: Death! Relapse at Arts Theatre July 2 - 11

Prognosis: Death! Relapse is a second run of the popular Prognosis: Death! off-the-cuff medical-comedy-melodrama from July 2 to July 11 2009 at the Arts Theatre, 210 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane (click here for a Google Map).

The impro show is set in St Love Hospital (which has a Twitter account here), and I'm told you can expect "a cross between Grey's Anatomy and The X-Files, with a dose of 1950s schlock horror and a good measure of fake blood". And the best part is you, the audience get to decide what horrors will endanger the hospital and its town each night - the first season included vampire cats, evil paintings, mummies and time-travelling Nazis.

The photos here are from the first run of Prognosis: Death! in January. There's also a review of the January show at ABC local radio 612AM Brisbane if you click here, and if you'd like a look from a behind-the-scenes point of view, the Musical Hot Spot blog has an article about how the music from the first season worked. The show is directed by Gregory Rowbotham and one of the actors from Impro Mafia is Natalie Bochenski, who directed the successful Arts Theatre run of He Died with a Falafel in his Hand in April 2009.

Prognosis: Death! Relapse is on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at the Arts Theatre from July 2 to July 11 2009. Tickets are $15 adults or $10 children/concession, and you can book by calling the Arts Theatre on 3369 2344. You can also book a season pass - $45 gets you admission to all six shows.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Brisbane Suburb Photos: Annerley Junction

I went to Annerley Junction yesterday to take some photos - it's the part of Annerley where Annerley Road meets Ipswich Road (click here for a Google Map).

I wanted to go because I travel though here on the bus to work, and some of the little shops looked interesting. There are four op-shops (thrift stores), a community bookshop, a couple of cafes, and two comic shops.

I had morning tea at one of the cafes called Groove Cafe - they had a good $6 deal with coffee and homemade cake (I chose the ginger and date cake with caramel sauce). I also bought two books from the bookshop, Ten Days That Shook The World, and Gorky Park. The two books cost me $7 in total.

There's a slideshow of the photos I took here:

or if you can't see the slideshow click here to see the set on Flickr.

I've released the photos under a Creative Commons Attribution licence, which means you can use them for any reason, including commercial purposes, as long as you credit http://brisbaneposts.blogspot.com. However I didn't get model releases, so you can't use the ones which show people's faces for commercial reasons, unless you track the people down and get their permission too.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Brisbane Music: Free gigs at the Queensland Music Festival Jul 17 - Aug 2 2009

The Queensland Music Festival is on from July 17 to August 2 2009. There's events all over the state, but here I'll give you an idea of the free performances happening around Brisbane during the Festival.

Hidden Republic:
Friday July 17, 6pm, Brisbane Square, City (Click here for a Google Map)

The Black Arm Band (click here for their MySpace page) will perform their work Hidden Republic on Thursday Island, and the concert will be broadcast live and played on big screens in Brisbane Square, City, opposite George St from the top of the Queen Street Mall.

Acoustic in the Park
Sun July 19, 12 midday - 5pm, Rainforest Green, Southbank Parklands (just opposite the Suncorp Piazza - click here for a Google Map)

No details yet about who's playing, but this should be a relaxing afternoon of acoustic music.

Battle City: Hip Hop dance competition
Friday July 24, 6.30pm, Under the Turbot St Overpass, off Roma St, City (click here for a Google Map)

Hip Hop dancers compete for a $500 prize. The comp's MySpace page is here.

This YouTube vid by brizvegas79 shows what happened at the 2007 Battle City comp.

Francisco Lopez
Sun July 26, 7pm, Institute of Modern Art, Cnr Brunswick St and Berwick St, Fortitude Valley (click here for a Google Map)

Francisco Lopez (click here for his Wikipedia article) is an experimental musician/sound artist from Spain. At his performance you'll wear a blindfold so you can soak up everything he wants you to hear. The YouTube vid below, by matoki1964,shows one of Lopez' performances in Barcelona, Spain in 2000 (it starts about a minute and 40 seconds in):

Song Trails song-writing workshop
Mon 27 July, Cleveland
Tue 28 July, Brisbane

The Song Trails workshops will teach you how to write your own songs. They're free to get in, but you MUST register by July 10. You can register if you click here and fill out all your details. Once you've registered, you'll be sent an email telling you the exact address of the workshop.

Inside Music
Wed July 29, 1.05pm, Queensland Conservatorium, Southbank Parklands (click here for a Google Map)

Inside Music is a free lecture, demonstration and performance by Anthony Pateras, explaining what goes on when performers are getting ready for a show. There will be a question-and-answer session.

1+1 in 2/4 Time
Sat August 1, 10.30am, Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm (click here for a Google Map)

This is a free panel discussion between choreographers and composers sharing their ideas for how music and dance can work together today. It's free, but you have to book on
07 3852 3655 or by emailing qld@ausdance.org.au

Song Trails Finale Concert
Sun August 2, 3.30pm, Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm (click here for a Google Map)

This concert has the musicians who helped people write songs in the Song Trails workshops all over Queensland perform those songs for us. They'll also be playing the songs they wrote while travelling to the different workshops.

Free music in the city and the airport

At different times during the Festival, there will be music in the City streets, at the airport, and other places. Click here to find out exactly when you'll be able to hear it.

There's plenty of other events at the Queensland Music Festival that you'll pay to get into. Just click here to see the whole list of events in this year's Queensland Music Festival.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Brisbane Musicals: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at QPAC, Aug 19-23 2009

Harvest Rain Theatre Company are putting on Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from August 19-23 2009, at the Playhouse at QPAC - click here for a Google Map.

You can also see some photos from the last time Harvest Rain produced "Joseph" if you click here.

You can book online if you click here, or you can call Qtix on 131246. Performances start on Wednesday August 19 2009, and go through a short, 5-day season to Sunday August 23. Performances are on at 8pm Wed-Fri, 2pm Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 6.30pm. Tickets are $49.50 for adults, $39.50 concession or $32.50 for children. The preview screening on Wednesday August 19 has all tickets at $32.50.

Monday, 1 June 2009

Brisbane Art: Future Beings Now! and Pointless Titles at Jugglers Art Space, June 5 - 26

Two new exhibitions start at Jugglers Art Space on Friday June 5 2009. Jugglers Art Space is at 103 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley - click here for a Google Map.

Amos Duggan's exhibition is called "Future Beings Now!" - you can click here to see some of the art that will be there.

Amy Smith and Vitor Dos Santos are putting on a joint exhibition called "Pointless Titles".

Jugglers Art Space is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays. On Wed-Fri it's open from 12 midday to 6pm, and on Saturday it's open from 12 midday to 5pm. If you're thinking of buying some art and you can't make those times, call the gallery on 07 3252 2552 or email them at info@jugglers.org.au