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Queensland artists centre stage at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch has congratulated the amazing Queensland artists and creatives who shared their unique talents to an international audience as part of the spectacular Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

4 Apr 2018
Photo of Willie Prince - image credit Joe Ruckli

State Library in sporting celebration as Baton relay comes to South Bank

Sporting heroes and Queen’s Baton secrets are being revealed at the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) as it celebrates the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay relay tomorrow.

30 Mar 2018
Patricia Piccinini, Australia b.1965 / The Bond 2016 / Silicone, fibreglass, human hair, clothing  / 162 x 56 x 50cm / Courtesy of the artist, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco

Exclusive Patricia Piccinini exhibition opens at GOMA

A field of more than 3000 specially created flower sculptures will be among a range of immersive must-see artworks premiering in an Australian-exclusive exhibition Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection at Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) from tomorrow.

23 Mar 2018

Science hits Brisbane streets for World Science Festival

Minister for Science and the Arts Leeanne Enoch today joined World Science Festival co-founder and renowned physicist Professor Brian Greene to celebrate the start of an explosive weekend of science in Brisbane with turtles, robotics, star gazing and new insights into spirituality and the brain.

23 Mar 2018
Street Science Steve and Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch showing science is fun!

Palaszczuk Government secures World Science Festival for 3 more years

Baby turtles, space telescopes, bugs and drugs and explosive science experiments are hitting Brisbane this week as part of World Science Festival, and Minister for Science and the Arts Leeanne Enoch has announced this one-of-a-kind Festival has been secured for Queensland for the next three years.

21 Mar 2018
Don Quixote - photo by Marco Brescia and Rudy Amisano

Queensland to host Australian-first Italian ballet

Italy’s Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company will perform exclusively in Brisbane for the 2018 QPAC International Series in the company’s first-ever Australian visit in 240 years, Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch announced today.

18 Mar 2018
The Sandmen by Jo St Baker, Bamboo resin and sand sculptured 7 figures (2017)

Regional Art Awards exhibition showcases Iconic Queensland

Toowoomba is the first destination for a touring exhibition of iconic visual art, created by artists from right across Queensland.

17 Mar 2018
Photo: courtesy of Queensland Museum

Palaszczuk Government grant allows Toowoomba kids to code drones

A Toowoomba program that teaches children to code drones is one of the recipients of the latest round of Engaging Science Grants from the Palaszczuk Government.

17 Mar 2018
Model of a funerary boat, wood, 12th dynasty, Egypt. © Trustees of the British Museum (2015). All rights reserved.

Queensland Museum gets mummified

Six Egyptian Mummies will make Queensland Museum their home until August 2018. 

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch today officially launched the Queensland Museum exhibition, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, which includes 200 objects and has come to Queensland exclusively from the British Museum.

15 Mar 2018

New Allison Baden-Clay scholarship supports young dancer’s dreams

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today [10 March] announced Brisbane dance student Tajuddin (Taji) Hennessy will pursue her dreams of a professional career through a new Queensland Government ballet scholarship to honour the memory of Allison Baden-Clay.

10 Mar 2018