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Queensland’s performing arts success celebrated at the Matildas

Queensland Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch has congratulated nominees and recipients of the 2017 Matilda Awards after attending the performing arts awards ceremony at Brisbane Powerhouse this evening (6 February).

6 Feb 2018

Queensland Opera set to hit high notes with new state government funding

The Queensland Government today announced an injection of $2.16 million over four years to support Opera Queensland’s growth and secure its future sustainability.

3 Feb 2018

World Science Festival returns to captivate inquisitive minds

A super-charged celebration of science and arts will capture Queensland’s collective imagination when World Science Festival Brisbane returns in March for its third instalment.

1 Feb 2018

Finalists announced for 2018-19 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award

Three Queensland playwrights are vying for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2018-19, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing the finalists today.

30 Jan 2018
Data Lounge artwork created by artist Jane James as part of 2015 Artist in Residence Science residency in collaboration with scientists in the Remote Sensing Centre, Science Division

Queensland artists to be parachuted into environmental science labs

Queensland artists will get the chance to collaborate with some of the state’s leading environmental scientists as part of the Department of Environment and Science’s 2018 Artist in Residence Science (AIRS) Program.

30 Jan 2018

New works set for showcase at the Judith Wright Centre

The Queensland Government has bolstered its support for new and emerging artists with creative development projects to be supported at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (JWCoCA) through the Queensland Arts Showcase Program, it was announced today.

29 Jan 2018

New arts infrastructure fund to assist organisations with upgrades

The Palaszczuk Government today (29 January) announced a new Arts Infrastructure Fund to help small-to-medium-sized organisations throughout the state improve their facilities.

29 Jan 2018
Photo: Installation view ‘Gerhard Richter: The Life of Images’ at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art 2017. Image: Chloë Callistemon, QAGOMA.

QAGOMA achieves record two million visitors in 2017

The Queensland Art Gallery │ Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) has set a new record for visitor numbers in 2017 with an attendance of more than 2.17 million.

Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said the result was an outstanding achievement for the state’s flagship art gallery, exceeding its previous calendar-year record of 1.8 million in 2010.

27 Jan 2018

Queensland scientists and artists recognised in Australia Day awards

Leading scientists and artists were among a group of more than 100 Queenslanders recognised in today’s 2018 Australia Day Honours List.

Minister for the Environment, Great Barrier Reef, Science and the Arts Leeanne Enoch congratulated all those recipients whose professional dedication and creative talents were recognised.

26 Jan 2018

Funding injection to improve Far North Indigenous art centres

Indigenous art spaces in remote and regional Far North Queensland communities will benefit from upgrades and improvements through a new $500,000 Queensland Government infrastructure fund.

24 Jan 2018