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Arts Queensland news

An insider's guide to the World Science Festival

For the first time in the history of the event, the World Science Festival leaves its birthplace of New York to bring science out of the laboratory and into the streets, museums, galleries and performing arts venues of Brisbane.

25 Feb 2016
TRANCE PIANO by Luke Jaaniste. Photograph by Morgan Roberts

Luke Jaaniste enters a trance at APAM

Luke Jaaniste hits all the right notes as he prepares to immerse audiences in his new sonic adventure TRANCE PIANO, on show at the 2016 Australian Performing Arts Market in Brisbane.

23 Feb 2016

Culture Counts in Queensland

Ten Queensland arts organisations will gain a deeper understanding of the public value generated from their arts and cultural events as part of the Culture Counts 2016 Queensland pilot.

22 Feb 2016

Arts Queensland supports international arts opportunities in Asia

An artist and a curator from Queensland will further their careers in the Asia Pacific through the prestigious Asialink Arts Residency Program in 2016 with support from Arts Queensland.


19 Feb 2016
Carnival of the Animals by Circa. Photo by Justin Nicolas, Atmosphere Photography

Circa brings animal kingdom to APAM

Circa's ground-breaking circus works have been seen in 33 countries. The company toes the line between humans and animals for their new show at the 2016 Australian Performing Arts Market in Brisbane.

18 Feb 2016

Townsville turns 150

On 15 February 1866, Townsville was declared a municipality. Fast forward 150 years and Townsville has become a dynamic hub with a vibrant arts and cultural scene.

15 Feb 2016
The Stance, Choreography by Liesel Zink. Photography by Fenlan Chuang.

Liesel Zink takes a stance at APAM

Brisbane choreographer Liesel Zink reveals why public spaces are the perfect setting to stage her new dance and sound project The Stance.



12 Feb 2016

Queensland welcomes international production Jungle

Queensland is opening its doors to another major film production with Arclight Films and producer Dana Lustig starring bringing the thriller Jungle, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

11 Feb 2016
2016 Billy Thorpe Scholarship 2016 finalists

Billy Thorpe Scholarship finalists revealed

Congratulations to Babaganouj, FOREVR, Leanne Tennant, and Luke Peacock.

8 Feb 2016
The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair. Image by Darcy Grant, courtesy of Bleach Festival.

Queensland producer Kate McDonald swings into APAM

In the lead up to the Australian Performing Arts Market this month, we chat to The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair's Kate McDonald about their creative process, and what we can expect from their immersive theatre performance.

8 Feb 2016