In Conversation with Magda Szubanski

February 2018

Duration: 60 min
Sat 17, Feb, 4.00pm

Magda Szubanski has been many things in public life – an Australian television and film actress, public spokesperson, comedian and writer. Magda is best known for her star role in Kath & Kim and in the films Babe, but more recently through her positive involvement in the Australian marriage equality campaign. This conversation will unpack notions of identity; what it means to be a public figure and the associated vulnerabilities of dealing with sensitive identity issues publicly.

Through The Mirror

February 2018

Duration: 60 min
Sat 24, Feb, 7.30pm

Through the Mirror brings together renowned Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, Iranian visual artist Sara Iran Nejad, Japanese Koto master Takako Haggarty, Singaporean-Australian dancer Sandi Woo and guitarist composer Anthony Garcia to experiment and collaborate with exceptional creative industry students from QUT. A live performance showcase will be presented at Southbank on Saturday February 24.

Developed through a series of workshops as part of BRISASIA Festival. This new work showcases profiled artists who have been involved as part of this process.

Circus

March 2018

Duration: 60 min
Sat 10 Mar, , 3.15pm
Sat 17 Mar, 3.15pm
Sat 24 Mar, 3.15pm

Ages 6 - 18

By Circa

Learn the basics of circus, building coordination, and flexibility with workshops by the world-famous Circa Contemporary Circus. This is a great opportunity to sample skills and get a feel of what circus can offer, with an emphasis on learning basic skills in a supportive and fun environment. Experience everything from acrobalance to handstands and tumbling in an encouraging, creative environment that’s challenging and loads of fun! Participants will have the potential to work with specialist trainers to learn new skills, gain extra confidence and get the blood pumping!

Megafauna Puppets

April 2018

Duration: 90 min
Thu 05, Apr, 11.00am
Sat 07, Apr, 11.00am
Sun 08, Apr, 11.00am

By Dead Puppet Society

Allow the artists from Dead Puppet Society to introduce you to the techniques that they use to bring the Megafauna puppets to life in performance. With a focus on poetic illusion, the company will introduce the elements of focus, breath and gravity in a series of training exercises using brown paper. In bringing together these new skills, you’ll be guided in the creation of a series of short scenes as you create impossible and yet deeply engaging and new Megafauna characters.

 

In Conversation with Dr Chris Burwell (Queensland Museum)

April 2018

Duration: 60 min
Fri 06, Apr, 11.00am

Join us for a conversation with Dr Chris Burwell, the Senior Curator of insects at the Queensland Museum. Delivered in conjunction with MEGAFAUNA, this talk will delve into Brisbane’s ‘hidden’ biodiversity, the insects, spiders and other invertebrates, and will examine the impacts of urbanisation on diversity, and ultimately what creatures survive and thrive in our city.

Time To Play!

April 2018

Duration: 120 min
Wed 11, Apr, 3.00pm

By Margi Brown-Ash

A workshop of laughter joy reflection dreaming and gypsy sticks!
We will move, write, draw, test new ideas and engage in creative conversations to inspire and delight.
Margi provides a safe and vital environment in which to act out new ways of belonging, and it’s all happening in Brisbane’s playground: South Bank!

Boat-making with The Owl and the Pussycat

April 2018

Duration: 45 min
Thurs 12 Apr, 12pm
Fri 13 Apr, 12pm

Ages 4 — 8

By Little Match Productions

Ahoy! Come make your very own origami pea green boat and create two animal sailors for a magical journey to fair Bong-tree Bay. This visual arts workshop is for children aged 4-10 and involves storytelling, games, art and origami. Exploring the show’s themes of adventure, harmony and acceptance, climb aboard for a fun introduction to origami with additional creative activities suitable for older children. Adventure calls and new encounters await alongside an Owl and a Pussycat with their colourful new friends.

Hoot and Meow in Harmony

April 2018

Duration: 45 min
Sun 15 Apr, 12pm

Ages 4 - 10

By Little Match Productions

Come explore the magical bong-tree forest and meet the colourful characters of The Owl and the Pussycat. This early childhood workshop is for children aged 4-8 and involves experiencing music through movement, games, singing, rhymes and stories. Using age-appropriate activities based on the Kodaly and Orff teaching methods, children will play percussion instruments and explore the show’s themes of harmony, adventure and acceptance in a fun and multi-sensory approach. Climb aboard the pea green boat for a joyful introduction to classical music that will have everyone singing the Sea Bear honey song and rapping with Sir Kitty Cat!

Transmedia Storytelling

April 2018

Duration: 90 min
Fri 27, Apr , 2.00pm
Sun 29, Apr , 2.00pm

By Activate Entertainment

Transmedia storytelling is a narrative told across multiple media platforms to create a whole, cohesive story. In this digital content creation workshop, the theme of surveillance will be explored, pulled apart and reproduce across a variety of platforms. Media platforms can include: blogs, novels, ebooks, comics, mobile apps, video games or films.

Participants will be given a dystopian universe to work within, then using their creative talent combine with easy storytelling tools, explore an incident captured on surveillance cam. Different facets of the incident will be reproduced, reconstructed and remixed to present many sides to the same story.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Too Hot To Dance

May + June 2018

Duration: 60 min
Mon 30, Apr , 5.30pm
Mon 7, May , 5.30pm
Mon 14, May , 5.30pm
Mon 21, May , 5.30pm
Mon 28, May , 5.30pm
Mon 4, Jun , 5.30pm
Mon 11, Jun , 5.30pm
Mon 18, Jun , 5.30pm

By Neridah Waters

ALL THE LIGHTS. ALL THE LYCRA. Again no experience necessary, however this class is for those who want to strut their stuff and release their inner show-pony. Feel free to dress up.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Common People Dance

May + June 2018

Duration: 60 min
Thu 03, May, 4.00pm
Thu 10, May , 4.00pm
Thu 17, May , 4.00pm
Thu 24, May , 4.00pm
Thu 31, May , 4.00pm
Thu 7, Jun , 4.00pm
Thu 14, Jun , 4.00pm
Thu 21, Jun , 4.00pm

By Neridah Waters

ALL ABILITIES. ALL AGES. ALL INCLUSIVE. A dance class for the common person who just wants to dance in a group where they don’t feel self conscious. Dress in comfy clothes.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Wearable Art

May 2018

Duration: 60 min
Sat 19, May, 3.00pm

By Tiffany Beckwith-Skinner

Create your own miniature illuminated and wearable art inspired by patterns from nature. Bring your illuminated creation to the evening performance of Song to the Earth and play with light alongside the performers. Workshop led by visual artist Tiffany Beckwith-Skinner creator of wearable & small-scale lighting installations for Song to the Earth.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Open Warm Up

May, July + August 2018

Duration: 60 min
Mon 28, May , 10.00am
Mon 9, Jul , 10.00am
Mon 6, Aug , 10.00am

Ages 17+

By Liesel Zink

Warm up for the week in this open contemporary dance workshop led by the professional dancer’s in Liesel Zink’s performance Inter. Participants will be led through contemporary technique before taking part in exercises that give insight into Liesel’s creative process inspired by scientific concepts of inter-connectivity.

Please bring comfortable clothing you can move in and socks or appropriate shoes for dancing in.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Contemporary Dance for Mature Movers

June, July + August 2018

Duration: 60 min
Mon 4, Jun , 10.00am
Mon 16, Jul , 10.00am
Mon 13, Aug , 10.00am

Ages 50+

By Liesel Zink

Warm up for the week in this open contemporary dance workshop designed specifically for movers ages 50+. Led by local professional dancer’s in Liesel Zink’s performance Inter, participants will be led through some contemporary technique before taking part in exercises that give insight into Liesel’s creative process inspired by scientific concepts of inter-connectivity. This workshop is designed to inspire and celebrate the joy of moving in a safe and friendly environment.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Living Out Loud with Luke Ryan and guests

October 2018

Duration: 90 min
Sun 28 Oct, 4.30pm

Have you had your own duel with death?  Are you aware of your mortality and committed to  ‘living out loud’?  Join comedian Luke Ryan as he leads a panel of speakers about their unique perspectives for getting the most out of life.

Luke Ryan is a Melbourne-based writer, comedian and two-time cancer survivor. His first book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo, is a comic memoir about growing up and getting cancer, twice.

 

Living Out Loud with Luke Ryan and guests is part of Metro Arts
Deathfest 2.0: a duel with death.

To find out more about Deathfest 2.0
Visit metroarts.com.au

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior.

In Conversation with Magda Szubanski
February 2018

In Conversation with Magda Szubanski
February 2018

Duration: 60 min
Sat 17, Feb, 4.00pm

Magda Szubanski has been many things in public life – an Australian television and film actress, public spokesperson, comedian and writer. Magda is best known for her star role in Kath & Kim and in the films Babe, but more recently through her positive involvement in the Australian marriage equality campaign. This conversation will unpack notions of identity; what it means to be a public figure and the associated vulnerabilities of dealing with sensitive identity issues publicly.

Through The Mirror
February 2018

Through The Mirror
February 2018

Duration: 60 min
Sat 24, Feb, 7.30pm

Through the Mirror brings together renowned Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, Iranian visual artist Sara Iran Nejad, Japanese Koto master Takako Haggarty, Singaporean-Australian dancer Sandi Woo and guitarist composer Anthony Garcia to experiment and collaborate with exceptional creative industry students from QUT. A live performance showcase will be presented at Southbank on Saturday February 24.

Developed through a series of workshops as part of BRISASIA Festival. This new work showcases profiled artists who have been involved as part of this process.

Circus
March 2018

Circus
March 2018

Duration: 60 min
Sat 10 Mar, , 3.15pm
Sat 17 Mar, 3.15pm
Sat 24 Mar, 3.15pm

Ages 6 - 18

By Circa

Learn the basics of circus, building coordination, and flexibility with workshops by the world-famous Circa Contemporary Circus. This is a great opportunity to sample skills and get a feel of what circus can offer, with an emphasis on learning basic skills in a supportive and fun environment. Experience everything from acrobalance to handstands and tumbling in an encouraging, creative environment that’s challenging and loads of fun! Participants will have the potential to work with specialist trainers to learn new skills, gain extra confidence and get the blood pumping!

Megafauna Puppets
April 2018

Megafauna Puppets
April 2018

Duration: 90 min
Thu 05, Apr, 11.00am
Sat 07, Apr, 11.00am
Sun 08, Apr, 11.00am

By Dead Puppet Society

Allow the artists from Dead Puppet Society to introduce you to the techniques that they use to bring the Megafauna puppets to life in performance. With a focus on poetic illusion, the company will introduce the elements of focus, breath and gravity in a series of training exercises using brown paper. In bringing together these new skills, you’ll be guided in the creation of a series of short scenes as you create impossible and yet deeply engaging and new Megafauna characters.

 

In Conversation with Dr Chris Burwell (Queensland Museum)
April 2018

In Conversation with Dr Chris Burwell (Queensland Museum)
April 2018

Duration: 60 min
Fri 06, Apr, 11.00am

Join us for a conversation with Dr Chris Burwell, the Senior Curator of insects at the Queensland Museum. Delivered in conjunction with MEGAFAUNA, this talk will delve into Brisbane’s ‘hidden’ biodiversity, the insects, spiders and other invertebrates, and will examine the impacts of urbanisation on diversity, and ultimately what creatures survive and thrive in our city.

Time To Play!
April 2018

Time To Play!
April 2018

Duration: 120 min
Wed 11, Apr, 3.00pm

By Margi Brown-Ash

A workshop of laughter joy reflection dreaming and gypsy sticks!
We will move, write, draw, test new ideas and engage in creative conversations to inspire and delight.
Margi provides a safe and vital environment in which to act out new ways of belonging, and it’s all happening in Brisbane’s playground: South Bank!

Boat-making with The Owl and the Pussycat
April 2018

Boat-making with The Owl and the Pussycat
April 2018

Duration: 45 min
Thurs 12 Apr, 12pm
Fri 13 Apr, 12pm

Ages 4 — 8

By Little Match Productions

Ahoy! Come make your very own origami pea green boat and create two animal sailors for a magical journey to fair Bong-tree Bay. This visual arts workshop is for children aged 4-10 and involves storytelling, games, art and origami. Exploring the show’s themes of adventure, harmony and acceptance, climb aboard for a fun introduction to origami with additional creative activities suitable for older children. Adventure calls and new encounters await alongside an Owl and a Pussycat with their colourful new friends.

Hoot and Meow in Harmony
April 2018

Hoot and Meow in Harmony
April 2018

Duration: 45 min
Sun 15 Apr, 12pm

Ages 4 - 10

By Little Match Productions

Come explore the magical bong-tree forest and meet the colourful characters of The Owl and the Pussycat. This early childhood workshop is for children aged 4-8 and involves experiencing music through movement, games, singing, rhymes and stories. Using age-appropriate activities based on the Kodaly and Orff teaching methods, children will play percussion instruments and explore the show’s themes of harmony, adventure and acceptance in a fun and multi-sensory approach. Climb aboard the pea green boat for a joyful introduction to classical music that will have everyone singing the Sea Bear honey song and rapping with Sir Kitty Cat!

Transmedia Storytelling
April 2018

Transmedia Storytelling
April 2018

Duration: 90 min
Fri 27, Apr , 2.00pm
Sun 29, Apr , 2.00pm

By Activate Entertainment

Transmedia storytelling is a narrative told across multiple media platforms to create a whole, cohesive story. In this digital content creation workshop, the theme of surveillance will be explored, pulled apart and reproduce across a variety of platforms. Media platforms can include: blogs, novels, ebooks, comics, mobile apps, video games or films.

Participants will be given a dystopian universe to work within, then using their creative talent combine with easy storytelling tools, explore an incident captured on surveillance cam. Different facets of the incident will be reproduced, reconstructed and remixed to present many sides to the same story.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Too Hot To Dance
May + June 2018

Too Hot To Dance
May + June 2018

Duration: 60 min
Mon 30, Apr , 5.30pm
Mon 7, May , 5.30pm
Mon 14, May , 5.30pm
Mon 21, May , 5.30pm
Mon 28, May , 5.30pm
Mon 4, Jun , 5.30pm
Mon 11, Jun , 5.30pm
Mon 18, Jun , 5.30pm

By Neridah Waters

ALL THE LIGHTS. ALL THE LYCRA. Again no experience necessary, however this class is for those who want to strut their stuff and release their inner show-pony. Feel free to dress up.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Common People Dance
May + June 2018

Common People Dance
May + June 2018

Duration: 60 min
Thu 03, May, 4.00pm
Thu 10, May , 4.00pm
Thu 17, May , 4.00pm
Thu 24, May , 4.00pm
Thu 31, May , 4.00pm
Thu 7, Jun , 4.00pm
Thu 14, Jun , 4.00pm
Thu 21, Jun , 4.00pm

By Neridah Waters

ALL ABILITIES. ALL AGES. ALL INCLUSIVE. A dance class for the common person who just wants to dance in a group where they don’t feel self conscious. Dress in comfy clothes.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Wearable Art
May 2018

Wearable Art
May 2018

Duration: 60 min
Sat 19, May, 3.00pm

By Tiffany Beckwith-Skinner

Create your own miniature illuminated and wearable art inspired by patterns from nature. Bring your illuminated creation to the evening performance of Song to the Earth and play with light alongside the performers. Workshop led by visual artist Tiffany Beckwith-Skinner creator of wearable & small-scale lighting installations for Song to the Earth.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Open Warm Up
May, July + August 2018

Open Warm Up
May, July + August 2018

Duration: 60 min
Mon 28, May , 10.00am
Mon 9, Jul , 10.00am
Mon 6, Aug , 10.00am

Ages 17+

By Liesel Zink

Warm up for the week in this open contemporary dance workshop led by the professional dancer’s in Liesel Zink’s performance Inter. Participants will be led through contemporary technique before taking part in exercises that give insight into Liesel’s creative process inspired by scientific concepts of inter-connectivity.

Please bring comfortable clothing you can move in and socks or appropriate shoes for dancing in.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Contemporary Dance for Mature Movers
June, July + August 2018

Contemporary Dance for Mature Movers
June, July + August 2018

Duration: 60 min
Mon 4, Jun , 10.00am
Mon 16, Jul , 10.00am
Mon 13, Aug , 10.00am

Ages 50+

By Liesel Zink

Warm up for the week in this open contemporary dance workshop designed specifically for movers ages 50+. Led by local professional dancer’s in Liesel Zink’s performance Inter, participants will be led through some contemporary technique before taking part in exercises that give insight into Liesel’s creative process inspired by scientific concepts of inter-connectivity. This workshop is designed to inspire and celebrate the joy of moving in a safe and friendly environment.

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior to each workshop.

Living Out Loud with Luke Ryan and guests
October 2018

Living Out Loud with Luke Ryan and guests
October 2018

Duration: 90 min
Sun 28 Oct, 4.30pm

Have you had your own duel with death?  Are you aware of your mortality and committed to  ‘living out loud’?  Join comedian Luke Ryan as he leads a panel of speakers about their unique perspectives for getting the most out of life.

Luke Ryan is a Melbourne-based writer, comedian and two-time cancer survivor. His first book, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Chemo, is a comic memoir about growing up and getting cancer, twice.

 

Living Out Loud with Luke Ryan and guests is part of Metro Arts
Deathfest 2.0: a duel with death.

To find out more about Deathfest 2.0
Visit metroarts.com.au

 

Registrations will be released eight weeks prior.