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Queensland celebrates International Museum Day

Science enthusiasts helped Queensland smash a new attendance record this year, with figures showing more than 200,000 people attended this year’s World Science Festival Brisbane.

To mark International Museum Day, Minister for Science and the Arts Leeanne Enoch announced the third year of the festival, held this year, attracted 200,512 people.

18 May 2018
Greta Stanley and Lauren Thorpe, Qld Music Awards 2018 - courtesy of Photography 77

Queensland’s finest hit the high notes at Music Awards

Queensland’s musical talent was in the spotlight tonight (14 May) with the state’s top songwriters and musicians honoured at the 2018 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs).

Arts Minister Leeanne Enoch said the QMAs recognised Queensland’s wealth of talent, dynamic venues and the achievements of the state’s thriving contemporary music industry.

14 May 2018

Cairns printmakers ink new funding for festival

The diverse world of printmaking will be in the spotlight in Cairns this year after a biennial festival received Queensland Government funding.

10 May 2018

Palaszczuk Government funds 10 new arts projects

Arts, music and cultural festivals around Queensland as well as a statewide music mentoring program for emerging female contemporary musicians are some of the latest projects to receive state government arts funding.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the latest round of Queensland Arts Showcase Program would support 10 new projects with funding of $313,495.

10 May 2018

Team effort brings story of 2015 NRL Grand Final night to stage

A collaborative theatre work centred around the showdown of the all-Queensland 2015 footy final is set to tour the state following its opening tonight in Cairns, Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch has announced.

4 May 2018

$128,000 in funding for Far North Queensland artists

Arts and cultural projects in Far North Queensland and Cape York have been awarded a combined $128 000 in funding from the Queensland Arts Showcase Program.

13 Apr 2018

Entries open for 2018 Queensland Literary Awards

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said Queensland would soon be celebrating home-grown literary talent, with nominations now open for the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards.

10 Apr 2018

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