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When do we go up again? – Girrungun Aboriginal Art Centre

A helicopter ride has given Queensland artists from the Girrungun Aboriginal Art Centre in Far North Queensland the opportunity to create a special artwork series titled Survival in a Changing Land.

20 Jan 2016

Organisations Fund 2017-2020 EOI now open

Queensland-based arts organisations will, for the first time, be able to apply to receive four-year funding under the Queensland Government's revamped Organisations Fund.

18 Jan 2016

16 Queenslanders to watch

At Arts Queensland, we’re always on the lookout for ways to promote Queensland talent. So we’d like to kick off 2016 by bringing you a starting list of Queensland people and independent institutions that are worth checking out on social media this year! 

14 Jan 2016
Li Cunxin, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Lady Potter AC

Investment secures Queensland Ballet’s leap to great heights

Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a funding boost for Queensland Ballet to fast track the company’s growth and support its vision of becoming an Asia Pacific powerhouse.

10 Dec 2015
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Contemporary art triumph in Gallery's 8th Asia Pacific Triennial

Queensland will be the focus of the international contemporary art world with The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) officially opened tonight by Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk. 

20 Nov 2015
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Queensland to build the case for new performance venue

Premier Palaszczuk announced that the State Government would commission a $1.3 million business case for a 1500-seat theatre, to report back in 12 months. 


16 Nov 2015
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Kong: Skull Island to film in Queensland

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced Legendary Pictures’ and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Kong: Skull Islandis the next major international motion picture to film in Queensland, with preproduction starting this month and filming commencing in early 2016. 

26 Oct 2015

Marvel Studios to Film Thor: Ragnarok in Queensland

Thor: Ragnarok, the third instalment of the Marvel Studios’ franchise starring Australia’s Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding comic book Super Hero, has today been confirmed to start pre-production in Queensland in January 2016 with filming to begin in June 2016.

23 Oct 2015

Premier names winners of 2015 Queensland Literary Awards

Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the winners of new literary awards supported by the Queensland Government at tonight’s presentation at State Library of Queensland. 

9 Oct 2015

Blockbuster Super Stage Potential Legacy for Queensland Screen Industry

The Queensland Government has reached an in-principle agreement to build a 4000sq metre super stage at Village Roadshow’s Oxenford Studios in a partnership that will simultaneously deliver the latest venue for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and provide a major drawcard for international blockbuster films

27 Aug 2015