Top 3 things to do in Brisbane this season:
1. Surrealism Exhibition
Where: Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAG/GoMA), South Bank.
When: 11 Jun 2011 – 2 Oct 2011
GoMA is the only Australian venue to exhibit ‘Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams’, a selection of surrealist works from the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris.
This exhibition features more than 180 works by 56 artists, including paintings, sculptures, films, photographs, drawings and collages. Representing an opportunity to see important art works that rarely leave Paris, this exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of the Surrealist movement and includes paintings and sculptures by surrealists Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Victor Brauner, Joan Miró, Alberto Giacometti, Max Ernst and Paul Delvaux.
2. Performance/Exhibition/Workshops – Torres Strait Islands: A Celebration
Where: Cultural Centre, South Bank
When: 1 Jul 2011 – 23 Oct 2011
In this unique celebration of Torres Strait Islander culture and history, visiting artists and groups from the Torres Strait are performing a whole series of events across the Cultural Centre precinct. Events include supporting exhibitions of Torres Strait art, history and heritage at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), the State Library of Queensland, Queensland Museum and the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
3. Queensland Music Festival 2011
Where: Various venues
When: 15 Jul 2011 – 31 Jul 2011
The Queensland Music Festival (QMF) is a biennial celebration held over 17 days. Taking place in Brisbane plus regional and remote centers throughout Queensland, you can expect to see the best of local, national and international talent perform in all styles and musical genres. The festival includes new works commissioned especially for the festival, spectacular concert events and intimate musical experiences.