The weather is cooling, the days are getting shorter and the Easter holidays are on their way – what better reason to stay inside and get a culture fix? Here’s what’s on the calendar this season.
When it comes to culture hubs on the Gold Coast, you can’t go past our literal Home of the Arts, HOTA!
- Dumpling Dreams’ | Now – May 1, 2022: A whimsical dumpling dreamscape full of fun, discovery and adventure.
- ‘Light Play’ Little Artlab | March 9 – March 23: Make rainbows, see sparkles, play with shadows, and create a little night light for your bedtime ritual.
- ‘Edward the Emu’ | May 20 – May 21, 2022: Monkey Baa delivers a clever and funny new imagining, combining books ‘Edward the Emu’ and ‘Edwina the Emu’.
Head here for the full lineup of cultural events on at HOTA this autumn: www.hota.com.au
From the modern art on display at GoMA to the unmissable classics in the Queensland Art Gallery, this is one spot you’ll happily spend an entire family day out.
- ‘APT10 Kids’ | Now – April 25, 2022: Seven projects by artists from across the Asia Pacific region that celebrate inclusion, diversity, collaboration and community.
- ‘Roy and Matilda’ | Permanent: Discover paintings with Roy and Matilda, two friendly mice who live behind a tiny door in the Queensland Art Gallery.
- ‘Kids Trail’ | Permanent: Discover a wild and wonderful menagerie of animals hiding in the Australian Art Collection.
Head here for the full lineup of cultural events on at QAGoMA this autumn: www.qagoma.qld.gov.au
Museum of Brisbane
Not to be confused with the Queensland Museum on the south side of the river, the Museum of Brisbane in Brisbane City Hall offers a world of wonder and learning just waiting to be explored.
- BYO Baby Tour: ‘City in the Sun’ | Selected Tuesdays: Enjoy a guided tour of the ‘City in the Sun’ exhibition with your baby.
- ‘Making Place: 100 views of Brisbane’ | From March 26: MoB presents more than 100 historical and contemporary depictions of the Brisbane region from their collections.
- Storytime | Fortnightly Wednesdays from 10.30am: Visit the Dome Gallery every second Wednesday and enjoy a picture book followed by a craft activity.
Head here for the full lineup of cultural events on at Museum of Brisbane this autumn: www.museumofbrisbane.com.au
The state’s home of performing arts, there’s always an amazing play or musical to catch with the kids at QPAC.
- ‘Frozen’ | Now playing: Adapted from the Oscar-winning film, Frozen comes to life with gorgeous sets and costumes as well as sensational special effects.
- ‘Roald Dahl’s The Twits’ | April 1 – April 14: Roald Dahl’s gruesome twosome The Twits arrive on stage to delight and disgust, in equal measure.
- ‘Loop the Loop’ | May 18 – May 20: Master musician Gene Peterson goes head-to-head with multi-instrumentalist Adam Page in this phenomenal showdown.
Head here for the full lineup of cultural events on at Museum of Brisbane this autumn: www.qpac.com.au