ARTISTIC DISPLAY: Judith Wright show at Qld Art Gallery.
ARTISTIC DISPLAY: Judith Wright show at Qld Art Gallery.

What's on: Brisbane

GOOD FOOD MONTH

GOOD Food Month presented by Citi returns to Brisbane in July with three delectable foodie feature events and everyone's favourite Asian hawker markets under the stars; the Night Noodle Markets. Venessa Cowell, Director of Food Events said: "With hotly-tipped talent, beloved institutions, emerging hotspots and enviable local produce, Brisbane's dining scene is growing rapidly, and the city is emerging proudly as a leading food destination in Australia. The 2018 Brisbane Good Food Month will celebrate the culinary inspiration that fuels the New World City, shining a light on the talent that paved the way and those that are shaping its future”.

Tickets for the Good Food Month feature events are on sale now from the website www. goodfoodmonth.com.

EXPRESSIONS DANCE COMPANY

FROM June 14, Queensland's critically acclaimed Expressions Dance Company (EDC) and Hong Kong's City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) unite to present the Australian premiere of 4Seasons at QPAC. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Natalie Weir, EDC has become one of Australia's most innovative contemporary dance companies creating memorable narrative works that resonate with local and international audiences. This year marks Weir's 10th year with EDC.

Her time with the company has seen EDC focus on bold international collaborations, particularly with Chinese dance makers. 4Seasons is presented as part of EDC's five-year Chinese Australian Dance Exchange Project, a major collaboration involving three high profile Chinese dance companies working with EDC to develop culturally significant and ambitious new contemporary dance works in Australia and China and provide vital opportunities for dancers and choreographers to deepen their practice. 4Seasons will premiere in Hong Kong on June 1 before come to QPAC's Playhouse Theatre from June 14-22. Visit www.expressionsdance company.org.au.

HERITAGE WALKING TOURS

BRISBANE History in Stone & Brick, Back to Back Walking Tours program, Sunday, June 24. Brisbane geologists, Friedrich von Gnielinski and John Siemon will guide two different tours in one day in Brisbane's CBD focusing on the geological history of certain key buildings and monuments. Learn about what stone was used and where it came from, where the bricks were made and much more.

Cost: BLHN Individual Members $16.50; General $25. Walk One starts at Brisbane City Hall and takes in many historically significant buildings in Ann Street, finishing up at the Customs House via St John's Cathedral.

Another walk starts at Brisbane City Hall to make its way along Queen Street Mall and historic George and William Street, ending up at the magnificent Queensland Parliament House.

More information and bookings at the website www.eventbrite.com.au.

X MARKS THE SPOT: RESEARCHING CEMETERIES

DISCOVERING the graves of our ancestors can be extremely rewarding with presenter Helen Vince. This workshop looks at the resources available for finding those grave sites. As well as examining online resources, the workshop will provide practical tips and traps for the unwary.

Are they really in the cemetery? What does the terminology mean? Are there errors on the headstones? On Friday, June 8 at 10-11.30am at Queensland Family History Library and Resource Centre, 58 Bellevue Aveune, Gaythorne. Cost: $11 members, $15 non-members. Book your place online at w: qfhs.org.au/events/ fridays-qfhs.

SANDGATE WALKS

DISCOVER the web of life along the Sandgate foreshore and tidal flate with Laurie's beach walk. The walks are sponsored by Keep Sandgate Beautifful and are named after Jeays, in recognition of his environmental interest and work in the community. The next walk is on June 12, 12.30pm. Bookings on 0410327095.

FRIENDSHIP DAY

STAFFORD Garden Club's annual Friendship Day takes place on June 21. Members of other garden clubs specialising in roses, orchids and other species will be guests. Enjoy bric-a-brac stalls, floral displays and delicious lunch. Guest speaker is Brian Sams who will speak on Different Cultures, Diffferent Gardens. It's at the OES Hall, corner of Kitchener Road and Bohland Street, Kedron.

GALLERY OF MODERN ART SOUTHBANK

IF YOU'RE a lover of GOMA's immersive exhibitions played out on a grand scale, then this exhibition is for you. In her most ambitious exhibition to date, globally renowned artist Patricia Piccinini occupies GOMA's entire ground floor with a retrospective of her most recognisable works from the past 20 years, and a suite of immersive multisensory installations - including a large-scale inflatable sculpture - especially conceived for the Gallery's expansive spaces.

Known for her imaginative, yet strangely familiar, lifelike hybrid creatures, Piccinini invites us to think about our place in a world where advances in biotechnology and digital technologies are challenging the boundaries of humanity.

Hear Patricia talk about the meaning and inspiration behind her works in these audio stories or dive deeper into her practice via the exhibition playlist on YouTube.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Gallery's Cinémathèque is featuring films selected by Patricia Piccinini alongside those chosen in response to her longstanding interests in science, storytelling and empathy. The project comprises four thematic programs and surveys a wide range of science fiction and horror classics, together with beloved animations and documentaries.Runs until August 5. Ticketed event. Go to qagoma.qld.gov.au /whats-on/exhibitions/ patricia-piccinini- curious-affection.

QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY SOUTHBANK

RENOWNED Brisbane artist Judith Wright presents her most recent installation in an ongoing project to construct the imagined life of a lost child. In the Garden of Good and Evil continues the artist's meditation on vulnerability, love and loss, a journey which began in 2003.

Enriched with an original contemporary sound piece, The Garden takes steps into the world of the imagination where lives exist in the minds and hearts of those who love them. The artist explains that the space is created for characters to frolic and play - for revelry with perhaps a hint of nightmare. Runs until September 2. Go to: qagoma.qld.gov.au/ whats-on/exhibitions /judith-wright for more information.


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