What's on: Brisbane
AUSTRALIEN Future - Tales of Migration and Shore Birds. Visit Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland from 9 December for two related exhibitions by south-east Queensland artist Deb Mostert and the Redlands Coast locals she has mentored. Deb Mostert's exhibition, Australien Future - Tales of Migration, focusses on people, birds and memory.
It was inspired by the artist's discovery of film footage taken by her grandfather on board a migrant ship that transported him and his family from Holland to Australia in 1955. In the mediums of painting and sculpture, Mostert explores parallels between her family history and the migration stories of the waders that visit our shores.
Migratory birds travel huge distances of thousands of kilometres driven by the basic needs for safety and food, and to be able to reproduce and raise their families in a safe place rather the harsh conditions of their breeding grounds. Australien Future raises conversation about attitudes to different migrations and why some people and birds are more vulnerable than others.
Redland Art Gallery Director Emma Bain said a second exhibition featuring shore bird sculptures by Redlands-based artists would run concurrently with Mostert's solo exhibition. Both exhibitions will be open at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland from Sunday 9 December 2018 until Sunday 20 January 2019, with free entry. Members of the public are invited to the following happenings. Opening Event on Friday, December 7 from 6.30pm at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland (RAG), Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets. Floor Talk with artist Deb Mostert (and morning tea) on Sunday, December 9 from 10am at RAG, Cleveland. Join us for morning tea and hear from exhibiting artist Deb Mostert. Located: 46 Middle Street, Cleveland Queensland. Phone: 07 3829 8899 or go to artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au.
LORD MAYOR'S CHRISTMAS CAROLS
THIS much-loved free family event will host some of Australia's most renowned singers and entertainers, as they ignite the big stage in this joyous and magical celebration of Christmas. On Saturday, December 8 at the Riverstage, Brisbane City. Gates open at 4pm with pre-concert entertainment at 4.15pm. The Carols concert is on 7pm-9.15pm.
ASHGROVE CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
THIS free concert is a part of the Rotary Club Ashgrove/The Gap in Action program, that centres on the local community in the Ashgrove and Enoggera area. The program features the local Westside Orchestra, Rocus Jazz Band and Ignite Choir providing an exciting convert program and fireworks finale. On Saturday, December 15 at Dorrington Park, Ashgrove from 4.30pm-8pm.
PLAYING WITH LIGHT AT IPSWICH ART GALLERY
LET there be light - Light is intrinsic to our lives, from natural phenomenon like rainbows to advanced technologies including communication, security and medicine, to the simple light bulb. It has a multitude of applications and influences how we see the world. Step out of the darkness and into Playing with Light.
This full-body interactive exhibition explores the big bright, colourful world full of light, lasers and lenses. With over 22 interactive exhibits, Playing with Light explores the role light plays in life and in the world. Sneak past laser light security beams; Step inside a giant kaleidoscope; Freeze your shadow on a wall; Build a telescope. These are just some of the exhibits that will delight your visual senses and test your ingenuity. Prepare to be illuminated from December 1, 2018 - April 28, 2019. For more, email info@ipswichart gallery.qld.gov.au or 07 3810 7222.
MOONLIGHT CINEMA IN THE HEART OF BRISBANE
GET ready for a summer of cinematic wonder Brisbane! Moonlight Cinema, presented by NAB, has found a new home in the heart of Brisbane City. Taking over The Amphitheatre at Roma Street Parkland, Australia's favourite outdoor cinema runs from November 29, 2018 - March 31, 2019, providing Brisbane with a bigger, four month long season of balmy summer picnics and blockbuster films.
The December/January program is jam-packed with eight advanced screenings, over 25 new releases and a bunch of fan favourite films. Set amongst Roma Street Parkland's oasis of designer gardens and sprawling lawns, film-lovers across Australia can recline on a picnic rug underneath the stars and catch a flick on the big screen for the quintessential summer cinema experience.
The huge program includes advanced screenings of summer's must-see films; The Favourite, Mary Queen of Scots and Second Act, flicks for the family; Incredibles 2, Smallfoot and Bumblebee, the top picks for award-season; Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, Green Book and Widows, and a showcase of Australia's very best talents; Storm Boy, Boy Erased and Ladies in Black.
There are a stack of new releases on offer. Head on over to Moonlight where you can kick back with a drink, catch up with friends and enjoy films such as Aquaman, Vice, Bad Times at the El Royale, Mission: Impossible - Fallout and Crazy Rich Asians under the stars in picturesque park settings.
In the week leading up to the holidays, Moonlight will screen new and beloved Christmas films to get film fans in the mood for the Silly Season. Catch the fantastical new take on a classic tale with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and rally the family together for the animated remake of The Grinch. Moonlight's fan favourite program will screen two of the biggest Christmas blockbusters ever, Love Actually and Elf, at a discounted Fan Favourite price.
Other family flicks include a host of the most hotly anticipated kid friendly films. Enter the hidden world of the Yeti in Smallfoot; Fight evil masterminds with everyone's favourite superhero family in Incredibles 2; and cast a spell with Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Once January hits, gather the family and warm the vocal cords for a special sing-a-long screening of last year's smash hit The Greatest Showman. Family saver passes to select G and PG rated films at Moonlight are also offered at a special discount, so it's one of the most affordable outings a family of four can have!
The Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland. BYO alcohol is not permitted at Brisbane's Moonlight Cinema. For more go to moonlight.com.au.