REMEMBER: Boss Drovers will tour throughout Queensland. View it from January 19 to March 7 at the Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Place, South Brisbane.
REMEMBER: Boss Drovers will tour throughout Queensland. View it from January 19 to March 7 at the Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Place, South Brisbane.

What's on: Brisbane


FROM timeless classic literature to contemporary Australian writing, to well-known musicals and quirky cult theatre, Brisbane Arts Theatre delivers on its promise of accessible theatre while introducing challenging and sometimes confronting works to its loyal audiences.

A new year, new stories and what better way to start 2019 than with a story as gripping as a true crime saga and as playful as a modern fiction? Rumoured to be based on a true story, Picnic at Hanging Rock is a haunting tale set in 1900, Victoria.

Picnic at Hanging Rock showing from January 12 - February 16, 2019. Tickets $28 - $34. Packages: Women in Theatre, Artistic Directors Circle. Bookings online, go to


SUSAN Johnson is in-conversation with Emma Felton discussing Filtered: Coffee, the Cafe and the 21st Century City.

Cafe culture is flourishing in cities across the world. From London to Seoul, Melbourne to Shanghai and many cities in between, people are flocking to cafe's.

What is the appeal of the cafe for urban dwellers? And why now? Having a coffee might be a daily ritual, yet it is more than coffee that draws us to the cafe.

Emma Felton PhD is an author and academic who has published widely about urban experience from multiple perspectives.

Her articles, book chapters and essays cover such topics as socially inclusive cities, historical approaches to urbanism, the geography of creativity and the gendered experience of urbanism.

She is co-editor and contributor of the book Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice.

Open 7 days.

Visit us at 193 Boundary St, West End on Thursday, January 31 from 6pm-8pm. In store at Avid Reader Bookshop. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.

Phone (07)3846 3422 or email books@


VIEW a selection from Boss Drover 1996-2014 which comprise 2400 individual drawings, all deliberately executed as if by the hand of a ten-year-old.

Over a 20-year period, Robert MacPherson made these in the guise of his alter ego, Robert Pene, a Grade 4 student at St Joseph's Convent, Nambour, Queensland.

The project is dated 14 February 1947, and each sheet is stained to give it an aged patina. Pene has an obsession: he endlessly catalogues boss drovers in portraits that vividly evoke the resilient, determined spirit of the rugged individuals responsible for moving thousands of livestock and teams of stockmen.

Boss Drovers will tour January 19 - March 7 at the Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Place, South Brisbane. Phone (07) 3840 7303 or email


Summer Days at the Museum

These school holidays when it's hot outside, the Museum of Tropical Queensland is the cool place to be with a new science exhibition, awesome events and interactive activities for children of all ages.

Daily activities include the new Sciencentre gallery, a discovery zone with plenty of fun with more than 20 interactive exhibits to find out how science challenges the human body.

The new Construction Zone will also make for hours of imaginative play with the Big Blue Blocks and LEGO® plus the fun continues with the range of interactive exhibitions.

On now until January 28. For the admission details and the full Summer Days at the Museum program, go to

Pandora Gallery

HMS Pandora was the British Royal Navy warship dispatched to the South Pacific in pursuit of the infamous Bounty mutineers.

Today, the mutiny on the Bounty remains one of the best-known stories in the history of seafaring.

Few, however, know the epic story of the Pandora and the extraordinary efforts of the Royal Navy to recover the pirated Bounty and bring the mutineers to justice.

Pandora remains as one of the most significant shipwrecks in the Southern Hemisphere.

Cost: Included in museum entry.

Glass Plates & Rail Justice

Over its more than 150-year history, The Queensland Railways have taken thousands of photographs of everything from cracked bridges to crocodiles.

Drawing on the extensive collections held by the Queensland Museum Network the exhibition investigates the ways Queensland Rail used photography, from documenting rolling stock to capturing spectacular scenery.

Runs to February 24, 2019.

Cost: Included with museum entry.

Adult $14.50, Concession $12.50, Child (ages 3 to 15) $11.50 and Family (2 adults + 2 children) $44.50 Go to

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