What's On: Brisbane
New light shines on GOMA
SEE GOMA in a new light as James Turrell's permanent architectural light installation Night Life 2018 illuminates the Gallery of Modern Art from within. Through shifts in tempo, hue and intensity of colour over 88 minutes, the artist invites us to consider how we're affected by light. Commissioned to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of GOMA, this dynamic work realises the architects' vision of animating the building's facade at night until December 31. Info: qagoma.qld.gov.au.
On with the show!
PINE Rivers Show is a three-day event from August 2-4 at the Pine Rivers Showgrounds in Lawnton. This event will feature FMX Kao's motorcycles, Flipside circus, rodeo, woodchip, ute muster, wine making and home brew competitions. It is the biggest and oldest running local show in the Moreton Bay region. Info: pineriversshow.org.au.
See it. Love it. Own it
THE Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane showcases Queensland's own talented fashion designers and retailers, both established and emerging, alongside some of the biggest names in Australian fashion from August 25-29.
This year, the festival continues the Own It campaign which will allow show-goers and the fashion-loving public to shop their favourite looks straight from the runway. Events will be held at The Fantauzzo, Brisbane City Hall, Mr Percival's and Howard's Hall at Howard Smith Wharves. Info: mbff.com.au.
Traditional High Tea
QUEENSLAND Parliament is proud to offer Traditional High Tea in the Strangers' Dining Room on August 30. Enjoy a selection of delicacies prepared by the Parliament's resident chefs while taking in the beauty of Queensland's premier heritage building. Join our Parliamentary Attendants for a complimentary tour of Parliament House following High Tea service (optional). Info: parliament.qld.gov.au/ explore/visitors/High-Tea.
All about science
SMOKE cannons, liquid nitrogen, flame tests, explosions, and cool chemistry experiments are headed for South Bank Parklands from August 17-18. The Brisbane Science Festival will bring science to life with robotics, drones, virtual reality, native animals, rocket science and more. Info: brisbanesciencefestival. com.au
Run for research
PULL on your running shorts for one of Brisbane's oldest fun runs, the Royal Run for Research on Sunday, August 11. This is a fun, family-friendly eight-kilometre fun run or walk suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels, raising funds for life-saving medical research. The walk starts and finishes in Kurilpa Point Park, South Brisbane. Info: rbwhfoundation.com.au/ event/2018-royal-run- research.
THE 2019 Moreton Bay Multicultural Fiesta will stir up a melting pot of cultural fun for one and all on at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine on Saturday, August 31. This inclusive, family-friendly event helps raise awareness of just how diverse the Moreton Bay region community really is by bringing locals and visitors together for a colourful celebration jam-packed with free entertainment, rides for the kids, delicious traditional foods from around the world and lively cultural experiences. Info: visitmoretonbayregion. com.au/whats-on/ moreton-bay- multicultural-fiesta.