The Joinery Opening - The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane
West End came alive on Wednesday December 2 with the launch of The Joinery. Over 150 guests enjoyed the opening of the new luxurious industrial-style event venue, which included break-dancing waiters, a decadent dessert bar and plenty of bubbles, courtesy of Moet and Chandon Ice Imperial. The Joinery is the vision of local sisters, Penny Culpo and Maria Nicolaou. Images by Hanna Hervall Words by Gemma Easton
APT8 Exhibtion - The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane
This summer packs a cultural punch, with the return of the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art’s (QAGOMA) flagship series. The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) opened to the public on Saturday, November 21, following an atmospheric unveiling at the opening night the previous evening. The latest instalment of this heavyweight exhibition produces the most encompassing collection to date. Featuring works from more than 80 senior and emerging artists from over…
QCA Showcase 2015 - The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane
The Queensland College of Art (QCA) will be transforming the entire South Bank Griffith University Campus into exhibition spaces featuring the work of talented students from Griffith University, in late November.
The Natural Way of Things - The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane
The Natural Way of Things is a novel that lays bare the rape culture and slut shaming of today’s contemporary misogyny. The book is an exploration of this toxic culture to the extreme as Wood confronts the realities of the world we live in today; where women are name called, shamed and forced to prove they didn’t ‘ask for it’. Charlotte Wood was listening to a radio documentary on the Hays Institution, where young girls who reported being sexually assaulted were sent. She found it...
Year of the Monkey Concert Review - The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane
A troupe of incredibly talented Chinese performers, Queensland Symphony Orchestra having a blast as they performed, and a Chinese New Year celebration that wowed the crowd were the perfect ingredients to create the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Year of the Monkey concert on Thursday February 11.
Carnival of the Animals - The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane
Carnival of the Animals is an extravaganza of all sorts, featuring tales of creatures who tumble, fly, leap and spin their way around the animal kingdom. Performed by Brisbane based acrobatics company Circa and featuring a new contemporary music score by Quincy Grant, it’s a colourful, fun and educational experience the whole family can enjoy. Lovers of circus, animals and music rolled up to enjoy the opening performance on Saturday, January 9. Carnival of the Animals is showing at QPAC’s…
Jewish Film Festival - The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane
The Jewish International Film Festival will return to Brisbane this November for another year of Jewish cinema from all over the world, building on 29 years of Jewish film festivals in Australia, showcasing at the New Farm Cinemas from 8 to 18 November. Jewish International Film Festival Artistic Director Eddie Tamir believes this years show will be another success. “2018 is already shaping up to be another fantastic year for the Jewish International Film Festival,” Eddie said. “With a…
Asia-Pacific Screen Awards - The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane
The winners of the ninth annual Asia-Pacific Screen Awards were announced at a ceremony at Brisbane’s City Hall on Thursday, November 26. Thai auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul took home the top prize for Best Feature Film for Cemetery of Splendour. Images by APSA Words by Gemma Easton
QTC's Ladies in Black - The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane
Queensland Theatre Company recently celebrated the opening night of Ladies in Black, the adaptation of Madeline St John’s hit 1993 novel The Women In Black, to a cheering crowd entranced by a spectacular performance. Brought to life by acclaimed director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) with original music from superstar musician Tim Finn (Crowded House), the show is sure to be a wild success. Words by Shannon Coward / Photography supplied by Queensland Theatre Company
QCA Graduate Showcase - The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane
As one of Australia’s longest running art institutes, Griffith’s Queensland College of Art will open its doors to the public for a mammoth five day event showcasing a variety of artwork from the graduating class of 2015.
Les Misérables Opening Night - The West End Magazine | 4101 Brisbane
ameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of the legendary Boubil and Schönberg's, Les Misérables, opened in Brisbane at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre on Friday, November 13. Audience members were ushered into the venue by a patriotic display of the French tri-colour flag, adding to the atmosphere of the five-time Helpmann award-winning production. Les Misérables is running at the Lyric Theatre until January 17, 2016.