Like rain on tarmac… the smell of old books… a brand new fairytale… your first time clubbing… a brave new world… a standing ovation….our new dreamtime. Join us in creating an inspiring and magical experience for Brisbane as we commandeer the most majestic landmark in the city. The iconic Old Museum will be our new sanctuary from January 9-11, 2015 acting as an artistic hub for new or existing work.
The music program is brimming with artists from electronica to folk including Ben Ely from Regurgitator, O’Little Sister, Magenta Voyeur, Weird Dance Music and Robin Jones. Ben Ely will also hold an engaging “Why is Queensland the place to be?” panel discussion on the 9th of January from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Audiences will be treated to captivating classical music with Modde by Amanda Terry, Jakob Braggs and Naomi O’Reilly with their series of individual experimental works following the story of a man who has entered the afterlife and is awaiting judgement.
Hangry White Female by Judy Hainsworth is a brand new solo comedy, part of the festival’s cabaret program exploring outgrowing childhood friendships, making friends in your thirties and mourning TV characters on the 10th of January from 9pm to 10pm.
Delving into self-identity and the silent struggle of those who identify as LGBTIQ, Chris Farrell’s lightly autobiographical work L’Appel du vide: The call of the void is definitely one of the highlights from the Queer program. Showing on the 9th of January from 7.30pm to 8pm, the performance will use minimal mediums, heightened theatrical states and traditional drag style performance.
The stagecraft and musicianship of Aimee Crathern in her performance Let’s talk about all the good things and the bad things alongside Michael Ross is bound to cast a spell over audiences. Through her use of original music, Aimee will tell her story as a woman living with William’s Syndrome on the 10th of January from 3pm to 4pm.
Michael Ross will also draw from his years as a celibate gay Muslim and his work as a producer with a girl group who all identify with an intellectual disability in a highly anticipated song-writing workshop on the 10th of January from 12pm to 1pm.
The festival space will also be brought to life with site-specific works from visual artists at Jugglers Art Space including Twolaks, a Toowoomba based artist with roots in the dark side of graffiti blended with his trade in signwriting and Lucks, a pioneering street artist from Brisbane. The Forget-Me-Not exhibition at The Old Museum will feature Alinta Krath’s Origami 3D Mapping, re-contextualised collages and video work of Melbourne by Danish Qapoor and sculptural works by Zoe Knight.