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March 2020

A Night with The Balkanics

March 21 @ 7:00 pm AEST
Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point
Brisbane, QLD 4169 Australia
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$25 – $30

Enjoy the energetic, infectious eccentrically melodic music of The Balkanics this March at the QMC. This performance will capture the high-energy, very danceable sound of the Balkan region, with traditional tunes as well as those Gypsy or Roma in origin. Many of their original compositions are inspired by many years of studying, playing and living these most vibrant of musical cultures.   Featuring five accomplished musicians who have been playing together in different combinations for several decades, The Balkanics will…

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Music Production Workshop 5

March 25 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
Multicultural Sports Club, 558 Kingston Rd
Kingston, QLD 4114 Australia
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Come along to this six week program which offers mentorship in song writing, rap and how to DJ in a fun and energetic format! If you're an aspiring and emerging musician, this is a rare opportunity to learn the latest in recording technology and easy-to-use apps, teaching you to piece together a full song within hours. You'll then be able to use these accessible tools and technologies at home with your own music production and build confidence in pursuing your…

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April 2020

Music Production Workshop 6 – FINAL

April 1 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
Multicultural Sports Club, 558 Kingston Rd
Kingston, QLD 4114 Australia
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Come along to this six week program which offers mentorship in song writing, rap and how to DJ in a fun and energetic format! If you're an aspiring and emerging musician, this is a rare opportunity to learn the latest in recording technology and easy-to-use apps, teaching you to piece together a full song within hours. You'll then be able to use these accessible tools and technologies at home with your own music production and build confidence in pursuing your…

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WOW Australia!

April 3 - April 5
The Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St
Brisbane, QLD 4005 Australia
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WOW – Women of the World Festival was launched in 2010 to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day, as a major global festival that celebrates women and girls and looks at the obstacles they face, where hundreds of women’s stories could be shared, feelings vented, fun had, minds influenced and hearts expanded.   The ethos of WOW is to create a festival for everyone. It is bold and broad-based in its approach, both lively and serious, and feeds the…

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Spinifex Gum

April 5 @ 7:00 pm AEST
QPAC, Cnr Grey and, Melbourne St, South Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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$59 – $69

Presented as part of WOW (Women of the World) Australia 2020, celebrate the passion and talent of our youth with Spinifex Gum!   The voices of Marliya from Gondwana Choirs – young Indigenous women singing in English and Yindjibarndi – come together with The Cat Empire’s Felix Riebl and special guest Emma Donovan, for a powerful collaboration of voice, sound, movement and change, in musical snapshots of life in the Pilbara, north Western Australia. Commissioned to write a song cycle for the choir, Felix Riebl spent several years…

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FAA Youth Folk Awards 2020

April 12
Exhibition Park, Flemington Rd &, Northbourne Ave
Canberra, ACT 2911 Australia
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Folk Alliance Australia (FAA), in partnership with the National Folk Festival (NFF), is very excited to present the FAA Youth Award again this year. The Youth Award is an annual event that takes place at the NFF. The aim of the project is to boost the profile of young performers and introduce, support and encourage them to the next level of their development.   Selected nominees will perform a short showcase at the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Folk Award Concert…

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Adaptable Market Day @ GCFF

April 16
Gold Coast – Various Locations Gold Coast, QLD 9726 Australia + Google Map

Queensland Writers Centre has teamed up with Gold Coast Film Festival to present an amazing ADAPTABLE market day on Thursday, 16th April, as part of this fantastic industry event.   Participants can join in the festival activities including panel sessions, Screen Industry Gala Awards, Women in Film lunch, films and more.  All entrants will have their synopsis included in a digital document for producers to keep and refer to.   You really don't want to miss being part of Adaptable 2020!

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North Queensland Ceramic Awards – CLOSE

April 20
Pinnacles Gallery, 20 Village Blvd
Thuringowa Central, QLD 4817 Australia
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The biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards has long aimed to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation.   A showcase for both well-known and emerging artists, this competition displays the diversity of ceramic art currently being produced in Australia.   Selected works will be on display at Pinnacles Gallery from 17 July - 13 September 2020 and will be eligible in various categories beyond the major City of Townsville Art Collection Award.

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2020 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award – DEADLINE

April 22 @ 5:00 pm AEST

Local Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal artists are invited to submit entries into the 2020 Gab Titui Indigenous Art Award and secure their chance to share in over $37,000 worth of prizes.   The official Award Presentation and Exhibition Opening will be hosted at the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Thursday 30th July 2020. The Indigenous Art Award is the biggest event in Gab Titui Cultural Centre’s exhibition calendar; an event which has attracted attention from some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions and been enriched by the participation…

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May 2020

screenPLAY – Applications CLOSE

May 4
Tanks Art Centre, 46 Collins Avenue
Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia
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Calling young film creatives!   Children aged 8-15 are invited to enter a short film to screenPLAY, a program for Cairns’ littlest filmmakers, with all films entered to be screened to thousands at the 2020 Cairns Children’s Festival in May. The films will also receive an automatic entry into this year's Understory Film Festival!   To assist the filmmaking process, a series of six professional workshops will take place at the Tanks Arts Centre to help transform story ideas to…

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