WHAT: Brisbane AW14 Finder Keepers Markets
WHERE: The Old Museum, Cnr Bowen Bridge Road & Gregory Terrace, Herston
WHEN: 5th-6th July from 10am-4pm
The Brisbane Finders Keepers Markets features over 85 design & art stalls from local designers, to talented folk from all around Australia and are held at the heritage listed Old Museum, next to the RNA showgrounds in Brisbane. Entry is $2 and children under 12 are free! You can check out the full line-up of designers and artists here.
Finders Keepers stall holder and weaving artist, Maryann Talia Pau will be running a free star weaving workshop as part of her project 1 Million Stars to End Violence. You can take one home, gift it forward to someone and leave one for this December's constellation. All materials are provided and everyone is welcome! So bring a friend and get your 'Star Weave On!' No need to book for this workshop, just drop in.
WHAT: Unleash Creative Brisbane Event
WHERE: The Gardens Club, Botanic Gardens, Brisbane
WHEN: 24th May from 9am – 5pm
Unleash Creative offers an entire day of creative brilliance to help you learn new skills, unblock all those creative brain worms and inspire every little part of you! Four creative mentors, including Louise Mulhall, Kara of Lulu Lucky, Maryann Talia Pau and Alex Falkiner, have different, quirky, fun and brilliant things to teach and show you using a variety of supplies and technique. More details and tickets are available here.
WHAT: The Phoncurves 'Heartstrings' EP National Tour
WHERE: Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne & Adelaide
WHEN: 23rd May - 7th June
Following on from the success of their debut single ‘Heartstrings’ and new single ‘Lover’, Brisbane two-piece The Phoncurves are proud to announce the reveal of their new Heartstrings EP and national headline tour of Australia throughout May and June. Check out tour dates and venues here.
WHAT: Triple Treat Tour 2014 featuring Eves, Jesse Davidson & Jordan Leser
WHERE: Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Wollongong, Brisbane
WHEN: 22 February - 6 March
Presented by Select Music & Mucho Bravado, the first TRIPLE TREAT TOUR for 2014 is here featuring three of Australia's absolute finest emerging talent. Eves, Jesse Davidson and Jordan Léser, hailing from Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney respectively, are joining forces for this fourth installment of the TTT, a co-headlining jaunt around the country taking place in February/March. Visit the Facebook event for more information on dates and tickets.
WHAT: Happy Haunts Solo Exhibition by Lauren Carney
WHERE: The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe (22 Agnes Street, Brisbane)
WHEN: Opens @ 6pm, November 2nd 2013
Brisbane illustrator Lauren Carney proudly presents her first solo exhibition 'Happy Haunts', a creepy cute collection of artworks, prints and crafty goods, based on Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Pop on down to The Rabbit Hole on November 2nd to check out over 50 new works and help Lauren celebrate her first ever solo show!
WHAT: Brisbane Writers Festival 2013
WHERE: State Library, South Bank, Brisbane.
WHEN: September 4-8th 2013
Celebrate words and challenge your ideas with a range of writer talks and feature events guaranteed to stir your senses at this year's Brisbane Writers Festival. This year the festival brings together an array literary superstars from Queensland, Australia, and the globe, including Benjamin Law, Rebecca Sparrow, Alex Miller, Chris Somerville, Garth Nix, Anita Heiss, Scott Westerfeld, Kari Gislason, and more! Meet your favourite authors at lectures and signings, browse the bookstore for new reads, and indulge your inner wordsmith with practical workshops and masterclasses. At the end of the day, relax with a drink in the Festival Club to the soulful strains of talented singer/songwriters. Tickets are on sale now and you can check out the full BWF program here.
WHAT: 'Some Girls Walk Through Starshine Fields' Launch
WHERE: Southside Tea Room (639 Wynnum Rd, Morningside QLD)
WHEN: 7pm, June 28th 2013
Popular Brisbane illustrator Lauren Carney has teamed up with designer Rachel Burke of online fashion blog i make. you wear it. to produce a quirky, hand-made, clothing collection, due for release at the end of this month. Their work together is all in pursuit of raising funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of Queensland.
The duo have spent the last 6 weeks collaborating on the project, which will launch in a burst of colour and whimsy at the Southside Tea Room on June 28th. The collection marks the first in what will be a series of bi-monthly collections produced by Burke, each with the goal of raising money for a different charity. Expressed demand for the garments suggests that the collection will sell out online, which will be released for purchase in an online auction at midnight on the 28th of June.
WHAT: TRACK & FIELD
WHERE: The Rev Alley + Electric Playground (27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley)
WHEN: Friday April 26th
The boutique music event TRACK & FIELD returns to Brisbane in April with a stunning line-up of Australian indie talent. Heading the bill is Melbourne's quirky sextet Alpine, Brisbane's Jungle Giants and party-starters Dune Rats, plus the lovely Asta all the way from Hobart. In the heart of Fortitude Valley, the party will consume live music venue Electric Playground and feature, for the first time, an outdoor ‘Alley Stage’ behind it and The Rev on Warner Street on Friday, April 26th. Discounted early bird tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am via www.oztix.com.au and will be available for a strictly limited time.