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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | April 24, 2018

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Moving Pictures: QAG Walking Poetry Tour

April 18, 2018 |

An indigenous man stands with his back to a grand colourful canvas: ‘Australian Art Does Not Exist’. This is poet Lionel Fogarty in front of Richard Bell’s Judgement Day. Read More

The Ugly Side of Art? Patricia Piccinini’s Curious Affection

April 18, 2018 |

Curious Affection is big news. Patricia Piccinini has goaded controversy before. Read More

Don’t wanna be an American Idiot

April 16, 2018 |

Remember your teen years? When rebellion against authority was tantamount to the control you and your friends wrested from the establishment, to enjoy your lives, and create your stories.

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City Calm Down’s Jack on Echoes in Blue

April 13, 2018 |

“It’ll be interesting to see what the response is! It’s definitely the most personal songs that we’ve released, or the most personal to me, writing the lyrics. I wouldn’t say that my experience is uncommon, taking this sort of uncommon challenge. I think a lot of the things I’m writing about, are quite common to a lot of people.”

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Ocean Alley’s Biggest Headline Shows

April 13, 2018 |

Ocean Alley kick of their Australian tour this weekend with two sold out shows in Brisbane. Read More

Splendour in The Grass Drops 2018 Lineup

April 12, 2018 |

Tent? Check. Gumboots? Check. A killer lineup announcement? Check!

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BIGSOUND Returns in 2018!

April 10, 2018 |

BIGSOUND have just announced this year’s dates and opened artist applications. Read More

QSO REVIEW: Why You Should Watch A Symphony Orchestra Solo

April 10, 2018 |

The idea of “solo dates” is not a new one. To me, asking for a table for one is less lonely and more introspective. Going to see a movie or a gig by yourself allows for a greater immersion in the art.

It seems so much more intimidating, however, to get dressed up and go to see the Queensland Symphony Orchestra by yourself. Read More

Into the MELTing pot: Aly Lorén, Alex Woodward and Gavin Roach

April 9, 2018 |

In the leadup to MELT Festival, we recently had the opportunity to talk to a trifecta of amazing creatives, all of whom will have some amazing sounding showings at this year’s festival.

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Taking the World by Storm with Pretty City

April 7, 2018 |

Last time we caught up with Pretty City, we spoke to Johnny, the band’s bassist and vocalist. You might remember that they’d just wrapped up a European tour, released an album, and a single.Now, they’ve released a new single, Simone, and are heading back on tour. We caught up with Hugh, Pretty City’s lead vocalist to talk about their crazy few months.

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Ruby Fields Talks Debut EP and Tour

April 6, 2018 |

Ruby Fields released her debut EP Your Dad’s Opinion For Dinner in March ahead of an Australian tour this month. Read More

MELTing in May: James Lees

April 6, 2018 |

MELT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture is a yearly festival of creative cultures centered around queer expression and story. Hosted and run by Brisbane Powerhouse, the festival embodies LGBTIQ+ representation through theatre and performance. We recently had the chance to talk with MELT Festival’s director James Lees.

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