All The G20 Cultural Activites Brisbane Has To Offer
Vanessa Murillo Vargas | On 31, Oct 2014
With the G20 not far away, our city will be under the spotlight for the world to see. But in the meantime, Brisbane has set up a series of interactive, fun, outdoor activities and events that will make you so happy we live in this river city.
With over 67 cultural events planned as part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations program includingÂ live interaction, street art, dancing, fiestas, light shows, pop up dance shows, circus acts, contemporary dance and much more, Brisbane is putting on its nicest outfit in preparation for a great show.
Having just begun, and continuing until mid November, we have put together a list of must dos and sees for anyone feeling a little touristy.
Held at different locations around the city, here is a list of the top cultural activities on offer for the G20 Cultural Celebrations.
The Pillars Street Art Gallery
Come and see the magnificent outdoor art gallery, created by talented Brisbane artists, which we here at Creative Drinks love supporting.
Artists such as Fintan Magee, Guido Van Helten, Gimiks Born and many more, have drawn spectacular street art for the G20 Cultural Celebrations.
Highly visible pillars on Merivale Street in South Brisbane will act as giant canvases and become legacy artworks that will remain for years to come. Catch the works for free, event ends 16th of November.
- Guido Van Helten
- Fintan Magee
- Mik Shida
- Gus Eagleton
- Gimiks Born
- Simon de Groot
- LibbyÂ Harward
- Warraba Weatherall
Colour Me Brisbane
Colour Me Brisbane, is an interactive light show spectacular that will transform the Brisbane city into a projection show.
Punters will also get the chance to design their own show and light up the iconic Story Bridge, and parts of the South Bank precinct, by heading down to access points and using theÂ Paint Your City touchscreen kiosks.
Located at South Bankâ€™s Cultural Forecourt and Riverside Centre, you can select your own virtual palette to transform these icons into masterpieces of colour and lights.
This event ends on November 9th.
Areas that use Colour Me:
- Paint Your City – South Bank and Story Bridge
- Courts Lawn
- King George Square
- The Changing Face of Brisbane – Queens Park
- Commissariat Store
- Parliament House
The Music Program
Now this is amazing, the local government want to recognise emerging local talent with 24 days of free live music!
Yes guys, all our favourite venues and outdoor areas are being transformed into live music venues for local artists.
Come celebrate the talent and diversity of Brisbaneâ€™s iconic music scene where hundreds of Queenslandâ€™s most talented musicians will take to stages across the city and suburbs of Brisbane to perform solo, collaborative and one-off shows as part of the G20 Cultural Celebrations.
The program has started and will end November 16th.
Don’t miss out, download the program here.
Colour Me Brisbane Carnival
Featuring a range of local and international circus, dance and street performers, including illuminated stilt walkers, street musicians, acrobats, fire twirlers and roving carnival dancers, there is something for everyone in the family.
On until Sunday the 9th of November, you can see these thrilling characters from 5.30-9.30pm every night.
Small Batch Brisbane
Small Batch Brisbane will be hosting a local food party that will showcase amazing local producers and artisans.
A lane-way fiesta that is for the food enthusiasts, Small Batch aren’t going to disappoint your taste buds, with live entertainment, an awesome atmosphere and the best Brisbane food trucks!
The event will be held on Sunday the 9th of November and will run from 6pm till 10pm at the Small Batch Headquarters down Fish Lane.
G20 Art Exhibition, Expressions in Sculpture
Expressions in Sculpture is a free art exhibition that will run from the 2nd-9th of November. It will celebrate local talent, creativity and diversity with a number of amazing abstract sculptures on display.
A free show, there will be something for all art lovers with the exhibition showcasing a number of traditional sculptures, to contemporary structures, that range in colour and size.
Artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work which is great for all those art students, or anyone interested in learning about how sculptures are made.
The amazing exhibition will be held at the Riverside Centre.
Reel Connections Cultural Film Program
This is one of the most exciting programs of the G20 because the city gets to see the great talent of cinematographers, and creatives alike, who make amazing films in their home countries.
With a film from each G20 representative nation, this festival has an amazing array of style, theme and language.
Don’t miss this film program if you are a film junkee.
Immerse yourself in this fantastic, free program which is being held at the Queensland Multicultural Arts Centre.
There are of course many more wonderful events that our city will be hosting and to catch the info about these events please head to the G20 Cultural Celebrations Website provided here.
Let’s show the world what we can offer!
Image Credits: G20 government website