Free QPAC Events July – December 2013

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Tools Of The Trade

Exploring The Traditions Of Ballet Costume


Location: Tony Gould Gallery, QPAC, BrisbaneLone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Read more … ».

When: Until the 12th of October 2013. Tuesdays to Saturdays 10am to 4pm 

The origins of ballet can be found in the court spectacles of Italy and later France during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The elaborate and fanciful versions of floor-length fashionable dress worn by the female dancers may have looked spectacular, but limited what they could achieve. In the late 18th century Marie Camargo shortened her skirt to reveal her ankles and feet. A scandal resulted and a revolution began. The rise of Romanticism in the 19th century was soon reflected in the ballerina’s costumes. Marie Taglioni’s costume for La Sylphide in 1832 combined a tight fitted bodice with a layered gauze skirt revealing stiffened pointe shoes. A new style was set, and the tutu developed its many different variations during the century.

Today a ballerina wears many different costumes, but the tutu, in either the stiff short frill of net often seen in the great classical repertoire such as Le Corsaire or the softer romantic style featured in Giselle, is a vital part of the ballet tradition loved by audiences world-wide.

Tools of the Trade explores the world of ballet costume from the many shapes and styles of the tutu to the indispensable pointe shoe, featuring costumes from the QPAC Museum collection, and on loan from the Queensland Ballet and The Australian Ballet.


The 25th Annual Heritage Bank Photographic Awards

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Location: QPAC Tunnel

When: 19th August to the 16th of September 2013

View the winning and top 50 entrants of the 25th Annual Heritage Bank Photographic Awards for yourself in a free exhibitionVisit The Queensland Museum. Read more … » here at QPAC. 

2013 marks the first year that this iconic community photography exhibition has come to Brisbane. Come and marvel at the best shots from this year’s 2,800 entries and then look back in time at the past 25 years of winners. 

This year’s entrants centred their shots in one of two categories; the Open category was open to the photographer’s imagination, and the ‘Entertainment – Life is a Stage’ category asked photographers to find life moments where stories were unfolding. The top 50 shots on display are a mixture of both categories.


 Wunderbar 2013


Location: Cascade Court, QPAC, Brisbane

When: 7th to the 28th September, 2013. Wednesday to Saturday nights!

Sleeping is for October, as September is Brisbane FestivalRedcliffe KiteFest. Read more … » season and QPAC has the hottest bands, dancers and DJs on the Brisbane scene for the return of the FREE after-dark hot spot,WunderBar. Featuring a saucy program of live international, national and local acts, titillating performances and the chance to dance late into the night.

Set against the stunning set from Wagner’s epic opera, The Ring Cycle, designed by Michael Scott-Mitchell, hang out with the stars as QPAC’s Cascade Court is transformed for WunderBar to capture the Festival party spirit.

With an urban-chic slash underground atmosphere and luscious latenight eat options,  don’t miss this year’s WunderBar! Keep an eye on the QPAC website for the full WunderBar program details.

Don’t miss Deni Hines and Band opening WunderBar on Saturday 7 September!
Full program to be announced soon.

From 8.30pm to late. Bands start at 9pm each night.

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