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Five exhibitions to see in Brisbane this summer

Sunshine and art. Over summer, local galleries are bringing you some of their biggest shows of the year. Prepare to look outside your own reality and discover new ideas at this diverse line-up of exhibitions across Brisbane.

Monkeys!

Though there is lots of fun to be had at this exhibition, it teaches us the very important lesson of how we can ensure our closest relatives continue to survive in the wild. From the tiny mouse lemur to the gorilla, Monkeys! introduces you to 60 species and our shared evolutionary history, and there are special activities for kids.

Until 28 January 2019 at Queensland Museum

Underworld

The latest exhibition at The Workshops Rail Museum is a fascinating look at the seedy underbelly of the roaring twenties. Underworld features 130 candid mugshots of crime bosses and petty criminals alike, plus a monthly Speakeasy Series with talks, silent film screenings and workshops.

Until 24 February 2019 at The Workshops Rail Museum

The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive

Brisbane was planted firmly on the national fashion map thanks to the prolific work of exuberant designers Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson. Together they formed Easton Pearson – a label that referenced art, travel, film, literature and music. The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive features pieces from the label’s extensive archive together with a public program focusing on slow fashion, sustainability and experimental future fashion.

Until 22 April 2019 at Museum of Brisbane

The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)

The APT (pictured) is GOMA’s landmark contemporary art series, and for the ninth instalment you will experience work from more than 80 artists across the Asia-Pacific. The works examine both indigenous traditions from across the region and contemporary thought, highlighting the current cultural climate of our closest neighbours. Experience immersive installations that span across two galleries.

Until 28 April 2019 at GOMA and Queensland Art Gallery

Home: a suburban obsession

For many, the suburbs hold the pull of childhood nostalgia; they are backdrop of first bike rides, school days and growing up. This new exhibition holds an extra layer of nostalgia, showcasing photographs of South East Queensland suburbs from the 1960s and '70s by photographers Frank and Eunice Corley. Home: a suburban obsession features a virtual reality streetscape, art installations, incredible untold stories and rarely seen photographs.

Until 14 July 2019 at State Library of Queensland

 

Pictured: Zico Albaiquni (Indonesia) When it Shook -The Earth stood Still (After Pirous), 2018, image courtesy of the artist and Yavuz Gallery. Work now showing at APT9.

 

 


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