Time flies when you’re having fun, and there was plenty of it happening in 2017. Since we launched in February, you’ve been hungry for news of events, festivals and exhibitions, proving that Brisbane really is a creative city. Here are the stories you loved most in 2017.
1. Behind the scenes with voice recording artist Elise Greig
Having just wrapped up a Peppa Pig project, voice recoding artist Elise Greig invited us into the studio to show us what life is like behind the microphone. See her interview to find out how she prepares for a new role, what a typical day in the studio is like and how the industry has changed in the last 20 years.
2. Avid Reader’s top five winter reads
Winter is the perfect time for curling up with a book, but these picks from Avid Reader will get you through any season. If you’re looking for a new read, see what the team had to recommend – from non-fiction to Australian and classic books.
3. GOMA announces the Marvel Up Late program
Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe smashed GOMA records, with 1.73 million people visiting the gallery to see Captain America’s shield, the Asgardian throne room and Iron Man’s costumes. As exciting as the exhibition was, it was the Up Late program – which attracted the likes of Art vs Science and Olympia – that stole the show here.
4. Museum of Brisbane announces Li Cunxin exhibition, Mao’s Last Dancer
Li Cunxin has become one of Brisbane’s most beloved inhabitants, and this showed in the response to this announcement. The exhibition delves deep into Cunxin’s life through photos, costumes and never-before-seen interviews with friends, family and colleagues. It has just opened and is showing all summer.
5. Brisbane Festival unveils a massive program
As the city prepared to turn pink in September, first word of Brisbane Festival's program was highly anticipated. From a ‘90s masquerade ball to a mini music festival and the usual antics of circus and cabaret, there was plenty on the bill, and you couldn’t wait to take it all in.
6. Shop for creative gifts at these Christmas markets
Christmas is the time for giving, and nothing feels better than giving a gift with meaning. At these local markets you can do just that by shopping for handmade wares that you won’t find anywhere else. This year’s line-up of markets includes GOMA’s Christmas market, Vieille Branche’s seasonal design market and twilight shopping events just days out from Christmas.
… AND we’re only just getting warmed up – see you in 2018 to do it all again!
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