Bye bye beige Brisbane!

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Get ready Brisbane – the G20 Cultural Celebrations are here! Over the next few weeks our fair city is set to shine with vibrant light displays, art installations, workshops and free (yes, free) events. There is so much excitement in the air that we can hardly contain ourselves. Here is a quick rundown on just a few of the upcoming events that you can expect to see…

The Pillars Street Art Gallery 24 Oct–16 Nov Merivale Street, South Brisbane Daily Is there anything more exciting than watching a transformation as it unfolds before your very eyes? At The Pillars Street Art Gallery you can witness our cultural history in action. Be mesmerised as the pillars of the Merivale Street Rail Bridge are brought alive by Brisbane’s best street artists and transformed from tired old concrete pillars in an industrial area, to beautiful works of art amidst a brand spanking new public space.

Paint Your City 24 Oct–9 Nov Riverside Plaza, Cultural Forecourt and Southbank 6pm to late Paint the town red? Meh, boring. Paint the town whatever colour your heart desires! Located around Brisbane, the Paint Your City installation consists of a series of interactive touch screens that will allow you to change the colour scheme of some of our most famous landmarks. Yes, even the Story Bridge if you wish. So push that button and start painting this beloved city!

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Expressions in Sculpture 2–9 November Riverside Plaza 7am–7pm Mon–Fri 9am–4pm Sat–Sun Scattered amongst the Riverside Centre will be the delightful Expressions in Sculpture exhibition, which should appeal to everyone. Works will range from traditional sculptures that tickle the fancy of those with discerning tastes, to something with a contemporary twist that will pique the interests of those who enjoy more of a funky vibe.

Think Outside: Identity + Economy Forum 5 Nov The Edge Auditorium, State Library of Queensland 5.30pm–8.00pm The Think Outside: Identity + Economy forum is the place to go if you crave intellectual stimulation. Panelists will muse on the topic of “how we might celebrate and design Brisbane’s future identity for renewed economic prosperity”, which should lead to some pretty interesting conversations.

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