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PINK INC

PINK INC

Presented by Pink Matter & Metro Arts

Join the Pink Matter team and say bye-bye to 2021 with this end-of-year party like no other!

Fresh from a massive year as Metro Arts’ 2021 Company in Residence, Pink Matter are inviting a cavalcade of guests to join them for one of the hypest dance events of the year.

Bringing together the community to celebrate all things street dance, with Pink Matter as your fabulous hosts, join us when doors open at 6:30pm to get into the groove with a live DJ and wander through the merch stalls. Then find a spot between dancers and friends to watch the show at 7:30 sharp.

Grab your posse and get ready for this mind-bending evening of entertainment, as some of the fiercest dance talents in Queensland set the tone to welcome 2022 with an effervescent bang.

 

Seating is very limited. Bring a rug if you’d prefer to sit for the performance, or contact us ahead of time if you have access requirements.

Please note: In line with Queensland Health regulations, as of 17 December all patrons and visitors at Metro Arts will be required to be fully vaccinated. Find out more.

DATES

Mon 20 Dec

TIMES

6:30pm Doors open, stalls open and DJ playing

7:30pm Performance

DURATION

Dance concert: 75 minutes

Event: 135 minutes 

VENUE

The Ice Cream Factory
West Village, West End

Please meet at the Metro Arts box office before the show to collect your tickets and be let into the space. 

TICKETS

General Admission $10 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously.  Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and restrictions. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information. 

soul-hole

SOUL-HOLE

Curated by Nextdoor ARI | Artwork by Zara Dudley

Presented by Nextdoor ARI and Metro Arts

The everyday and the sacred are united in this intimate exploration of spirituality and girlhood.

Through mediums of soft sculpture, video, collage, internet art and installation, Zara Dudley explores her personal journey of healing and recalibration of self.

Dudley endeavours to forge an interpersonal connection with her audience through interaction with a fabricated, metaphorical body; drawing upon the maxim “By healing ourselves, we heal each other. By healing each other, we heal ourselves.”

DATES

 Sat 20 – Sat 27 Nov, 2021

OPENING EVENT
Sat 20 Nov | 4 – 6pm

VENUE

Gallery Two
Metro Arts, West End

GALLERY HOURS

Sat 20 Nov  10am – 10pm
Sun 21 Nov  CLOSED
Mon 22 Nov  8.30am – 5pm
Tue 23 Nov  8.30am – 5pm
Wed 24 Nov  8.30am – 5pm
Thu 25 Nov  8.30am – 5pm
Fri 26 Nov  8.30am – 5pm
Sat 27 Nov  10am – 6pm

THE ARTISTS

Zara Dudley
Dudley’s personal narratives are presented through the employment of found objects, unmonumental materials and a cyclical archive of supporting imagery and symbols. Intuitive composition of her installations allows Dudley to articulate aspects of spirituality that require tactility and tenderness. By creating a binary between the decrepit and beloved, she bestows the status of ‘ritualistic debris’ upon her idiosyncratic collection.

The experience of sexual, social and spiritual trauma is communicated through the construction of private rituals, ceremonies, sacraments and scripture; ultimately cultivating Dudley’s own private faith.

Nextdoor ARI
The Nextdoor Artist Run Initiative exists to champion the experimental practices of early career contemporary artists. Founded in 2020 by five emerging Meanjin (Brisbane) based artists, we endeavour to be the ‘next door’ for aspiring artists, providing opportunities for artistic development and personal growth. With a current focus on Queensland artists, our aim is to generate new and authentic art experiences, by facilitating the creation, exhibition and discussion of contemporary art.

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and restrictions. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information. 

MAELSTROM

MAELSTROM

by Harrison Hall and Luca Dante

Presented as part of an exchange with [MARS] Gallery Melbourne

Maelstrom is a multi-channel, immersive 3D-animated experience that integrates sound with the choreography of digital humans.

Created by digital choreographer Harrison Hall and motion graphics artist Luca Dante, Maelstrom is a sombre meditation on the unseen, hidden and destabilising forces that transform us. 

Combining the motion capture of dancing bodies, 3D animation and physics engines with sound by experimental techno/ambient sound artist Pavel Milyakov (Russia), the work is experienced as a multi-channel projection and soundscape.

Hall undertook an expansive movement study in 2020 examining the impulses of the physical body under destabilising situations, feeding his body’s movements into the virtual plane. He extended this practice with 10 unique movers (dancers/martial artists) culminating in this final realisation of the project.

In Maelstrom, the vastness of time and space sets the scene for an unsettling dance of nameless skins. The uncanny movements of these digital embodiments forewarn us of the fragility of reality, as bodies fly and swirl in an absurd dance that warps earthly limits.  Neither here nor there, this dance exists in the volume between worlds, through pressures and forces to no particular place.

Maelstrom drags us like rag dolls from the present, flinging our flailing limbs onto the threshold of tomorrow. Into the vortex, we go down, further and deeper, we go down…

Please note: In line with Queensland Health regulations, as of 17 December all patrons and visitors at Metro Arts will be required to be fully vaccinated. Find out more.

DATES

Thurs 2 Dec – Sat 18 Dec, 2021

OPENING EVENT
Thus 2 Dec 6pm – 8pm

VENUE

Gallery Two 
Metro Arts, West End

GALLERY HOURS

Thurs 2 Dec 6pm - 8pm
Fri 3 Dec
8:30am – 3pm
Sat 4 Dec 10am – 10pm
Sun 5 Dec 10am – 4pm
Mon 6 Dec 8:30am – 5pm
Tues 7 Dec 8:30am – 5pm
Wed 8 Dec 8:30am – 5pm
Thu 9 Dec 8:30am – 9pm
Fri 10 Dec 8:30am – 9pm
Sat 11 Dec 10am – 9pm
Sun 12 Dec 10am – 4pm
Mon 13 Dec 8:30am – 5pm
Tues 14 Dec 8:30am – 5pm
Wed 15 Dec 8:30am – 9pm
Thu 16 Dec 8:30am – 9pm
Fri 17 Dec 8:30am – 9pm
Sat 18 Dec 10am – 9pm

IMAGE CREDIT Luca Dante 

THE ARTISTS

Harrison Hall

Harrison Hall’s work situates contemporary performance and dance in experiential art environments, with recent works traversing states of flux between the digital and physical realms utilising new technologies to augment and abstract the body.

Through Chunky Move, he presented BONANZA!, a PerformancexDialogue media artwork created with Sam Mcgilp that included conversations with NAXS corp (Taiwanese audiovisual art collective) and Lu Yang (Chinese digital artist). This work was a 2021 Green Room Award Finalist and was selected for presentation at the 2021 Melbourne International Film Festival.

Harrison is an artist whose work is recognized both at home and abroad. In the past three years he has celebrated being selected for Taiwan’s ADAMLab, and been an artist in residence at the Kinosaki International Arts Centre in Japan. This year he shares a Creator’s Fund Research Grant from Creative Victoria alongside Sam Mcgilp.

Luca Dante

Luca Dante is a multidisciplinary 3D motion graphics artist based in Naarm (Melbourne). His works emphasise otherworldly design and transhuman concepts, through mixing themes of science fiction and distortion of the human body.

Having worked as a Graphics Designer earlier in his career, Luca brings a honed aesthetic to his work in motion graphics, and is currently employed by Art Centre Melbourne. He has been commissioned to create animation for major clients including Warner Australia, Youtube and Google, among others. 

His recent collaborations include working as lead animator on BONANZA!, a film by Harrison Hall and Sam Mcgilp that was a part of this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival commissioned by Chunky Move with Alpha60.

Sound: Pavel Milyakov

Featuring digitised movement from Yumi Umuimare, Anis Aziz, Parissah Ibrahimi Rerakis, Vivian Schmeider, Robert Tinning, Sov Ren, Imanuel Dado, Yuiko Masukawa and Aoife Carli Hannan.

Producer: Kristina Arnott

Technical Team: Blair Hart and Siobhain Geaney

 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Maelstrom was commissioned as part of Chunky Move’s Activators program and was first developed through SOLITUDE 1, a funded research opportunity from Chunky Move in partnership with the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. Activators is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts.

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and restrictions. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information. 

DOT MATRIX OF HUMANITY

DOT MATRIX OF HUMANITY

By Artist Boardriders Club (ABC)

Presented by The Walls and Metro Arts

Step inside a world of vivid contemporary art by this motley crew of surfers and art-lovers.

Celebrating Coral Sea camaraderie and contemporary surfrider culture, this group exhibition by Artist Boardriders Club (ABC) is centred around inclusiveness, collaboration and ‘the stoke’.

Formed in the line-up at Snapper Rocks on Queensland’s Gold Coast in 2018, ABC is a recreational and relational project associated with THE WALLS ART SPACE.

THE WALLS ART SPACE is located in Miami on Queensland’s Gold Coast and is a regional Artist Run Initiative that was founded in 2013. The space is run by artists to support artists to present work that is experimental and innovative through its offerings of exhibition and studio space, performance events, publications and discussions. THE WALLS’ mission is to connect people with current and experimental art on the Gold Coast.

 

DATES

Sat 20 – Sat 27 Nov, 2021

OPENING EVENT
Sat 20 Nov | 4 – 6pm

VENUE

Gallery One 
Metro Arts, West End

GALLERY HOURS

Sat 20 Nov  10am – 10pm
Sun 21 Nov  CLOSED
Mon 22 Nov  8.30am – 5pm
Tue 23 Nov  8.30am – 5pm
Wed 24 Nov  8.30am – 5pm
Thu 25 Nov  8.30am – 5pm
Fri 26 Nov  8.30am – 5pm
Sat 27 Nov  10am – 6pm

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and restrictions. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information. 

MISS BURLESQUE AUSTRALIA GRAND FINAL VIEWING GALA

MISS BURLESQUE AUSTRALIA
GRAND FINAL VIEWING GALA

Presented by Bombshell Burlesque 

Raise a toast to our title-holders past and present, as Miss Burlesque Australia gets ready to crown a new winner!

Slip into something fabulous, grab a cocktail at the bar and join us as we cheer on the Miss Burlesque Australia Grand Final live on the big screen at the New Benner theatre, featuring pre-show entertainment by Miss Burlesque Queensland Hall of Fame winners!

The competition showcases the Grand Finalist’s winning acts over three categories which will be scored by a judging panel made up of some of Australia’s top Burlesque and Cabaret royalty. 

Competing for the crown on-screen are State Finalists:
QLD – Citrine Velvetine
NSW – Diesel Darling
SA – Letitia Stitch
WA – Lucy Lovegun
ACT – Possum Galore

Plus three wild card performers from across Australia!

DATES

Sun 28 Nov, 2021

TIME

6pm – 6:45pm  Pre-Show Live Entertainment 

7pm – 9pm  Livestream Grand Final 

Please note: These times have recently been updated to reflect QLD / AEST livestream times.

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $45 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

3 hrs (including intervals)

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 18+ only.
May contain strobe and haze effects, adult themes, course language and implied nudity.

FEATURED ACTS

To whet your appetite before the main event, your pre-show entertainment features live burlesque performances by

Citrine Velvetine – Miss Burlesque Queensland 2020
Magnolia Knife – Miss Burlesque Queensland 2018
Lenore Noire – Miss Burlesque Queensland 2016
Cello Bordello – Miss Burlesque Queensland 2015
Miss Coppelia Jane – Miss Burlesque Queensland 2011

and hosted by MBQ chanteuse Ella Fontaine

 

 

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and restrictions. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information. 

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

debase productions

Presented by Metro Arts 

Grab your pals for a rollicking night out, this festival-fav is back with a nostalgia-blaring homage to the humble leotard and its epic transformational possibilities.

Vintage leotards, glittering with sequins, Lycra in every colour of the rainbow. One by one, the performers pull on the Lycra and are transformed. Who were the people who wore these leotards? What were their secrets? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?

Two of Australia’s most fearless physical comedians, Bridget Boyle and Neridah Waters, present this joyous celebration of performance, body-positivity and glitter.

“A true master-class in physical comedy and storytelling.
Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

“…funny and surprisingly poignant …Neridah Waters and Bridget Boyle made an unmatchable duo.”
– Theatre Haus

Please note: In line with Queensland Health regulations, as of 17 December all patrons and visitors at Metro Arts will be required to be fully vaccinated. Find out more.

DATES

Thu 9 – Sat 18 Dec

TIMES

7:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $42 + booking fee
Preview Thu 9 Dec / $35 + booking fee
Concession
$35 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $35 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+

Contains mild swearing or offensive language, adult themes and haze / smoke effects.

Image by Jade Ellis.

THE ARTISTS

Neridah Waters (Performer/Creator) is a choreographer, performer and theatre maker. She’s toured her work extensively in Australia and overseas with Lala Parlour, Common People Dance Project, Brides of Frank and The Escapists. She’s worked as an actor/choreographer for La Boîte, Queensland Theatre, Imaginary Theatre, DeBase, Metro Arts, Brisbane Powerhouse, PlayLab and NORPA. She’s choreographed large-scale community projects for Queensland Music Festival and QPAC’s Out Of The Box Festival. She runs an ironic Eisteddfod with a regular outcome at Brisbane Festival. She recently performed Boyle and Waters in LEOTARD at Metro Arts, ran the Common People Dance Eisteddfod and Socially Distanced Dance Club at Brisbane Festival and directed the Flipside Circus show for HOTA’s Scoop Festival.

Dr. Bridget Boyle (Performer/Creator) is a co-founder of debase productions, winner of the 2018 Gold Matilda award for special contribution to Queensland theatre. She has worked extensively in the field of clowning as a director, performer and teacher, having studied with Philippe Gaulier in 2001. With debase productions she has been involved in the creation (writing, directing and performance) of many new works, including The Longest Minute (co-production with Queensland Theatre and JUTE), co-winner of Best Mainstage Production Matilda Awards 2018. For Queensland Theatre she has appeared in The Works: Taking Aim, The Estimator, Lily Can’t Sleep, Europe, The Venetian Twins, Scapin and Backseat Drivers. For La Boite theatre, she appeared in Romeo and Juliet and He Died with a Felafel in his Hand (with Someone Productions). Directing credits include, for JUTE theatre: To Kill a Cassowary, for Queensland Theatre: The Holidays, The Longest Minute (co-pro with JUTE and debase), Rice (QPDA Finalists reading), The Landmine is Me and Hurry up and Wait. For Flipside Circus and Metro Arts: We Live Here (co-directed with Natano Fa’anana, Winner, Best Direction 2018 Matilda Awards).

Lucas Stibbard (Director / Creator) makes theatre and performance work as an actor, performer, director, designer, dramaturg, writer, educator and producer. With The Escapists, a multi-disciplinary collective he co-founded, he co-wrote, co-directed, produced and performed in the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, nationally and internationally touring boy girl wall (for which he received a Helpmann Award nomination) Elephant Gun for the World Theatre Festival 2011 and 2012, Attack of the Attacking Attackers!, Packed and Suburbia for the Brisbane Festival. Lucas’ performing work both nationally and internationally has included: Bell Shakespeare (Richard III and The Alchemist national tours), La Boite (Straight White Men, The Danger Age, Zig Zag Street national tour), Queensland Theatre (Constellations, The Seagull, Macbeth, Hamlet, Fractions, Grimm Tales, Real Inspector Hound, Black Comedy, Eating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed, Richard II), The State Theatre Company of South Australia (Hamlet), Melbourne Theatre Company (North by Northwest), Shake n Stir (A Christmas Carol), and Windmill Theatre (Grug including IPAY Florida and Imaginate Edinburgh and China in November/December 2017). Film and Television appearances include Hoges, Harrow, Wanted, Prank Patrol, Kokoda and The Great Raid. This year Lucas was invited to join the UK cast of North By Northwest for their UK premiere season as well as their Canadian Premiere season. 

Neridah Waters Performer / Creator

Bridget Boyle Performer / Creator

Lucas Stibbard Director / Creator / Sound Designer / Scenic Designer

Cameron Clark Scenic Designer / Design Realisation

Christine Felmingham Lighting Designer

Nathan Sibthorpe Video Designer

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines and restrictions. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individual’s responsibility. Click here for more information. 

JUST ANNOUNCED 
PLAYLAB THEATRE 2022 SEASON

Presented in partnership with Metro Arts

We’re excited to be partnering with Playlab Theatre to present three shows here at Metro Arts as part of their 2022 season. These original Australian works share stories from diverse perspectives, told with heart, grit, and sophistication. This is their most ambitious season to date, and a fitting celebration of fifty years of supporting new playwrighting. 

If you’re looking for stories that matter right now and deal with the big issues, step right this way. 

Explore the program >

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

soul-hole

20 – 27 NOV / EXHIBITION
The everyday and the sacred are united in this intimate exploration of spirituality and girlhood.

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IN THE CUTS

2 – 18 DEC / EXHIBITION
Azadeh Hamzeii presents new work commissioned by Metro Arts in association with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

read more

MAELSTROM

2 – 18 DEC / EXHIBITION
This multi-channel, immersive 3D-animated experience integrates sound with the choreography of digital humans.

read more

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

9 – 18 DEC | PERFORMANCE
This festival-fav is back with a nostalgia-blaring homage to the humble leotard and its epic transformational possibilities.

read more

PINK INC

20 DEC | DANCE
Join the Pink Matter team and say bye-bye to 2021 with this end-of-year party like no other!

read more

BLUE BONES

2 – 12 FEB | THEATRE
When a woman finds scars left by her ex-boyfriend of many years ago etched into her bones, she is compelled to unpack her past and discover how he got under her skin.

read more

NOVEMBER GALLERY HOURS

Thu 4 Nov 6pm – 8pm
Fri 5 Nov 8.30am – 5pm
Sat 6 Nov 10am – 6pm
Sun 7 Nov 11am – 4pm
Mon 8 Nov 8.30am – 5pm
Tue 9 Nov 8.30am – 5pm
Wed 10 Nov 8.30am – 5pm
Thu 11 Nov 6pm – 8pm
Fri 12 Nov 8.30am – 5pm
Sat 13 Nov 10am – 6pm
Sun 14 Nov 11am – 4pm
Sat 20 Nov 10am – 10pm
Sun 21 Nov CLOSED
Mon 22 Nov 8.30am – 5pm
Tue 23 Nov 8.30am – 5pm
Wed 24 Nov 8.30am – 5pm
Thu 25 Nov 8.30am – 5pm
Fri 26 Nov 8.30am – 5pm
Sat 27 Nov 10am – 6pm

Find out more about our November exhibitions here.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COUNTRY

Metro Arts acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal peoples, as the custodians of the land we work on, recognising their connection to land, waters and community. We honour the story-telling and art-making at the heart of First Nation’s cultures,  and the enrichment it gives to the lives of all Australians.

 

Metro Arts accepts the invitation of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports a First Nations Voice to Parliament enshrined in the Australian Constitution. UluruStatement.org