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QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL 2022

QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL

Come up for air at Cabfest ’22!

Breathing new life into the cabaret canon, Cabfest ’22 calls out to the misfits, the eccentrics, the brilliant, and bewildering. After years of holding our breath, it’s time to come ashore and let it all out.  

Thursday will be sweet, sour and salty as we set sail on the high seas of song. On Friday, Cabfest puts on its cultured pearls and dives deep into the world of Poulenc and Beethoven. Saturday is full of charm and laughter with Tyrone and Lesley and The Banter Brothers.

Join us at Metro Arts for a celebration of creativity, music and storytelling.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Queensland Cabaret Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Brisbane City Council.

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.

MAVA PATHFINDERS | ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION

MAVA PATHFINDERS | ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION

*INFO SESSION DETAILS HAVE CHANGED*
Please note, given the changing Covid-19 advisements and restrictions, this event will now run as an online event. 

Find out more about the application process for the 2022 Metro Arts Visual Arts (MAVA) – MAVA Pathfinders program.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
2022 METRO ARTS VISUAL ARTS (MAVA) – MAVA PATHFINDERS

Metro Arts is thrilled to offer ‘MAVA Pathfinders’, a rare and well-supported opportunity for artists to explore new ways forward in their career.

Ensuring a strong local independent sector of artists, MAVA Pathfinders will support three Queensland, mid-career visual artists to explore new opportunities, and to purposefully harness their potential to build more sustainable careers.

Included in the Program:

A 12-month artist residency (May 2022 – May 2023) at the MAVA Substation which includes:

  • 24/7 access to the secured MAVA Pathfinder studio;
  • Access to the new and fully equipped workshop;
  • Salary $50,700 per annum pro rata (0.6 FTE) + statutory super;
  • Material budget of $5,000 (per artist);
  • Support from the Metro Arts team and broader network that might include but not be limited to:
    • Curatorial
    • Marketing
    • Financial
    • Business development
    • Technical; and
    • Access to Metro Arts’ local, national, and international networks.

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION:

Tuesday 25 January, 6:00 – 7:00pm

HOW DO I JOIN THE ONLINE SESSION?

On a computer or laptop: Join the session via the ‘JOIN SESSION’ button above OR paste the following link into your browser (we recommend Chrome): https://meet.google.com/rfk-jpap-dpf

 
On a mobile device: You can access google meet through your gmail app, or you can download the Google Meet app. In either of these apps, paste the following code to join: rfk-jpap-dpf
 
Or dial: ‪(AU) +61 2 9051 6596‬ PIN: ‪169 822 520‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/rfk-jpap-dpf?pin=5420151964028
 
GOT A QUESTION?
Send it to jenna@metroarts.com.au to ensure it gets answered in the session.

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS :

Jenna Green (Producer – Special Initiatives) will be available at the following times for 15 minute individual consultations to discuss applications:

Thursday 27 January: 10am – 12pm AND 4pm – 6pm

Friday 28 January: 12pm – 2pm
 
To book an individual call, email jenna@metroarts.com.au and specify your preferred date / time option.

 

Image: Sarah Poulgrain, 2021. Photo: Charlie Hillhouse.

KEY DATES:

Applications open:
Friday 17 December 2021, 9:00am AEST

Applications close:
Wednesday 23 February 2022, 11:59pm AEST

HOW TO APPLY: 

Application Guide: Download / view the application guide here.

Online Application Form: 
The link to the online application form can be found in the application guide. You can preview the online application form here

 

Image: Sarah Poulgrain, 2021. Photo: Charlie Hillhouse.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Metro Arts Visual Arts (MAVA) Substation is supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS | MAVA PATHFINDERS

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
2022 METRO ARTS VISUAL ARTS (MAVA) – MAVA PATHFINDERS

Metro Arts is thrilled to offer ‘MAVA Pathfinders’, a rare and well-supported opportunity for artists to explore new ways forward in their career.

Ensuring a strong local independent sector of artists, MAVA Pathfinders will support three Queensland, mid-career visual artists to explore new opportunities, and to purposefully harness their potential to build more sustainable careers.

Included in the Program:

A 12-month artist residency (May 2022 – May 2023) at the MAVA Substation which includes:

  • 24/7 access to the secured MAVA Pathfinder studio;
  • Access to the new and fully equipped workshop;
  • Salary $50,700 per annum pro rata (0.6 FTE) + statutory super;
  • Material budget of $5,000 (per artist);
  • Support from the Metro Arts team and broader network that might include but not be limited to:
    • Curatorial
    • Marketing
    • Financial
    • Business development
    • Technical; and
    • Access to Metro Arts’ local, national, and international networks.

KEY DATES:

ONLINE Information session:
Tuesday 25 January 2022, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Applications open: Save & Exit
Friday 17 December 2021, 9:00am AEST

Applications close:
Wednesday 23 February 2022, 11:59pm AEST

HOW TO APPLY: 

Application Guide: Download / view the application guide here.

Online Application Form: 
The link to the online application form can be found in the application guide. You can preview the online application form here

ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION:

Tuesday 25 January, 6:00 – 7:00pm
*INFO SESSION DETAILS HAVE CHANGED*
Please note, given the changing Covid-19 advisements and restrictions, this event will now run as an online event. 

HOW DO I JOIN THE ONLINE SESSION?

On a computer or laptop: Join the session via the ‘JOIN SESSION’ button above OR paste the following link into your browser (we recommend Chrome): https://meet.google.com/rfk-jpap-dpf

On a mobile device: You can access google meet through your gmail app, or you can download the Google Meet app. In either of these apps, paste the following code to join: rfk-jpap-dpf

 
Or dial: ‪(AU) +61 2 9051 6596‬ PIN: ‪169 822 520‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/rfk-jpap-dpf?pin=5420151964028
 
GOT A QUESTION?

Send it to jenna@metroarts.com.au to ensure it gets answered in the session.

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS :

Jenna Green (Producer – Special Initiatives) will be available at the following times for 15 minute individual consultations to discuss applications:

Thursday 27 January: 10am – 12pm AND 4pm – 6pm

Friday 28 January: 12pm – 2pm
 
To book an individual call, email jenna@metroarts.com.au and specify your preferred date / time option.

 

Image: Sarah Poulgrain, 2021. Photo: Charlie Hillhouse.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Metro Arts Visual Arts (MAVA) Substation is supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

CTRL+ALT+DEL

CTRL+ALT+DEL

Curated by Conscious Mic

Presented by Conscious Mic and Metro Arts

This group art exhibition features artists who identify as First Nations, Pasifika and/or culturally and linguistically diverse.

Synonymous with the computer system command pressed by a user to terminate an application and shut down the operating system, Ctrl+Alt+Del is a multidisciplinary arts event formed to reboot and reclaim arts and cultural spaces in a white colonial landscape.

Ctrl+Alt+Del showcases vibrant visual art, spoken word, storytelling, music, dance, and cultural ceremony. Created by Conscious Mic in 2018, Ctrl+Alt+Del is an arts and cultural event that has had multiple iterations.

 

Please note: In line with Queensland Health regulations, all patrons and visitors at Metro Arts will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof must be presented on entry to venue staff. Find out more here.

DATES

Thu 17 Mar – Sat 2 Apr

VENUE

Gallery One, Gallery Two and Window Gallery
Metro Arts, West End

Pictured: Yuriyal by Serge Ah Wong. 

Image by Carl Warner.

THE ARTISTS

Conscious Mic
Conscious Mic is a Pasifika led collective of artists, creative producers, and cultural practitioners who focus on forward thinking cultural art, sound, and storytelling. We connect the artists we work with to their communities, creating strong networks that involve First Nations, Pasifika, and/or CALD artists in every level of engagement. We curate art exhibitions and events that empower artists to create authentic work, and forge pathways for their professional growth in an industry that has traditionally marginalised their voices. Driving social change through creating spaces for cross-solidarity between First Nations, Pasifika, and or/CALD artists, as well with those of the LGBTQI+ community and people with disabilities, Conscious Mic confronts and dismantles the significant barriers these communities face as they strive to share their art at a professional level. We amplify their voices from within arts and cultural spaces, which they have traditionally found challenging to gain access to, and in doing so, deliver unique experiences for audiences, while growing and strengthening the capacity of our community.

Key curators are Bindimu, Lisa Viliamu Jameson, Timothy Harm and Serge Ah-Wong.

KEY CREATIVES

Bindimu – Curator and exhibiting artist
Serge Ah-Wong – Curator and exhibiting artist
Lisa Viliamu Jameson – Curator/producer and marketing team
Timothy Harm – Curator/producer

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Ctrl+Alt+Del takes place on Yuggera country. We pay our respects to Traditional Owners, elders, artists, storytellers and creatives of these lands, waters and skies, where sovereignty has never been ceded.

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. 

Lotion

LOTION

Curated by Taylor Hall

Presented by Metro Arts

Lotion brings together the artworks of five artists who use embodied and soft forms to consider the materiality of healing, empathy, and well-being in relation to the skin.

Revealed are expanded notions of our surface as a permeable, porous entity that exists between the self and our experience of the physical world around us.

The exhibition further aims to emphasize that the artworks’ surface is not too different from our own surface, and in fact shares endless flesh-like qualities which have the capacity to palpably evoke emotion.

The exhibition space will present a corporeal and immersive experience to articulate the sensitivity, impermanence, and porosity of ‘skin’ and its intrinsic link to both physical as well as psychological wellbeing.

View the catalogue essay here

Please note: In line with Queensland Health regulations, all patrons and visitors at Metro Arts will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof must be presented on entry to venue staff. Find out more here.

DATES

Mon 17 Jan – Sat 5 Feb

VENUE

Gallery One, Gallery Two and Window Gallery
Metro Arts, West End

GALLERY HOURS

Mon 17 Jan 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 18 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 19 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thu 20 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri 21 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat 22 Jan 9am – 7pm
Sun 23 Jan CLOSED
Mon 24 Jan 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 25 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 26 Jan CLOSED (public holiday)
Thu 27 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri 28 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat 29 Jan 9am – 7pm
Sun 30 Jan CLOSED
Mon 31 Jan 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 1 Feb 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 2 Feb 8:30am – 9:00pm
Thu 3 Feb 8:30am – 9:00pm
Fri 4 Feb 8:30am – 9:00pm
Sat 5 Feb 9:00am – 9:00pm

Image Credit: Bella Deary

THE ARTISTS

Alannah Dair, Bella Deary, Evangeline Sines, Molly Smith, Zara Rose Dudley

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

 

Lotion

15 JAN – 5 FEB | EXHIBITION
Five artists use embodied and soft forms to consider the materiality of healing, empathy, and well-being in relation to the skin.

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

Volume: Bodies of Knowledge

12 FEB – 5 MAR | EXHIBITION
This ambitious new work invites you to consider the body as an archive, and how embodied frequencies, cadences, and densities guide our movement through neo-colonial spaces.

read more

QUEENSLAND CABARET FESTIVAL 2022

10 – 12 MAR | CAB FEST ’22
Queensland Cabaret Festival presents a celebration of creativity, music and storytelling that breathes new life into the cabaret canon.

read more

CURRENT GALLERY HOURS

Mon 17 Jan 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 18 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 19 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thu 20 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri 21 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat 22 Jan 9am – 7pm
Sun 23 Jan CLOSED
Mon 24 Jan 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 25 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 26 Jan CLOSED (public holiday)
Thu 27 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri 28 Jan 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat 29 Jan 9am – 7pm
Sun 30 Jan CLOSED
Mon 31 Jan 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 1 Feb 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 2 Feb 8:30am – 9:00pm
Thu 3 Feb 8:30am – 9:00pm
Fri 4 Feb 8:30am – 9:00pm
Sat 5 Feb 9:00am – 9:00pm

Find out more about our January 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 Nations’ 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