2020 PROGRAM

Amongst all the challenging pandemic news, Metro Arts remains committed to independent artists and great new work. We are excited to announce some of our plans for this year to keep our artists working, creativity flowing, and community members connected. 

Our performance program and exhibition artists are busy working behind-the-scenes, for delivery in our new home at West Village, however we won’t be announcing these works until later this year. 

We are also working on some exciting new opportunities for artists to assist during this time. Stay tuned for more details soon! 

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENTS

GHOST STORY

Theatre and augmented reality blend via a smartphone application and immerses the audience in a terrifying world both physically and digitally.

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TABLE TWELVE

AJ and Bea are getting married, but everyone’s pushing their siblings Chris and Sami together… which is exactly why they have to keep their wedding night rendezvous a secret.

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COLD GHOST

An expedition through time where familial tapestries reveal patterns upon patterns.

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EXHIBITIONS

BLAK CURATORIAL EXCHANGE

A six-week professional development program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who are interested in developing their curatorial skills.

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Brisbane City Council’s Temporary Art Program

OTHER OFFERING

Voice your favourite colour to be incorporated in a temporary memorial activation on the site of ANZAC Square.

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BECOMING

Experience the space between personal memory and shared understanding through combining photography and architecture.

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GIANTS AMONG US

A sound and video installation that transforms inaccessible surfaces into urban playgrounds, illuminating public spaces with epic images of our smallest citizens.

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Artists in Residence

SOMETHING BIG

SOMETHING BIG will synthesise the themes of Mark du Potiers’ practice, revolving around cultural identity, mental health, and queerness, within the context of COVID-19.

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DISSEMBLANCE

In exploiting photography’s materiality through this project, what emerges is a graininess analogous to transmissions.

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AN UNSOUND MIMICRY

Katie Paine will develop new work for An Unsound Mimicry, a project that uses writing, installation and performance to explore the role of the written word in building historical narrative.

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NEW OLD PRAYERS

‘New Old Prayers’ is a collaborative project between siblings Sancintya Mohini Simpson and Isha Ram Das informed by their familial history

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RE-ENACTMENT

Re-enactment: a particular time and space, an unsolved case, a ritual to uncover the clues

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Produced Artists

COUNTERPILOT

A collective of interdisciplinary artists directed by Nathan Sibthorpe. Their works Crunch Time and Truthmachine are available for touring, and they are also currently developing a new work.

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ELISE GREIG

Spanning from young love to aging cynicism, Magpie by Elise Greig is a coming-of-age story that will thrill and delight like lemonade ice-blocks and a swim on a hot day.

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DAVID MEGARRITY

David Megarrity is a writer, composer, musician and performer creating at the intersection of music, performance and projected image. His works Tyrone and Lesley in a Spot and Bear with Me are available for touring, and he is also currently developing a new work, Sox.

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LISA WILSON PROJECTS

Bunker by Lisa Wilson and Nathan Sibthorpe is a new intermedial dance work, combining dance with original music, text, rich visual design, interactive messaging, and dynamic video projection to explore the physical threat of virtual alarm. 

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