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CALL FOR PROPOSALS | EMERGING PRODUCER XCHANGE 2022

Want to join the Metro Arts’ team in 2022?

Metro Arts is developing the future of Australian contemporary arts practice, now. Championing all contemporary art forms, the two core activities of the organisation are developing and co-presenting contemporary arts. Within our  venue is a team of creative professionals who are passionate about diverse contemporary art that makes your heart race and the hairs on your neck stand up.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS EMERGING PRODUCER XCHANGE 2022

The Emerging Producer Xchange is a flagship mentorship program supported by The Ian Potter Foundation. Over 2021-2022, six emerging producers will be invited to participate in paid internships, embedded within nationally-recognised multidisciplinary arts organisations. The host organisations are Metro Arts in Queensland and The Mill in South Australia.

Under the mentorship of a lead producer in each state, the emerging producers will receive exclusive insights into the operation of two professional and prolific Australian arts organisations, and have unparalleled access to networking, skill-sharing and professional development opportunities. After successfully running the program during 2021, Metro Arts is now calling for two new emerging producers to work with the organisation in 2022.

Between January – October, the emerging producers will support the delivery of the host organisation’s annual artistic program, supporting artists in the creation, presentation, and touring of new work.

The emerging producers will also accompany lead producers to attend a number of major industry events, conferences and marketplaces throughout the year, and participate in a series of dedicated activities specific to the Emerging Producer Xchange.

The Emerging Producer Xchange is designed to address the ongoing shortfall of professional development opportunities for skilled producers particularly in the independent performance sector.

KEY DATES:

Applications open:
Thursday 21 October 9.00am / AEST

Applications close:
Monday 8 November 9.00am / 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.

 

Image: Tangerine Hour by NDRNCE, 2021. Photo by Nick John Bleeker.

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…

DATES

Sat 4 – Sat 18 Dec, 2021

VENUE

Gallery Two 
Metro Arts, West End

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

Initially seeded in 2020 as part of the Solitude1 Residency, this work was supported by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation and commissioned by Chunky Move as part of their Activators Program.

Thank you to Chunky Move, Antony Hamilton, Kristy Ayre, Freya Waterson, Freya Ludowici, Juzzy Kane and Nicola Idio.



VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines. 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

7pm – 7:45pm  Pre-Show Live Entertainment 

8pm – 10pm  Livestream Grand Final 

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. 

THE KABARET

THE KABARET

 By Dan Venz and Emily Gilhome

 Presented by Oscar Production Company

Leave your troubles at the bar

Welcome to The Kabaret – an intimate and electrifying new production from the creators of cabaret sensation BOY&GIRL.

As 2021 draws to a close, a garish Emcee and their raucous ensemble tantalise crowds nightly with a decadent orgy of music, dance and drag. Inspired by one of the most successful movie-musicals of all time, The Kabaret remixes live performances from Cabaret including Wilkommen, Don’t Tell Mama, Mein Herr and Maybe This Time with exhilarating original acts, club beats and bangers. Here, we sing, we dance, we drink, we love, we forget.

Featuring the powerhouse talents of Erika Naddei as Emcee, the devilish Dan Venz and drag starlets Miss Poodle, Crimson Coco and the newest queen on the scene – Portia; The Kabaret is an irreverent night designed to excite.

Limited season November 2021. Come hear the music play.

 

“Sexy, filthy and outrageously entertaining.”
– STAGE WHISPERS, 2018, BOY&GIRL

“Utterly brilliant – cabaret at its seductive finest. By the end the audience was going wild and moved to stand up, shout and stamp on the floor.”
– THE DAILY REVIEW, 2018, BOY&GIRL

“Mesmerising is an understatement. Colourful, unexpected and downright hilarious!”
– SCENESTR, 2021, RAZZLE DAZZLE RIOT

DATES

Wed 17 – 20 Nov, 2021

TIME

17 Nov 7.30pm Preview 
18 – 20 Nov 7.30pm 
19 – 20 Nov 9.30pm 

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

Preview General Admission $38 + booking fee
Preview Cabaret $43 + booking fee

General Admission $45 + booking fee
Cabaret Seating $50 + booking Fee

 

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

SHOW DURATION

70 mins

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+.
Contains strobe lighting, haze, adult themes, coarse language and sexual references.

THE ARTISTS

Oscar is Brisbane theatre’s mischievous mate. A bold blend of music, dance and circus, their shows are a visual feast dripping in fun.

Oscar was established in 2004 as a hub for QLD artists. The creators of cabaret smash-hit BOY&GIRL (due for a 7th season at Brisbane Powerhouse in 2022), the company most recently presented the world premiere of RAZZLE DAZZLE RIOT at Brisbane Festival in 2021. Previous projects include the QLD premiere productions of SPRING AWAKENING (QPAC), NEXT TO NORMAL (QPAC), THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (The Roundhouse), KILLER QUEENS (Brisbane Powerhouse) and SIX INCHES (Brisbane Powerhouse).

Emily Gilhome  Director

Dan Venz  Choreographer + Performer

Erika Naddei
  Performer

Portia
  Performer

Miss Poodle
  Performer

Crimson Coco
  Performer

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. 

BRISBANE PORTRAIT PRIZE 2021

BRISBANE PORTRAIT PRIZE
2021 EXHIBITION

EMERGING AND CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS SHOWCASE

Presented by Brisbane Portrait Prize, West Village, and Metro Arts

See the best in contemporary portraiture at this special Showcase Exhibition

“In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what’s going on, but it’s representative.” – Annie Leibovitz

The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging engagement with the arts.

This FREE exhibition is a representation of the times and a reflection on the inner worlds many have had trouble navigating. The portraits are personal stories: stories of struggle, whimsy, melancholy and hope.

See the best in contemporary portraiture at this special Showcase Exhibition.

Artists include Martin Edge, Monica Rohan, Kailum Graves, Elliot Brown, Liam Nunan and Tammy Law

Sitters include Steven Oliver, Benjamin Law, Numpty (Gabriel Denham)

 

DATES

Fri 5 – Sun 14 Nov, 2021

VENUES

Window Gallery
Metro Arts, West End

The  Ice Cream Factory
West Village, West End

GALLERY HOURS

The Factory
Fri 5 – Sun 7 Nov | 11am – 4pm
Fri 12 – Sun 14 Nov | 11am – 4pm

ABOUT THE BRISBANE PORTRAIT PRIZE

The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts. Any artist with a connection to Brisbane is eligible to enter. The sitter must also have a connection with Brisbane.

The Prize showcases the best in contemporary portraiture. It demonstrates that portraiture is a genre that still galvanises, intrigues, and challenges the most accomplished of contemporary artists.

 

 

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 the Stage QLD COVIDSafe Industry Plan. If you are unwell, please refrain from attending events at Metro Arts. Maintaining physical distancing requirements is expected and is the individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

QUEENSLAND CABARET 2021

QUEENSLAND CABARET LONG WEEKEND

To celebrate the launch of the February 2022 Queensland Cabaret Festival program – Metro Arts and Queensland Cabaret Festival present Cabaret Long Weekend.

Avoid the road rage, sunburn and queues for the loos and kick off your long weekend with a few days of cool art-conditioned cabaret – unique stories, great songs and top-shelf singers in a short taste of what 2022 has to offer.

So, join us over the new October long weekend, and inoculate your soul with a short, sharp jab of art at the Cabaret Long Weekend!

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Queensland Cabaret Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and Brisbane City Council. Metro Arts is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Metro Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy.  The Emerging Producer XChange is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.

CONVERSATIONS ON SHADOW ARCHITECTURE

CONVERSATIONS ON SHADOW ARCHITECTURE

Curated by Ineke Dane

Presented by Metro Arts

Explore new ways of understanding our physical environment and the potential for agency and empowerment within it.

Conversations on Shadow Architecture proposes an investigation of environments through the lens of Critical Spatial Practice – a theory that seeks to facilitate understanding the social, cultural and political potential and purpose of space and architecture.

Contributions from local and international multidisciplinary artists bring creativity and critical spatial practice into dialogue through this explorative exhibition.

 

DATES

Sat 2 – Sat 30 Oct, 2021

OPENING EVENT
Sat 2 Oct | 4 – 6pm

CURATOR TALK
Sat 23 Oct | 2pm

VENUE

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

Anri Sala Dammi i Colori [Video Still] 2003
Single channel video, color, stereo sound, duration: 15:25
Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; Hauser & Wirth, Zurich London; Johnen Galerie, Berlin; Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich.

THE ARTISTS

Tarik Ahlip
Heba Y. Amin
Richard Bell
Lauren Brincat
Five Mile Radius // Clare // Hunter // Tom
Gill Gatfield
Dale Harding
Fionnuala Heidenreich
HWKN
Simon James Phillips
Valentina Karga
Nicolas Kisic Aguirre
Anri Sala

GALLERY HOURS

Sat 2 Oct  4pm – 10pm
Sun 3 Oct  CLOSED
Sun 4 Oct  CLOSED (PUBLIC HOLIDAY)
Tue 5 – Thu 7 Oct  8am – 5pm
Fri 8 Oct  8am – 10pm
Sat 9 Oct  10am – 10pm
Sun 10 Oct  CLOSED
Mon 11 – Wed 13 Oct  8am – 5pm 
Thu 14 – Fri 15 Oct 8am – 10pm
Sat 16 Oct  10am – 10pm
Sun 17 Oct  CLOSED
Mon 18 – Thu 21 Oct  8am – 5pm 
Fri 22 Oct  8am – 10pm
Sat 23 Oct 10am – 10pm
Sun 24 Oct  CLOSED
Mon 25 Oct  8am – 5pm
Tue 26 Oct  8am – 10pm
Wed 27 Oct  8am – 5pm
Thu 28 – Fri 29 Oct  8am – 10pm 
Sat 30 Oct  10am – 10pm
Sun 31 Oct  CLOSED

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.



VISITING US

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously. Metro Arts is operating in line with current Queensland Government guidelines. 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 
QUEENSLAND CABARET LONG WEEKEND

To celebrate the launch of the February 2022 Queensland Cabaret Festival program – Metro Arts and Queensland Cabaret Festival present Cabaret Long Weekend.

Avoid the road rage, sunburn and queues for the loos and kick off your long weekend with a few days of cool art-conditioned cabaret – unique stories, great songs and top-shelf singers in a short taste of what 2022 has to offer.

So, join us over the new October long weekend, and inoculate your soul with a short, sharp jab of art at the Cabaret Long Weekend!

Explore the program >

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

MY FUNNY VALENTINE BY JOSH DAVETA

29 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Today’s pop classics, reimagined as jazz standards. Josh Daveta and their band The Sequins will take the New Benner stage for one night only.

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ÙMBRIEL

29 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
ÚMBRIEL is an electronic, art-pop powerhouse once described as “Like Enya on Steroids.”

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HUNKY DORY

30 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Alison St Ledger performs a time capsule of Bowie at his most inspired.

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1971 – THE MUSIC

30 OCT | QLD CABARET LONG WEEKEND
Nadia Sunde takes her audience on a journey into the soundtrack of a year that has never really left us.

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THE KABARET

17 – 20 NOV / CABARET
An electrifying fusion of music, dance, and drag inspired by the Broadway smash-hit.

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OCTOBER GALLERY HOURS

Sat 2 Oct  10am – 10pm
Sun 3 Oct  CLOSED
Sun 4 Oct  CLOSED (PUBLIC HOLIDAY)
Tue 5 – Thu 7 Oct  8am – 5pm
Fri 8 Oct  8am – 10pm
Sat 9 Oct  10am – 10pm
Sun 10 Oct  CLOSED
Mon 11 – Wed 13 Oct  8am – 5pm 
Thu 14 – Fri 15 Oct 8am – 10pm
Sat 16 Oct  10am – 10pm
Sun 17 Oct  CLOSED
Mon 18 – Thu 21 Oct  8am – 5pm 
Fri 22 Oct  8am – 10pm
Sat 23 Oct 10am – 10pm
Sun 24 Oct  CLOSED
Mon 25 Oct  8am – 5pm
Tue 26 Oct  8am – 10pm
Wed 27 Oct  8am – 5pm
Thu 28 – Fri 29 Oct  8am – 10pm 
Sat 30 Oct  10am – 10pm
Sun 31 Oct  CLOSED

Find out more about our October 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