Dust Covered Butterfly by Morgan Roberts

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 Metro Arts’ multiple venues, there are artists taking risks, creating, developing, experimenting, and presenting ambitious contemporary art. In addition to the artistic program Metro Arts supports the wider artistic community with low cost short and long term venue hire for creative businesses, photo shoots, rehearsals, exhibitions, performances, auditions, forums, celebrations and more.

Metro Arts’ new home at West Village – set to officially open in September 2020 – will present an annual program of contemporary and experimental performing and visual arts. This new hub for West End’s diverse community will be the place in Brisbane to experience the work of contemporary artists ranging from the emerging to the mid-career and the established. 

Step inside our unique buildings around Brisbane and take a closer look at our artists pushing boundaries and creating exciting contemporary exhibitions and performance for you to see and experience.

View Metro Arts’ Strategic Plan here!  

Click HERE for current employment opportunities. 

Metro Arts acknowledges the traditional custodians of Brisbane, the Turrbal and Jagera people and their unique relationship with their ancestral country. We pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, and recognise their strength, wisdom and creativity.


Photograph by Morgan Roberts, 2015 season of Dust Covered Butterfly directed by Thomas Hutchins.