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 five stories of a heritage building in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, 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.

Step inside our unique building in the Brisbane CBD and our Norman Park Substation 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!  

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.