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CALL FOR PROPOSALS | EMERGING PRODUCER XCHANGE 2022

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.

CONVERSATIONS ON SHADOW ARCHITECTURE

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 individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

QUEENSLAND CABARET 2021

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!

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.

read more

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.

MY FUNNY VALENTINE BY JOSH DAVETA

MY FUNNY VALENTINE BY JOSH DAVETA

MY FUNNY VALENTINE

By Josh Daveta & The Sequins

Presented by Queensland Cabaret Festival and Metro Arts

Today’s pop classics, reimagined as jazz standards.

You might know them from Oscar Theatre Co’s Boy&Girl and previous solo shows Teenage Dreams, now cabaret mogul Josh Daveta and their band The Sequins will take the New Benner stage for one night only with their show My Funny Valentine.

Featuring the music of Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and more, audiences will be in for a vintage experience through the lens of the pop music world for 65 minutes!

 

“A joy to behold” – Stage Whispers

 

“Whether playing the piano or singing, Daveta’s talents are clear…” – Blue Curtains Brisbane

DATES

Fri 29 Oct, 2021

TIME

7:00pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35 + booking fee
Concession
$32 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $32 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

DURATION

65 minutes

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

THE ARTISTS

Josh is a POC & Queer singer/songwriter, actor, musician, writer, producer and cabaret artist. They were a top 75 Australian Idol contestant and has worked with many Australian Talents such as Nancye Hayes, Peter Cousens, Marina Prior, Paulini & Jessica Mauboy as well as rubbing shoulders with the likes of Shoshana Bean, Natalie Weiss & super star Katy Perry (the name dropping is foul, we get it). Over the past seven years they have led the way with cabaret, touring with their critically acclaimed shows Teenage Dreams, My Prerogative and their brand defining return season show Like Mariah. They were also apart of Electric Moon’s 15th Anniversary Hedwig & The Angry Inch concert and In The Warm Room: Songs of Kate Bush and recurring artist for Brisbane Pride. Their staple involvement as festival host for Brisbane Festival’s Arcadia and in Brisbane’s phenom, Oscar Production Company’s boy&girl, are career badges stapled into their brand of being one of the city’s finest.

With “producer” also in their zeitgeist of titles, they have created the wildly successful event Broadway In The Dock and their Christmas cabarets Daveta Watch Out & O Night Divine.

Josh’s acting credits include LEGALLY BLONDE (Emmett), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Audrey II), SPELLING BEE (Mitch Mahoney), HAIR (Hud) & SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Man 1).

Their main goal in life is to work constantly enough to buy Starbucks Gingerbread frappucinos at any time of the day.

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. 

ÙMBRIEL

ÙMBRIEL

ÙMBRIEL

 
Presented by Queensland Cabaret Festival and Metro Arts

Flamboyant, sexy and brilliant. ÚMBRIEL is an electronic, art-pop powerhouse once described as “Like Enya on Steroids.”

Guaranteed to seduce you with their flamboyant performance, technical brilliance and vivid expression. This is the sexiest dream you can have with your eyes open.

Join ÙMBRIEL for a dreamy music experience where string quartets battle industrial synthesizers, and a voice that shines through from another realm, incandescent in its ability to grow, to strike, to pierce, and to mend.

With influences spanning from Nina Simone, to Kate Bush and Bjork, ÚMBRIEL blends orchestral nuance with pop appeal. This is freak-pop at its sexiest, dreamiest best.

 

“… a theatrical and hyper-sexual slice of sonic brilliance.” – Happy Mag

DATE

Fri 29 Oct, 2021

TIME

8:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $35*
Concession $32*
Groups 6+
$32*

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

SHOW DURATION

60 mins

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 14+

Photo by Jade Ellis

THE ARTISTS

ÚMBRIEL

ÚMBRIEL is a musician and performer whose process and work participates within myriad modalities and styles, blending orchestral theatricality, erotic depth, and pop appeal with industrial grit.

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.

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 individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

HUNKY DORY

HUNKY DORY

HUNKY DORY

With Alison St Ledger 

Presented by Queensland Cabaret Festival and Metro Arts

Praised as one of the greatest albums of all time, Hunky Dory is quite simply a wondrous work of art. And this December it turns 50!

Influenced by Warhol, Dylan and The Velvet Underground with nods to Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley; and including joyous gems like ‘Fill your Heart’ and ‘Kooks’… Hunky Dory is a time capsule of Bowie at his most inspired.

Alison St Ledger – reunited with Meg Burstow on piano, Mark Angel on guitars, Robert (Dr Bob) Harley on bass and Nicki Perry on drums – performs the album in its entirety.

At a time when things feel so out of kilter, what better way to uplift the spirit…and say it’s alright… we’re ok… everything is Hunky Dory!

DATE

Sat 30 Oct, 2021

TIME

4:00pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $40*
Concession $32*
Groups 6+
$32*

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

SHOW DURATION

60 mins

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages. Mild coarse language. 

 

Image by Robyn Mill

 

THE ARTISTS

Alison St Ledger

Alison St Ledger is best known for her stellar performances in Women in Voice, as well as critically-acclaimed performances at the Brisbane Cabaret Festival including Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Transformer and the Matilda award-winning Tom Waits for No Man. As a singer/songwriter, Alison has released numerous recordings including Cliffside Sessions with her roots trio – The Switch with Sallianna Campbell and Dave McGuire. As a guest vocalist with Aussie rock legends Powderfinger, she’s toured throughout Australia and made numerous television appearances on Rove Live, The Panel and Sunrise.

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.

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 individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

1971 – THE MUSIC

1971 – THE MUSIC

1971 – THE MUSIC

With Nadia Sunde 

Presented by Queensland Cabaret Festival and Metro Arts

Janis Joplin’s Pearl, Carole King’s Tapestry and Led Zeppelin’s IV; Nadia Sunde takes us on a journey into the soundtrack of a year that has never really left us.

1971 explores a year in music that continues to weave its soulful tapestry throughout our 21st century lives. It was the year of Sticky Fingers, Janis Joplin’s Pearl, Carole King’s Tapestry and Led Zeppelin’s IV…to name just a few. Multi-award-winning chanteuse and ABC music journo Nadia Sunde takes her audience on a journey into the soundtrack of a year that has never really left us.

Settle in for an epic evening of music, featuring songs by Carole King, Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Harry Nilsson, Elton John, Bill Withers, John Denver, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones and more.

This stunning concert cabaret brings Nadia’s ‘deliciously warm and soulful’ voice together with Peta Leigh Wilson on keys, Kym Ambrose on drums, Crick Boue on bass and Scott French on guitar.

DATE

Sat 30 Oct, 2021

TIME

7:00pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre | Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $40*
Concession $32*
Groups 6+
$32*

* +Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

SHOW DURATION

60 mins

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for all ages.

Image by MJP Photography

 

THE ARTISTS

Nadia Sunde
An acclaimed cabaret artist, songwriter, theatre actress, comedienne and former ABC radio presenter, Nadia Sunde is an outstanding performer. She effortlessly creates moments with audiences that hold the space for joyful, righteous and inspiring connections. Nadia is the recipient of multiple national and international songwriting and performance awards including a Queensland Music Award, APRA Art Music Award, International Songwriting Award and a Gold Coast Creative Industries Award. Between 2003 – 2011, Nadia became a household name in her home of South East Queensland as a presenter/producer for ABC radio – including regional and statewide broadcasts. Nadia’s current performance projects include the large scale roller skating theatre spectacle ‘RINK’, in partnership with Australian theatre dance company Everybody NOW! Nadia is a creative lead, performer and musical director on this project. A multi-award winning theatre maker and songwriter for children, Nadia has written six original theatre works for 0-8 year olds and their families. In late 2020 Nadia was commissioned by the State Library of Queensland to write 5 original songs inspired by their book series ‘Stories for Little Queenslanders’.

Nadia Sunde – vocals
Peta Leigh Wilson – piano/keys
Kym Ambrose – drums
Jamie Clark – guitars
Chris Pearson – bass

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.

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 individuals responsibility. Click here for more information. 

BRISBANE PORTRAIT PRIZE 2021

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. 

THE KABARET

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. 

ARTIST BOARDRIDERS CLUB

ARTIST BOARDRIDERS CLUB

DOT MATRIX OF HUMANITY

By Artist Boardriders Club (ABC)

Presented by The Walls and Metro Arts

Step inside a world of vivid contemporary art by this motley crew of surfers and art-lovers.

Celebrating Coral Sea camaraderie and contemporary surfrider culture, this group exhibition by Artist Boardriders Club (ABC) is centred around inclusiveness, collaboration and ‘the stoke’.

Formed in the line-up at Snapper Rocks on Queensland’s Gold Coast in 2018, ABC is a recreational and relational project associated with THE WALLS ART SPACE.

THE WALLS ART SPACE is located in Miami on Queensland’s Gold Coast and is a regional Artist Run Initiative that was founded in 2013. The space is run by artists to support artists to present work that is experimental and innovative through its offerings of exhibition and studio space, performance events, publications and discussions. THE WALLS’ mission is to connect people with current and experimental art on the Gold Coast. thewalls.org.au/

 

DATES

Sat 20 – Sat 27 Nov, 2021

VENUE

Gallery One 
Metro Arts, West End

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. 

MISS BURLESQUE AUSTRALIA GRAND FINAL VIEWING GALA

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. 

AZADEH HAMZEII

AZADEH HAMZEII

AZADEH HAMZEII

Presented by Metro Arts and 4A: Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Azadeh Hamzeii presents new work commissioned by Metro Art in association with 4A: Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

With a focus on the dialogues between the individual and the universal, Azadeh Hamzeii mines her personal history and cultural background as an Iranian based in Meanjin (Brisbane).

Hamzeii draws from a range of subjects and materials including votive offerings, beeswax, fishing hooks, her father’s old film negatives, and Keffiyeh, to investigate the localised significance of objects and the potential to elevate their meaning, creating a broader human narrative.

 

DATES

Sat 4 – Sat 18 Dec, 2021

VENUE

Gallery One 
Metro Arts, West End

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. 

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

BOYLE AND WATERS IN LEOTARD

debase productions

Presented by Metro Arts 

Grab your pals for a rollicking night out, this festival-fav is back with a nostalgia-blaring homage to the humble leotard and its epic transformational possibilities.

Vintage leotards, glittering with sequins, Lycra in every colour of the rainbow. One by one, the performers pull on the Lycra and are transformed. Who were the women who wore these leotards? What were their secrets? And how many interpretive dance routines will there be?

Two of Australia’s most fearless physical comedians, Bridget Boyle and Neridah Waters, present this joyous celebration of performance, body-positivity and glitter.

“A true master-class in physical comedy and storytelling.
Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane

“…funny and surprisingly poignant …Neridah Waters and Bridget Boyle made an unmatchable duo.”
– Theatre Haus

DATES

Thu 9 – Sat 18 Dec

TIMES

7:30pm

VENUE

New Benner Theatre
Metro Arts, West End

TICKETS

General Admission $42 + booking fee
Preview Thu 9 Dec / $35 + booking fee
Concession
$35 + booking fee
Groups 6+ $35 + booking fee

Booking fee $0.50 per ticket purchased

AGES + WARNINGS

Suitable for ages 15+.

Image by Jade Ellis.

THE ARTISTS

Neridah Waters (Performer/Creator) is a choreographer, performer and theatre maker. She’s toured her work extensively in Australia and overseas with Lala Parlour, Common People Dance Project, Brides of Frank and The Escapists. She’s worked as an actor/choreographer for La Boîte, Queensland Theatre, Imaginary Theatre, DeBase, Metro Arts, Brisbane Powerhouse, PlayLab and NORPA. She’s choreographed large-scale community projects for Queensland Music Festival and QPAC’s Out Of The Box Festival. She runs an ironic Eisteddfod with a regular outcome at Brisbane Festival. She recently performed Boyle and Waters in LEOTARD at Metro Arts, ran the Common People Dance Eisteddfod and Socially Distanced Dance Club at Brisbane Festival and directed the Flipside Circus show for HOTA’s Scoop Festival.

Dr. Bridget Boyle (Performer/Creator) is a co-founder of debase productions, winner of the 2018 Gold Matilda award for special contribution to Queensland theatre. She has worked extensively in the field of clowning as a director, performer and teacher, having studied with Philippe Gaulier in 2001. With debase productions she has been involved in the creation (writing, directing and performance) of many new works, including The Longest Minute (co-production with Queensland Theatre and JUTE), co-winner of Best Mainstage Production Matilda Awards 2018. For Queensland Theatre she has appeared in The Works: Taking Aim, The Estimator, Lily Can’t Sleep, Europe, The Venetian Twins, Scapin and Backseat Drivers. For La Boite theatre, she appeared in Romeo and Juliet and He Died with a Felafel in his Hand (with Someone Productions). Directing credits include, for JUTE theatre: To Kill a Cassowary, for Queensland Theatre: The Holidays, The Longest Minute (co-pro with JUTE and debase), Rice (QPDA Finalists reading), The Landmine is Me and Hurry up and Wait. For Flipside Circus and Metro Arts: We Live Here (co-directed with Natano Fa’anana, Winner, Best Direction 2018 Matilda Awards).

Lucas Stibbard (Director / Creator) makes theatre and performance work as an actor, performer, director, designer, dramaturg, writer, educator and producer. With The Escapists, a multi-disciplinary collective he co-founded, he co-wrote, co-directed, produced and performed in the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, nationally and internationally touring boy girl wall (for which he received a Helpmann Award nomination) Elephant Gun for the World Theatre Festival 2011 and 2012, Attack of the Attacking Attackers!, Packed and Suburbia for the Brisbane Festival. Lucas’ performing work both nationally and internationally has included: Bell Shakespeare (Richard III and The Alchemist national tours), La Boite (Straight White Men, The Danger Age, Zig Zag Street national tour), Queensland Theatre (Constellations, The Seagull, Macbeth, Hamlet, Fractions, Grimm Tales, Real Inspector Hound, Black Comedy, Eating Ice Cream With Your Eyes Closed, Richard II), The State Theatre Company of South Australia (Hamlet), Melbourne Theatre Company (North by Northwest), Shake n Stir (A Christmas Carol), and Windmill Theatre (Grug including IPAY Florida and Imaginate Edinburgh and China in November/December 2017). Film and Television appearances include Hoges, Harrow, Wanted, Prank Patrol, Kokoda and The Great Raid. This year Lucas was invited to join the UK cast of North By Northwest for their UK premiere season as well as their Canadian Premiere season. 

Neridah Waters Performer / Creator

Bridget Boyle Performer / Creator

Lucas Stibbard Director / Creator / Sound Designer / Scenic Designer

Cameron Clark Scenic Designer / Design Realisation

Christine Felmingham Lighting Designer

Nathan Sibthorpe Video Designer

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