Brisbane Arts and Culture
The arts and culture scene in Brisbane is nevertheless a
diverse one as portrayed with a year round of exhibitions
and cultural attractions that emphasizes the emergence of
the importance of theatre, ballet, opera, concerts and
musicals. Brisbane's cultural hub, the Queensland Cultural
Center, is situated at South Bank.
The cultural center is
composed of the Queensland Museum, State
Queensland, Queensland Performing Arts Center, Queensland
Art Gallery and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.
The Queensland Performing Arts Center (QPAC) traced its
the Cremorne which was established in 1911 which was
considered as Queensland's most illustrious theatre, until
it was destroyed by fire in 1954. The new QPAC's structure,
designed by Queensland architect Robin Gibson, was finally
opened in 1985 by His Royal Highness the
Duke of Kent. QPAC is composed of four theatres.
horseshoe-shaped Lyric Theatre has been venue for operas,
ballets and musicals. This critically-acclaimed theater has
praised for its design and has been the main venue for
Opera Queensland's performances. The Concert Hall has been
the primary place for orchestral performances, although it
also hosts other events such as stand-up comedies,
graduation ceremonies and award presentations. The new
302-seater Cremorne Theatre has been used for experimental
theatre, one-man plays, lectures and product launches.
Lastly, the Playhouse has been a venue to innovative
technology and stage design in a traditional proscenium
Considered a Queensland's leading national art museum, the
Queensland Art Gallery was established in 1895. It was known
as Queensland National Art Gallery back then, although it
doesn't have a permanent place back then until a great work
of architecture was made in 1982 to house it. The Gallery's
collection has grown immensely, and complexity to majority
of the works was also becoming evident. Extensive research
has also been done which led to the inception of a second
building: Queensland Gallery of Modern which is composed of
the most contemporary works of art and boasts the largest
gallery of modern art in Australia and the country's first
Founded way back in 1862 by the Queensland Philosophical
Society, the Queensland Museum had been housed to a lot of
areas in Brisbane which include The Windmill, Parliament
House, General Post Office, William Street, Exhibition Hall
(Old Museum) and to its present location at South Bank.
Old Museum's key features are the life size models of
Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops in the Dinosaur Garden.
The current museum has the following attractions: The Museum
of Tropical Queensland and The Sciencentre.
The publicly-owned State Library of Queensland has a large
collection of Queensland’s documentary heritage, research
collections, references and general collections such as
newspapers, ephemera, music, audiovisual, electronic
resources and a lot more. It also hosts public programs,
and outreach programs. The library has
experienced a lot of name changes, from being the Brisbane
Public Library, to Public Library of Queensland
and to its