Brisbane Weekend June 5-8

What does the long weekend have in store for you?

Brisbane International Jazz Festival All Weekend, Various Locations 

This year’s jazz festival will bring prolific artists from all over the globe to Brisbane, including Norway, South Korea, Japan, Poland and more. Now in its third year, the Brisbane International Jazz Festival takes over various locations throughout the city to promote the classic music genre. 

The City Sounds: South Beach June 5/6, Various Locations, South Bank

Enjoy this free showcase of local up-and-coming musical artists that spreads throughout the month of June. This weekend, there will be nine locations around Southbank with shows from SCAT!, Phoncurves, Shannon Marshall and more. 

World or Wearable Art All Weekend, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville City

The Perc Tucker Regional Gallery will host this exhibition exclusively in Australia as it stops off down under during an international tour. The exhibition showcases the best of the permanent collection as well as providing a workroom where visitors can experiment with the wearable art. 


The Promised Land All Weekend, Gallery of Mondern Art

Michael Parekowhai, one of New Zealand’s most prolific contemporary artists, will be showing his work at the GOMA over the next few weeks. Primarily sculptural peices, the Promised Land is a showcase of work spanning two decades of Parekowhai’s career. 


Freshwater Saltwater 2: Existance  June 5/6, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

The second touring Freshwater Saltwater exhibition of the year, Existance explores the concept of “Existance” for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander artists from North Queensland. 22 artists are featured in this exhibition that will be on until June 6. 


[irl Digital Festival] iam8bit All Weekend, Brisbane Powerhouse

Hailing all the way from LA, this iconic gallery is in Brisbane for two months in a celebration of 80s gaming. The collection includes prints, paintings and multimedia works.


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