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Happy New Year!

‘Forgot to make resolutions? Just write out everything you did last night and at the beginning add the word “stop.”’ – Pete Holmes. (Creator of artwork unknown)

Watchwords

Coming up - lots of events for January 2019. See below the quick list for further information and go to pages 1, 2, 3, and 5 for more events.   

  • Go bananas for the world of primates at Queensland Museum’s latest exhibition, MONKEYS! A PRIMATE STORY, a National Museums Scotland exhibition featuring 60 spectacular taxidermy specimens and articulated skeletons. It’s ON NOW at the Queensland Museum, South Bank, and runs until 28 January 2019.
  • Drag your kids (and yourselves) away from the small screens and do something to keep you entertained for hours. Take them to the QUEENSLAND AIR MUSEUM at Caloundra to see more than 80 historically significant aircraft and aviation related displays, as well as the best aircraft model shop on the Sunshine Coast. Fly into the Queensland Air Museum, 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra: it’s OPEN DAILY (except Christmas Day) from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
  • DRESS CODE merges art, design, craft and fashion to investigate the diversity of cultural approaches to making, wearing and buying across the Asia Pacific, by revealing how contemporary designers and artists are responding to topics of slow fashion, ethical collaboration and sustainability. This FREE exhibition is ON NOW at the Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily, 7.00 p.m. Fridays, and will run until 28 January 2019.
  • THE DESIGNERS’ GUIDE: EASTON PEARSON ARCHIVE features 200 garments personally selected by designers PAMELA EASTON and LYDIA PEARSON to reveal the artistry, techniques and demi-couture practices that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion for 27 years. It’s ON NOW at the Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, and will run until 29 April 2019.
  • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART (ATP9) features more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries! There are a number of never-before-seen installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from indigenous communities and artists. The opening festivities for this FREE EXHIBITION will take place at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank. It’s ON NOW and runs until 28 April 2019.
  • ALICE’S WONDERLAND: A MOST CURIOUS ADVENTURE is a travelling family-friendly exhibition presented by Museums Victoria, which brings basic science concepts to life for 3–8-year-olds and their families. It’s ON NOW at the Cobb+Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street, TOOWOOMBA, and runs until Monday, 28 January 2019.

 

The Event: MONKEYS – A PRIMATE STORY

Date and time: ON NOW and runs until 28 January 2019.

Venue: Queensland Museum, Cultural Precinct, Corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets, South Bank, Brisbane. Go to http://www.qm.qld.gov.au to find visitor information.

Cost: GOOD NEWS! Adults at children’s prices for this exhibition. Adult: $12, Child (5–15 years): $12, Concession: $12, Family (2A + 2C) $40, Children under 5 FREE. Schools: $10. Book now and beat the queues by phoning 136 246, or book online at http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/monkeys.

NOTE: This exhibition is a timed ticketed experience, and is open daily from 9.40 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Entry times commence at 9.40 a.m. daily, then at 20-minute intervals through to the last entry at 4.00 p.m. The Museum Ticket Desk is on Level 2 Queensland Museum, Cnr Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank, and is open from 9.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday to Sunday. Annual Pass holders receive a 10% discount on tickets and merchandise. If you’re not already a member, you can join online and save.

What’s happening: Go bananas for the world of primates at Queensland Museum’s latest exhibition, MONKEYS! A PRIMATE STORY, a National Museums Scotland exhibition touring in association with Nomad Exhibitions, and featuring 60 spectacular taxidermy specimens and articulated skeletons, Monkeys! is a unique chance to discover a collection that’s been over two centuries in the making. Ranging from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla, get to know our closest living relatives through this hands-on, immersive exhibition.

Learn about our shared evolutionary history, and the weird and wonderful mammals that make up the primate family tree. Many primate species are becoming endangered due to human activity, so it’s crucial we understand how a modern, changing world impacts on their environments.

It'is important to note that no monkeys were harmed for this exhibition. Sustainability and protecting endangered primates is a strong theme throughout. The primates came from zoos and all were natural casualties which died in captivity. How can we ensure the survival of these magnificent creatures? And in turn, how have they adapted to urban environments and new challenges? 

With adults at children’s prices, the whole family can get up close and personal with our simian friends. A FAMILY TRAIL is available inside the exhibition. A selection of downloadable exhibition resources is also available to help plan your visit. Find out more at http://www.qm.qld.gov.au.

 

The Event: QUEENSLAND AIR MUSEUM

Date and time: OPEN DAILY (except Christmas Day) from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Queensland Air Museum, 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra, Qld. The museum is located at Caloundra Aerodrome on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, approximately 100 km north of Brisbane. Go to the website at http://www.qam.com.au for how to get there (there’s a Google Map) and what you can see when you do. Bus route 605 runs past the Caloundra Aerodrome. Check the Translink Travel Planner for a timetable and route at https://translink.com.au or call TransLink on 13 12 30.

Ticket price: Adult $20, Concession $15, Child $10, Family $40 (2 adults plus 3 children under 16 years of age). Phone (07) 5492 5930 if you have any queries.

What’s happening: If you wish your kids would let go of the small screen and do something that would keep them entertained for hours, take them to the QUEENSLAND AIR MUSEUM at Caloundra. The museum has more than 80 historically significant aircraft and many other aviation related displays as well as the best aircraft model shop on the Sunshine Coast. If you’re feeling peckish, coffee, drinks and ice-creams are available. It’s a great day out for the kids – OK – for the big kids as well.

 

The Event: MUSEUM OF BRISBANE – DRESS CODE

Date and time: ON NOW from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. daily, 7.00 p.m. Fridays, and will run until 28 January 2019.

Venue: Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, Brisbane. Visit http://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/whats-on/dress-code for more information.

Ticket price: FREE entry.

What’s happening: The role of fashion in reflecting and influencing culture, gender and identity is explored through the provocative artworks of five contemporary artists in Museum of Brisbane’s upcoming exhibition DRESS CODE.  Dress Code merges art, design, craft and fashion to investigate the diversity of cultural approaches to making, wearing and buying across the Asia Pacific, and how performing these acts frames our communal and individual identities.

The exhibition is part of an exciting summer of fashion at the Museum, which includes MoB’s major exhibition, The Designers' Guide: Easton Pearson Archive, a slow fashion forum, workshops, talks and special events exploring fashion and identity, environmental and ethical consciousness within the fashion industry and the dynamics of personal style.

The exhibition features newly commissioned work by Hannah Gartside, Emily McGuire and Grace Lillian Lee. The new works extend each of the artists’ ongoing investigations of collaboration, consumerism and identity within the context of fashion through artwork, installation and photography, and explores fashion as the material embodiment of culture, gender and historical identity.

The exhibition will also showcase signature works from Gerwyn Davies’ decade-long career, alongside an installation by Lisa Hilli. Gerwyn was Artist-in-Residence at the Museum from 29 October to 23 November 2018. During his residency created a series of costume and still-life photographic works in response to the Museum of Brisbane Collection. Visitors are encouraged to engage with Gerwyn's work, to debate and discuss the social and cultural dimensions of fashion and identity.

 

The Event: MUSEUM OF BRISBANE – THE DESIGNERS’ GUIDE: EASTON PEARSON ARCHIVE 

Date and time: ON NOW and runs until 29 April 2019.

Venue: Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall, King George Square, Brisbane City. Visit http://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au for more information about the Museum.

Ticket price: Adults $12, Concession $9. Tickets are now on sale – go to the website at The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive for more information.

What’s happening: THE DESIGNERS’ GUIDE: EASTON PEARSON ARCHIVE features 200 garments personally selected by designers PAMELA EASTON and LYDIA PEARSON to reveal the artistry, techniques and demi-couture practices that placed the label at the forefront of Australian fashion for 27 years. Their unique approach referenced art, travel, film, literature, music and emotions to create a bold aesthetic characterised by daring patterns, innovative materials, meticulous techniques and a sustainable ethos.

For the first major exhibition from Museum of Brisbane’s Easton Pearson Archive, MoB invited Pam and Lydia to select the designs they felt highlighted the greatest innovations of their practice, and to share the stories behind the evolution of each garment, the design process, techniques, collaborations, experimentations, successes and set-backs. The Easton Pearson Archive at MoB is the largest textile collection from a single Australian fashion house held by a museum or art gallery anywhere in the world.

 

The Event: GOMA (GALLERY OF MODERN ART) – THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART (ATP9)

Date and time: ON NOW and runs until 28 April 2019.

Venue: Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, South Brisbane.

Ticket price: FREE to attend. Find more information on the website at http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au. If you have any questions, email the gallery at gallery@qagoma.qld.gov.au or phone them on (07) 3840 7303.

What’s happening: The hugely ambitious APT SERIES returns to QAGOMA this summer, bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. This FREE contemporary art exhibition overflows with colour and life and presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight. The exhibition features more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries!

There are a number of never-before-seen installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from indigenous communities and artists. Running alongside the exhibition will be a thought-provoking cinema program, academic symposium, creative hands-on experiences for kids, tours, programs and special events for all ages.

 

The Event: ALICE’S WONDERLAND: A MOST CURIOUS ADVENTURE

Date and time: ON NOW and runs until Monday, 28 January 2019. Opening hours are from 9.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. daily.

Venue: Cobb+Co Museum, 27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba. Phone (07) 4659 4900 or visit http://www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.  

Ticket price: Entry is FREE for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council area with proof of address. Entry for visitors from outside the area: Adult $12.50, Concession $10, Child (3–15) $6.50, Family (1A+3C) $25, Family (2A+4C) $32. Under 3s are FREE. Book now at http://www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au.

What’s happening: ALICE’S WONDERLAND: A MOST CURIOUS ADVENTURE is a travelling exhibition presented by Museums Victoria, and originally produced by the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Alice’s Wonderland is a family-friendly exhibition that brings basic science concepts to life for 3–8-year-olds and their families. The colourful exhibition is full of interactive components that encourage curious children and adults alike to explore, discover and learn through play.

Follow Alice as she falls down a rabbit hole into a strange world... ‘Down, down, down, will the fall never come to an end?’ Children are invited to explore the way they perceive and make sense of the world around them in this new, hands-on exhibition based on Lewis Carroll’s well-known Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Children can let curiosity guide their way through a series of educational exhibits which introduce optics and illusions, word play, physics and maths. Each activity will introduce a range of numeracy, literacy and science concepts in a delightful and playful way.

 

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On New Year's Eve, the landlady of the local pub stood and said that it was time to get ready. At the stroke of midnight, she wanted every husband to be standing next to the one person who made his life worth living. Well, it was kind of embarrassing, really. As the clock struck, the bartender was almost crushed to death. (Photo Greeting Courtesy of 123NewYear.com)