THE QUEST

THE QUEST is an improvised movement installation that reveals the power of being together and immersing yourself in the adventure. An eclectic group of people from diverse backgrounds share their personal journeys of resilience, hope and joy through movement and dance. THE QUEST is a courageous celebration of what makes us unique, what happens when […]

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Brunswick Street Art Party

Curated by Butter Beats Record Store’s Jason Woodward, Brunswick Street will get a BAD makeover from 15 to 16 May. Featuring local street artists, dancers and musicians, this arty party will have a flavour for every palette. As the VALLEY gets a fresh lick of paint, local musicians will have you tapping your feet to […]

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Performance + Installation: MEAT MIRROR

Be shared! Or be scared! Ever wondered how dangerous Kim Kardashian’s booty is? And just how far social media and celebrity culture will invade? MEAT MIRROR asks what is beauty, what is horror? Through absurdity and humour MEAT MIRROR tackles the alarming normalisation of life-threatening surgical enhancement. MEAT MIRROR throws gullibility, butchery, beauty, Orwellian satire, […]

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KICKASS Launch Party

KICKASS is a collaboration between Amy Crow and Kimi Schieren for their residency at Forge Forward. The pair met at design college and have since been supporting one another in their creative development, coming together on the Saturday 15 May and merging their styles for an ongoing residency that launches at BAD 2021. Their work […]

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Fortunes of the Forest – Divination Reading | Botanica

Fortunes of the Forest is an intimate one-to-one encounter between an individual and Caitlin Franzmann, and is guided by a deck of divination cards created by the artist during her residency in Karawatha Forest, Brisbane. Each divination card depicts an image of a plant, rock or insect from the forest (photographed by Man Cheung), and […]

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Ross Manning | Botanica

Join Vulgaris artist Ross Manning for a live multichannel performance of field recordings made on-site, revealing the hidden sonic world of the gardens. Location: #5 on Botanica map. No bookings required. […]

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Kellie O’Dempsey | Botanica

Artist Kellie O’Dempsey invites you to witness this live performance experience as part of Botanica by Night. Kellie creates live performance drawings from a responsive exchange between line, sound and movement. Employing analogue and digital drawing techniques, the works respond and navigate the physical space in which they are made. Her visible process fuses the […]

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Primitive Motion | Botanica

Botanica artist Sandra Selig joins Leighton Craig in their electronic music duo, Primitive Motion, playing improvised music in response to the surrounding presence of plants in the City Botanic Gardens. Location: #9 on Botanica map. No bookings required. […]

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Sugared Land/s | Botanica

sugar/cheeni/shakkar/sakarai/chakara/panjasara, 2019 sound perfomance. Sancintya Mohini Simpson and Isha Ram Das with Indarami Simpson. Botanica artist Sancintya Mohini Simpson is joined by her brother Isha Ram Das and mother Indarami Simpson to perform a healing and cleansing ritual in response to their familial history. Influenced by Hindu worship practices, they combine prose, song, and ritual […]

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Kellie O’Dempsey Outside the Lines

Immerse yourself in a haven of colour, light and sound, as performance and installation artist Kellie O’Dempsey places audiences right in the middle of her artwork, which fuses digital drawing, performance, animated video projection and sound. For BAD 2019, Kellie will perform new work in collaboration with sound designer Michael Dick and performers Saara Rappola […]

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