Everguide HQ is still nursing its collective head after the first birthday celebrations of Friday just past. It means we’re in the mood for something reflective this weekend and thankfully, Brisbane’s in a mood to deliver. Things continue to be a little quiet pre-Exhibition Holiday, but never fear: there’s still some absolute gold to be found in and around town, and plenty of it’s free.
Friday night, head to Brew on Lower Burnett Lane in the city for Clank and Churn
. Sydney-based artist Tessa Dorman looks to document the experience of human connection. With Clank and Churn
she’s taking that idea in a new direction by exploring machines via their individual components, each of which possesses its own uniqueness and flaws. Dorman has form, so this should be an excellent exhibition. If nothing else, Brew’s an excellent spot for an after work beverage or two.
Saturday is also a great one for art, as Marco Fusinato kicks off his latest exhibition at the IMA in Fortitude Valley. In The Colour of the Sky Has Melted
, the Melbourne-based artist invites visitors to experience the uncomfortable, the bizarre and the extreme. See avant-garde music scores collapse into a speck or watch rioters throw stones as the world burns: through all this, Fusinato is looking to explore the rhetoric and realities of extremism in art, music, and politics. Fascinating stuff, the exhibition runs until early October if you can’t make it this weekend.
Later in the afternoon West End is the place to be for the Saturday Twilight Markets
. A community experience for those who actually enjoy a sleep-in, the markets run from 4-9pm and feature a blend of edible delicacies and second hand homemade treasures, as well as a sprinkling of live entertainment. Very civilised.
Come Sunday and it’s time to head to the QCA Project Gallery for Above + Below
, a photojournalism exhibition featuring the work of 18 students and three staff from the college. The group recently travelled to Emerald to document and share the stories of the Central Highlands Region, and Above + Below
tells of the discoveries that they made. This is the final day of a very impressive exhibition, so try not to miss out.
Finally on Sunday, it’s time to let your hair down at the Brisbane Powerhouse when Sophie Koh
takes the stage to present her brand new album, Oh My Garden
. Working closely with producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair/Smashing Pumpkins) and Ben Lee, Koh has used this latest LP as an opportunity to step out from behind her guitar and explore new musical terrain. It’s not often that you get to witness an artist of Koh’s calibre for nothing more than getting yourself to the venue on time, so be at the Powerhouse by 3pm to secure yourself a decent spot.
And if all that doesn’t keep you occupied this weekend, head to the Everguide event pages to check out what else might tickle your fancy – there’s plenty to do in and around town. We might even see you about.