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Bringing West End its first live theatre in 25 years, Metro Arts is a coveted addition to West Village.

Newly relocated to West End, the 40-year-old multi-arts organisation kicks off with a bang with premiere performances, provocative productions, installations and exhibitions featured in the September – December 2020 program.

The new purpose-built precinct features an underground theatre, two galleries, two rehearsal rooms and the Factory Lane outdoor precinct which encompasses the foyer, box office, café and bar. Specialising in the development of new work, Metro Arts champions artists taking risks, creating, developing, experimenting, and presenting ambitious contemporary work.

This new hub in West End’s diverse community will be THE place in Brisbane to experience the work of contemporary artists with a year-round program of innovative theatre, cabaret, comedy, music and visual art.

Upcoming events @ Metro Arts
New for Old
Dates
Dec 2020 – Jan 2021
Where

Gallery One & Two, Metro Arts,
97 Boundary St, West End

Price
Free
Key
Creatives
New for Old
An exhibition curated by Kyle Weise
Featuring work by Jeron Braxton, Stanton Cornish-Ward and Trent Crawford, Susan Hawkins, Danny Jarratt, Daniel McKewen, Penelope Umbrico

Screens are part of our daily habits, yet their perpetual place in our consciousness is physically provisional, requiring constant updates, maintenance and replacement.  Bringing together work by Australian and international artists, New for Old uses the figure of an obsolete screen technology, the Cathode-ray tube (CRT)  television, to reflect on cycles of technological obsolescence, exhibition design, and the relationship between technology and memory.

The screen is at threshold of two worlds. We share space with its physical form, while being transported by its fleeting images. Across the exhibition is a recognition that screens, and their ongoing cycles of obsolescence and aesthetic transformation, are both a cultural and a material force, continuing to haunt successive media, their users and the planet.

Dark Entries
Dates
23 Nov – 6 Dec
Where

Gallery One, Metro Arts,
111 Boundary Street , West End

Price
Free
Key
Creatives
Dark Entries
An exhibition by Rebecca Ross

Dark Entries extends on Ross’ July 2020 residency and exhibition Dark Matters at Metro Arts @Hope Street. Presented as a multi-channel video installation, Dark Entries brings together a series of ‘entries’ that can be viewed as a collection of audiovisual diary excerpts and a remix of past and current artworks.

Flat Out Like A Lizard
Dates
2 – 12 Dec, 7:30pm
Where

New Benner Theatre Metro Arts @ West Village,
97 Boundary St, West End

Price
General $35 + booking fee / Concession $28 + booking fee
Key
Creatives
Flat Out Like A Lizard
By Robert the Cat

Robert the Cat presents Norman Price’s Flat Out Like A Lizard.

Wicked, strange and disturbingly funny, Flat Out Like A Lizard asks some timely questions: what is the value of storytelling? What is the value of the Arts? And what lies at the heart of the Australian psyche?

Lazarus White tells Australian stories that span a century, gothic tales of predators and prey, of seduction and isolation. Characters emerge: mysterious, dangerous, and iconic.

But does anyone want to listen? Is there a market for these stories? The Committee of experts in unconvinced. What’s a writer to do?

APOCALIPSTICK
Dates
6 – 28 Nov, 8pm Friday & Saturday

 

Where

New Benner Theatre Metro Arts @ West Village,
97 Boundary St, West End

Price
General $35 + booking fee / Concession $28 + booking fee
Key
Creatives
APOCALIPSTICK
By Polytoxic and friends

Sashaying out of the rubble and into the limelight is an all-star rag-tag team of Brisbane’s finest theatre hybrids in a jaw-dropping, eye-popping, ring-stinging feast for the senses.

Revel in brand-new and fan-favourite acts from a killer rotating lineup hand-picked by Polytoxic.

Arm yourself for the brave new world in this after-dark playground of ridiculousness, hectic wigs, extreme g-strings, sassy whip-cracking and golden electro hip-thrusting. This is raucous cutting-edge cabaret that’s sure to leave you with a spring in your step and a fresh new coat of APOCALIPSTICK!

Night Dancers
Dates
Oct – Dec
Where

Window Gallery, Metro Arts,
97 Boundary St, West End

Price
Free
Key
Creatives
Night Dancers
An exhibition by Elisa Jane Carmichael

As day turns to night the sunset sky lights up with pastel tones and golden rays, twinkles of light come to life and dance through the landscape. These twinkles once filled this environment which was full of swamps and rainforests, home to fireflies. The fireflies would hover over the waterways sometimes in swarms. The fireflies are gone now and the city is built over many of these waterways. The fireflies and fires were the first lights of the land.

Night Dancers is a visual arts exhibition that pays respect to the First Peoples of the land and the Country Metro Arts Building is located on. Quandamooka woman Elisa Jane Carmichael honours her salt-water heritage by incorporating materials collected from Country, embracing traditional techniques, and expressing contemporary adaptations through painting, weaving, and textiles.

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97 Boundary Street, West End QLD 4101

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