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An Asia-Pacific cultural feast

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WHAT a treasure Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct is.

Happily I’m well served for public transport access. I can catch a bus direct through the city to the Cultural Centre Busway Station; or a train to South Brisbane Station; or the wonderful CityCat to Southbank, a trip as fun as being a tourist in ones own city.

I love taking in live shows and concerts at the Performing Arts Centre, listening to fine arts lectures at the State Library, viewing exhibitions by Australian and world artists at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art and catching up on Queensland’s natural and social history at the Queensland Museum.

The art galleries’ current offering is the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, the only major exhibition series in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. The series has been running since 1993 so the current show is the seventh – APT7. The series’ focus is on the geography, history and culture of the region and the works filling both GOMA and the QAG show how latterday artists explore these subjects. Noting the end date of the exhibition was looming I hopped on CityCat last weekend to feast on this rich cultural banquet before it was too late.I’m tempted to go back for seconds.

IMG_0353The journey begins at Guyatt Park.

IMG_0367The QAG forecourt…part of a precious precinct.

IMG_0369Papua New Guinea cultural designs decorate traditional building.

IMG_0370Colourful PNG bilim bag made from rolled bark fibre string.

IMG_0375It’s a drum.


Yum! Sushi.

IMG_0397A wonderful spot from which to view Brisbane city.


Author: technanna

I grew up in western Queensland, worked as a newspaper and television journalist, public relations and public affairs officer and freelance correspondent in Australia, the UK, Japan and Saudi Arabia. I have three grown children and two grandchildren. I am retired, but work to keep the brain and body fit, and to stay marginally in touch in our ever-changing technological environment.

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