Woolf Pack Zine Workshop
Zines, ideas and banter with this female and non-binary with this female and non-binary zine and collective.
Multi-award-winning Indigenous writer and poet Samuel Watson weaves new works throughout the festival.
The More I Think About It, The Bigger It Gets
A feminist multi-arts pop up performance featuring live classical music and sound art.
A collection of microfictions tells the untold stories of scientists who haven’t become household names.
Lost in Translation
Examining patterns formed among and within repeating structural units of Proteins.
Cloud2 and Quantified Earth
Will we have to imagine life without water? Our planet’s water cycles are under threat and we have the data to prove it.
Local purveyor of dirt encrusted r’n’b, Airling is fast becoming one of the most talked about young artists in the Australian music industry with her own twist on modern pop music.
Ambient rock music takes shape through the powers of light and shade, visually representing the essence of her music.
Fierce Mild form compelling songs speaking of the sinister and absurd. The narratives unfurl amidst rich soundscapes and intense visualisations.
Quintessential Doll combines brooding synths, glitchy beats and atmospheric strings with evocative poetry and visuals.
Through various styles of dance, the human body will symbolize and explore life, preservation, metamorphosis, decay and death.
In a brave new world what is sex and consent? How do we navigate this brave new world and still have genuine encounters?
Hearts of Change
What happens when we embrace our vulnerability and allow it to fuel our actions and words when connecting with others?
Versatile and immersive, they have the capability to make you dance, contemplate life and dance again.
Experimenting with the Sounds of Music
Experience music through both science and artistic understandings with Joel Gilmore, Vocal Manoeuvres and instrumentalists.
An interactive live projection work illuminating how humanity is moved by the unseen, the space between and contagious blindsight.
Blur the lines between art and music. Don’t expect to be wooed with love songs; this is pseudo-nihilistic sound.
Don’t Read The Comments
Exploring the oppressive nature of freedom of speech online, using verbatim comments from media articles.
Science Texts That Changed the World
From The Origin of the Species to Andrew Wakefield’s notorious paper, join the discussion on big science texts led by Joel Gilmore.
This workshop takes you through the basics of making a one-page zine and turns your experiences into peepable zine goodness.
I am doll parts. What are the risks in relying on celebrities to speak for the communities they are heralded as representing?
Celebrating inclusion through dance, this performance works to introduce society’s inexperience of disability.
Born Joy Dead
Formed by Ben Dalton (Hungry Kids of Hungary), Born Joy Dead exposes audiences to the experimental side of rock.
Drop in & out of this performance installation come endurance test inspired by the Greek myth Sisyphus.
The Girlfriend Experience
Step into a strip club after hours, when the patrons have left, and see it from a sex workers perspective.
Gravity Wing by Clio Em
A science fiction love story through a blend of folk, electronic and classical music intertwined with abstract imagery.
Georgia Mae Featuring Katy McHugh Design
Lusty grooves, magnetic vibes and the delicious vocals of Georgia Mae are paired with the vibrant poetic visions of Katy McHugh Design. Katy McHugh will compile a video of different collage pieces, all original works, are made specifically for this event.
Genetically modified crops: a way for the future?
Are genetically modified crops the next step forward or the final biodiversity battle?
The Mechanics of Entanglement
A piece about mathematics, the beginnings of the universe and the fundamental indeterminism of the quantum world.
Stand Back, I Know Science
Join Eamon and Melissa as they pit wits against each other in a cyclone of smoke, flames and gleeful mayhem.
Waiting and Searching
A birthday hug from Mum. A high five from your sister. A chance to learn from the one who knows you the best. Imagine if you had to wait hours for the one thing that most young people get to do everyday: talk to their parents. Waiting and Searching shares the untold stories of young people who are navigating their way through life and the unfair rules and regulations of the criminal injustice system. A part of Backbone’s 2high Festival at Metro Arts.
This audacious proposal will explore, through a physical theatre drama, the behaving of a brain in a multi linguistic environment.
Installation inspired by stories and letters, previously untold, unwritten and silently contained within. Now brought into the world.
QUT Booth on Safe Spaces
A portable structure using tangible and hybrid interaction to ask “Where do you feel safe in Brisbane?”
The Community Pulse
Our community has a pulse that spans time and space. Tap into the history and present of this festival and venue.
Fracture. Buckle. Dislocate. Three collections of solo dance and circus performances that leave artists honest, open and bare.
Surveillance Party (Sydney)
Surveillance Party is a digital record label and warehouse party crew based out of Sydney’s infamous cultural hub, Newtown.
Left alone, we become submerged in our thoughts. For some, this means freedom. For others, it is inescapable, overwhelming, suffocating.
Brendan Maclean (Sydney)
After traversing the globe alongside Marcia Hines in Velvet, spend an intimate moment with Brendan as he leaves you wondering just what each second of passing time and heart beat is worth.
An Act of Intimacy
What are the conditions necessary for intimacy beyond the mutual desire to connect? A one-on-one encounter.
Out of body experiences are really not in keeping with lab safety guidelines, but Doctor Quixote brings back such stories…
The Lolly Bishop Experience
Mathew works as a drag queen. One night the Diva Lolly Bishop appears at the club and she’s not happy.
Part Ted talk, part physical theatre, part stand up comedy. Was Einstein really a genius or just good at listening to ideas? Enter the world of The Idea.
Lana and Eloise are the mess. On Eloise’s couch the pair discuss their meaningless lives, loves, jobs and complaints.
Emotional, instinctive and honest – let Phoebe lull you into a peaceful serenity before breaking all the rules.
These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends
Burn out? Post show blues? Fatigue? Injury? Raise awareness about the mental and physical challenges of working in the arts.
If mothers know best, grandmothers know everything. A play created with an Indigenous grandmothers group with plenty of stories to tell.
You mad, bro?
Exploring feminism and how it relates to the differently-abled woman with sass, charm, musical interludes and a sunny disposition.
Where do you feel safe in Brisbane? Our panel of inspirational women discuss a variety of tools to keep you and our community safe.
Letters I Never Sent
An introspective, heartfelt and playful look at what happens when you stop trying to force yourself into boxes that don’t fit.
A funny and personal look at life after the high school gates close. Follow a group of friends as they party and talk their way onto The Simpsons.
A blind punch of intensity through mellow seas, an experimental electronic project that combines hip hop, folk and pop influences.
Where do we start with all this Feminism stuff? If you are new to feminism, start here. All questions welcome.
Interrupting the Internet by YAK YAK YAK Youth Arts Kuranda
A new theatre work looking at regional young people’s relationship with the internet, handheld devices and families.
Praxis Makes Perfect
Eden St James and Gala Vanting’s masterclass explores spaces of liminality, the intersectional and the emotive.
Parental Guidance Recommended
With the influx of media, information freely flowing and safety alerts on high, step inside to see what it is like to be a child in today’s society.
Introducing Cinematic Folk, the musical and visual that is Ella Fence, the front woman of her all female trio.
If You’ve Got It
Welcome to “If You’ve Got It”, the game show that exploits the problems of real women for your entertainment.
Shadow blisters is a generative animation using data and imagery reflecting the concept of the ‘shadow blister effect’, a natural phenomenon whereby shadows are known to bulge outward and towards each other.