QPAC TAKES CENTRE STAGE in 30TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
As part of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) 30th Anniversary a FREE exhibition celebrating 30 years of the Centre will open on 24 March and run until 26 September 2015 in QPAC’s Tony Gould Gallery.
QPAC Museum Curator, Christopher Smith said that the exhibition is an exciting element in QPAC’s 30th Anniversary year; a tribute to and celebration of QPAC’s partnerships with local, national and international artists and companies that have been integral to the Centre’s evolution.
“This exhibition gives audiences a rare glimpse into the vibrant history of QPAC and also Brisbane’s South Bank as a cultural destination.
“The exhibition encourages audiences to come on a journey with us, to experience QPAC in a different way, to relive memories or perhaps learn something new about the Centre.
“We also want to encourage those who attend the exhibit to share their favourite QPAC experience, or suggest what they’d like to see in the next thirty years”, said Mr Smith.
The 30th Anniversary Exhibition will include a display of costumes, props and other memorabilia that featured in some of the early shows performed at the Centre.
A celebration of QPAC’s four home companies Queensland Ballet, Opera Queensland, Queensland Theatre Company and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will feature costumes, posters and programs from performances such as The Marriage of Figaro, Aida, Don Quixote and A Christmas Carol.
There will be an exhibit featuring QPAC’s resident companies such as the Southern Cross Soloists along with the popular musicals and the Centre’s festivals and signature events that have left their mark. This display will include costumes and memorabilia from Les Misérables, Boy from Oz, Trashed, Kiss Me Kate plus so much more.
For more information on the 30th Anniversary Exhibition go to qpac.com.au or call 136 246. The Tony Gould Gallery is accessed via the Cremorne Theatre entrance. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10am until 4pm.
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30th Anniversary Exhibition
24 March to 26 September 2015
Tony Gould Gallery, QPAC, South Bank, Cultural Precinct, Brisbane
qpac.com.au or 136 246