Brisbane’s temporary creative pop-up opens
Flowstate. Image by Tony Gwynn Jones
Brisbane’s new open-air pavilion and creative space Flowstate is now open to the community, and the South Bank Corporation has unveiled a year-long program of free events to celebrate.
“South Bank Corporation is delighted to unveil Flowstate, and to launch a year-long multi-arts program of free creative experiences marking our contribution to the cultural activities happening across the state during the year of the Commonwealth Games,” South Bank Corporation Chair Dr Catherin Bull said.
“As a place where ideas about what the city can and will be are explored, Flowstate aims to encourage a vibrant culture of exploration and exchange across the South Bank precinct.”
The addition of the 3000 sqm interim-use site offers South Bank’s 11 million+ annual visitors another experience to enjoy in the precinct, famous for its riverside parklands, Australia’s only inner-city man-made beach, award-winning restaurants and bars and world-class accommodation options.
Flowstate invites both locals and visitors to collaborate with Queensland artists, witness new performance work in development, engage in workshops, participate in a program of public conversations and engage with a groundbreaking digital installation.
Free event highlights include Aura by Queensland performance company Circa (06–25 March); Dead Puppet Society’s roving installation Megafauna (04–08 April);
Little Match Productions’ all-ages contemporary opera The Owl and the Pussycat (11–15 April); moonlit musical trek Song to the Earth by Corrina Bonshek (16–19 May); and These Frozen Moments by The Good Room (21 November–02 December).
Complementing Flowstate’s Pavilion performances is a speaker and workshop series, with special guests throughout the year including Magda Szubanski, Luke Ryan and Margi Brown Ash, plus a weekly resident DJ set every Friday evening on the Flowstate Green.
Professional Queensland-based artists are also invited to apply for one of two additional supported residencies, for public work-in-progress showings at Flowstate in December 2018.
Applications are now open via flow-state.com.au
Tickets to Flowstate’s free program of events are released eight weeks prior to each performance and available via www.southbankcorporation/flowstate
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