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QUT's free festival for all ages

Right: Kate Miller-Heidke

Families, students, industry professionals and anyone interested in creativity and technology are invited to a festival at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus on Sunday 28 August which culminates in a concert featuring the DeepBlue Orchestra, singers Kate Miller-Heidke, Naomi Price and Carita Farrer Spencer and dancer Michelle Ryan.

CreateX is Queensland’s first technology-infused festival of creativity and will publicly launch the next exciting phase of QUT’s Creative Industries Precinct, incorporating design, performance, fashion, music, interactive and visual media.

A collision of creativity and technology, more than 60 interactive performances and events are scheduled including:

  • Dead Puppet Society Workshop

  • Immersive interactive games

  • Grow your own clothing using fermented kombucha curds (‘vegan leather’)

  • Virtual reality, films & augmented reality

  • Robots and performances

  • Michelle Xen installation incorporating light, sound, video and sculpture

  • John Willsteed on Brisbane’s punk music history

  • Demonstrations, Installations, Tours, Workshops

  • Talks & panels

  • Music

  • Fashion parades

The QUT Creative Industries Precinct expansion is an $88 million state-of-the-art facility and digital showcase; the most sophisticated, technically-savvy creative space in Australia. CreateX is a free event with a fee for some workshops. The day begins at the Precinct on the corner of Musk Ave and Kelvin Grove Rd, Kelvin Grove, at 10am and closes with an official opening ceremony performance from 6.00pm-7.00pm. Visit for more details or telephone 07 3138 3922.

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