Walking down Brunswick St tonight, the first thing I notice is how quiet it is. Peaceful even. With all the bars closed, and all the drunks, drug’os, strippers and bouncers off the street, it seems more real, more intimate.
The homeless are still here though, their faces darkened by the absent neon lights, but perhaps also by something else entirely. As I pass them by, they seem solemn and silent. Perhaps this is how they always are, it’s just I’m usually too distracted by the glaring lights, angry voices and wasted youth to notice.
I hit Wickham and head on up to Chinatown to get some take-away. The restaurants are gently humming, not packed but not empty. I order and wait out on the street. A few groups pass me, their bags clinking with bottles. I guess one day without booze is too much for some, but I’m probably not one to judge.
Per Purpose - Fullerton Viewing
Experimenta: Speak to Me The Block, QUT Creative Industries Precinct | April 7 - May 2
"What does it mean to be connected, today?"
Violent Soho - Covered in Chrome
Cool video and lots of hair.
Drunk by the river again
Logical Unsanity Books & Miscellaneous Phantasmagoria
Having spent the last seven years travelling up and down the east coast of Australia with his vast collection of intriguing and collectible books, artworks and other curios, Yarran Jenkins has finally decided to give his nomadic bookstore/art gallery a more permanent base.
Logical Unsanity Books & Miscellaneous Phantasmagoria will soon call Kobbler’s Cafe and General Store in Bardon home, but before they open up shop they’re seeking a little bit of extra help to make their landing as painless as possible. There’s an Indiegogo campaign currently running which is hoping to raise a little over $5,000 by the end of April. Supporters will of course be rewarded with various perks to say thanks, but the real prize here is surely helping to bring a new and unique cultural voice to Brisbane’s streets.
To find out more or to check out the kind of merch they’ll have in stock, head to their Indiegogo page here.
Did some spontaneous rooftop adventuring in the city this afternoon. Got to a spot looking right over Brisbane Square and the Wednesday Farmer’s Markets, just as the sun was slowly setting. Good times.
'A Dot on A Line' Group ExhibitionFriday, April 18, 6-9pm | Sun Distortion Studios, Albion | Free
Presented as part of this year’s Queensland Festival of Photography, ‘A Dot on A Line’ will bring together six young, mostly Brisbane-based artists, to respond to some of photography’s most wriggly questions (eg, How can an image disrupt time and how can it be disrupted?) through various media including sculpture, text, installation and video, whilst transforming an Albion warehouse into a one-night-only exhibition space.
Seems like it could be a cool show, so head to the Facebook page for more info, or you know, just go to the show.
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