Now Showing: Where to find accessible arts events near you

The next few months are shaping up to be an exciting time for the Queensland arts scene, with a huge variety of performing, visual and activity-based events filling the calendar. Don your beret and check out the list below provided by the Access Arts Events Calendar


Event: Those Who Rock 

Accessibility: Auslan Interpreted - Sunday 3 July 

Details: Gold Coast

Description: HOTA and City of Gold Coast present one massive night of rock, on one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic stages. 200 everyday rockstars (that’s right – a literal band of 200 guitarists) will perform on HOTA’s Outdoor Stage alongside a stellar line up of Aussie rock icons. 

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Event: The Sunshine Club 

Accessibility: Auslan Interpreted – 18 July, audio described – 30 July 

Details: Playhouse, QPAC

Description: Now is the perfect time for the revival of this radiant and joyful Brisbane musical. It's the summer of 1946, and the war is over. Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle has spent years fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with troops from all over Australia, but when he steps onto the Brisbane wharf, he finds some things haven't changed. But Frank knows how to fight for his country. 

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Two event images side-by-side. The first is of two people on a yellow background in costume. The second is a band onstage in front of a purple backdrop.

Two event images side-by-side. The first is of two people on a yellow background in costume for a performance of The Sunshine Club. The second is a band onstage in front of a purple backdrop.

Event: 'Ken + Julia Yonetani: To Be Human' Exhibition Tour

Accessibility: Auslan interpreted - 7 August

Details: QUT Art Museum

Description: Join QUT Galleries and Museums Engagement Officer, Renae Belton on an exhibition tour of 'Ken + Julia Yonetani: To Be Human' at QUT Art Museum. An accredited Auslan interpreter will accompany this tour for our Deaf community. Working together since 2008, the artists have built a collaborative practice that unearths and visualises hidden connections between people and their environment. Responding to environmental degradation and global economic systems, their work addresses coral bleaching, increasing salinity levels, nuclear energy, and, most recently, the microbiome.

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An absract artwork in neon blue

Image: Ken + Julia YONETANI, Sweet Barrier Reef 2009, sugar, vegetable gum, polystyrene foam. Photo by Ian Hobbs. ©︎ Ken + Julia Yonetani. Courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery.

Event: The Almighty Sometimes

Accessibility: Auslan interpreted - 22 August, audio described - 3 September

Details: Billie Brown Theatre

Description: Anna has been on medication for so long she can't remember who she is without it. All she knows is that once, as a little girl, she was a prodigious writing talent, in possession of a thrilling imagination. Has this been lost to years of pills and prescriptions? Now 18, Anna is determined to find out, and the possibilities are endless. From the complexities of diagnosing children to the courage of raising teenagers towards independence. The Almighty Sometimes is filled with humour, pain and a little bit of magic.

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