Flowstate: Brisbane's Vibrant New Temporary Creative Pop-Up is Open
Brisbane's highly-anticipated new open-air pavilion and creative space Flowstate is now open to the community, with South Bank Corporation unveiling 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 AM 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 3000sqm interim-use site offers South Bank's 11million+ annual visitors another engaging experience to enjoy in the precinct, famous for its awe-inspiring riverside parklands, Australia's only inner-city man-made beach, award-winning restaurants and bars and world-class accommodation options.
Set against the Parklands' stunning subtropical backdrop, Flowstate invites both locals and visitors to collaborate with some of Queensland's most compelling artists, witness new performance work in development, engage in workshops, participate in a robust program of public conversations and engage with a groundbreaking digital installation.
Free event highlights include Aura by Queensland's world-leading 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 inimitable The Good Room (21 November–02 December).
Complementing Flowstate's Pavilion performances is an inspiring 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 flowstate.southbankcorporation.com.au/
"Via Flowstate, we hope to stimulate ideas, questions and maybe even some more answers about what contemporary cities can and should be," Dr Bull said.
South Bank Corporation CEO Bill Delves said Flowstate captured the ever-changing nature of the South Bank precinct, continuing its 25-year legacy as a "people's place".
"With the team's delivery of Flowstate, we continue to sculpt Brisbane's beloved playground into a magnificent world-leading precinct where local, interstate and international visitors eat, work and play," Mr Delves said.
Tickets to Flowstate's free program of events are released eight weeks prior to each performance and available via flowstate.southbankcorporation.com.au/