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Contemporary art triumph in Gallery's 8th Asia Pacific Triennial

Queensland will be the focus of the international contemporary art world with The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) officially opened tonight by Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk. 

20 Nov 2015
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Queensland to build the case for new performance venue

Premier Palaszczuk announced that the State Government would commission a $1.3 million business case for a 1500-seat theatre, to report back in 12 months. 


16 Nov 2015
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Kong: Skull Island to film in Queensland

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced Legendary Pictures’ and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Kong: Skull Islandis the next major international motion picture to film in Queensland, with preproduction starting this month and filming commencing in early 2016. 

26 Oct 2015

Marvel Studios to Film Thor: Ragnarok in Queensland

Thor: Ragnarok, the third instalment of the Marvel Studios’ franchise starring Australia’s Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding comic book Super Hero, has today been confirmed to start pre-production in Queensland in January 2016 with filming to begin in June 2016.

23 Oct 2015

Premier names winners of 2015 Queensland Literary Awards

Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the winners of new literary awards supported by the Queensland Government at tonight’s presentation at State Library of Queensland. 

9 Oct 2015

Blockbuster Super Stage Potential Legacy for Queensland Screen Industry

The Queensland Government has reached an in-principle agreement to build a 4000sq metre super stage at Village Roadshow’s Oxenford Studios in a partnership that will simultaneously deliver the latest venue for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and provide a major drawcard for international blockbuster films

27 Aug 2015

New television series joins Queensland screen success

Premier and Arts Minister Palaszczuk has announced that a new television mini-series starring Rebecca Gibney is the latest production to film in Queensland. 


5 Aug 2015

Buried secret unlocks Chinese film opportunity for Queensland

Dangerous spiders buried for 2000 years will come to life in The Nest 3D, the latest international co-production to shoot in Queensland.

5 Aug 2015

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2015 opens

Premier and Arts Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed funding for Far North Queensland visual arts, dance, music and fashion, while attending the opening of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) last night.

31 Jul 2015

State Budget delivers $173 million in funding for the arts

The Palaszczuk Government will build a vibrant and sustainable arts industry for future generations with the introduction of a range of new initiatives and funding over the next four years.

14 Jul 2015