{QA} Previous Events

Quixotic Arts has moved !

Hi there,

QA has packed it's virtual bags and moved to a new website, you can find out about the latest programs including POP UP ART at the new website quixoticarts.wordpress.com

Thanks :)

July Update

Hey folks,

Quixotic Arts is busy busy planning events for late 2010 and early 2011, stay tuned for more information (can't really say too much until funding comes through). But the words monthly arts events, accidental art and public space should keep you keen.

Plenty of the big events underway such as the amazing 2High Festival and Brisbane Festival . Check out their websites if  keen. Artists applications are closed but both are looking for volunteers just follow the links on their pages. With the Brisbane Festival I recommend checking out the acts as part of Under the Radar and the Spiegeltent.

On a local note down my way the Banksia to Beach Festival is being held at Bribie Island, full of workshops and events that some of the older generation of arty folk will really love, perhaps not much too exciting for people interested in new media or contemporary arts, but plenty of interesting stuff such as Bush Poetry and really nice events which include bubbly, The festival is on from 16 to 25 July.  I think the best place to find info and contact details would be at Bribie Island Art Center website or 'Our Brisbane' website 

lots happening down my way as The Abbey Medieval Festival is also happening on the 10th and 11th of July. Bet you didn't know that Ningi is home to one Australia's largest collections of medieval art.

A bit further up on the Sunshine Coast is SCAIP  the Sunshine Coast Arts Industry Precinct, there isn't a whole lot of info on their website so join the face book group   to be kept up to date with events and gig ops. If your looking to use the space, it has a Gallery and studios, theatre space, and more. So jealous that you sunny coasters get an awesome hub, but soon The Moreton Bay Region will be building the Caboolture Cultre and Ideas hub, oh yeah. 

Back to the city, The Edge at SLQ http://edgeqld.org.au/ have altered their opening hours after talking to frequent users and would be users to make it more user friendly (makes sense to me)

Tuesday to Saturday: 12–8pm
Sunday: 12–6pm
Monday: closed to the public but still available for organisational bookings

An exciting thing to come up (in Woodfordia to be exact) is Ausfolk in early September, and I am as excited a 6 year old on Christmas day for this one, "For 2 and a half days delegates will be immersed in discussions, forums, hypotheticals and entertainment from some of Australia's most influential artists, organisers and cultural practitioners." I will be there with bells on.

well thats all from me arty farty peeps, check you next time.

Update for June - Ops for artists Brisbane area and surrounding

Hey readers,

I have been away all of May trekking through mountains in Nepal, amazing adventures minus perhaps having a Yak come charging towards me and a fellow trekker, break through it's fence and fortunately as we bolted away in terror (Yaks are massive! and they have horns!) it decided to head in the other direction.

So I have been a bit out of touch with the arts world of south east QLD so pardon the small content for this month, however the events coming up are really high quality and definitely something that should be of interest to the independent artist in South East QLD.

Queensland Regional Art Awards - Entries Now Extended to 19 July 2010!

The Queensland Regional Art Awards is an annual hallmark event for the state, designed to showcase, support and promote artists living and practising in regional and remote Queensland. The theme 'Our Place' aims to celebrate the richness and diversity of regional and remote landscapes and community life. With all visual art forms being encouraged to enter, this award is open to emerging and established artists over 15 years of age living in regional and remote Queensland. The work of all entrants will be exhibited in the Flying Arts online gallery from August 2010. The winners and artworks selected for the tour will be announced September 2010. The curated exhibition will tour Queensland from February - September 2011. The Head Judge and Curator of the 'Our Place' exhibition is Francis Parker, Curator of Contemporary Australian Art for the Queensland Art Gallery.

When: Entries close on 19 July 2010
For an entry form or more information contact Project Coordinator Sarah Barron on 07 3109 7350 or email pgmcoordinator1@flyingarts.org.au or go to www.flyingarts.org.au/QRAA

2High Festival (info sourced from the 2High Website)

Artist Applications Open

2high Festival 2010, Awaken the Machine. Backbone Youth Arts presents 2high Festival 2010, now in its 17th year.

For two days in November Brisbane Powerhouse will be engulfed by 2high Festival - a fusion of the highest caliber of Australia's young & emerging artists.

Coordinated by a team of young dynamic arts producers, 2high Festival provides an unprecedented opportunity for artists to showcase their works. Interactive displays of art, live music, performance and everything in between will bring to life 2high Festival 2010.

2high Festival 2010 is looking for artists to make this vision a reality. To apply check out the 2high festival website


The BARI Festival is an initiative originally founded by the crew at Jugglers Art Space in 2008, aimed at celebrating and acknowledging the creative and cultural contribution that is harbored by ARIs within a city.

Brisbane is now home to several well established Artist Run Initiatives each working within their own unique artistic frameworks and services for artists and members of the public. This year BARI will be host to a variety of events between the 3rd – 30th September staged at several Artist Run Initiatives throughout Brisbane, each providing workshops, forums, open studios, live entertainment and art exhibitions showcasing Brisbane emerging artists.

Events that take place during BARI are unique to the nature of each space, they often range form specialized workshops, open studios, forums, critical discussions, performance + installation/site specific works all run/staged by innovative arts practitioners.

There are currently opportunities to exhibit in the following spaces during October:

Jugglers Art Space + The Fort + The Tidy + Love Love Studios + Vegas Spray (online gallery)
+ more TBA

FOR AN APPLICATION FORM please email: barifest@gmail.com


This is a great group of Ladies who have quirky gig ideas and ACTUALLY DO THEM, gotta love proactive artists and most importantly support them! This is the upcoming event and personally I'm very excited:

Rock out with some AWESOME GRRRLS and check out a great mix of Brisbane's female-fronted talent!
Burlesque, hoops, magic, dance, bellydance, drag, and pure rock!

Music by Legless, The Pretty Boys, and Absolute Tits
Performances by Alyssa & Tiara the Merch Girl, Dollface Pinups, Diva Diva, SuperSteph, Lita Lynx, BB le Buff, Mackenzie Dulcet, Opalesque, and Evelyn Hartogh
with your MC Monz

Step Inn, Fortitude Valley
Thursday 17th June
from 8pm

Come in your best interpretation of "ShockFrock" and you may just be part of our Fashion Parade!

This event is OPEN TO ALL (Men, Women, Etc) OVER 18.

Tickets are $10 and go towards supporting Brisbane's female creativity.


If you want to get involved with Awesome GRRRLS! Women & transgendered from any background, skill, and interest are welcome, If you have little gig experience the group are beginner friendly which is great for those of you who are wanting to do your own gigs but are a bit shy on how to do it.

OK so that's it for the June update, hoping it's useful to the readers out there.

Miscellaneous photos

Some great images taken by Catherine Wilson from the Miscellaneous event on march 13 th 2010. Photos are of the Circus / VJ / DJ peice with preformers Chloe Belford, Lani Cleanton, Pip Hargreaves, Li Pawson and Kate Therkelsen. VJ by Rose Staff, DJ mix by Al Wenden and preformances by primiative rock band Sky Needle and theatre group Sorelle Dell Arte.

Brisbane's bueaty the Regent Theatre is being closed down!

The Regent
is a beautiful old styled movie theatre, which is smack bang in the middle of Queen Street Mall. For the last 2 years passionate movie buffs have been trying to save the Regent from being turned into a corporate office building with a pretty lobby.

The building has been host to the Queer Film Festival and the Brisbane International Film Festival not to mention many happy memories of visitors to the cinema and is a land mark of Brisbane's arts and culture.

There are face book fan pages and groups you can join but to be honest if you really care about being able to enjoy this building in the future you need to be more savy and proactive with your support rather than just becomming a 'fan'. Join in with many other Queenslanders calling on the Premier, Anna Bligh, to encourage the site's owners and developers to include a restored large theatre in their plans for the future of this building so that it can still be enjoyed by the community and not just privately by a bunch of suits and ties for corporate meetings.

you can send an email of support for the regent to the premier at Premier@ministerial.qld.gov.au

To find out more information and the facts about this issue check out the official website on the topic at www.debritz.com/str/ and /or download the PDF document The Regent Two years in the life as an indangered icon

(image sourced from www.qguide.com.au)

MARCH UPDATE Exhibition/ gig opportunities for SE QLD artists


if your under 25 and live on the sunny coast be apart of the mmx Youth art x-hibtion, in 9 locations over 2 weeks you can show and sell artwork, you can register for FREE at any Sunshine Coast Library or follow this link to down load registration form


Handful of Fragments will be hosting a fundraising/networking event on Thursday the 13th of May at Alloneword in the valley. They are looking for roving performance acts to make the night that little bit more exciting and special.
to find out more info email ourhandfuloffragments@gmail.com

Lug your goods-for-sale to Suitcase Rummage! Bring a suitcase (or two!) filled to the brim with brilliant bric-a-brac, clothing, books,jewellery, seconds, hand-made, shoes, records, music......you name it! A mini scaled market with giant rewards; Suitcase Rummage promises to be everything that is a market without the hassle.  Journey down to King George Square Sunday April 11 to join in the fun of sales from your suitcase. Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old fashioned haggle. This rummage is not to be missed! To register, please email details to: suitcaserummage@gmail.com to let them know your comming – that’s it! Next step is to bring your treats and goodies on the day and start selling like your grandma. Easy as pie. 
Hope that was a great sneak at some intresting ops available around the place to show and sell your work. If you know any other great ops for young and emerging artists around the place share the love, email the gig details to quixoticarts@gmail.com 

Miscellaneous March 13th

The Judith Wright Centre and Quixotic Arts present Miscellaneous, a contemporary Vaudeville show comprising collaborative new media artworks and performances by young breakthrough artists of South East Queensland.

Miscellaneous will be live and loud with performances of music, video art, film, animation, theatre, hoola hooping, aerial acts and acro balance from artists from Brisbane, Logan and the Moreton Bay.

Artists include Speedy Badger Films, theatre group Sorelle Dell Arte, primitive rock band Sky Needle, Visual Artists Angela Wijnagco and Janice McIvor and a visual arts, music and circus collaboration with artists Rose Staff, DJ Algorythum and circus performers Lani Cleaton, Kate Therkelsen, Chloe Bedford, Pip Heargreaves and Li Pawson.  

Miscellaneous has also been supported by C!RCA, 2009 Young Artist Mentoring Program (YAMP), and is funded by the Logan City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council Regional Arts Development Funds.