What's on this month at South Bank


Gather your friends and family for a month of laughter, excitement and fun at South Bank! Here’s what’s on.

Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe
27 May – 4 September | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
An amazing exhibition of original artwork, film props, costumes and more bringing together the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Characters featured include Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Black Panther, just to name a few. Throughout the exhibition, the Gallery's Australian Cinémathèque will screen all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, from the breakthrough Iron Man (2008) to this year's Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Maroon Festival
28-31 May | South Bank Parklands
A four-day celebration of rugby league and the Queensland spirit. Queenslander! South Bank Parklands hosts the official fan zone for Queensland supporters in the lead-up to the 2017 Holden State of Origin Series.

LUMINOUS Lantern Parade
9 Jun | South Bank Parklands
The LUMINOUS lantern parade welcomes new Queenslanders, including refugees, international students, people seeking asylum and migrants. Featuring colourful lanterns of all sizes, the parade is followed by cultural performances and activities with a range of food and beverage stalls featuring cuisine from around the world.

Madman Anime Festival
10 – 11 Jun | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC)
Madman Anime Festival is a celebration of anime and Japanese culture featuring international guests and exhibitors, cosplay, live performances, screenings, pop-up shops and exclusive anime events.

Ancient Rain
13 Jun | Queensland Performing Art Centre (QPAC)
Ancient rain is a tribute to the words of W.B Yeats and other great Irish poets by iconic Australian singer Paul Kelly and Irish chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan.

1984 by George Orwell
14 - 18 Jun | Queensland Performing Art Centre (QPAC)
A stage adaptation of the dynamic, political, technology-enhanced and complex vision of George Orwell’s 1984.

An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall
18 Jun | South Bank Piazza
Experience an evening with Dr Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees and renowned environmental activist.

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum
23 Jun – 28 Jan 2018 | Queensland Museum
An exclusive exhibition featuring artefacts, interactive games and displays revealing how gladiators lived and how they trained.

24 Jun – 9 Jul | South Bank Piazza
A kids winter wonderland, Snow4Kids, offers real snowfall, snowman making, mini toboggan slopes and more.

The Royal Ballet – Woolf Works
29 Jun – 2 Jul | Queensland Performing Art Centre (QPAC)
Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s landmark novels: Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves, experience this incredibly beautiful performance by The Royal Ballet Company.

Kate Beynon: Friendly Beasts
Until 22 October | Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
Fun kids activities with Friendly Beast characters - making masks, dancing and drawing.

Little Days Out
Every Thursday from 9am-1pm | South Bank Parklands
South Bank’s free kids' program is back for another year! Head along every Thursday for free activities (all taught by qualified instructors) including music, science, sport and more.

City Sounds – South Bank
Every Saturday from 3-8pm | South Bank Parklands
Pack a picnic and head to South Bank every Saturday for City Sounds – Australia’s largest free live music program. Kick back under the shade of a leafy tree and enjoy the dulcet tones of local Brisbane artists. Artists change every week, so there’s always someone new to see.
The Collective Markets
Every Friday from 5-9pm, Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 9am-4pm | Stanley Street Plaza
Enjoy a relaxing stroll through The Collective Markets, marvelling at the beautiful wares on offer. There’s ornate jewellery, hand-made clothes, stunning artwork and more. If you’re hungry, you can also pick up a cool drink or a yummy treat to nibble on while you shop.

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Image credit: Ryan Meinerding/Keyframe for Marvel’s The Avengers 2012 / © 2017 MARVEL