Westender – West End 4101 https://westender.com.au Brisbane's Urban Voice Tue, 15 Oct 2019 04:17:26 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Quilty: Painting The Shadows https://westender.com.au/quilty-painting-the-shadows/ https://westender.com.au/quilty-painting-the-shadows/#respond Tue, 15 Oct 2019 02:54:43 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12169 Painting is a private activity. The painter is like a sponge: they absorb emotions out in the world and, in the privacy of their studio, express them on canvas, with the hope that someone will receive them, connect with them, and create an experience. Catherine Hunter’s new film documentary opens a window into Ben Quilty’s […]

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Memento Stella is a film about you https://westender.com.au/memento-stella-is-a-film-about-you/ https://westender.com.au/memento-stella-is-a-film-about-you/#respond Sun, 13 Oct 2019 22:05:13 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12150 The title of Takashi Makino’s latest film is the original phrase he coined to remind himself of stars and to “never forget that we too reside among the stars”. 60′ minutes long, Memento Stella is a 100% digital production featuring self-shot imagery by the artist during his travels. The documentary language of photography is treacherous, […]

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Wanderlust Festival at Orleigh Park on Saturday 19 October. https://westender.com.au/wanderlust-festival-at-orleigh-park-on-saturday-19-october/ https://westender.com.au/wanderlust-festival-at-orleigh-park-on-saturday-19-october/#respond Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:47:34 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12101 The Wanderlust 108 Festival, the World’s Only Mindful Triathlon, is returning to Brisbane at Orleigh Park on Saturday the 19th of October. Organisers says is it a non-competitive, fun day and participants can expect to be transformed by, “lifting and empowering yoga, meditation, motivational speakers and more”. After an early morning dance-starter with Donovan McGrath’s […]

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The Dead Don’t Die makes us appreciate the details https://westender.com.au/the-dead-dont-die-makes-us-appreciate-the-details/ https://westender.com.au/the-dead-dont-die-makes-us-appreciate-the-details/#respond Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:53:10 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12140 In a small American town, two police officers investigate the disappearance of a chicken. Thus this original Jim Jarmusch comedy unfolds in his unmistakable deadpan style. Old-school cop (Bill Murray as Chief Cliff Robertson) and geek (Adam Driver as Officer Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Peterson) confront their main suspect in the woods, Hermit Bob (Tom Waits). “Don’t […]

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A couch is not a home – Brisbane Youth Service launches hotline to offer help https://westender.com.au/a-couch-is-not-a-home-brisbane-youth-service-launches-hotline-to-offer-help/ https://westender.com.au/a-couch-is-not-a-home-brisbane-youth-service-launches-hotline-to-offer-help/#respond Wed, 09 Oct 2019 07:17:26 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12093 More than 4,500 young people face homelessness in Queensland every night and according to Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) a common form of homelessness is couch surfing. BYS wants to tackle this hidden form of homelessness with a new Couch Surfing Hotline, and through it, to offer vital assistance to Brisbane’s vulnerable young people and their […]

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Queensland a world leader in Solar Energy https://westender.com.au/queensland-a-world-leader-in-solar-energy/ https://westender.com.au/queensland-a-world-leader-in-solar-energy/#comments Sun, 06 Oct 2019 23:55:00 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12123 The Queensland Government announced on the weekend that solar panels can now produce twice as much electricity as the state’s biggest power station. And with one in three Queensland households having solar, Queensland is now a world leader. Solar outstripping coal generated power Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said rooftops and solar farms together had […]

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Shifting Climate-Shifting Places: A UQ Placemaking Summit https://westender.com.au/shifting-climate-shifting-places-a-uq-placemaking-summit/ Fri, 04 Oct 2019 07:59:50 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12109 Have you ever wondered how just 2 degrees of warming will change our cities and regions? How will we cope with more frequent extreme weather events, such as flooding, cyclones or heat stress? SUMMIT Explore these critical issues with the University of Queensland at the Shifting Climate – Shifting Places summit on Wednesday the 20th […]

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‘Birds of Passage’ the true (in the Hollywood sense) story of Colombian marijuana trade https://westender.com.au/birds-of-passage-the-true-in-the-hollywood-sense-story-of-colombian-marijuana-trade/ https://westender.com.au/birds-of-passage-the-true-in-the-hollywood-sense-story-of-colombian-marijuana-trade/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2019 22:21:06 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12082 “We’ve lost the soul, nothing protects us anymore.” From the director of Oscar nominated Embrace of the Serpent (2015) Ciro Guerra (now co-directing with producer Cristina Gallego), Birds of Passage tells the true (in the Hollywood sense) story of Colombian marijuana trade in the 60s-80s and its impact on the indigenous culture of the Wayuu […]

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Snapping roadkill for science with the “Roadkill Reporter” app https://westender.com.au/snapping-roadkill-for-science/ Tue, 01 Oct 2019 22:58:33 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12061 I recently drove with my partner from Brisbane to Birdsville and I was distressed to see the large numbers of kangaroos strewn across the roads after collisions with motor vehicles. I didn’t try to count them, but even if I had wanted to, I would not have known what to do next. Well, just last […]

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Smash Parade and the underscene of cabaret in Brisbane https://westender.com.au/smash-parade-and-the-underscene-of-cabaret-in-brisbane/ Tue, 01 Oct 2019 21:19:40 +0000 https://westender.com.au/?p=12051 Real talent reveals itself in improvisation: past technique there are emotions. This is why everybody was so in love with jazz when it first became popular. On Saturday, 28 September 2019 Smash Parade brought some of that jazzy vibe into the streets of West End. Smash Parade is a cabaret show featuring circus and physical […]

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