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23° & RAINY ON FRIDAY 20 JULY IN BRISBANE
By Sarah Ward
February 28, 2017
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First Thursdays

See in the month with a free art performance.
By Sarah Ward
February 28, 2017
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You've probably heard of starting your day as you choose to go on, but how about starting your month in the same fashion? Fortitude Valley's Institute of Modern Art wants you to kick off each of the 12 portions of the annual calendar in an engaging and artistic fashion, and they've curated the perfect series of events to help.

At First Thursdays, artists are invited to take over IMA — and you're invited to enjoy the fruits of their efforts. Participatory art experiences will take over the Brunswick Street venue, be it performance, dance, visual art, food or music, for a fun night of experimentation until 9pm.

Getting the new program started is Radha La Bia, the alter ego of performance artist Shahmen Suku. In a performance entitled The Wedding Banquet, La Bia will continue to explore matters such as racial and cultural identity, gender, the home, food and telling tales by recreating the pomp and ceremony of the occasion that gives the piece its name. And if that's not enough, future artists on the First Thursdays lineup include Jemima Wyman & Zach Blas in April, Hannah Brontë in May, Chantal Fraser in June, and Archie Moore and David M Thomas in July.

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