Folks might remember I talked a while back about the ‘Creative Brisbane’ event we’re presenting tonight as part of the Brisbane CitySmart Innovation Festival. The response to both this conversation and to the BrisCulture concept has been really exciting. I thought, therefore, I’d post a quick notice to let people know details of the event, should anyone who hasn’t already responded to our rsvp be interested in checking it out. Details are available at the BrisCulture website, and on the Facebook event page. Over the fold, I’ve posted the programme for the evening.
Well, the day has arrived! BrisCulture’s ‘Creative Brisbane’ event takes place tonight at the Old School of Arts, 166 Ann Street (in the Bleeding Heart Gallery) courtesy of our partners The Eidos Institute.
I thought it might be useful if I gave a quick run down of how the event will proceed.
The bar, cafe and gallery space will be open from 5pm. If you’re coming after work, please feel free to join us for some refreshment and you may also wish to enjoy the exhibition in the Bleeding Heart Gallery – a truly wonderful space.
We will be commencing our conversation in the gallery at 6pm. Professor Bruce Muirhead of Eidos will be chairing the event. The seminar will begin with a brief opening presentation from me about the BrisCulture concept, and then be thrown open to a discussion between the panelists and audience around the themes of ‘Creative Brisbane’. At the conclusion of proceedings, I will talk briefly about where we intend to take BrisCulture in the future.
There will be an opportunity at the close of the session for participants to register their interest in future events and projects and leave written comments.
We expect to conclude around 7.10pm, at which point we invite and welcome attendees to share a drink and some tapas on the front deck. There will be a cash bar and some free nibblies. All proceeds will go to support the ongoing gallery and community work of Bleeding Heart. The bar will be open until 8.30pm.
We’re extremely excited about our inaugural event, and are looking forward so much to seeing many of you there, meeting and interacting with you, and beginning to shape a sustainable cultural future for our town together!
Update: Some initial reflections on the evening have been posted at BrisCulture.
Update: Tony Robertson has posted his photos of last night’s event to Picasa.