Located opposite Brisbane River in the city centre, South Bank is a vibrant hub for cultural, recreation and entertainment options, with its several restaurants, performing arts centres and a busy artificially created beach. The Queensland Cultural Centre at South Bank houses a museum, many art galleries, performing art galleries and a huge state library.
Where do you start? See below. But, in case you want to know what happens next, The Royal has an idea: hop over to one of the cafes at the buzzing new Nundah Village precinct in the Brisbane CBD region after you’re done with the heady cultural experiences.
Art Watching at Queensland Art Gallery
The State’s top art institution showcases over 5400 prized artworks, acquired since 1979 by the Queensland Art Gallery Foundation. In addition to this there are 13,000 modern and erstwhile indigenous works of art housing sculptures, paper work art, art objects and much more. The Gallery of Modern Art exhibits 20th and 21st century art pieces with a variety of themes and concepts including multimedia and cinema platforms.
Relive the Past at Queensland Museum
Located next door to the Queensland Art Gallery, the venue is a fascinating guardian of the state’s historic and cultural heritage. Over one million memorabilia items and striking specimens are displayed here to chronicle the region’s cultural, development and social evolution. The Sciencentre is an intriguing and insightful project for curious minds, with more than 100 interactive exhibits. View the popular Muttabussasaurus dinosaur skeleton and a reconstruction of the region’s threatened species.
Catch a Live Performance at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre
The Queensland Performing Arts Centre is a striking multi-purpose venue for concerts, rehearsals, opera and other theatrical performances. It is the base of the Queensland Theatre Company, Opera Queensland and Queensland Orchestra. Catch a live performance here in the picturesque backdrop of Brisbane’s gorgeous South Banks area.
The diverse Queensland Cultural Centre is a sanctuary for fine arts, performing arts and culture enthusiasts. From viewing rare pieces of international at the art gallery to witnessing hands-on exhibits at the museum to catching a live performance at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, there’s plenty to do here.