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Free entertainment filled with sculptures and art
The Brisbane airport is not just a place to leave the city, welcome loved ones home or watch in awe as the large technologically amazing planes swoop past. From the 24th to 27th October it is also a place you can go to admire talented art and indulge in fun-filled activities at Skygate. Best of all, it is free!
Between 10 am and 4pm, you can discover wondrous interactive sculptures from musical instruments to a giant trike. Natasha Edwards, the founding director of the Gold Coast Swell Sculpture festival will be selecting the artwork for this year's theme 'suspended in translation.' There are scheduled curator tours and Mini Picasso tours for your little ones where you can immerse your children into creativity and art at a young age.
Other than viewing the sculptures, children can also attempt to create sculptures in one hour workshops with Leonie Rhodes. Everyone's work of art will then be showcased for the public to enjoy by forming a beautiful big sculpture. The workshop is inside the village markets at Skygate. Children can also create their own specially-designed three dimensional kangaroo mask from 10 am to 4pm daily.
If you are interested in free performances, between 10am and 1pm daily there will be a free play titled 'The Lost Property Rules' held at the Marquee outside Novotel Brisbane Airport at Skygate. A performance involving puppetry and three talented performers, immerse yourself in a quirky story of two young girls embarking on one of life's challenges – moving house and schools.
For children under 6, there is another performance called Lissa and Nee Nee's Riverside Adventure, a singing and dancing duo who will take you on an adventure with their singing, funky tunes ranging from jazz music to nursery rhymes. The Brisbane Philharmonic's Orchestra's Chamber Ensemble will also be presenting a fun, interactive children's concert where you can learn about the different instruments that make up the orchestra.
If you are into yoga, Jetts is running a relaxing yoga session amongst the sculptures on the greens of the Corso at 9 am on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October. You may even manage to catch some of the street performers and live bands playing daily during the festival as well as performances by Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra's Wind Trio and Brass Quartet.
To get there, take the first exit off Airport Drive and follow the signs to Skygate. If you are using the AirportlinkM7, either take the Nudgee/Eagle farm exit or the Airport Flyover and follow the signs to Skygate.