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Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Art

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by Marina Marangos (subscribe)
Bored at home? Head to the Judy for an alternative evening
The Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Art is lovingly referred to as "the Judy" in celebration of Judith Wright, who lived in Brisbane for a number of years. She and I share some deep loves, not least her love of birds. With her many poems about them and her love of wildlife, she was president of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland from 1964 to 1976, and committed to Aboriginal rights and social justice.

She lived to a ripe old age but never stopped working and agitating for the causes she believed in. The Centre is named after her. It is a centre which celebrates dance, music, cabaret and circus in exciting and often innovative performances.

Flipside Circus
Flipside Circus

Some programmes that are coming up in the next few months are Flickerfest, which celebrates the best of Australian and international short films on the 27th of February.

The amazing Chooky Dancers take to the stage in a performance called Djuki Mala on March 13th to 15th. They hail from the remote Northern Territory and combine traditional dance with popular culture.

Chooky Dancers
Chooky Dancers

Flipside Circus is on the 9th to the 12th of April with circus acts that leave you on the edge of your seat.

It's Dark Outside talks about dementia and redemption through the use of puppetry and live performances. This is on 6th to 10th May. From the 15th to the 17th of May is Lake, a mesmerising dance performance.

To complete the experience, there is an Arthouse cafe for good coffee and snacks, and a bar in the evening with a good selection of drinks.
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Why? Whats on at the Judy from February to May 2014
When: From 27th Feb to 17th May 2014
Phone: 07 3872 9000
Where: 420 Brunswick Street, corner Berwick Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: $15 - $35, concessions and free events
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