For art and performances that are wild, whacky and even a little weird, check out the line up at the Judith Wright Centre.
The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley) was founded in 2001 by several different performance companies, with the goal of creating a performance space for dance, music, circus, multimedia, theatre, screen and visual arts. The current Creative Industry Tenants include a rock n roll circus ensemble, an indigenous performing arts company and the Brisbane branch of the Australian Film, Television and Radio school, ensuring an wide selection of performances and exhibitions.
The centre's facilities include a 300 person performance space, an art gallery and artist studios, a screening room, a theatre, rehearsal spaces and storage facilities. Accordingly, the events calendar at the Judith Wright Centre is wide and varied – at any given time you might, for example, browse a craft display, listen to some chamber music and take in a comedy performance.
Visitors are invited to enrol in a one of the activities on offer, like the weekly contemporary dance classes or a class in writing, producing or directing.
Onsite facilities include restrooms and three eateries.
Glass Bar and Restaurant is a modern Australian restaurant offering meals, tapas and cocktails, and is open Tuesday to Saturday.
If Espresso is a cafe serving coffee, Turkish toasties, muffins and cookies, and is open from 7.00pm until 3.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am until 2.00pm on Saturday.
The Judy Foyer Bar, located near the box office, serves cold drinks and snacks for one hour before performances.
If you are an artist or entertainer looking for a rehearsal or performance space, you can enquire about or book the centres facilities via the website.
An eclectic, and even eccentric, mix of genres ensures that the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts delivers something different.