Homelands: The Path Within

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD, Australia

An intimate and powerful showcase of visual arts, live performances, and music by established and early career artists, highlighting their lived experiences – for Refugee Week.

SSI Arts and Culture Program hosts an annual tour dedicated to elevating the voices and experiences of artists through art, music, poetry, and more. We aim to raise awareness and understanding of their live stories.

VOICES OF HAKKA WOMEN – Screening and Artist Talk

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD, Australia

VOICES OF HAKKA WOMEN is an evocative video poem about the lives of Taiwanese Hakka women. (以下為中文翻譯)
Screening and Artist Talk with Ya-Ling Peng & Suzon Fuks (followed by Q&A). Music and delicious complimentary Hakka food

BEMAC Unplugged + Mixtape Sessions: Kristal West at Studio 188

Studio 188 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Writing and singing in Meriam Mir and Torres Strait Island Creole as well as English, Kristal’s music tells stories of her upbringing, the Mabo court case, learning about her country and storylines, and the importance of culture, language and identity as a First Nations’ person.

Maria Kim Jazz World Tour In Australia

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD, Australia

Maria Kim from South Korea studied piano at an early age, participated in the "Vocals and a scholarship from the Berkeley College of Music World Scholarship Tour" held in South... Read more »

The People’s Dance Party

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD, Australia

No more back’s against the wall - it’s time to dance. You’re invited to The People’s Dance Party, brought to you by local creators of wholesome, good times Bring A Plate - Inclusive Dance Company. Lose yourself in an immersive dance experience like no other, celebrating diverse bodies, identities and movement!

BEMAC Discussions: ‘Home and Longing’ (Live and Streamed)

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD, Australia

In an increasingly interconnected world, the concept of home transcends physical borders. A thought-provoking discussion about the multifaceted experiences of diaspora, exploring themes of nostalgia, cultural identity, and the search for belonging.

Kaya Tominaga’s Journey Home

VENTspace 23 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Follow Kaya Tominaga, a bicultural composer and multi-instrumentalist, on a musical journey to the idea of “home”. Using Taiko drums, flute and song, she discovers that, ultimately, the journey home is a journey to find people who accept and nurture those around them.

Ghana Road Show

Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct 270 Jacaranda Avenue, Kingston, Queensland, Australia

Dynamic circus performers, dancers, musicians and DJs come together in celebration of the richness of West African arts through a contemporary creative lens.

Cieavash Arean & Huda The Goddess: ‘The Evolution of Our Revolutions’

Studio 188 188 Brisbane Street, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

Australian Poetry Slam Champion Huda The Goddess and multi-instrumentalist Cieavash Arean join forces to explore childhood memories, journeys of exile and haven, and the pain that underlines it all. With bold words and exquisite melodies, they weave together the intergenerational parallels and contrasts of their art to bring personal and political realities to the fore.

BEMAC Discussions: The Ethics of Sharing the Personal (Live and Streamed)

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD, Australia

Artists often blur the lines between the public and the private, through sharing personal stories and experiences, both their own and other people’s. A thought-provoking discussion about the ethical considerations artists face when sharing deeply personal stories through their creative expression.

Balikbayan Blues, The Musical

Queensland Multicultural Centre 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD, Australia

Six friends gather at the local "sari-sari," a typical Filipino convenience store where people not only shop for groceries but also catch up over local beer, instant coffee, and peanuts. Among them are some "balikbayan," individuals who have returned home after living, working, or studying abroad, sharing tales of their lives in Australia. The show delves into the themes of reconnecting with one's homeland and embracing a migrant lifestyle.