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Brisbane is being treated to a free art extravaganza starting this November

It’s no wonder people are flocking to Brisbane – it’s fast becoming one of Australia’s largest arts and cultural hotspots. This November the city will begin playing host to one of the country’s most impressive art exhibitions featuring cinema programs, artist performances and projects, activities for the whole family, and, of course, beautiful art. And plenty of it! Yep, it’s nearly time for the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art.

For those that don’t know, the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) is the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art’s flagship contemporary art series. This year, the series will see more than 80 emerging and established artists, filmmakers and performers from 30 countries showcasing their work and involving the whole community in an arts extravaganza you simply can’t miss.

The special projects for APT8 include Kalpa Vriksha: Contemporary Indigenous and Vernacular Art of India (the first major display of its kind in Australia), and the Melanesian performance project Yumi Danis (We Dance). Visitors to the series will also take a look at video, kinetic art, figurative painting, and sculpture that all express cultural, social and political ideas.

In addition to the exhibition, APT8 also includes an ongoing program of artist performances and projects (APT8 Live), a conference as part of the opening program, cinema programs for all you film buffs, and activities for kids and families.

Oh yeah, and the whole series is free. Brisbane, you’re in luck!

The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art kicks off 21 November and runs until April 2016.

[Want to know about more fantastic arts events around Brisbane and the rest of Queensland this spring and summer? Download an events calendar here.]

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