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Past Event

16 – 26 Sept

A Curious Arcade

A Curious Arcade

Prepare to be intrigued by peculiar storytelling machines in this century-old arcade exhibit.

Brisbane Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse present

World Premiere

Imaginary Theatre
Created by Celeste Mackellan, Thom Browning, Sarah Winter and Finegan Kruckemeyer.

Prepare to be intrigued by peculiar storytelling machines in this century-old arcade exhibit.

These elaborate machines are the creations of virtuosic Australian inventor Celeste Mackellan, an obscure figure who disappeared in 1929 along with the mechanical curiosities she built.

Fascinated by Mackellan’s mysterious disappearance, an international consortium of collectors and creatives from Imaginary Theatre are slowly working to locate, extract and lovingly restore her machines to their former glory.

At A Curious Arcade, you can experience these mechanical wonders as they tell timeless stories that surprise and delight.


Price

Free

Times

11:30am – 5pm

Where

Brisbane Powerhouse ›
119 Lamington St,
New Farm QLD 4005

Getting Here

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

Important Info

Suitable for ages 8 & over

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#Artist

Thom Browning

Thom Browning

Thom co-founded Imaginary Theatre to champion children’s access to the arts, and since then this Brisbane-based company has reached over 180,000 children across the globe.


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How to get there

Brisbane Powerhouse ›
119 Lamington St,
New Farm QLD 4005

Getting Here

Brisbane Festival expresses deep respect to and acknowledges the First People of this Country.