Get ready to have your expectations jacked sky-high. We’ve been brewing this project for a while and we are chowing down on the most toothsome degustation of Brisbane arts. Good, bad, ugly, loaded with double entendres, stripped to the very atoms of creation, the venues you’ve never heard of, the bars you want the address for.
We want to provide a vibrant, verdant space for critical response to flourish. Arts criticism sits in a unique space. Not only can it promote an event, it provides a necessary part of the feedback loop between creatives and audiences. Critical response when done with authenticity and honour, can provide an artist with a textured mirror through which they can assess the effectiveness of their message, and understand how their art has filtered through to an audience. Arts criticism can be a blessing and a curse but no art exists in a vacuum and so, here we are. For more details see our Manifesto.
Team NEHIB go deep under the covers and reveal the fermenting cacophony of heaving life forms in the brissie alt-arts petri dish. They get by with a little help from their friends. Tune in here for hot tips on whats happening this month, fab reviews of what you missed last month, and behind the scenes tidbits to whet your appetite for all things qld. Go forth and consume art in the deepnorth.
Meet the team
Kelsey A isn’t a mover or shaker, but she is an avid art-maker. She struggles to settle down and has dabbled wide in circus, poetry, producing, gin appreciation and (shudder) academia. She believes art is about speaking to the soul; everything else is wrapping paper.