Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow
Co-curated with the National Gallery Singapore, this vibrant exhibition surveys the work of leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. A wild and wonderful journey through significant moments in Kusama’s career, the exhibition explores over seven decades of the artist’s practice through more than 70 works.
From 4 November, Gallery of Modern Art, Grey Street, South Bank. 3840 7303. qagoma.qld.gov.au
In an Australian exclusive, “Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum” is now on at Queensland Museum. The exhibition features more than 110 original artefacts including pieces of the Colosseum, authentic elaborately decorated bronze gladiator helmets and original arms and armour preserved in the ashes of Pompeii. In this very rare and unique opportunity visitors are able to immerse themselves in the everyday lives of Ancient Roman Gladiators with interactive games and displays that reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained. The exhibition features artefacts from seven Italian museums and institutions.
Until 28 January, Queensland Museum, Grey Street, South Bank. 3840 7303. qm.qld.gov.au
Doo-bop Jazz Bar has a number of impressive acts not to be missed this month. Start the week off with Monday Sessions, The Toby Wren Trio (6 Nov) is one of Australia’s leading jazz ensembles characterised by its harmony, rhythm and depth. Celebrate Melbourne Cup (7 Nov) in swinging, sophisticated style, Sydney-based Mc/jazz extraordinaire George Washingmachine hosts ticketed all-inclusive events in the basement Jazz Bar, while the Angela Fabian Duo lights up the piano bar with original music as nature intended: powerful, intelligent and wild. Leading you into the night is John Delord, his vocabulary is a rich international blend of rnb, soul, funk, reggae and a pinch of sega, tempting you onto the dance floor. What better way to watch the Cup!
101 Edward Street, Brisbane. 3151 7520. doo-bop.com.au