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Creative Industries Precinct

What's on

Our Creative Industries Precinct is a destination for local, national and international productions, exhibitions and events that showcase emerging digital and new media work.

The precinct presents exhibitions, live performances, screenings, festivals, pop-up stores and seminars in venues including:

  • interactive exhibition spaces
  • an experimental black-box theatre
  • a parade ground
  • outdoor terraces.

Outdoor projection screens in Parer Place display films, television, games, new media, animation and art, in a nightly exhibition series celebrating the moving image.

See creative innovation as it happens

The precinct's newest buildings, completed in an $80 million expansion in 2016, have been designed to shine a light on the creative process. Their design makes the process more visible, with windows and viewing panels allowing anyone to watch the work happening in the studios.

Around the studio spaces there are open areas where students can learn and practise together. The vibrant creative environment helps to foster connections and collaborations between students, staff and researchers working in different disciplines, enabling the development of new ideas, creative processes and techniques.

Incorporating Queensland's heritage

The precinct is located on the heritage-listed Gona Army Barracks site. Seven former barracks buildings have been refurbished and repurposed, including the World-War-I-era infantry drill hall, which is the oldest building on the site. We've retained the buildings' original materials and features wherever possible.

Visiting the Creative Industries Precinct

Getting here

Our Creative Industries Precinct is located at our Kelvin Grove campus, in Brisbane's inner north, about 3km from the centre of the city. Situated on the corner of Kelvin Grove Road and Musk Avenue, the precinct is adjacent to La Boite's Roundhouse Theatre.

Food and drink

Dancing Bean Espresso Bar and Earth & Steam Coffee Co are located in the precinct.

There is a range of other food and retail outlets at Kelvin Grove, most of which are conveniently located in the Kelvin Grove Village.

Booking a function or performance space

Hire the Loft or the Block for your arts and performance event. These venues boast flexible spaces ideal for film and TV shoots, fashion shows, live theatre and dance performances, experimental performance workshops, exhibitions and multimedia installations.

The Glasshouse offers multi-function spaces with built-in audiovisual equipment for your corporate function.