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Hap Wah Night Market

19 Jun 2022

An indulgence of feasting and art, Hap Wah Night Market transforms Brisbane Powerhouse’s forecourt and surrounding parks into the ultimate destination for foodies.

Set within a temporary village of Queensland fretwork and finials, Cantonese lacquer and Bladerunner sci-fi, Hap Wah is a celebration of culinary fusion with tightly curated, bespoke kitchens attracting diverse chefs, cooks and restaurateurs.

A destination for quality food, beverages, produce, free art and performance, Hap Wah Night Market is a month-long event staged twice a year in March and October from 2023.

Hap Wah 合 華 translates to ‘prosperous Chinese joint venture’.

The Hap Wah sugar plantation was Queensland’s first Chinese business founded by migrant Andrew Leon in 1878 in North Queensland.

Hap Wah Night Market honours early Chinese migrants to Queensland who, despite hardship and discrimination, worked collaboratively to build businesses, particularly market gardens throughout Brisbane.

Deepening the sensory experience of the Night Market is an ever-changing program of free and low-cost contemporary visual, digital and installation art combined with music, film and movement to provoke and entertain.

This project has been supported by Brisbane City Council.

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We acknowledge the Jagera/Turrbal peoples, the First Nation Traditional Owners of the land on which we gather. We pay respects to all Elders past and present and acknowledge the young leaders who are working beside our Elders in our cultural industries. We recognise all First Nation peoples as the original storytellers of these lands and acknowledge the important role they continue to play in our community.

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