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Presented by GUSH and Vulcana Women's Circus in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Monsteria is mischievous, monstrous, delicate, revengeful and ridiculous, distorting stereotypes, contorting body parts, revealing assumptions and fighting off expectations.

Three women are exploding at the seams, barely contained, and leaking clues to their identity as they trample through tropes! Who are these women as they unburden themselves of layers of artifice? Revealing feminine bodies in pieces, turning them upside down, stretching them to breaking point, laughing at this ludicrous posturing, how long can their true selves remain concealed?

Playing with expectations of feminine bodies Monsteria ask their audience, “What are you looking at?” and celebrate with them, the risky sleight of hand that is circus.


Bianca is one of the premiere performers of her generation, and a true artist

Nothing Ever Happens In Brisbane

I felt honoured by the generosity, humour and courage of Yen’s performance

Shane Rowlands Real Time

More Info

GUSH is a new feminist circus ensemble made up of 4 highly experienced women of circus. GUSH uses the repertoire of circus and the theatricality of contemporary performance to explore the way the performing feminine body is read and misread. The circus is unconventional and the performance is daring, ranging from the rebellious to the ridiculous.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.