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The Original Peoples’ Party

Presented by BlakDance, YIRRAMBOI and Tri-Nations Curatorial Advisory Group in partnership with Australia Council for the Arts and Brisbane Powerhouse

Heaving dancefloors and participatory live art brought to you by a smashing selection of artists from around the world. Expect live music, political improv, drag, queer flamboyance, subversive beats and a whole load of talent.

APAM 2018 provides the perfect backdrop for this First Nations Tuesday night takeover curated by Jacob Boehme of YIRRAMBOI Festival, produced by Angela Flynn and Kukuni Arts and supported by the Tri-Nations Curatorial Advisory group.

Come adorned in your finest and soak up the radiance with work from Australia, Aotearoa, Canada and Taiwan First Nations artists who’ll have you out on the dance floor all night.

Performances are open to APAM delegates and the general public.

Co-hosted with Creative New Zealand and Canada Council for the Arts.

More Info

BlakDance is the national peak body for Indigenous dance.

The Global Performing Arts Alliance is a new strategy for bringing together Indigenous performing arts sectors from around the world, a direct outcome of the 2016 Tri-Nations APAM gathering.


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 every day.

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; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. 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 Sofitel Brisbane