Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

A five day educational residency designed to give artists the skills and tools for utilising immersive technologies, contemporary design approaches, interactive production tools, playfulness and adaptive storytelling in their work.

We are living through an era in which games have not only become the most important cultural medium on the planet, but also at a time when games design and related technologies have seen rapid evolution. This evolution has brought with it new design, production, storytelling and collaborative approaches through which the audience is able to take a meaningfully interactive role in the culture they consume.

This highly intensive course is for those who want to reboot their practice for this era of playful media. Delivered by Simon Wilkinson and Myra Appannah, two of the most notable names in Europe to be dealing with VR, with an established practice bringing games design and immersive technologies to large scale theatrical experiences.



One of the most notable names in Europe to be dealing with VR


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Circa69 creates artwork which combine games system design, electronic music, online performance, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality and other emerging and experimental technologies to present transmedia experiences which invite prolonged and profound audience engagement.

An evolving team of guest collaborators working in partnership with lead artist Simon Wilkinson design and produce speculative works which give audiences a meaningful and creative role in how the artworks unfold; placing them at the center of the narrative and inviting dialogue and opinion on questions related to the world and how we live in it.

Circa69 additionally creates and delivers educational programs, conference keynotes, lectures, arts commissions and engages in consultations in the areas of immersive tech, software development and speculative, transmedia and game system design.

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.

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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.

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