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Igniting the Neolithic Powerhouse

Wed 12 May, 2021


Powerhouse Theatre

Adult $39*
Concession $34*

*plus transaction fee $6.90




80 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for ages 15+
Contains coarse language, adult themes, nudity and strobe effects.

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Part of


Brisbane, 1994 – a group of Brisbane artists take over the derelict New Farm Powerhouse to present TRANCEPLANT, a large scale performance and installation event culminating in a ten-night season of up to one hundred performers per night.

Twenty-six years on, we invite original producers and participants Andy Forbes (multidisciplinary artist), Richard Mansfield, James Dabrowksi, Jay Younger (artist/curator), Anthony Babicci (stage designer/scenic artist) and Kiley Gaffney (artist/performer) back to Brisbane Powerhouse for an extraordinary Writers+Ideas event hosted by ABC Radio’s Rebecca Levingston.

This event will also feature a unique opening multimedia performance featuring two of TRANCEPLANT’s original artists, performer/singer Andy McDonell and Ben Ely (Regurgitator).

Don’t miss your chance to experience the phenomenon that was TRANCEPLANT and unpack the broader story of Brisbane’s cultural revolution set against the industrial decay of the ‘New Farm Powerhouse’.

Image: ANIMAL PORN/everybody’s sex fever by Anthony Babicci (pictured), photographer unknown.

This project is a recipient of the Brisbane City Council Brisbane History Grant 2019-2020.


We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously.

A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse.

For contact tracing purposes, we are using the Check In Qld app. 

For a seamless entry on the night, we recommend downloading the Check In Qld app prior to your arrival. 

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. 

Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.

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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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