Curiocity Brisbane: a new interactive science and technology festival

Brisbane is set to become an open-air gallery for a series of interactive and immersive installations next month when Curiocity Brisbane takes over the Queensland capital. Running from 15 March to 3 April, the science and technology focused festival seeks to encourage people to explore, create, play and challenge their curiosity.

Formed through a collaboration between the Queensland Government, Tourism and Events Queensland, Brisbane City Council and Brisbane Marketing, Curiocity Brisbane includes three main components: the World Science Festival Brisbane 2019; QODE, which is a new global technology and innovation event; and Curiocities, a trail of over 10 thought-provoking and interactive installations.

Curiocity Brisbane: a new interactive science and technology festival

The Curiocities will span the Brisbane River from South Bank’s Cultural Precinct to Brisbane Powerhouse. With creations like augmented reality spaces and music pop-ups, visitors are encouraged to embrace their curiosity and get hands-on with the installations.

“There is a magic to Curiocity Brisbane. It’s for the explorers, inventors and creators; for the makers and doers. It has an undeniable ‘wow’ factor.

“Imagination and innovation are what make Brisbane special and [the festival] puts visitors right at the centre of that, whether it’s discovering science and technology or immersing themselves in the brilliance of music and art,” Guest Director of the festival and Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director Kris Stewart said.

Another part of the festival is QODE, a global technology and innovation event for companies, government, investors, entrepreneurs and start-ups. The event runs from 2-3 April and features 15 international speakers, 70 exhibitors and more than 50 start-ups.

World Science Festival Brisbane runs from 20-24 March. With the aim of making science accessible to all, the festival will host workshops, demonstrations, inspiring cinematic experiences and a range of thought-provoking conversations.