Overview

Spartacus was an enslaved Thracian gladiator with heroic determination and little to lose. In 73 BCE, he led his fellow slaves in a legendary uprising against the brutality of the Roman Republic, becoming a symbol for oppressed people standing together to overturn injustice. The story of Spartacus has been told and retold across many artforms, reminding us of the enduring power of the arts to speak publicly about social and political injustice.

To this day, on the stage and in the street, revolutionaries and radicals use elements of theatre to create visible platforms for dissent that at once entertain, inform and persuade.

“The exhibition brought back so many memories of going to Foco and what fun it was ... such a wonderful thought provoking exhibition. Truly inspiring.” Professor Kay Saunders, Brisbane

Presented by QPAC