Experience the magic of Max Hurley's 60-year artistic journey at our free exhibition in QPAC. From enchanting Christmas windows to iconic theatre moments, delve into Queensland's creative history. Don't miss this unique glimpse into Max's exceptional career and talents – a must-visit for all art enthusiasts. Join us in celebrating his legacy today!
Were you ever a young pyjama-clad pilgrim pressing your nose to the glass of a magical Myer Christmas window? A hip and happening 1960’s theatre goer? An opera fan in the 1980s and beyond, or more recently, an aspiring dancer performing with one of Queensland’s foremost youth ballet companies? Chances are you’ve met Max.
For more than 60 years, prolific designer and visual artist Max Hurley shared his prodigious talent with Queensland audiences and theatre makers.
Here we recall his extraordinary theatrical legacy through set, costume and graphic design, his involvement with pivotal moments in Queensland theatrical history, his fine art practice and demonstrated capacity to sustain a long and successful career as a creative practitioner.
In his lifetime Max Hurley brought his talent, skill, wit and personality to an incredible range of creative work from childhood up until the week of his death in 2019.
Queensland Ballet The Nutcracker1 - 20 DecPlayhouse, QPAC
Celebrate the most magical and popular of holiday traditions as Queensland Ballet presents The Nutcracker.
Opera Australia Ring Cycle1 - 21 DecLyric Theatre, QPAC
Opera Australia brings a new production of Wagner's Ring Cycle, performed over four epic nights, to QPAC.
An Evening with Sam HeughanRent NowDigital Stage
Spend a glorious evening with award-winning actor Sam Heughan, as he recounts his journey of self-discovery along the West Highland Way.
Kate Ceberano – My Life Is A Symphony2 Dec 2023, 8pmConcert Hall, QPAC
Australian music royalty Kate Ceberano is celebrating her illustrious 40-year career with the release of her 30th album, My Life is A Symphony.
Is That You, Ruthie?2 - 16 DecCremorne Theatre, QPAC
A raw and heartfelt portrayal of two souls navigating the depths of their shared history, adapted for stage by Leah Purcell.
In Conversation with Michael BallRent NowDigital Stage
Spend a magical evening with musical theatre star and Olivier Award winner Michael Ball in conversation.
Aida6 - 20 DecLyric Theatre, QPAC
A story of a love so strong it defies enemy lines. This is a story of a kingdom in triumph and a nation in chains.
A Christmas Carol8 - 14 DecConcert Hall, QPAC
This December, the award-winning stage spectacle – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – is returning to QPAC!