Brisbane’s Judith Wright Arts Centre reopens following $3.1m refurb

The renovation works are part of a significant investment in the Queensland arts sector.

The Judith Wright Arts Centre, located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, has reopened with a modern new look.

Following a $3.1 million refurbishment project, the centre now features revitalised performance, rehearsal and event spaces, and is set to make its mark as a dynamic hub for Queensland creatives.

The refurbishment works include a corner gallery space to showcase Queensland artists, as well as digital arts projections onto the building’s façade.

Several spaces within Judith Wright Arts Centre are available for hire for corporate events, including the 300-seat theatre and performance space, plus rehearsal and meeting rooms.

In addition to performing arts productions, the licensed venues can cater for creative meetings, workshops and seminars, through to product launches, tradeshows, awards nights and conferences.

Digital projections onto the Judith Wright Arts Centre
Inside the refurbished shopfront

The refurbishment works are a strong investment in the state’s arts industry, with three new tenants moving into the building, including contemporary arts organisation Outer Space, live production house The Little Red Company and performing arts group Anywhere Festival.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch thanked the Queensland Government for its investment in transforming the centre into “so much more than just a performance centre”.

“It is now serving as a dynamic hub for some of Queensland’s most vibrant arts organisations and is helping to create new opportunities for Queensland artists to create and showcase work,” she said.

The funding is part of the state government’s Arts Infrastructure Investment Fund, which sees $17.5 million made available over four years to revitalise state-owned assets to support the arts sector.

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