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.
Is That You, Ruthie?Now PlayingCremorne Theatre, QPAC
A raw and heartfelt portrayal of two souls navigating the depths of their shared history, adapted for stage by Leah Purcell.
AidaNow PlayingLyric 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.
Queensland Ballet The NutcrackerNow PlayingPlayhouse, QPAC
Celebrate the most magical and popular of holiday traditions as Queensland Ballet presents The Nutcracker.
Opera Australia Ring CycleNow PlayingLyric Theatre, QPAC
Opera Australia brings a new production of Wagner's Ring Cycle, performed over four epic nights, to QPAC.
An Evening with Sam HeughanUntil 1 Jan 2024Digital Stage
Final days to watch award-winning actor Sam Heughan's inspiring journey along the West Highland Way. Don't miss out – leaving Digital Stage this January!
In Conversation with Michael BallUntil 5 Jan 2024Digital Stage
Spend an evening with Olivier Award winner Michael Ball. Last days to enjoy this magical moment before it departs Digital Stage in January!
A Christmas Carol8 - 14 DecConcert Hall, QPAC
This December, the award-winning stage spectacle – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – is returning to QPAC!
Queensland Ballet Love & Legacy, Celebrating Li Cunxin AO12 - 13 DecPlayhouse, QPAC
From classical masterpieces to dynamic contemporary favourites, this season of signature pieces reflects Li’s creativity at the helm of Queensland Ballet.