Brisbane Insider December 2019 - Choose Brisbane

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Brisbane Insider December 2019

2020 to be an eventful year for Brisbane

Whether it’s a blockbuster sporting or cultural event, Brisbane has an incredible line up of major events taking place over 2020. Find out more here.

Brisbane lauded as a top international tourism destination

Brisbane's recognition as an international tourism destination keeps growing. Leading US-based Travel + Leisure magazine has included Brisbane in a list of the 50 best places to visit in 2020. The only other Australian destination to make the list was Tasmania. Meanwhile, Forbes has named Brisbane as one of the 10 coolest places to go in 2020, the only Australian destination included in the list.

Kids get into the groove at MoB

Museum of Brisbane has got the kids covered this school holidays. The museum has the Christmas season in its sights with MoB Kids workshops: Festive Decorations and Rockin' Wreaths. The fun continues into January with Custom Band Patches, Rhythm and Drum Making and Summer Silent Disco, all inspired by the High Rotation exhibition. Find out more here.

Be a wildlife keeper for a day

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary also has great ways to keep children entertained and informed during the holidays. Kids aged between five and 12 can learn what it takes to be a wildlife keeper for a day. Meanwhile, the Sanctuary Sprouts program is a great way to engage two to four-year-olds. Make sure you check out Lone Pine’s new ‘hotel’ for Australian native bees while there.

Water makes a splash at QAGOMA

You know summer’s truly underway when QAGOMA opens its major exhibition for the season. Pour yourself into the eye-opening Water, which includes almost 100 fascinating works by leading international and Australian artists spanning the entire ground floor of GOMA. Water begins as QAGOMA announces its program for 2020.

Award for Birrunga

Congratulations to Robert Henderson and Suzanne Goodchild from the Birrunga Gallery & Dining for receiving the Pip and Charles Woodward Recognition Award for increasing Indigenous participation within the Queensland tourism industry, including their volunteer work, employment and mentoring of Indigenous youth workers.

Award for Abbey Museum director

Congratulations also to Abbey Museum Director Edith Cuffe, who was awarded the Centenary Medal from The Royal Historical Society of Queensland for service to the discipline of history with particular reference to the research, preservation and promotion of Queensland history.

BCEC executive chef selected as a Queensland champion

One of Queensland’s most celebrated chefs, David Pugh, has been recognised for a lifetime promoting local produce. Executive Chef at the award-winning Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), Pugh has been selected as an #eatqld champion by the State Government. Find out more here.

Indigenous art on display at The Manor

Guests at the The Manor Apartment Hotel are in for a treat. The hotel is proud to announce the display of more than 60 original Australian Indigenous artworks throughout the property. Part of Brisbane artist David Hinchcliffe’s private collection, he has offered the artworks on permanent loan to the hotel.