The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) houses some of the most well-known pieces of modern art from within and outside Australia and is the largest modern art gallery in Australia. GOMA holds the Asia Pacific Triennial (APT) which focuses on contemporary art from the Asia and Pacific in a variety of media from painting to video work. The Gallery of Modern Art is located next to the State Library of Queensland and the Queensland Art Gallery. There are several theatres including The Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm and the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts on Brunswick Street. Major cultural events in Brisbane include the Ekka (the Royal Queensland Exhibition), held each August, and the Riverfestival, held each September at South Bank Parklands and surrounding areas.
As elsewhere in Australia, food, wine, and beer are growing in variety, stature, and quality.