Monet in Paris Exhibition Extended: Northshore Hamilton to Welcome Art Lovers until August 2023

Due to popular demand, Northshore Hamilton is set to extend its highly anticipated Monet in Paris exhibition until late August this year. 

Read: ‘Monet in Paris’ Set to Dazzle in Northshore Hamilton

Northshore Hamilton has been transformed into an artistic wonderland with the arrival of this exhibition in Brisbane, drawing inspiration from 19th century France and the works of Claude Monet and other Impressionist painters.

Originally scheduled to run from 7 June to 6 August only, the exhibition will now continue to dazzle visitors until 27 August 2023, offering a rare opportunity to be immersed in a 360-degree display of Monet’s world. 

Photo credit: Monet in Paris/Facebook

Enormous projections of famous paintings by Monet and other Impressionist artists illuminate the space, bringing their bold brushstrokes and vibrant colours to life.

Photo credit: Monet in Paris/Facebook

Beyond the visual spectacle, the exhibition explores the historical context of the Impressionist movement. Visitors can learn about the social and political turbulence of the time through interactive displays and informative exhibits. The exhibition captures the essence of 19th century Paris, with its lively cabarets, elegant salons, and bustling streets that inspired the artists.

To create a truly immersive experience, Monet in Paris engages all the senses. Visitors can enjoy the scent of flowers, the sounds of city life, and the vibrant colours of the projected artworks, transporting them back in time to Monet’s era.

This highly anticipated exhibition has become a must-see cultural event, attracting visitors from far and wide. It not only revives interest in the Impressionist movement but also sparks conversations about the intersection of art, history, and society. By celebrating the legacy of Monet and his contemporaries, Monet in Paris pays tribute to the artists who revolutionised the art world.

Read: ArtForce Brisbane: Pockets of Art In Hamilton

To buy your tickets or to learn more about the Monet in Paris exhibition, you may visit

Published 12-July-2023

Northshore Hamilton Welcomes First Needle-Free Vaccine Patch Facility In Australia

Did you know that Northshore Hamilton now has a state-of-the-art biomedical manufacturing facility producing Australia’s first needle-free vaccine patch?

Queensland biotechnology company Vaxxas plans to manufacture millions of needle-free vaccines at the new facility where cutting-edge technology produces patches that allow vaccines to be administered through the skin’s surface in a matter of seconds. This breakthrough innovation positions Queensland as a leading player in the globally competitive Asia-Pacific biomedical industry.

The facility is expected to boost the state’s economy and create up to 200 local and skilled jobs. The State Government provided funding and operational support to Vaxxas, aiding the transformation of an existing warehouse at Northshore into the manufacturing facility. 

With completed human clinical trials and ongoing studies for COVID-19, influenza, and other vaccine targets, Vaxxas’ needle-free vaccine patch technology is progressing rapidly toward commercialization. David Hoey, Vaxxas CEO, expects the first commercially available vaccine patches to be manufactured and distributed from the Queensland facility within the next three to five years.

Photo Credit: Vaxxas

The government’s commitment to supporting local biomedical start-ups and fostering innovation has contributed to Queensland’s growing reputation as a research and innovation hub.

The establishment of the Vaxxas facility aligns with the Queensland Government’s Biomedical 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan, which aims to further develop the biomedical sector in the state. Currently contributing $2.1 billion to Queensland’s economy and employing over 12,000 people, the biomedical industry is set to attract more interstate and international businesses through the upcoming Queensland Biomedical Business Attraction Program.

Deputy Premier Steve Miles expressed his excitement about the facility’s opening on 19 June 2023 and highlighted the importance of expanding Queensland’s capability in vaccine development, manufacturing, and delivery. He emphasized the vital role that Vaxxas’ needle-free technology could play in pandemic preparedness by enabling the quick and easy deployment of vaccines to communities.

Published 20-June-2023

‘Monet in Paris’ Set to Dazzle in Northshore Hamilton

Monet in Paris,” a multi-sensory experience featuring the works of the founder of impressionist painting, Claude Monet, will mark its world premiere at Northshore Hamilton.

From the same team that delivered “Van Gogh Alive,” the new exhibition, debuting on 7 June 2023 and will run until 6 August 2023, will be housed at the Le Grand Palais. 

Unlike a traditional exhibition, there will be no physical works by Monet. Instead, his masterpieces will be a scaled-up 360-degree presentation set against a 250-metre marquee that even non-art lovers will find exciting. 

The immersive exhibition, which will have over 3,000 images, will be even more unforgettable with scents and sounds to really set the mood. Also featured in the exhibition are the masterpieces of Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne and Edgar Degas. 

Depending on your ticket package, “Monet in Paris” will also feature a two-hour Paint Like Monet session for 18-year-old and above guests and a High Tea in Paree celebration at the S4 Gallery. 

Paint Like Monet’s package includes:

  • Two (2) Entries into the Monet in Paris Experience
  • Two (2) Glasses of Champagne de Saint-Gall Premier Cru (or a tipple of your choice)
  • A two hour session allocated for painting your masterpiece with guidance, including all supplies

High Tea in Paree’s ticket package has:

  • Two (2) Entries into the Monet in Paris Experience
  • A 3-tiered arrangement of decadent sweets and artisanal savouries to share
  • Two (2) Glasses of Champagne de Saint-Gall Premier Cru, wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage
  • Your choice of a Pot of Maison du Thé tea or coffee

Ticket bookings have officially opened via the official site

Published 20 March 2023

Flipside Circus Opens Brisbane Circus Centre, Its New Home At Northshore Hamilton

Youth company Flipside Circus, the largest youth arts organisation in Queensland, has opened Brisbane Circus Centre, their new home located at Northshore Hamilton.

Read: Northshore Hamilton Transformation Accelerated, Development Scheme Amendment Approved

The newest circus training centre in town is expected to welcome around 110,000 visitors a year, and is now Queensland’s largest circus centre.

Flipside Circus officially opened the Brisbane Circus Centre in March 2023, with a celebration attended by members of the community.

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Flipside Circus Creative Director and CEO Robert Kronk said they wanted a space that was big and bold and playful and this newly opened facility ticked all the boxes.

“The building is like a bit of circus apparatus in itself; it’s playful, it opens out, there are cantilevers jutting out in all directions and we have some really cool plans to break out of that building in novel ways and hang people off walls and overhangs,” Mr Kronk said.

Photo credit: Flipside Circus/Facebook

Flipside Circus’ new home is made from shipping containers and prefabricated materials, which was designed based on Northshore Brisbane’s values of adaptability and future-proofing.

The new centre offers a variety of classes, aerials like lyra, silks and trapeze, mini-trampoline, hula hooping, juggling, and devil sticks.

Mr Kronk finds it exciting that the Brisbane Circus Centre will not only help the organisation expand their training program but the capacity to create and perform shows to share with audiences at home.

The centre is supported by the Australian Government, which contributed $1 million towards its construction through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development’s Community Development Grants Program. 

Read: How Northshore Hamilton Evolved from 19th-Century Fishing Ground to Premier Waterfront Precinct

Flipside Circus is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to empower communities through circus. To learn more about their programs, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.

Published 12-March-2023

Altis Buys Cullen Avenue West Property in the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area

Altis Property Partners has acquired its second large-form industrial investment for $32.25 million in the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area.

The site on Cullen Avenue West is part of the Trade Coast precinct, one of the largest employment sites and sought-after locations in Queensland. Spanning 12,032 square metres, the property’s tenants include Freedom Fuels, Scout Aerial Services and Plastral. 

Altis intends to upgrade the business park in time for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics and make it available for more tenants. This was the key reason for the company’s decision to secure the asset because of its benefits in the future.

“One of the key characteristics which attracted us to this asset is the benefit from the future infrastructure investment in the precinct,” Gareth Price, the Director Capital Transactions at Altis said. “The Northshore Hamilton Priority Development area will undergo a major transformation into a vibrant, mixed-use precinct. This new industrial acquisition fits within our strategy of buying in core markets, centrally and conveniently located to employment hubs, with access to key infrastructure.”  

“We are thrilled to add this asset to Altis’ diversified AREEP4 fund due to its diversified income and near term positive rental reversion opportunity due to the short weighted average lease expiry (“WALE”),” James King, the Director Investment Management and Capital said. “This acquisition reflects the exact type of asset the fund is targeting with the ability to access value by increasing the net rental income and extending the WALE in a tightly held precinct with the lowest vacancy rate of c0.6% in the Brisbane industrial market. Despite the headwinds caused by the inflationary environment we find ourselves in, we feel strong supportive fundamentals remain for the industrial sector at the right entry prices.”

It comes a few months after Altis also acquired a 9.03-hectare industrial investment in Western Australia and a Build-to-Rent project in Melbourne.

Published 4 March 2023

Works Progressing Well For Northshore’s Needle-free Vaccine Facility

Construction is well underway for a needle-free vaccine facility at Northshore Hamilton, which is a first of its kind in Australia.

Read: Hamilton Could Soon Be Producing Needle-Free Vaccines

Biotech company Vaxxas’ needle-free vaccine facility in Hamilton will feature a house office, R&D laboratories, and device and cleanroom manufacturing spaces.

The existing warehouse on the site will be refurbished to make way for the needle-free vaccine facility, to help Vaxxas manufacture its proprietary high-density microarray patch (HD-MAP) for Phase II, Phase III and early-stage commercial use.

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The new facility, which is a key part of Queensland’s Economic Recovery Plan, is set for completion in the first quarter of 2023.

Once construction is finished, Vaxxas expects to manufacture enough needle-free vaccine kits to deliver 300 million doses each year at full capacity.

According to Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles, Vaxxas will employ up to 110 high-skilled biomedical experts when operating in early 2023.

“This could grow to more than 139 new jobs over five years, which will go a long way in securing Queensland as a globally competitive Asia-Pacific biomedical hub,” Mr Miles said.

How A Needle-free Vaccine Works

needle-free vaccine
Photo credit: Queensland Government

Vaxxas’ technology uses a small patch with a surface of thousands of micro-projections coated with a vaccine to deliver the vaccine to the abundance of immune cells immediately below the skin surface.

According to Vaxxas Chief Operations and Development Officer Angus Forster, their high density micro-array patch (HD-MAP) technology can deposit a vaccine through the surface of the skin in just a few seconds.

“Our clinical research shows that this elicits a more efficient and effective immune response than traditional syringes due to the abundance of immune cells immediately below the surface of the skin,” Mr Forster said.

Mr Forster added that there will be an opportunity to make the transportation of vaccines to rural and remote communities much easier as the vaccine patch can be stored at temperatures as high as 40ºC.

Read: Northshore Hamilton Prepares to Transform for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics

For further information about Vaxxas’ novel vaccination technology, visit

The Cullen: Proposed 23-Storey Development Within Northshore Hamilton PDA

Developer Limitless Residential has submitted an application for a 23-storey residential-led development on Hercules Street within the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area.

The proposed development, to be called “The Cullen”, at 5 Hercules Street will offer a mix of land uses including residential, retail shop, F&B, office, medical centre, educational establishment, indoor entertainment and indoor sport and recreation.

The Plus Architecture-designed project will include 100 residential units including 50 two-bedroom and 50 three-bedroom units. Each unit will have a functional balcony that leads to the main living area. The balconies are designed to be big enough to accommodate outdoor furniture and be a usable space.

The Cullen proposed site
The Cullen proposed site | Photo Credit: Economic Development Queensland /

The podium will comprise four storeys containing retail tenancies on the ground level and three levels of car parking behind an articulated facade, and a recreation terrace. The level 4 communal space will contain a lap pool, spa lounge area, a sauna, outdoor barbecue areas, an indoor gym, yoga, and a pilates studio.

 The Cullen
The Cullen | Photo Credit: Economic Development Queensland /

“The materiality chosen for the podium includes brick patterning to connect with the industrial history and development within the broader area of the PDA. Being located at a key entrance point for the PDA, provides an excellent opportunity to provide this style of locally distinctive outcome, which has been achieved successfully in other areas, such as Woolloongabba.” – Mewing Planning Consultants

The application will be assessed by Economic Development Queensland as it is situated within the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area.

Proposed development summary

  • Gross floor area: 14,324sqm
  • Height: 23 storeys plus rooftop
  • Office GFA: 249sqm
  • Shop/Food GFA: 208sqm
  • Residential: 100 units (50 x 2 bedrooms, 50 x 3 bedrooms)
  • Lifts: 4
  • Retail: 2 ground floor retail tenancies (151sqm)
  • Landscaping: 612sqm
  • Communal Open Space: 902sqm (Podium top recreation area=787sqm, Rooftop level=115sqm)
  • Car Parking: 154 spaces
  • Bicycle Parking: 114 spaces (102 residents, 12 visitors)

5 Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 4007, Australia

New Road Infrastructure At Northshore Now Complete

New roads, cycle tracks and footpaths, at Northshore Hamilton are now complete and open to the public, and will be used as part of the city’s preparation for the Brisbane 2032 Olympics. 

Read: How Northshore Hamilton Evolved from 19th-Century Fishing Ground to Premier Waterfront Precinct

The roads, as Deputy Premier and State Development Minister Steven Miles said, are adjacent to the Athlete’s Village site and would assist vehicle movements around the precinct during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Artist’s impression of Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Athletes’ Village (Photo credit:

The works, which cost around $18 million, includes road, stormwater and utilities upgrades, three new roads, more separated cycleways and subtropical urban landscaping at the eastern end of Northshore.

“Importantly, these works are creating new land supply that will shortly come to the market and is expected to generate over $500 million of private sector investment and support over 1600 construction jobs,” Mr Miles said.

Artist’s impression of Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Athletes’ Village (Photo credit:

Mr Miles added that the accelerated delivery of supporting infrastructure will be vital to support the development of the Village that will ultimately host more than 10,000 athletes and team officials for the Olympic Games and more than 5000 for the Paralympics.

“As the state moves towards 2032, legacy projects such as the Athlete’s Village at Northshore will benefit Queenslanders for decades to come.”

Mr Miles said Maritime Green, the newest immersive riverfront activation space at Northshore is also now complete.

Northshore Hamilton PDA ((Photo credit:

“Opening up more riverfront that has been closed to the public for over 100 years due to port operations, will support local businesses including Eat Street Northshore,” he said.

Read: Public Gets First Look At Breakfast Creek Sports Precinct

Locals can expect new spaces for events, performances and more enterprise and retail opportunities.

Art Boat Transforms Northshore Hamilton for the Brisbane Festival

Northshore Hamilton brings an immersive art experience to celebrate the Brisbane Festival, the Art Boat.

Read: How Northshore Hamilton Evolved from 19th-Century Fishing Ground to Premier Waterfront Precinct

Brisbane’s Art Boat will be moored near Eat Street, showcasing The Spheres by internationally renowned visual artist, Lindy Lee.

Ms Lee is an Australian artist, whose practice explores her Chinese ancestry and Taoist philosophy.

Art Boat
Photo credit: Brisbane Festival/Facebook

Ms Lee’s work, The Spheres, drew inspiration from Ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, who speculated that celestial bodies caused vibrations as they coursed majestically through the heavens. 

Pythagoras termed it ‘Music of the Spheres,’ a philosophical concept that regards proportions in the movements of the moons, stars, and planets, as a form of music. Ms Lee’s work is inspired by symbolic gestures and processes that call on the element of chance to produce a galaxy of images that embody the intimate connections between human existence and the cosmos.

As it returns this year, Brisbane’s Art Boat will embark on special midnight and dawn cruises as well as a mindfulness program. 

Photo credit: Brisbane Festival/Facebook

For the Northshore Loop, the boat will continue upriver towards Breakfast Creek, Newstead, and Teneriffe before returning back to Northshore, Hamilton.

The Art Boat experience is part of the 2022 Brisbane Festival, which begins on 2 September and ends on 24 Sept.

Mark your calendars! See the Art Boat

WhatArt Boat
Where Northshore Hamilton
WhenSept 2-24,2022

Please note that guests are not permitted to bring any food, drinks or alcohol on board. There’s a food outlet selling a range of pre-cruise meal and snack options and an onboard bar for light meals, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

To book and learn more about the ongoing immersive art experience in time for Brisbane Festival, visit

How Northshore Hamilton Evolved from 19th-Century Fishing Ground to Premier Waterfront Precinct

Some of the best places in the world stand out because it’s ever-evolving to keep pace with the needs of their inhabitants and Northshore Hamilton exemplifies this evolution very well.  

Northshore Hamilton is currently a premier mixed-use urban renewal precinct with a first-rate waterfront neighbourhood.

Centuries ago, this site was the fishing and camping ground of the First Nations people given its location near the mouth of the river and proximity to Breakfast Creek, with its abundance of fish and wildlife. 

A decade from now, it will become the site of the Athlete’s Village for the 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

The Busy Camping Ground of Yerrol

The First Nations called Northshore “Yerrol,” which refers to strong vines used as ropes. In the 1830s, Northshore was already a busy area as the site was a dense riverine rainforest pocket, offering different food sources for both humans and animals. Historians said that the First Nations people often caught large quantities of fish from this area to supply Brisbane’s fishing trade from the 1830s to the 1860s.

The Northshore-Breakfast Creek site was once a large Aboriginal campsite with different groups settling down to hunt and interact with other groups. This was the home to thousands, especially during hunting season.

After the 1860s, horse-drawn wagons filled the streets, establishing a travel route between Hamilton Hotel to Breakfast Creek. In fact, Hamilton was one of the first places in Queensland to have its own horse trams. 

Yet moving by water was still the quickest way for the Aboriginal people with Northshore as an important crossing point. Access to waterways was located at the area where Brett’s Wharf stands, a corner between Bulimba and Newstead, and a section in the east that has the Gateway Bridge today. These access points had shallow water, making it easier to wade across destinations.

Camping grounds in Hamilton Reach
Photo Credit: Northshore Brisbane

Following the colonisation and settlement, the First Nations people continued to camp in Northshore until the end of the 19th century when their populations were routed out of urban centres. Not far from their camps on Kingsford Smith Drive were several institutions that took in the Aboriginal people. By 1910, the campgrounds disappeared in Northshore. 

The Progressive Northshore Port

In the 1870s, the Hamilton Wharf (Portside Wharf) was a growing shipping area and served as the landing site for ferries connecting to Bulimba. As activities in the wharf increased with the development of several estates in Hamilton and Ascot, chief engineer of Harbours and Marine, Ernest Alexander Cullen planned to improve and expand the port with the construction of training walls and more dredging. His idea gave birth to Northshore. 

Ships docking at Northshore Hamilton
Photo Credit: Lost Brisbane/Facebook

Mr Cullen also urged the government to capitalise on Northshore for its industrial future. For the next 20 years, active development of the precinct continued. After the First World War, the government built the Cold Stores Wharf for exporting products like butter and cheese to Britain. This ushered the progress of Northshore as the vital export centre of Queensland. 

Brett's Wharf construction
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

In the late 1920s, plans to build Brett’s Wharf were laid out by E A Cullen for commercial shipping. During the Second World War, this area was commissioned by the Allied Forces to stage and load military equipment. Millions were spent to add more facilities as Hamilton became the chief base for naval repairs. The Northshore Port developed rapidly during this period.

Naval ship leaving Northshore Hamilton
Photo Credit: Queensland Maritime Museum/Facebook

After the war, Northshore remained the hive of activities for shipping industries exporting wheat, sugar, and livestock to other countries, especially in war-torn areas of Britain. By the 1970s, the Port of Brisbane Strategic Plan was established to erect a new container port for more commercial endeavours.

Northshore Hamilton: Ambitious Urban Renewal

After Brett’s Wharf was closed to commercial shipping in the early 1990s, Northshore’s urban renewal was hatched. The focus of the redevelopment was to turn the precinct into a mixed-use public site with high-rise units, restaurants, retail outlets, supermarkets, cinema, and a public plaza. 

In 2007, the State Government approved the Urban Development Authority Act to tackle housing issues. This served as the catalyst for what Northshore Hamilton provides today. 

More than 64 hectares of land in Northshore were set for infrastructure projects that delivered a residential and commercial precinct with new parks and cycleways. The old ports and wharves were also repurposed into riverfront public sites like Eat Street Northshore. 

Northshore Hamilton urban development plans
Photo Credit: Queensland Government
Northshore Hamilton present-day
Photo Credit: Northshore Brisbane

In the next 10 years, Northshore Hamilton through Economic Development Queensland will see through the development of training venues that will host more than 15,000 world-class athletes for the 2032 Brisbane Olympics. After this monumental event, Northshore Hamilton has been earmarked for more residential accommodation, aged care facilities, and hotels.