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Mosaic Festival Media Release

MOSAIC Multicultural Festival celebrating Queensland’s artistic diversity


WHAT: MOSAIC Multicultural Festival

WHEN: 10am – 5pm, 13th October 2019

WHERE: Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane



Multicultural Development Australia (MDA) is bringing together diverse communities to embrace the rich cultural contributions of all Queenslanders at the MOSAIC Multicultural Festival.


MOSAIC is an exciting annual festival with over 10,000 attendees previously. Attracting families and youth from all over Brisbane and South East Queensland, the festival is a fun opportunity to experience contemporary and traditional art, music, dance, exhibitions, food and entertainment.


The festival’s music program will be headlined by established Queensland bands including the Sunny Coast Rude Boys (Ska, Reggae), Sasta Irish Music Band and The Mad Mariachi.


The festival will showcase emerging youth artists from across the globe including Anisa Nandaula (spoken word), Valeria Zavyalova (visual), Matt Hsu (instrumental) and more.


Attendees are invited to travel the world in a day in this signature MDA event with partners including Suncorp, the Queensland Government, Brisbane City Council and Hastings Deering. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner and the Minister for Multicultural Affairs Stirling Hinchliffe MP will also be making an official welcome at noon, followed by a performance by the Veranda ChiX, the acclaimed all female vocal ensemble performing traditional and contemporary songs in Torres Strait Island and Aboriginal languages.


MDA aims to create welcome for newly arrived Queenslanders and demonstrate their creativity by coming to “be a part of the picture!” Each Queenslander brings a piece of their cultural mosaic with them and together will create a vibrant mosaic of stories and experiences.


Some of the program’s highlights include:


  • It’s Who We Are – music, spoken word, photo and art exhibition with many notable artists
  • Global Bazaar – handicrafts of diverse artists and a colourful marketplace experience
  • Tibetan Mandala – a beautiful visual representation of the Tibetan community
  • Rock around the Wok – cultural cooking demonstrations with storytelling, music and dance
  • Welcome Coffee – coffee café where MDA aspiring young baristas share their skills through a work experience program
  • Youth Space – ‘open mike’ program with various more artwork on display
  • The Lake and Celebration Stages – world music and dance from over 80 different countries



Media contact: Afsah Haque 0410 860 435

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Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.


Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.