Image from Kathy Dora photographs, Acc. 27172. Powderfinger was a Queensland rock band formed in Brisbane (1989-2010). Over the course of a highly successful career in the Australian recording industry, the band received 18 ARIA Music Awards from 47 nominations, and was named one of the Icons of Queensland as part of Q150 celebrations in 2009. Alternative Nation was a series of music festivals held in Australia in 1995 as an alternative to the annual Big Day Out. The Brisbane festival was held at the Chandler Arena of the Sleeman Sports Complex. Image from the Kathy Dora photographs, Acc. 27172.