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City in the Sun | Brisbane CBD

15 July - 4 October

Museum of Brisbane City in the Sun

As Queensland’s gateway to the tropics, Brisbane has adopted imagery of all things subtropical over the last century, from frangipanis to pineapples and bikini-clad leisure-lovers.

City in the Sun uncovers and reimagines Brisbane’s subtropical image. Showcasing large-scale new contemporary artworks alongside historical imagery, the FREE exhibition reveals how the city’s history of migration, tourism, climate, environment and geographic location has contributed to the images of a subtropical oasis of leisure and abundance.

Newly commissioned works from artists Kinly Grey, Christopher Bassi, Laura Patterson, Rachael Sarra, Sam Tupou, Sebastian Moody, Holly Anderson and Rachel Burke are coupled with works by Gerwyn Davies, Michael Zavros, Tracey Moffatt, Scott Redford and Olive Ashworth to name a few.

The exhibition invites audiences to peek behind the sun-drenched façade of the tourist brochures and question if these images still represent who we are as a city… if they ever did.

This colourful exhibition provides playful reinterpretations, flamboyant re-imaginings and quiet reflections, proposing exciting new images of Brisbane’s subtropical identity today.

Spring School Holiday Program

Spring into a new adventure at Museum of Brisbane (MoB) these upcoming school holidays with a fun adventure planned for every single day of the week! Keep the kids busy and ignite their curiosity with the creative activities – there is something to pique the interest of any age.

The Wonder of the Sun

Learn the Art of Weaving Fridays

Make a Playful Plant Pal

Teen Painting Workshop with Holly Anderon

Teen Sun Print Workshop

Details

Start:
15 July
End:
4 October
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/whats-on/city-in-the-sun/

Organizer

Museum of Brisbane

Venue

Museum of Brisbane
Lvl 3, City Hall,
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
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