Brisbane Botanica Contemporary Art Outside Program
Botanica is a contemporary exhibition of art installations created by local and national artists. The Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens has been transformed into a temporary outdoor gallery (6-15 April) from 12 midday to 8pm daily in conjunction with Festival 2018. The program produced by Brisbane City Council and supported by the Queensland Government is the first event of its kind in Brisbane and offers the opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of art and nature.
The works created by 16 talented Australian artists are featured in the Brisbane CBD Gardens. Botanica is a Brisbane highlight of the Commonwealth Games Event City Festival 2018 which celebrates 12 days of free arts and cultural events. Botanica also has a free public program for all ages including guided art walks, workshops and a children’s discovery trial.
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Brisname Botanica Trophy Specimen
‘Hairy Eyrie’ art installation is built from plant material which represents an Eagle’s ‘eyrie. An Eyrie is a large bird’s nest built from the resources nearby to the bird’s habitat.
Eagles build these eyries on tree-tops and cliff-faces to lay and incubate its eggs and raise its young. Each year the bird returns and adds more plant material to its nest. An enduring work of refurbished architecture!
Skunk Control’s illuminating Bastions of Light
Flourish Of Tents
Say It With Flowers
Common Wealth artwork recognises the historical role of the cultivation of the gardens. The paper ‘Lotus’ flowers are significant to many cultural groups representing resilence, purity, prosperity and rebirth. Artist Pamela See
Open daily from 12pm -8pm, Extended hours Friday 13 April until 10pm, Free Event #BNEbotanica #brisbane
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