Brisbane Botanica Contemporary Art Outside Program
Australian Artists Put on a Show
Botanica is a contemporary exhibition of art installations created by local and national artists. The Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens transforms into a temporary outdoor gallery from 12 midday to 8pm daily in conjunction with the Brisbane Festival Program. For 10 days in May, Brisbane’s main park becomes an outdoor art and nature gallery. The open air display is free with a variety of contemporary art forms from design to botany that tell local stories.
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 was a Brisbane highlight of the Commonwealth Games Event City Festival 2018 which celebrated 12 days of free arts and cultural events. Botanica also offers a free public program for all ages including guided art walks, workshops and a children’s discovery trial.
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Brisbane Art Outside
Botanica is an innovative and immersive concept that incorporates elements of a green environment into playful interventions and reflective installations.
Skunk Control’s illuminating Bastions of Light is a mixed media installation including electronics, LEDs, light filters, acrylic, organic matter and steel.
‘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
Say It With Flowers
Artist Mona Ryder, ‘Say it with Flowers’ is a garden installation of coloured flowers that form images and text to denote how flowers communicate many emotions including love, comfort, forgivenes and pleasure.
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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