Brisbane Botanica Contemporary Art Outside Program

by | Apr 9, 2018

Brisbane Botanica,

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.

For further program information click here 

Brisname Botanica Trophy Specimen

Trophy Specimen is made from recycled plastic, wire and fabric sourced and reprocessed from post consumer waste and custom electronics.
Created by Priscilla Bracks and Gavin Sade


Brisbane Botanica,

Hairy Eyrie

Zana Wright, Botanica artist – Hairy Eyrie

‘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

Botanica is an innovative and immersive concept that incorporates elements of a green environment into playful interventions and reflective installations. Sixteen artists from various disciplines and backgrounds have come together for the Botanica project in the Brisbne City Botanic Gardens. Skunk Control’s illuminating Bastions of Light is a mixed media installation including electronics, LEDs, light filters, acrylic, organic matter and steel.

Flourish Of Tents

Flourish of Tents is a wind activated handmade installation created by Georgina Humphries from discarded tent material. The colourful piece celebrates the vibrant collegial atmosphere of the 2018 Commonwealth Games #gc2018

Say It With Flowers

Common Wealth

Brisbane Botanica
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

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

Opening Hours

Open daily from 12pm -8pm, Extended hours Friday 13 April until 10pm, Free Event #BNEbotanica #brisbane

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