Life in Irons: Brisbane’s Convict Stories Exhibition at MoB
It also irrevocably changed the life of the Aboriginal peoples on whose Country the colony was built.
This exhibition offers a rare chance to view some of the few remaining official documents from the Brisbane penal colony.
Presented in partnership with Queensland State Archives, these priceless pieces comprise: 5 hand-written registers from 1824-1842 that detail rations and harvests, illnesses and death, employment and transgressions; the original architectural plans and maps, many ...
BRISTOPIA Exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane
As Brisbane grows we reflect upon the elements of our city that nurture and connect us. BRISTOPIA invites you to contribute your voice to this conversation by exploring the values you hold in relation to community, the environment and well-being.
Blending interactive technology with whimsical illustrations by Megan McKean, this playful installation places community at the heart of our city and seeks to inspire the dreamer in us all. Immerse yourself in our ...
One Million Stars public art installation in King George Square!
The artwork is a fully immersive experience, inviting visitors inside a four-metre high, 15-metre wide dome created from 370 brightly coloured star garlands, forming a kaleidoscopic effect accompanied by a soundscape created by artist Michelle Xen.
Open all day and night during the festival, visitors can walk in and out, stay a while and reflect on the light filtering through the iridescent star strings, run your hands along the stars and think about the many hearts and hands that have ...
Every Day I Wait – Anne Scott Wilson Exhibition at MoB
Scott Wilson studied ballet as a child in Brisbane. Her first performance was in Christmas in Storyland at Brisbane City Hall in 1960 and she was a member of Queensland Ballet before her family moved to Melbourne.
Her works integrate video, photography, performance, sound, and installation to immerse the viewer in an almost physical experience that elicits a sense of what it is to move like a ballet dancer –weightless motion camouflaging the often painful and ...
Mao’s Last Dancer the exhibition: A portrait of Li Cunxin at the Museum of Brisbane
After becoming one of China’s first cultural exchange students, Li made world-wide headlines in 1981 when he fell in love with an American dancer and decided he wanted to stay to the United States. With his Chinese citizenship revoked and unable to return to his home country, he danced with the Houston Ballet for 16 years. He enjoyed international success, which continued when he joined the Australian Ballet as a principal artist in 1995.
Today Li lives in Brisbane with his wife and ...
Ink Remix at the Museum of Brisbane
Ink Remix explores how these artists are thinking about ink as a contemporary, dynamic and diverse form of visual expression, and what it means to contemporary society.
The exhibition features the work of 14 established and emerging artists from the region, who are pushing the boundaries of this practice. In a multilingual experience, explore a wide range of media including painting, photography ink jet prints, video and animation, as well as unexpected materials such as Coca-C...
Facing World War One Exhibition
From the touching account of a hopeful mother in search for news of her missing son, to a wife’s plea to have her husband return home, discover first-hand the real relationships shaken by the trials of war.
Combined with compelling accounts from Brisbane poets and performers who served in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), these deeply moving stories unfold in a filmic and multi-sensory journey exploring the human impact of the war that changed the world irrevocably.
Marking the ...
Robyn Stacey: Cloud Land at MoB
Stacey uses one of the oldest photographic techniques invented more than 1,000 years ago, the camera obscura. She gives this technology a bold and surprising reinvention as her work turns entire rooms into the surface of a photograph, casting the view from the outside in.
Her dreamlike works capture a moment in time, exploring both the history of the location and the personal stories of the subjects featured within these unique landscapes— offering an intimate and provocative look at ...
William Bustard: Painting with light exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane
Bustard (1894 – 1973) was an artist, illustrator and stained-glass window designer, whose work continues to portray an optimistic view of a changing city. On arriving to Brisbane in 1921, he became captivated by the brilliant Queensland light and depicted this unique characteristic of our landscape through his multi-faceted art practice.
Bustard was also acclaimed for his stained-glass designs – a craft which literally captures the light – with many of his detailed hand-drawn ...
The view from here: The photographic world of Alfred Elliott Exhibition
Museum of Brisbane uncovers the most comprehensive photo record of early Brisbane, exploring one man's fascinating views of a bygone era.
Museum of Brisbane's latest exhibition will offer an amazing visual portrait of a lost city - Brisbane at the turn of the 20th century - through a rare collection of photographs, all shot by a single resident, Alfred Elliott.
Opening on 13 February, The view from here: The photographic world of Alfred Elliott 1890 - 1940 will showcase his life's work, ...