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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, ...