World of Wonder: Margot McKinney Exhibition is now open at Museum of Brisbane!
For four generations, the McKinney family name has been synonymous with luxury jewels. However, it is Margot herself who has elevated that name to soaring new heights through her own jewellery brand, and flagship store in Brisbane. With a practice that is rooted deeply in nurturing long-term relationships with suppliers, Margot has worked with leading pearl farmers, opal experts, and gem-cutters across the globe to secure the rare and precious materials that have been the centrepiece of her ...
Here I Came to the Very Edge 2020 Exhibition at MoB
Throughout her 2017 Q ANZAC 100 Fellowship at the State Library of Queensland, Greer researched the experience of soldiers and servicepeople during the First World War. Accessing photographs, letters and diaries from the library archive allowed Greer to develop a deeper insight into the lives of Queensland soldiers, reverends and other wartime workers. Greer continues to translate these stories into her artworks today.
This series encourages us to remember and ...
Man & Wah: CELESTON 2 Exhibition
CELESTON 2 extends on a video work Man & Wah developed during Museum of Brisbane’s Artists @ Home residency program, during the COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020. It is a curated amalgamation of audio, video and photographic material centred on the cosmic and botanical worlds, drawn from the artists’ extensive catalogue created over the past seven years.
The work was informed by Man & Wah’s attempt to make sense of the unfolding global events and the ...
New Woman Exhibition is now open at MoB
The exhibition presents a snapshot of the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking women artists between 1920-2019 reflected in painting, photography, sculpture, performance and installation works on a scale never before seen.
Featuring artworks from more than 80 artists following each decade from Brisbane’s decreasing isolation, the introduction of new ideas of modernism and abstraction to internationally regarded contemporary ...
The Designers’ Guide: Easton Pearson Archive at MoB!
For the first major exhibition from Museum of Brisbane’s Easton Pearson Archive, we worked together with Pam and Lydia to select the designs they felt highlighted the greatest innovations of their design practice and to share the stories behind the evolution of each garment: the design process, techniques, collaborations, experimentation’s, successes and set-backs.
The garments will be showcased on more than 60 forms in Gallery One, alongside accessories, look ...
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 ...