City Botanic Gardens To Transform Into Outdoor Gallery

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Did you miss the Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside? On May 2023, the popular art festival will be returning to the City Botanic Gardens to transform the gardens into an outdoor gallery. Here’s what to look forward to in this free and fun event for all ages.


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Artists and Artworks

This year will see ten large-scale installations, ranging from sculpture and projections to augmented reality and interactive creations.

The theme this year is ‘Tread Softly’ with a focus on sustainability, which considers a millennium of human influence by reflecting on our natural environments.

This year, look forward to the works of local artists such as Phoebe Paradise, Theatre of Thunder and Keemon Williams.

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Another artist to watch out for this year is Noa Haim, which will be the event’s first international artist. Ms Haim is the founder of Collective Paper Aesthetics,  a studio that designs and develops audience engagement materials and STEAM education resources in the form of pop-up architecture and furnishing. 

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Her work, Light Lilies, was done in collaboration with fellow designer Adriann de Man. The artwork are interactive and modular structures inspired by the water lilies once in abundance in the lagoons surrounding the City Botanic Gardens. 

Activities for all ages

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Aside from attending an AfterDark art walk, complete the  children’s discovery trail and enjoy performance. Each evening, there will be drinks at the outdoor bar and a selection of food trucks at the venue. You can also bring your own picnic blanket!

Meanwhile, those who want to become a Botanica 2023 volunteer, may submit their expression of interest through Brisbane City Council’s website.


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Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside is an event presented by the Brisbane City Council and produced by Museum of Brisbane.

Mark your calendars

WhatBotanica: Contemporary Art Outside
Where Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
When12-21 May 2023, 5:00 ‑10:00 p.m.

Published 20-March-2023