City Botanic Gardens To Transform Into Outdoor Gallery

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.

Photo credit: Museum of Brisbane/Facebook

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. 

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

Photo credit: Museum of Brisbane/Facebook

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

Brisbane Night Noodle Markets Return for 12 Drool-Worthy Nights in a New Venue

Did you know that a bigger and better Brisbane Night Noodle Markets will feature 12 drool-worthy nights at its new home in Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens?

After a two-year hiatus, Brisbane Night Noodle Markets will open on Wednesday, 15 June, until Sunday, 26 June, in a beautiful riverside venue filled with hawker-style stalls and pop-ups. 

From slurpable noodles and steaming hot dumplings to melt-in-your-mouth bao and Insta-worthy desserts, locals and visitors will have the chance to feast on an array of sizzling, sweet and spicy meals and morsels from an exciting mix of popular local, national and interstate eateries at these days and times:

Monday – Wednesday5:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday – Friday5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday4:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday5:00pm – 9:00pm

If you have dietary requirements, heaps of shops with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and Halal options will be on offer along with tasty, filling and healthy dishes. 

Expect crowd favorites like Hoy Pinoy, Flying Noodles, May’s Malaysian Hawker, Wonderbao, Gelato Messina, and Twistto to make a comeback as well, alongside new stallholders and popular partner brands such as Dan Murphy’s Zero% Bar, Gage Roads Beer Garden, and Aperol Spritz Kombi Bar.

The Night Noodle Markets will be serving Australia’s popular non-alcoholic beer Heaps Normal, a range of beverages from Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, and Rekorderlig Cider. 

Photo Credit: GoodFoodMonth/Instagram
Photo Credit: GoodFoodMonth/Instagram

Celebrity Cruises, on the other hand, will be giving people the chance to win a luxurious Japan cruise for two. 

This year, the markets have partnered with Mr Yum and Citi for a truly unforgettable experience. 

“The Brisbane Night Noodle Markets are one of Queensland’s most popular food events and Mr Yum will make the experience in 2022 even better by offering mobile ordering for drinks and food. Ordering through Mr Yum will help people skip multiple queues at once and we can’t wait to also welcome Brisbanites into the Mr Yum Garden on site in the City’s Botanic Gardens, where they can come to hang out and enjoy their meal,” Mr Yum CEO and Co-founder Kim Teo said.