Architecture embraces natural, indigenous and cultural heritage to make a significant contribution to the urban life and development of contemporary Brisbane. This landscape has in turn provided an enduring source of stimulus for local and visiting artists.
Scenes of our city, includes a selection of works from the Museum of Brisbane Collection and Gadens Brisbane Collection.
It presents urban scenes inspired by Brisbane’s architectural history by 21 artists including Vida Lahey, Noel McKenna and Margaret Olley. These artists have observed the life of the city with fascination and inadvertently captured its physical changes.
This selection of artworks reveals the emergence of Brisbane as a confident new world city and honours the buildings and settings that have shaped it.
Special thanks to Cameron Bruhn, Editorial Director, Architecture Media for his contribution to Scenes of our city through the insightful narratives which accompany the artwork throughout the exhibition.
Scenes of our city profiles selected works from Gadens Brisbane Collection. Gadens collection forms part of the law firm’s identity and provides a historical insight into Brisbane’s art history from 1980’s to the present.
Scenes of our city is presented as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum.
Mel McRae, Carroll’s Corner 2009 oil on linen, City of Brisbane Collection, Museum of Brisbane