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Photo: Joe Ruckli. 

2024 First Look

From behind-the-scenes studio tours to interactive AI experiments, take a first look at our 2024 Program.  This program takes art to new places in our always-evolving city where classic artforms meet cutting-edge technology in bold, original and imaginative ways.


Major Exhibitions


Alfred Henrie Elliott, Enoggera Reservoir 1898, photograph. City of Brisbane Collection, Museum of Brisbane.

New Light: Photography Now + Then

Opening August 2024

With the power to freeze and preserve time, photography has captured imaginations for centuries. This August, step into New Light: Photography Now + Then, an exhibition where past and present converge in a mesmerising display of photography spanning 1890 to 2024.

Immerse yourself in the remarkable tale of amateur Brisbane photographer Alfred Henrie Elliott (1870-1954), whose extraordinary images lay dormant for decades until they were discovered in 1983, stored in cedar cigar boxes beneath a home in Red Hill.

Drawing on this treasure trove of an archive, seven contemporary Brisbane photographers will debut exciting new commissions responding to different parts of the Elliott Collection.


New Light: Community Photographic Display

The wider Brisbane community is also invited to reflect on the ever-changing, urban landscape of Brisbane. In response to select works from the Elliott Collection, you are invited to create and submit a black and white photograph using your camera of choice. Museum of Brisbane will select and print a number of submissions to exhibit in New Light.



Figurines made at Shankar's International Dolls Museum Workshop, Collection of Logan City Historical Museum. Photo: MoB. 


Opening November 2024

This summer Museum of Brisbane is giving you the keys to some of the most awe-inspiring collections across our amazing city. An irresistible array of breathtaking curiosities, Precious brings together thousands of remarkable items from more than 20 public and private collections.

From textiles to tin-toys, micro-architectural marvels to marine treasures, this exhibition is a joyful celebration of the art of assemblage. We invite you to immerse yourself in the incredible stories of some of the most prolific collectors of Brisbane, and get to know what makes a keepsake and collectible truly Precious.


Artist in Residence

MoB’s Artist in Residence program is supported by Tim Fairfax AC. 

The Artist in Residence Program returns in 2024 with a fresh crop of established and emerging local creatives.

Christine Ko and Louis Lim. Photo: Joe Ruckli

Christine Ko and Louis Lim

On now

As Artists in Residence for BrisAsia Stories, Christine Ko and Louis Lim continue to extend upon their ongoing project Departure by creating an evolving installation of community kites and recollections.


Chantal Fraser. Photo: Joe Ruckli. 

Chantal Fraser

On now

As Artist in Residence, Chantal facilitated workshops open to the local community and visitors alike, where participants created ‘hybrid creatures’. She later manipulated and integrated these creatures into an expansive ‘hybrid garden’, which you see traversing the Dome Gallery wall.


Hiromi Tango. Photo: Joe Ruckli.

Hiromi Tango

On now

花弁 Hanabira (Gentle Petal) is a community-led project that continues to transform the Adelaide Street Pavilion into a vibrant sanctuary, inspiring healing and social connection.


Dead Puppet Society. Photo: Katie Bennett. 

Dead Puppet Society

Coming soon

Design-led theatre company Dead Puppet Society will resume its residency in May, gathering crowd-sourced recollections for an intricate and interactive ‘emotional map’ as part of the Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane exhibition.

Courtesy the artist. 

Troy Innocent 

Coming soon

An AI experiment and display in collaboration with the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA).

Trent Dalton. Photo: Dave Kelly

Trent Dalton

Coming soon

In partnership with Brisbane Festival and inspired by bestselling local author and journalist Trent Dalton’s Love Stories, audiences can share tales of love and loss in MoB’s pop-up Write your heart out experience in September.



Coming soon

We’re partnering with our friends at Brisbane Powerhouse for the inaugural Brisbane queer arts and culture festival MELT Open.

Courtesy the artist.

Dylan Bolger

Coming soon

Dylan Bolger is an early career artist belonging to the Maiawali, Karuwali, Pitta-Pitta and Gomeroi people. This process driven residency will see Dylan work in the Dome Gallery to create the final elements of his monumental 100 piece drawing of his macaranga inspired series, ‘Leaf SZN’ (2021-present).

Photo: Dave Kan.


On now

Whether you’re exploring the Museum or stepping outside, we invite you to dive deep into Brisbane’s art, culture and history.

Photo: Claudia Baxter. 

Dedicated Family Space

Coming soon

A space to inspire creativity, curiosity and playful intergenerational learning.

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