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Making Place: Explore the artworks


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City in the Sun

City in the Sun: behind the scenes with the artists

City in the Sun uncovers and reimagines Brisbane’s subtropical image.

Showcasing new large-scale contemporary artworks alongside historical imagery, the exhibition reveals how the city’s history of migration, tourism, climate, environment and geographic location has contributed to the images of a subtropical oasis of leisure and abundance.

Learn more about the artworks created for City in the Sun below.

Holly Anderson in her studio
Christopher Bassi in his studio
Rachel Burke in her studio
Kinly Grey in their studio
Sebastian Moody in his studio
Laura Patterson in her studio
Rachael Sarra
Samuel Tupou in his studio

Exhibition partners

  • This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
  • gadens
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