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Artwork: James Voller and Joel Zike, Musa, (2022). Installation image, Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside 2022. Photo by Bec Taylor.

Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside

The City Botanic Gardens transform into an outdoor gallery by night!

Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside is returning to the City Botanic Gardens between 12-21 May 2023, 5‑10pm. This year will see ten large-scale installations, ranging from sculpture and projections through to augmented reality and interactive creations that will once again transform the gardens into an outdoor gallery.

Attend an AfterDark Art walk or complete the children’s discovery trail and enjoy nightly performances, drinks at the outdoor bar and the selection of food trucks available each evening.

With a focus on sustainability, the 2023 event has seen artists respond to the theme ‘Tread Softly’ which considers a millennium of human influence by reflecting on our natural environments. The 2023 event is no exception to the year-on-year diversity and talent of selected artists, with this year seeing works from local artists such as Phoebe Paradise, Theatre of Thunder and Keemon Williams. This year also features the first international artist, Noa Haim.

Free and fun for all ages, Botanica is another way Council is providing more to see and do.

Botanica 2023 is presented by Brisbane City Council and produced by Museum of Brisbane.

This event has now ended