Museum of Brisbane

BRISBANE ART DESIGN Exhibition

  • 10 May - 11 Aug
  • 10am - 5pm daily, 10am - 7pm Fridays
  • Free
  • Museum of Brisbane

BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) will take over Museum of Brisbane with a multi-dimensional exhibition showcasing both established and emerging artists and designers of Brisbane.

BRISBANE ART DESIGN Exhibition

BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) has taken over Museum of Brisbane with a multi-dimensional exhibition showcasing both established and emerging artists and designers of Brisbane. BAD celebrates the junctures between art, design and technology, exhibiting works across robotics, object design, performance art, video, installation, virtual reality, ceramics and painting.

As part of BAD, MoB is thrilled to spearhead bold new commissions from local artists and designers including Justene Williams, Dale Harding, Nicolette Johnson, Craig & Karl, and Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan. BAD@MoB will also launch new cross-disciplined collaborations between Alexander Lotersztain and Bridie Gillman along with Marc Harrison (Husque) and Jason Bird (Luxxbox).

The wider BAD@MoB program offers a range of workshops, talks, performances and tours amplifying the creative mavericks and diverse voices of Brisbane art and design. This is what makes us BAD.


Building upon a shared sense of community and willingness to experiment with new curatorial models, the Museum implemented a collaborative, cross-disciplinary curatorial process for the exhibition that involved five curators: Amanda Hayman, Lubi Thomas, Cameron Bruhn, Grace Lillian Lee and Marian Drew. This dynamic approach to curating enabled the Museum to uncover collaborative ecosystems of making and identify a predominant, resounding theme of an open source ethos distinct to Brisbane’s creative communities.

Banner: Kellie O’Dempsey, Outside the Lines exhibition space. Photo by Jono Searle.
Right: (1) BRISBANE ART DESIGN Exhibition Space. Photograph by Jono Searle. (2) Craig & Karl Individual Portraits inside Museum of Brisbane’s Dome Gallery. Photograph by Carl Warner. (3) Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan and the Fruitjuice Factory Studio, “Prototypes” After In-Habit: Project Another Country (2019). Photograph by Carl Warner.