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City in the Sun at Museum of Brisbane.

City in the Sun

Please note: Between 18 December 2021 – 4 January 2022 there will only be limited access available to Rachel Burke’s Backyard Bliss. To guarantee access we recommend booking into our free Museum Highlights Tour here. 

As Queensland’s gateway to the tropics, Brisbane has adopted imagery of all things subtropical over the last century, from frangipanis to pineapples and bikini-clad leisure-lovers.

City in the Sun uncovers and reimagines Brisbane’s subtropical image. Showcasing large-scale new contemporary artworks alongside historical imagery, the exhibition will reveal 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. Newly commissioned works from artists Kinly Grey, Christopher Bassi, Laura Patterson, Rachael Sarra, Sam Tupou, Sebastian Moody, Holly Anderson and Rachel Burke are coupled with works by Gerwyn Davies, Michael Zavros, Tracey Moffatt, Scott Redford and Olive Ashworth to name a few. The exhibition invites audiences to peek behind the sun-drenched façade of the tourist brochures and question if these images still represent who we are as a city… if they ever did.

This colourful exhibition provides playful reinterpretations, flamboyant re-imaginings and quiet reflections, proposing exciting new images of Brisbane’s subtropical identity today.

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

  • Date & Time
    19 June 2021 - 18 April 2022
    Mon - Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tickets
    Free
  • Location
    Level 3, Brisbane City Hall

    MoB Social Story

  • Ages
    All ages

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