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Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane at Museum of Brisbane.

Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane

Explore 100 artworks from our Collections.

Place, in Brisbane, is not a static thing. We are at a crucial point in Brisbane’s urban development, with extreme changes to the city predicted over the next decade.

With the city we know shifting so rapidly, this is the ideal moment to ask—what makes a place? Which sites are significant for individuals and communities and why? Are the landmarks we recognise as characterising the city today the same landmarks we’ll see in the future? And can memories make a place?

With these questions front of mind, Making Place presents more than 100 historical and contemporary depictions of the Brisbane region from our Collections. We invite you to explore our ever-changing city through new eyes: from the past, to the present and into the future.

Become immersed in a commissioned sound artwork by Artist in Residence Lawrence English, Site Listening : Brisbane, that captures the city’s many soundscapes and surround yourself in the textures and nuance of Jenna Lee’s installation, Growing Place, illustrating her insightful reflection on ‘place’. Hear from Writer in Residence Pat Hoffie as she draws upon the imagery of the exhibition and conversations with the public in a newly commissioned self-guided audio tour, Stories of Place.

Making Place features audio descriptions and Auslan translations which can be accessed on your device here.

Artists featured include Judy Watson, Richard Randall, Noel McKenna, William Bustard, Vida Lahey, Ruth Cho, Danie Mellor, Kenneth Jack, Sam Fullbrook, Charles Lancaster, Robert Brownhall, Margaret Olley, Stephen Nothling, Margaret Cilento, Lloyd Rees, Paul Davies, Mia Boe and more.

Making Place: 100 Views of Brisbane was refreshed in July 2023 to include new acquisitions and the work of our recent Artist in Residence cohort.

  • Date & Time
    Saturday 26 March 2022 – Sunday 7 July 2024
    Open daily
    10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tickets
  • MoB Learn Visits
    To book guided exhibition tours for school and tertiary groups click here.
  • Location
    Gallery 1
    Level 3, City Hall
  • Ages
    All ages
  • Access
    Auslan Translations and Audio Descriptions
    Social Story
    Touch Trolley available upon request.

Exhibition Partners