Museum of Brisbane

Robert Brownhall: Brisbane Airport Artist-in-residence

  • 1 Aug - 28 Aug 2016
  • Exhibition now closed

Airports are fascinating places. Some areas are bustling with human activity, while others have dramatic architecture that showcases the great skies of South East Queensland.” – Robert Brownhall

Robert Brownhall: Brisbane Airport Corporation Artist-in-residence

Robert Brownhall is Brisbane Airport’s first Artist-in-residence. Brownhall was given a rare access-all-areas pass to create a body of work that captures moments in time at one of Australia’s busiest airports, that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The residency allowed the intimate interaction between artist and corporation, resulting in a body of work about the everyday events, people and places of this dynamic environment.

Brisbane Airport is an active participant in the city’s arts, culture and history. The Artist-in-residence program is an extension of Brisbane Airport’s long-term commitment to supporting local artists. 100% Brisbane also features a Robert Brownhall’s work, Airport Figures was painted as a part of this residency. Brisbane Airport Corporation are the proud presenting partner of 100% Brisbane.


Airport carpark panorama

Airport car park panorama, 2016. Oil on canvas, Collection of Brisbane Airport Corporation.

Presenting partner for 100% Brisbane