Indigenous Art Program: Shared Connections
Brisbane City Council's Indigenous Art Program brings Shared Connections, an exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks, to hidden laneways, city streets, museums and more from May 1 until July 31.
Featuring a series of outdoor art galleries, guided tours and panel discussions, this fascinating art program offers rich and diverse responses to the artists' connection to cultural heritage, and ensures that Indigenous art is accessible and visible for visitors and residents alike.
Highlights of Shared Connections include displays at Museum of Brisbane and at Council’s Outdoor Gallery locations, which can be found at King George Square, Hutton Lane, Eagle Lane, Griffin Lane, Fish Lane, Irish Lane, Edison Lane and Edward Street. William Jolly Bridge will also light up with evening projections of artists’ work, including Riki Salam’s Creation Pathways, Rachael Sarra’s Two Worlds and more.
You can view the full program of events here.
Shared Connections is just one of Council’s many offerings of public art in the city. In addition to its current programs and exhibitions, Brisbane residents and visitors can enjoy an extensive permanent public art collection of more than 190 artworks located through the city and surrounding suburbs.
Need to know - There’s plenty of opportunity to explore art in Brisbane during May with Council’s public art program including Botanica: Contemporary art outside at the City Botanic Gardens and Brisbane Canvas, commissioned street art.
Image credits - top to bottom:
Creation Pathways by Riki Salam (2019), projected on William Jolly Bridge. Photo: David Sandison
Conceptual image of Woven Scriptures by Hannah Gutchen, appearing in Eagle Lane.
onceptual image of Circles of Life by Sonja Carmichael, appearing in the Edward Street vitrines.
Conceptual image of Connected to Quandamooka, by Delvene Cockatoo-Collins, appearing in Fish Lane.
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Indigenous Art Program:
May 1- Jul 31