Botanica to light up City Botanic Gardens

Thousands expected to enjoy new display of stunning artworks.

Nine new artworks will light up the City Botanic Gardens as part of Brisbane’s Botanica 2021 – Contemporary Art Outside.

Brisbane City Council Planning and Economic Development Chair Krista Adams said Botanica 2021 would feature works by leading artists including Hiromi Tango, Simone Eisler, Georgie Pinn, Esem

Projects, Charlotte Haywood, Jenna Lee, Kellie O’Dempsey, Paul Bai and Georgia Hillas.

“With eye-catching installations and sensory, interactive art, Botanica has become of one Brisbane’s

most highly anticipated events and adds something very different to our busy calendar of outdoor art programs,” Ms Adams said.

“It’s not just an art exhibition, it’s an immersive experience for people of all ages with projections and performances from local artists, a Children’s Discovery trail where kids can play hide and seek with micro-projections of Australian fauna as well as live music, and food trucks and a pop-up bar.”

Botanica Executive Producer Bella Ford from Articulated said the exhibition from 7-16 May would pair artworks from renowned contemporary Australian artists with Brisbane’s premiere gardens.

“In Brisbane we are fortunate to be in a position to experience this unique exhibition that embraces the best of both our cultural and natural landscapes,” Ms Ford said.

“Exhibitions like Botanica create opportunities to provoke, uplift and connect audiences through these shared stories and experiences.”

Botanica began in 2018 and attracted more than 30,000 visitors in 2019 but was cancelled last year due to COVID-19.

Botanica 2021 will feature artists workshops, guided tours, micro-projections, mindfulness activities, a poetry slam night, children’s discovery trail, and a live drawing performance.

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