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Museum of Brisbane exhibition reveals “100 views of Brisbane”.

Two women viewing a wall covered in photographs depicting Brisbane

The Museum of Brisbane (MoB) had delved deep into its collections for a new exhibition that presents multiple artist perspectives of Queensland’s capital with Making Place: 100 views of Brisbane.

Featuring artwork depicting views from as early as the 1820s, the new exhibition presents more than 100 historical and contemporary depictions of the Brisbane region from the MoB collections.

MoB have commissioned an immersive sound artwork by Brisbane composer, artist and curator, Lawrence English to share the city’s many soundscapes.

A dynamic installation by artist Jenna Lee looks at the dual impact of colonisation and development’s historic and ongoing impact on environment and language.

MoB Director Renee Grace said the exhibition provided a multi-faceted view of Brisbane’s artistic, historic and cultural development.

Making Place poses the question ‘What makes a place?’. Through these artworks, we discuss what sites are significant for individuals and communities, how will the characteristic landmarks of the city today look in the future, and do memories make a place?” Ms Grace said.

“In the leadup to the 2032 Olympic games, as well as some major development occurring over the next decade in Brisbane, we are looking at what it is that defines a place and how community is built around that place.”

Making Place: 100 views of Brisbane is an accessible exhibition with 19 QR codes that link the visitor to a unique web page and include audio descriptions and Auslan interpretations of the text.

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

Making Place is open Tuesday-Sunday from 26 March and entry is free.

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