Popular Brisbane exhibition blends art and nature

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City Botanic Gardens transforms into an enchanted gallery.

Brisbane Botanica returns to the City Botanic Gardens in 2022.

Brisbane City Council’s Botanica: Contemporary Art Outside will light up Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens from 20–29 May.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said Botanica had become one of the city's most popular outdoor exhibitions, attracting more than 70,000 visitors last year.

“Botanica continues to build on its popularity in 2022 with an impressive line-up of 11 artworks in the program including state-of-the-art projections, unexpected installations and interactive pieces created by leading artists such as Leila Honari, Julie Monro-Allison and Tim Gruchy,” Cr Schrinner said.

“We are delighted to bring this exhibition to life in the beautiful surrounds of our City Botanic Gardens, offering a multi-sensory experience suitable for the whole family.”

Botanica Producer Bella Ford said the exhibition was a wonderful fusion of contemporary art and nature thanks to its unique setting.

“Botanica initiates a sense of discovery and wonder and invites the community to be part of a conversation about our evolving city,” Ms Ford said.

“Each artwork has been carefully selected to create an experience that melds art, science, and technology to reflect the history of our city and explore contemporary themes of sustainability and innovation.”

Botanica 2022 is presented by Brisbane City Council and produced by Museum of Brisbane.

The event is free to the public and includes guided twilight walks, the popular children’s discovery trail, live artwork creation where you can contribute to an exhibit, interactive workshops and talks as well as food trucks and an outdoor bar on Friday to Sunday evenings.

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