Architecture
The public art report for Queen’s Wharf opens up a world of colourful possibilities
Design

The public art report for Queen’s Wharf opens up a world of colourful possibilities

Regardless of your feelings about the current Queen’s Wharf development, we can all agree that this absolutely mammoth piece of real estate makes for a pretty prime canvas. Such a large and diverse space opens up the artistic possibilities to a whole new level, as well as a set of challenges when it comes to respecting the history of the space. An exciting public art report from Destination Brisbane Consortium has just been released for Queen’s Wharf, proposing some ideas and concepts that are sure to turn heads. more

Architecture
James Turrell set to illuminate GOMA with a spectacular light installation
Design

James Turrell set to illuminate GOMA with a spectacular light installation

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rather large rock, you may have caught wind that our beloved Gallery of Modern Art is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. GOMA has been pulling out all the stops in a series of presents to the people, featuring everything from late-night concerts and sweet exhibitions to permanent art. The latest gift comes in the form of a breathtaking light installation from internationally acclaimed artist James Turrell, who is set to illuminate the building’s iconic facade. more

Architecture
David Bromley signs on to transform West Village into a work of art
Design

David Bromley signs on to transform West Village into a work of art

As we get ever closer to the arrival of West End’s newest hub, news has come down the pipeline of an impressive artist-in-residence program that will see acclaimed artists David and Yuge Bromley turn West Village into their own canvas. The duo will create magnificent murals that will reportedly be visible from the CBD, blurring the line between architecture and art. more

Architecture
Woolloongabba’s Broadway Hotel could be resurrected by a new proposed development
Design

Woolloongabba’s Broadway Hotel could be resurrected by a new proposed development

For the past seven years, the Broadway Hotel on Balaclava Street in Woolloongabba has stood forlorn and empty after a fire ravaged the building’s interior. In good news for restoration advocates, Majella Property Developments has submitted a development application that could see a new mixed-use building rise alongside the old hotel, while the corner pub will reportedly receive a full renewal. more


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Architecture
Think big with tiny flat-pack houses from Big World Homes
Design

Think big with tiny flat-pack houses from Big World Homes

With all the hubbub of increasing property prices and the inability for many to afford their own home, this new idea could be a godsend for many. Big World Homes is tackling the housing affordability crisis by creating the first flat-packed home that can be deployed just about anywhere for a fraction of the cost of a brick-and-mortar abode. more

Architecture
Art meets luxury at Spring Hill’s new boutique hotel The Johnson
Design

Art meets luxury at Spring Hill’s new boutique hotel The Johnson

Do you need a holiday but don’t have time for travel? It’s time for a staycation in your own city. A new beacon of style has been erected in Brisbane’s inner suburbs. Opening on Friday September 16 is The Johnson, a swanky new destination from the Art Series Hotel Group, which has drawn inspiration (for more than just its name) from master colourist and artist Michael Johnson. more