Dazzling art installations will come alive after dark in the park for Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside
We’ve been truly blessed when it comes to exciting pop-ups on this year’s calendar – string-fuelled live gigs, huge science festivals and curiosity-piquing events are just a few highlights so far. A strong contender for the most dazzling event of the year is about to enter our stratosphere and is bringing with it some truly spellbinding showcases. Arriving at the City Botanic Gardens in May is Botanica – Contemporary Art Outside, a huge display of illuminating site specific artworks that will light up the park after dark with picture-perfect projections and immersive installations from May 7–16.
Now in its third year (after a COVID-caused hiatus in 2020), this year’s edition of Botanica will feature nine new artworks created by leading artists including Hiromi Tango, Simone Eisler, Georgie Pinn, Esem Projects, Charlotte Haywood, Jenna Lee, Kellie O’Dempsey, Paul Bai and Georgia Hillas. The eye-catching artworks are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this year’s event, which will also bring to life a children’s discovery trail where kids can play hide-and-seek with micro-projections of Australian fauna, and Botanica Live Nights every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. This fun event will see DJs hitting the deck, food trucks slinging delicious eats and a pop-up bar quenching event-goers’ thirsts.
The full program of events for Botanica 2021 is set to be released in early April (we’re crossing our fingers that it drops soon!) and will feature a treasure chest of happenings including artists workshops, guided tours, self-guided sonic tours, mindfulness spoken-word activities, a poetry-slam night and live-drawing performances. Keep your peepers peeled on the Brisbane City Council website for further information on this starlit showcase.
This article was written in partnership with our friends at Brisbane City Council.