Museum of Brisbane champions new cultural movement, Brissie-ism
Enjoying a ‘beer off the wood’ at the Breakfast Creek Hotel, picnicking at the top of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, watching a game at The Gabba and taking a stroll along the Brown Snake. These are all classic Brisbane activities, but what makes up the unique identity of Brisbane? It’s a whole lot more diverse than brews, footy and a larrikin attitude – but that accounts for some of our collective identity, that’s for sure. Inner-city cultural hub Museum of Brisbane has kicked off a way to create conversation around what defines Brisbane, especially its arts and cultural scene. Enter Brissie-ism, a 21st-century movement that was started right here in our River City.
Brissie-ism is a movement that celebrates the unique creativity and social history of Brisbane, and hopes to inject some good ol’ pride into our beloved city. Characterised by the diverse tales, ideas and traits imbued by the people that call Brisbane home, the movement will also help to debunk the great myth that nothing ever happens in Brisbane. Because, seriously, there’s always something happening in Brisbane (The Weekend Edition is proof of that!). True-blue Brissie-ism characters will likely greet you with a g’day, perhaps walk barefoot when the occasion calls for it and love to barrack for their beloved sports team. Oh, and they also enjoy a good wander around a museum too.
Developed in partnership with CHEP Network, Museum of Brisbane’s Brissie-ism campaign aims to create conversation around what defines Brisbane’s thriving arts and cultural scene, and the creatives that don’t take themselves too seriously. In other words, art and cultural wonders that are accessible, digestive and moreover, eye-catching. Of course, you’ll find the largest collection of Brissie-ism is housed at MoB – you can currently set your peepers on 100 historical and contemporary depictions of the Brisbane region at the Making Place showcase, and soon you’ll be able to spy decadent designs from Australian jewellery designer Margot McKinney.
To learn more about the new movement, pop over to the Museum of Brisbane website.
This article was written in partnership with our friends at Museum of Brisbane.