A cinematic experience of Australia like no other
On the weekend, a not to be missed 360-degree experience opened in Brisbane. Held in Hall 4 of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Southbank, this highly crafted Cinema experience uses more than 40 screens with an ultra-high-definition screen resolution (6K), and a powerful 360-degree surround soundscape. The effect is stunning, as you are surrounded by video footage of Australia's diverse landscapes and immersed in the sounds of nature and music The soundtrack features music composed by both indigenous and non-indigenous artists, including the Bower Bird Collective
. Visitors to the exhibition can choose to sit and watch the video, lounge on beanbags or wander throughout the 40-minute experience as each screen shows slightly different footage. The 360-degree effect is enhanced by the careful placement of mirrored surfaces throughout the room, as well as screens on the floor, walls and angled towards the roof.
Choose how you view the exhibition, from bean bags to seating, or just wander between the screens
Brisbane audiences will hear an introduction to the experience by iconic Australian actor, Jack Thompson. He encourages us to observe the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and to respect its diversity. With over 70% of the world's wilderness right here on our doorstep, this cinematography is meant to capture our imagination, inspire wonder, and perhaps move us to protect what we have. For some more avid adventurers, it may be the inspiration you need to get out there and visit what Australia's natural environment has to offer.
There is some incredible footage, which must have taken 1000s of hours to collect
Australian Geographic Society Chair, David Haslingden remarked that "Australia is home to more than one million species, plants and animals, and more than 80 percent of our plants and mammals are found nowhere else on earth. Our Country is an incredible opportunity for visitors to be swept away by Australia's natural wonders and leave feeling inspired to explore their own backyards right here in Queensland."
The footage varies from aerial shots of our landscape, right down to the microscopic world
The cinematic experience has been produced by Karina Holden, Sydney City of Film, UNESCO Filmmaker of the Year (2021). It is a stunning immersion into the Australian Landscape and Native species. You won't see any of our usual front-line tourist attractions featured, just Nature at its best. A nice surprise was seeing vision of some lesser-known areas, such as wallabies in the snow in Tasmania, as well as other wildlife and plant life which we are less familiar with.
The reef is just one of the areas you will explore
Tickets are available for $34.90 for adults, $24.90 for kids under 16 and $94.90 for families through the Ticketek Website
. Children under 3 are free. The exhibition will run until April 16 and there are multiple sessions to choose from each day.