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Bristopia at Museum of Brisbane

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by Lizzie Higgins (subscribe)
A freelance writer and academic, living in Brisbane.
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Create your own Bristopia
Bristopia The Museum of Brisbane
Welcome to Bristopia


Bristopia, the latest free exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane, lets you create your own Brisbane, inspired by a large projection of an illustrated Brisbane, created by artist Megan McKean. This projection displays a colourful dynamic image of the various icons of Brisbane's skyline and streets across a wall.

Bristopia The Museum of Brisbane
Megan McKean's Bristopia


Interactive touch-screens invite you to use Megan's images to create your own version of Brisbane that you can email to share.

Bristopia The Museum of Brisbane
Build your own Bristopia


You can choose icons of Queensland architecture such as the worker's cottage, the Storey Bridge and even Torbreck apartment block. The flora and fauna are on offer too, including the bush turkey and blooming Jacaranda tree. Add some storm clouds and lightning bolts to your streetscape and you've created a typical Brisbane afternoon.

Bristopia The Museum of Brisbane
Bristopia


You can check out another interesting perspective of Brisbane along the hallway to the Bristopia exhibit. Here, the work of the museum's latest artist-in-residence, Lincoln Austin, is on display.

'Topography - place writing' The Museum of Brisbane
'Topography - place writing'


Using sculpted layers of everyday flyscreen material framed by aluminium the artist portrays aspects of Brisbane life and living. As the artist explains, Brisbane's architecture "has developed to keep the heat out but to let the air in". Called "Topography ¬Ė place writing", there is the patchwork of Bardon streets and views through lattice from the deck and over corrugated rooftops.

'Topography - place writing' The Museum of Brisbane
one of the pieces from 'Topography - place writing' by Lincoln Hall


Add these exhibitions to a browse through the other free exhibit 100% Brisbane, followed by a cuppa and cake at the Shingle Inn on City Hall's ground floor and you've got yourself an immersion in iconic Brisbane life.
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Why? Create your own Bristopia
When: Daily, 10am - 5pm, Friday 10am - 7 pm
Phone: 0733390800
Where: Museum of Brisbane, Level 3, City Hall
Cost: Free
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Thanks Lizzie. I've added it to my to do list.
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