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.
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.
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.
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.