Art and the River Public Art Trail

""Walk or cycle the Art and the River Public Art Trail - 2.4 kilometre walk that meanders along the Brisbane River's edge on the Kangaroo Point boardwalk. The walk begins at the Maritime Museum, South Bank and ends at the Thornton Street ferry terminal, after taking a detour to the top of the cliffs at Kangaroo Point Park. The trail is divided into three sections:

  • section 1 - starts on the Kangaroo Point boardwalk at the Maritime Museum and extends to the Riverlife Adventure Centre
  • section 2 - starts near the the Riverlife Adventure Centre and ends at Thornton Street ferry terminal
  • section 3 - on top of the cliffs at the newly built Kangaroo Point Park

Visit CityCycle for information on how to hire a bike and explore Brisbane's cultural heart.

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Download the public art trail map brochure in your preferred format:

Art and the River Public Art Trail online map and table

Select an icon to read about about each artwork in the public art trail and to view a thumbnail image. Select the thumbnail image to view a larger image.

As an alternative to the online map and brochure, you can view the table for artwork and location information.

You can view all artworks in this trail in the 'Art and the River Public Art Trail' set in Council's Flickr account. You can also view artworks in Council's other public art trails in the 'Public Art Trails' collection.

Number Title Artist Location Description Materials Installation date
1. The Man & Matter Series and World Expo '88  Peter D Cole Kangaroo Point Boardwalk, South Bank This sculptural series was one of the works commissioned by Expo '88. Painted mild steel  1992
2. Biomechancial Pelicans  Christopher Trotter  Brisbane River pylon, near Captain Cook Bridge Two stylised pelicans that sit upon a river pylon, near the Captain Cook Bridge. Found metal and concrete pedestal 1995
3. Sunflower Mobile Jonathon Coleman Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point, below St Vincents Hospital Brisbane This large sunflower draws energy from its solar powered panels. Stainless steel, shinkolite sheet 1995
4. Reflections at Midday Jandy Pannel Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point, below St Vincents Hospital Brisbane A sundial embellised with astrological symbols and text wrapping around its circumference. Outer circle cast in bronze, stars in glass, set in concrete base 1995
5. Fish Fossil Christopher Trotter Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point, below St Vincents Hospital Brisbane The artwork, Fish Fossil, evolved from an interest in what lay beneath the Kangaroo Point Cliffs and the element of discovery. Found metal and cast concrete 1995
6. Geerbaugh's Midden Ron Hurley Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point, below St Vincents Hospital Brisbane This artwork is a celebration of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs by the Rainbow Serpent and is inspired by conversations with an old man by the name of Geerbaugh. Ironbark poles with cast aluminium 1995
7. Flickering Wind Generator Jonathon Coleman Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point, below St Vincents Hospital Brisbane This is an installation about sustainability. The rotor blades of this piece turn in the wind and convert wind energy into electrical energy through a series of electromagnetic charges. Painted steel, shinkolite, solar panels 1995
8. Crossover Guardians Mona Ryder Near Thornton Street, Kangaroo Point These sculptures act as guardians or beacons over the river and the ferry. Painted steel 1995
9. Venus Rising Wolfgang Buttress Kangaroo Point Park, Main Street, near The Cliffs Café, Kangaroo Point Venus Rising is a 23 metre, polished, stainless steel structure that radiates silver or deep gold depending on the intensity or position of the sun. Stainless steel 2011
10. Seven Versions of the Sun Daniel Boyd Kangaroo Point Park, Main Street, Kangaroo Point This is a series of seven viewing platforms or arbours along the main promenade adjacent to the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Electroplated aluminium plate 2010
11. Wormholes Alexander Knox Kangaroo Point Park, Main Street, Kangaroo Point Wormholes is a compilation of fun, boldly striped, wormlike fantasy creatures that feature a soundscape of people and events from years gone by. Mild steel, coated in an acrylic urethane enamel paint 2009
12. The Green Room and Afforest Nicole Voevodin-Cash Kangaroo Point Park, Main Street, Kangaroo Point This artwork is a direct reference to the theatre where the city is the stage.   2010

 

27 June 2016
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