For 10 days in May, Botanica - Contemporary art outside transformed the City Botanic Gardens into an outdoor gallery. The free open-air exhibition saw cross-disciplinary perspectives from art, design, and botany coming together around local stories.

Botanica is a unique, site-specific curated contemporary art exhibition. Set within Queensland’s premier heritage garden, providing a fascinating and complex historical backdrop, the City Botanic Gardens acts as a living museum. The exhibition aims to respond to our distinctive context - a changing subtropical city on a river with a rich history - and to prompt us to consider our relationship to this land and each other, now and into the future.

Botanica is one of thousands of festivals, markets and events Brisbane City Council helps to deliver each year, giving you more to see and do in a clean and green Brisbane.

Botanica was a signature event of the Museum of Brisbane's inaugural Brisbane Art Design (BAD) festival.

Supported by Griffith University.

Botanica 2019 was curated by Urban Art Projects.

Check out the artworks that made up Botanica 2019 and information about the artists.

View our Botanica - Contemporary art outside video featuring artworks from Botanica 2019. You can also view this video on Council's YouTube channel. Read the supporting information for this video.

Supporting information for Botanica video

The video shows a montage of artworks, workshops and performances that were part of Brisbane City Council’s outdoor art exhibition, Botanica 2019.

Artworks include:

Circle Work (resting) by Julie-Anne Milinksi

Plant Nation by Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline (MAPA)

Waste Piles by Five Mile Radius

Vulgaris by Ross Manning

Hoisted by Inkahoots

Bioluminous Walking II by Alinta Krauth and Jason Nelson

Sky Pool by Post Datum

Sugared Land/s by Sancintya Mohini Simpson

Glasshouses by Christine Ko

Live Performance Drawing by Kellie O’Dempsey

Body by Sandra Selig

A Weave Through Time by Grace Lillian Lee

Shattered by City Botanic Gardens staff

Time and Tide by Paula Payne

More information

For more information, email the Botanica team or phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Last updated:30 September 2019
Topics: creative