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 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 UAP – Urban Art Projects.
Check out the artworks that made up Botanica and information about their artists.