Brisbane Canvas artwork - You're An Incredible Combination of Things by Sophie Mary Mac at Red Hill

Brisbane City Council is dedicated to fostering an innovative and creative community and to providing opportunities for everyone to participate in the cultural life of our diverse and vibrant city.

Take a walk through the city or suburbs to see public art, watch a show in the Skydome at Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, enjoy music and performances at Riverstage, or check out how we're lighting up our city. See the LIVE guide event calendar for up and coming arts and cultural activities in Brisbane. Most of these activities are free and suitable for all ages. Keep connected with our free Wi-Fi available in parks and public spaces across Brisbane, Council libraries and on CityCats.

For more ideas on great places, spaces and events to enjoy in Brisbane, check out our Things to see and do in Brisbane page.

Highlights

Brisbane Greeter tours

Council is committed to offering Brisbane residents and visitors the opportunity to learn more about our city by providing free Brisbane Greeter tours.

Outdoor Gallery

Council's Outdoor Gallery transforms Brisbane's laneways and city streets into imaginative, curious, and engaging spaces. RAZZLE DAZZLE and APT9 Kids are currently exhibiting in the Outdoor Gallery.

Public art in Brisbane

Council has an extensive public art collection of approximately 500 diverse objects, ranging from large-scale, contemporary sculpture to integrated bespoke elements located throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.

Creative lighting

Decorative lighting has been installed on local assets, such as buildings, bridges and trees to highlight our city and its features, to create an exciting, vibrant city at night.

Learn more about a Brisbane artwork 

Luke Roberts' Poinsettia Riverfire sculpture is located in Emma Millar Place, Brisbane City. It is 10.5 metres tall with integrated lighting and celebrates the floral emblem of Brisbane and the annual Brisbane Festival, Riverfire event.

Watch a video of Luke Roberts talking about his artwork below, or view the video on Council's YouTube channel.

Video transcript

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Poinsettia Riverfire comes from two aspects of Brisbane cultural life - it's floral emblem and the annual fireworks festival Riverfire. I'd like to think the public will get some of the same things out of the sculpture that I do and that is a sense of inspiration. I think we are on the edge of a fantastic new era for humanity and I'd like this to be a kind of symbol of that.

 
Last updated: 17 November 2020