Museum of Brisbane

current exhibitions

Friday, 30 August, 2019 to Sunday, 19 April, 2020

Custard (2011). Photograph by Stephen Booth.

 Adult $12 | Concession $9 | Family $30 

www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/whats-on/high-rotation/ 

High Rotation dives into the songs, stories and images of the Brisbane music scene, exploring a world of musicians, managers, labels, producers and venues. Featuring highlights over the past 30 years, High Rotation will reveal a snapshot of how popular music in Brisbane exploded from the local scene onto national and international stages. 

From the people who made the local music industry what it is today, hear how Brisbane’s popular music has adapted and responded to dynamic influences ranging from the social and political to the technological. 

High Rotation will share the journey of international careers launched from a Brisbane beginning, to the thriving music identity of the artists who stayed local. Immerse yourself in the music, feel the energy and experience the diversity of what makes Brisbane’s popular music scene unique. 

Friday, 13 September, 2019 to Sunday, 15 March, 2020

Anne Wallace, Assignation 1997. Oil on linen. City of Brisbane Collection, Museum of Brisbane.

 Free entry 

www.museumofbrisbane.com.au/whats-on/new-woman/ 

New Woman reveals the art, personal stories and enduring legacies of Brisbane’s most significant and ground-breaking female artists over the past 100 years. 

Fiercely independent, adventurous and often overlooked, Brisbane’s female artists have employed passion and determination to ensure art in Brisbane finds its voice. Each generation has produced artwork in response to the rapidly changing social, cultural and economic circumstances of the city. New Woman traces vast changes in ideas of gender, artistic styles, subject matter and ways of seeing the world through sculpture, painting and photography. 

Works from leading 1920s artists and advocates Daphne Mayo and Vida Lahey set the scene for the vital role women played in gaining respect and investment for the city’s arts. With Brisbane’s decreasing isolation in the following decades, new ideas of modernism and abstraction found unique interpretations in the works of female artists. 

While Brisbane artists such as Judy Watson, Fiona Foley, Tracey Moffatt and Davida Allen are contemporary leaders on the world stage, New Woman explores the influence of generations of women before them. 

New Woman will include significant historical and contemporary works from the Museum of Brisbane and City of Brisbane Collections, as well as loans from various institutions and private lenders.