Above image courtesy of Brisbane City Council, photographer Dave Kan.

Leading local and national artists transformed Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens into a temporary outdoor gallery from 6-15 April 2018. A highlight of the Commonwealth Games Event City Festival 2018 celebrations, Botanica embraced the cultural vibrancy and outdoor lifestyle unique to Brisbane. Festival 2018 presented Botanica, produced by Brisbane City Council and supported by the Queensland Government. www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/botanica

Botanica_Extras-0009-DK2_8152Flourish.of.Tents insatalled at BOTANICA, Contemporary Art Outside, City Botanic Gardens, April 6 – 15

Flourish.of.Tents is a wind activated installation made entirely from discarded tent material. Combining a large kinetic sail with a tactile ground covering, this kaleidoscopic space, celebrates the vibrant, collegial atmosphere of the Commonwealth Games. Designed specifically for the City Botanic Gardens, this interactive work transformed a corner of the green landscape into a colourful outdoor lounge room.

Made entirely by hand, Georgina combines rows of individual pyramids to create a visual spectacle, each one as important as the next that inspires people through its unity and cohesion. Stitched together with exposed seams and dangling threads, this site-specific installation engages the intrigued passer-by with a tangible handcrafted object. Flourish.of.Tents invited visitors to engage in a playful field of colour by reclining on the blanket and feeling the wind activate the work around them.