BRISBANE sign – a celebration of our collective diversity
The original BRISBANE sign was commissioned by the Queensland Government for the G20 Leaders' Summit in November 2014. The installation showcased the diversity of our people and the not-for-profit associations who contribute to Queensland communities. The three dimensional, 3m-high sign was designed, engineered, constructed and decorated by community groups across the Greater Brisbane region.
The Queensland Government thanks Queensland Men's Shed for building the original sign, with involvement from the following branches:
- Ridley Road Community Men’s Shed
- Pine Rivers Men’s Shed Inc.
- Men’s Shed Labrador Inc.
- Shed West Community Men’s Shed Inc.
- Buderim Men’s Shed
- Men’s Shed Carina
- Alexandra Hills Men’s Shed
- Mount Gravatt Men’s Shed Inc.
The Queensland Government also thanks the following for contributing to the sign’s creative design:
- Brisbane Pride Festival
- Brisbane Youth Service
- Amnesty International - Queensland and Northern New South Wales branch
- Griffith University Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art Program
- Multicap Ltd
- MDA Ltd
- Queensland Children’s Week Association
- Queensland Country Women’s Association
- Aaron Cupples, architect
- Adam Head, project leader.
Due to the overwhelming public support for the BRISBANE sign during the G20 Leaders' Summit, a permanent sign has been re-created to continue to tell this story. This symbolic installation will remain a memorable representation of the collective diversity of Brisbane’s contemporary communities.
The Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council jointly funded the current BRISBANE sign and officially unveiled it to the public, on the anniversary of the G20 Leaders' Summit, on Saturday 14 November 2015.