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5 new art exhibitions in The City for cultural inspiration

New year, new you? Take stock of bold and graphic new art exhibitions in The City to inspire a colourful and cultured outlook in 2021. From vibrant street art by emerging Brisbane artists to a celebration of a beloved childhood icon, here’s where to find 5 of the latest art exhibitions on display in The City.

Monique Baqués

Bright, bold and full of positive energy, Monique Baqués colourful and graphic oil paintings are a visual mood enhancer. A free art exhibition of the Argentine-born, Brisbane-based artist’s latest series of paintings is currently infusing the Brisbane Square Library interiors with joyous colour until 28 January.

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What is Different?

This free interactive exhibition paints a picture of life under lockdown as seen through the eyes of children. The Gallery of Children’s Art (GoCA) prompted Queensland kids of primary school age and younger to share their ideas and thoughts about “What is different?” during COVID-19. Peep the artworks at Museum of Brisbane (MoB) until 31 January.

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Man & Wah: CELESTON 2

From a child’s perspective on COVID-19 to an artist’s impression. CELESTON 2 builds on a video work created by duo Man & Wah during MoB’s Artists @ Home residency program in early 2020. The free exhibit of audio, video and photographic works references the cosmic and botanical worlds to make sense of global events. On display until 18 April. 

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miffy & friends

Drawing on 20th-century avant-garde-abstractionism, colour theory and pioneering artists such as Matisse and Mondrian, Miffy the ‘cute little bunny’ has been a beloved book character for 65 years. View illustrator Dick Bruna’s original drawings, early book covers and posters at the free miffy & friends exhibition at QUT Art Museum until 14 March.

Image source: QUT Art Museum

Sunny Side Up

Brisbane’s vibrant culture, subtropical climate and unique attractions collide in the Sunny Side Up exhibition at Brisbane City Council’s Outdoor Gallery. Curated by Sarah Thomson and Alex Holt and featuring vibrant works by local emerging artists, the free outdoor exhibition takes over The City’s laneways, streets and spaces until 18 April. Book a walking tour for artistic insights or DIY your own art trail.

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