Visitors to Brisbane can get a more intimate feel for the city by joining in on one of the scheduled tours which depart from the Queen Street Mall seven days a week at 10am. The new tours follow a seven day schedule, taking in a different aspect of the city each day, including public art, Queenslander houses, churches and shrines, heritage buildings, artful nature, cultural attractions and the Brisbane River. Each tour runs between two to four hours and is free, with visitors paying only for any public transport used during the tours, food and drinks and any applicable admission fees. The new Brisbane Greeter Daily Set Tours are being offered in addition to the more customised Greeter Tours that can be booked online at brisbanegreeters.com.au
LUCENT: ABORIGINAL AND PACIFIC WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION
“Lucent” draws together works from the Aboriginal and Pacific collections, illuminating connections and differences between the cultures. Evocations of light and its absence are explored through works ranging from installations of great majesty to intimate adornments for the body. Multiple feathered “Banumbirr (Morning star)” poles associated with creation stories engage with a 22-metre black “Ngatu Ta Uli (barkcloth)” used within mourning rituals, as do decorative and ceremonial pearlshell pendants from both cultures and textiles.
Until 30 July, Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Bank. 3840 7303. qagoma.qld.gov.au
Henry Gambika Nupurra Dhamarandji; Trevor Gurruwiwi; Richard Galnardiwuy; Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi; David Lakarriny Gurruwiwi Paul Gurruwiwi, “Banumbirr (Morning star poles)” (detail). Bark fibre string, feathers, native beeswax, synthetic polymer paint on wood, cotton thread, natural pigments on wood. Collection: Queensland Art Gallery. © The artists.