This month, let your curiosity lead you to South Bank for an afternoon of science-filled fun!
That’s right! Curiocity 2023 – arguably one of our favourite annual programs by Queensland Museum Network and World Science Festival Brisbane - is in full swing and you’re going to want to start exploring ASAP…
The Climate Wars - Riverside Green, South Bank Parklands
Delivering a powerful message about nurturing the future of plants within an ever-changing world, The Climate Wars by Queensland sculptor, Simone Eisler, is a standout installation in this years program! A seven-metre-tall living artwork that's crafted in the shape of a Trojan horse (and covered in more than 2000 plants!), this work looms against the city skyline making it impossible to miss. Keep your camera handy! This larger-than-life installation is truly something to behold…
Cybernetic Intimacy - Riverside Green, South Bank Parklands
Picture 15 semi-autonomous, mobile robots, coming together to create an emotionally charged atmosphere through their own kind of body language and behaviours (wild!). Recognising and responding to viewers through sound and movement, we're not exaggerating when we say this thought-provoking, electronic art piece will have you low-key freaking out about the future of robots...
Amplify/ Defy - ABC Building, South Bank Parklands
Emerging over two levels of the ABC building façade, this expansive decal by artist, Jennifer Herd, is hard to miss! Exploring the colouration properties of camouflage to create a bold visual language that amplifies the voice of her people while defying the ongoing silencing of Aboriginal perspectives in Australia, this work has us mesmerised.
Pivot - Little Stanley Street Lawn, South Bank Parklands
Relive your greatest childhood memories at Pivot - an epic, seesaw-inspired installation by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey that questions the possibilities, hilarities, failures and provocations between humans, machines and artificial intelligence. Featuring three seesaws that are activated by the rider, this work listens and responds to you through a special, speech recognition interface, an experience that is intriguing and perplexing (to say the least!).
Refraction Parabola - Little Stanley Street Lawn, South Bank Parklands
This large-scale artwork by artist Ross Manning showcases the intense beauty of the visible spectrum! Taking form as a large parabolic curve coated in special wrap, this installation filters out frequencies of light to change and morph colours depending on your viewing angle. Refracting an intense rainbow of colour, you'll want to snap yourself a pic in front of this incredible work before it disappears for good (hello Insta-worthy background)…
T.H.E.M - Riverside Green, South Bank Parklands
Think six different, human powered sound and light making mechanisms, combining to comprise an ensemble of electronic instruments! Inviting visitors to spin each mechanism's handle to reveal a unique sound, T.H.E.M explores the output of electronic sound through the transference of energy and is guaranteed to be a hit with the little ones.
I See, Martin Edge - Picnic Island Green, South Bank Parklands
Set within the playscapes of South Bank’s Picnic Garden, I See by Queensland artist and proud ambassador for Autism Queensland, Martin Edge, is both whimsical and wonderful. Capturing and reflecting his perspective of the world by recreating memorable moments and recollections, each panel enables us to see what Martin sees (the wonderment of our world!).