Arts and Nature in Brisbane’s Sculpture Festival at Toowong’s Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

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As the season of autumn paints Toowong this year, Brisbane’s Sculpture Festival invites locals and tourists to the Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha to experience nature, arts, and culture firsthand.



Opening on a Friday, the 24th of May 2024, at 6:00 p.m. the gardens will host the much-anticipated Brisbane Sculpture Festival, showcasing the artistry of various sculptors within the presence of nature’s beauty. 

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The festival boasts two exhibitions for visitors to experience. 

First is the outdoor art gallery where sculptures made by Brisbane’s talents will be showcased in the gardens scattered along a scenic trail.

Meanwhile, admirers indoors will explore a diverse collection of sculptures crafted through different mediums, including bronze, recycled elements, wire, timber, and resin. 

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Aside from these, the attendees have the opportunity to see different works of art face-to-face, engage in art discussions, and meet with the talented artists behind the sculptures. 

Of course, what’s a Brisbane event without fine wine, delectable food, and delightful company?

For interested visitors who are seeking a more leisurely experience, the indoor exhibition will remain open for viewing until the 1st of June 2024. The Botanic Gardens welcome visitors daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The outdoor art gallery will be open from the 24th of May to the 24th of August, accepting visitors from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Although the event’s entry is free of admission, the management is also accepting a voluntary gold coin donation. Visitors may also opt to purchase raffle tickets with sculptural and other  prizes. 

Furthermore, beyond the Brisbane Sculpture Festival, the Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha offer workshops for both children and adults, guided walks, including displays, and exhibitions.



The festival is a testament to the local government’s commitment to fostering art and nature within the scenic view of Mt Coot-tha.

Published 17-April-2024