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

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. 

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. 

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