Micro Histories

MoB PHAB Architects, The Condensery Somerset Regional Art Gallery, 2015 - photo by Manson ImagesExploring the relationship between architecture, art, people and place, artworks and artefacts are paired with contemporary architecture from six of Brisbane’s most exciting architectural firms in Museum of Brisbane’s new exhibition, Micro Histories – currently on display at Brisbane City Hall until 28 April 2019.

Museum of Brisbane Director Renai Grace said Micro Histories placed a new lens over the city and its placemakers, celebrating the work of Brisbane architects, while also revealing the inspiration they find in the environment, community and history of the city.

“Museum of Brisbane is dedicated to telling the story of our city through its art, history, people and places,” said Ms Grace. “Micro Histories is an exciting blend of cutting-edge architectural practice, social history, contemporary art and historical objects, all brought together to weave a story of the city, its culture and built environment.”

“The term ‘micro histories’ references a form of historical exploration popular in Italy in the 1970s. Micro historians use the intense study of a single event, person or community group to tell us something significant about the wider world.”

“This exhibition invites the visitor to piece together a larger view of  Brisbane’s  cultural and urban landscape, and its evolution, by viewing important buildings, a garden and memorial, each presented using models, images and drawings, displayed alongside artworks and objects.”

Architects featured in the exhibition include: Marc&Co, Baber Studio, PHAB Architects, bureau^proberts, Anna O’Gorman Architects, m3architecture and Kevin O’Brien Architects. Exhibiting artists include: Carl Warner, Simon Degroot, Bruce Reynolds, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, William Bustard, Jane Grealy, Sonja Carmichael and Gordon Bennett.

Co-curated with Cameron Bruhn, Head of Architecture at The University of Queensland, Micro Histories is part of the 2019 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum which is taking place in Brisbane from 13 – 26 March 2019.

In a special event on Sunday 17 March, Mr Bruhn will be joined by architects featured in the exhibition to discuss the inspirations, processes and practicalities involved in developing an architectural project  from  concept  to reality.


Micro Histories
Museum of Brisbane, Level 3 – City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Exhibition continues to 28 April 2019
Free entry

For more information, visit: www.museumofbrisbane.com.au for details.

Image:  PHAB Architects, The Condensery Somerset Regional Art Gallery, 2015 – photo by Manson Images

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