For some there are two Brisbanes – the one before World Expo ??88 and the one that emerged after. The enduring legacy of Expo ??88 was not what the world saw of Brisbane, but what we saw of ourselves.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of this landmark event, Light Fantastic: Expo 88 Parades Rewired will take visitors back in time to rediscover the magic of the Lunchtime and Light Fantastic Parades that mesmerised crowds every day.
Unlike anything ever seen in Australia before, creating the parades was an intensive process. The resulting joy for thousands of visitors only hints at the enormous energy and collaboration needed to bring the ideas to life.
Light Fantastic will take visitors behind-the-scenes, where Parades Producer Mike Mullins assembled an incredible team of float and costume designers, lighting and special effects specialists and performers.
Join the Museum of Brisbane to celebrate the creativity, innovation and energy of the event that bought Brisbane to life: World Expo 88.
Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane City Hall, Adelaide and Ann Street, Brisbane
Exhibition continues to 27 January 2014
For more information, visit: www.museumofbrisbane.com.au for details.
Image: Unicorn – Light Fantastic Parade, World Expo 1988, photo by Brad Wood