Did you know every 12 months, a new Artist-in-Residence takes over Brisbane Airport?
From the realism master himself, Robert Brownhall, to the strings of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane Airport engages esteemed local and international artists to transform the space and inspire travellers.
For the next 12 months (2018-2019), Brisbane Airport will undertake a new Artist-in-Residence program with Opera Queensland. During this residency, Opera Queensland will pop-up for performances on the Village Green of the International Terminal.
2018-19 - Opera Queensland
Opera Queensland delivers a rich and diverse program of productions to audiences in Brisbane and across the state. Based in Brisbane, Opera Queensland presents an annual program of major, large scale works in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Australia's largest performing arts complex. With this as their foundation, Opera Queensland also takes their work to communities in regional, rural and remote Queensland. This is done via a vast array of performances, school activities and community programs, enriching the lives of audiences through the exceptional quality of the music, giving all Queenslanders greater access to the arts.
2017-18 - BricksBNE - Ben Craig
Ben Craig, aka Ben the Brick Builder, created two displays of art made entirely from LEGO bricks. One depicts ‘a day in the life of Brisbane International Terminal’ and the other, a series of detailed diaramas depicting travel destinations.
2016-17 - Queensland Symphony Orchestra
The Queensland Symphony Orchestra delighted departing passengers with Pop-Up Orchestras on the Village Green of the International Terminal during their residency.
2015-16 - Robert Brownhall
Robert Brownhall, one of the nation’s most renowned realist painters, was Brisbane Airport’s first ‘Artist in Residence’ in 2015 - 2016. The everyday events, people and places of Brisbane Airport's dynamic environment were the focus of his works created during his residency.